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Conference Hotel (2011)


31st Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking
Conference Hotel

The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

 
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa mixes a rich history with modern amenities, award-winning cuisine, live entertainment and stately accommodations, with unforgettable views of the San Francisco Bay. An urban oasis - near the city, nestled in the Berkeley Hills - the Claremont lets you get away from it all without being too far away from anything.



Rates and Reservations for the Claremont


Hotel Registration is NOT included in your Conference registration.

Please reserve your rooms directly with the Claremont Hotel, see below for information.

Our Block Rate is $159 per night.  

You may still reserve with the hotel at their regular rates.
  Call 800-551-7266 or email 

reservations@claremont-hotel.com

  • The Claremont Resort  is pleased to offer the Discounted Group Rate of $159 per room, per night
     
  • Ask for the "Foundation for Critical Thinking Room Block" when reserving your room. Please reserve by telephone or email, not online, to get our block room rate. 
  • Our Conference Group Rate is available until July 1, 2011. Please register early to ensure availability.

  • The Claremont has waived their daily "resort charge" of $24 for guests of the Conference. Included in the resort amenities is high speed internet access in guestrooms, complimentary use of computers and internet in the Business Center, access to the Club/ Fitness Center and all fitness classes, newspaper delivery and in-room coffee.

  • The Claremont is offering a specially reduced parking fee of $5.00 per day for guests of the Conference



Conference Hotel Location


Claremont Resort & Spa
(510) 843-3000


The Claremont Resort & Spa is a historic hotel located at the foot of Claremont Canyon in the Berkeley Hills, providing the resort with scenic views of San Francisco Bay. The Claremont currently has 279 guest rooms, award-winning 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) spa, 10 tennis courts, and 22 acres (89,000 m2) of landscaped gardens. Romantic stories tell that it was once won in a checkers game.

The Claremont Resort & Spa is10-15 minutes walking distance to College Ave., where there is a variety of restaurants, shops and a movie theatre.  




Whether business or pleasure brings you to this iconic San Francisco Bay Area Hotel, be assured: The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa is the ultimate urban oasis. Blending modern amenities with an aura of mystique, the property has defined a destination for generations. Come, be our guest in the warm and welcoming world of Claremont.  The experience will stay with you forever.

Accommodations

At the Claremont when we ask, “How do you like your room?” we really mean your room. We have 279 guest rooms, and no two are exactly alike. Enhanced by our many recent renovations, each guest room offers a touch of old world charm and casual California elegance. Decorated with luxury and comfort you can sink into for a peaceful, relaxing retreat. Many guest rooms feature extraordinary views of the San Francisco Bay.

Spa Claremont

Much more than just a treatment, a visit to Spa Claremont includes pre-spa amenities such as the steam room, jacuzzi, and lounge, to melt away stress. Choose from ancient healing arts like acupuncture, the latest skin care treatments and many other healing modalities. We have just what you need to heal your body, relax your mind and renew your spirit. Restore your Self at Spa Claremont, named one of the nation’s best. And experience the way to wellness.

Dining at the Claremont

The Claremont is offering Critical Thinking Conference guests a 10% discount at its restaurants (food purchases only) during the event.  Choose between our new signature restaurant, Meritage at The Claremont or the ultra hip oasis Paragon Bar & Café. In order to serve the very best, our Chefs make frequent trips to local farmers markets for inspiration.  Immerse yourself in an atmosphere filled with live music, impeccable service and attention to detail. Indulge your senses with our ever changing menus created to accentuate seasonal dishes, while feasting your eyes on spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and skyline.

Club & Fitness

On 22-acres full of fun, like Kids’ Club, day camp, a three-pool aquatic facility, ten tennis courts, yoga, a newly renovated fitness center, Spa Claremont, concerts, and art festivals, even the choosiest family member will be happy. Membership includes VIP privileges and discounts for dining, accommodations, salon and spa. With so many options, family members might want to do their own thing. Plan to meet up later by the pool. Or share your adventures over the perfect family dinner.



Driving Directions to the Claremont

 

If you are planning to rent a car, or driving from a nearby location, please see directions below. 

Please note: off-Street parking other than at the Claremont parking facility is very limited. The Claremont is offering a specially reduced parking fee of $5.00 per day for guests of the Conference. Please arrange for your parking with the Hotel at check-in.
 

