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America's top college hotels: Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

Courtesy of The Claremont Hotel and Spa

The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa, University of California, Berkeley, CA

As pedigreed as the school it serves, this 97-year-old institution also has the aspect of a mountain resort—albeit one with a commanding view of San Francisco in the distance. It’s well equipped with three pools, tennis courts, and a huge gym that welcome the UC community, including faculty, during playtime. But there’s no cafeteria-style food here: the resort’s executive chef is Josh Thomsen, a protégé of The French Laundry’s Thomas Keller. claremontresort.com

—Jason Cochran

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