The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Built during the Gold Rush and opened as a hotel in 1915, the non-smoking Claremont welcomes guests with a a palatial lobby featuring high vaulted ceilings and lush, elegant carpets. The building itself is vintage Old California, with wooden siding and swaying palms. Each of the 279 rooms is unique, but all feature a mix of old-world charm and sophisticated modern amenities: expect a work desk, coffeemaker, flat-panel TV, data-port phone and premium bed linens. High-speed internet access is available for a fee. You'll find three restaurants on the property, ranging from a cafe to gourmet. As for recreation, the hotel hosts three outdoor pools, a large fitness center, yoga classes, tennis courts and spa services.