Oakland Airport

Go straight out of the airport on Airport Blvd. Turn right on Hegenberger Road. From Hegenberger follow signs for 880 North. From Hwy 880 North, follow signs for Hwy 24 to Walnut Creek. Take the Claremont Avenue exit, turning left at the bottom of the exit onto Claremont. Turn right on Ashby Avenue (5th stoplight) and the Hotel's entrance is two blocks ahead on the left.

San Francisco Airport

Follow signs for Hwy 101 North to San Francisco, take Hwy 80 East to the Bay Bridge to Oakland. Cross Bay Bridge on Hwy 80, follow to 580 East, and exit onto HWY 24 to Berkeley/Walnut Creek. Take the Claremont Avenue exit, turning left at the bottom of the exit onto Claremont. Turn right on Ashby Avenue (5th stoplight) and the Hotel's entrance is two blocks ahead on the left.

Dumbarton Bridge

Follow Hwy 84 East over bridge, connect with 880 North. Follow Hwy 880 North and follow signs for Hwy 24 to Walnut Creek. Take the Claremont Avenue exit, turning left at the bottom of the exit onto Claremont. Turn right on Ashby Avenue (5th stoplight) and the Hotel's entrance is two blocks ahead on the left.

San Mateo Bridge

Take Hwy 92 East over bridge, connect with Hwy 880 North. From Hwy 880 North, follow signs for Hwy 24 to Walnut Creek. Take the Claremont Avenue exit, turning left at the bottom of the exit onto Claremont. Turn right on Ashby Avenue (5th stoplight) and the Hotel's entrance is two blocks ahead on the left.

East Bay Direction Heading West on HWY 580

Follow Hwy 13 North (the Warren Freeway to Berkeley). Continue toward Berkeley through the stoplight and the Hotel's entrance is 3/4 mile on the right.

South Direction Heading North on HWY 680

Take Hwy 680 North to Hwy 580 West. Follow Hwy 13 North (the Warren Freeway to Berkeley). Continue toward Berkeley through the stoplight and the Hotel's entrance is 3/4 mile on the right.

Northeast Direction Heading Southwest On Hwy 680

Take Hwy 680 South to Hwy 24 West. Follow Hwy 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel and take Hwy 13 Berkeley exit. Proceed straight through traffic light. Hotel entrance is 3/4 mile on the right.

Southeast Heading Northwest on HWY 680 or Above HWY 580

Take Hwy 680 to Hwy 24 West. Follow Hwy 24 West through the Caldecott Tunnel and take Hwy 13 Berkeley exit. Proceed straight through traffic light. Hotel entrance is 3/4 mile on the right.

West Direction Heading East On 80 Across The Bay Bridge

Cross Bay Bridge on Hwy 80, follow to 580 East, and exit onto HWY 24 to Berkeley/Walnut Creek. Take the Claremont Avenue exit, turning left at the bottom of the exit onto Claremont. Turn right on Ashby Avenue (5th stoplight) and the Hotel's entrance is two blocks ahead on the left.

West Direction Heading East Over Richmond Bridge

Take Hwy 580 East over bridge to Hwy 80 West. Take the Ashby Avenue exit. Follow Ashby up about three miles to the Hotel entrance on your left.



Public Transportation and Shuttles

 

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Rockridge Station 

Both SFO and Oakland Airports offer BART service.  Please see here for BART information:
http://www.bart.gov

The nearest BART station is RockRidge Bart Station which is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel.
Taxis are at standby from the BART Station to the hotel; charge is about $10.00. 
 
Walking directions are:
1.3 miles to The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Start out going north on College Avenue toward Keith Avenue. Turn right onto Claremont Avenue and right again onto Tunnel Road. The Claremont, 41 Tunnel Road is on the left.
 
 
Shuttle/ Taxi Services
There is no shuttle or bus service offered by The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa.
 
 
To / From Oakland International Airport
Bayporter Express (510) 864-4000 OR (415) 467-1800, $25.00 per person - one way; $15.00 for each additional person.
Charter van also available for groups.     
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Taxi:  various companies on standby, $40-45 ~ one way.
 
Coit Transportation (limousine):  (510) 898-0022-
(Reservations by the Concierge when leaving the hotel)

 
To / From San Francisco International Airport
 
Bayporter Express (510) 864-4000 OR (415) 467-1800, $32.00 per person - one way; $15.00 for each additional person. 
Charter van also available for groups.  
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
 
Taxi:  Various companies on standby ; $ 70-80 – One Way
 
Coit Transportation (limousine): (510) 898-0022
(Reservations by the Concierge when leaving the hotel)
 
To arrange transportation to the airport from the hotel,  contact the concierge at the Claremont at (510)843-3000 ext.258