A Charming Historic Hotel in Berkeley, CA

When you stay at our beautiful historic Berkeley hotel, you are experiencing a part of history. Our building was built in 1928 for the College Women’s Club, a Pan-Hellenic group for College age women. The club began as a group of graduates who were helping with the war effort.

They distinguished themselves from other women's clubs by actively promoting new educational opportunities, helping to start the Berkeley Day nursery (the first of its kind in the country) and worked on the first Braille translations.

The club wanted a home for their group and commissioned Walter Steilberg, a Berkeley architect and UC professor, to design a building. Steilberg had worked as Julia Morgan's (of Hearst Castle fame) chief draftsman and engineer.