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Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

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371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, May 14-16. The room was not very clean, the TV did not work, the ice machine had ice once in the 2 days we were there! The breakfast was not good at all, cold eggs, cold potatoes and even the fruit was not what I would want to take to our room! The telephone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for business for two nights and while the hotel was sufficient for my needs it did not exceed expectations. My rooms was incredibly small with only one window that looked into the air shaft and I could look directly into the room across the shaft. Thank goodness there wasn't anyone staying there or I could have literally... More 

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San Rafael, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dirty mop bucket and mop in the creaky tiny elevator. One and half hours later, the mop was gone, but the dirty bucket was still there (see pics). Fitness room tiny and hot. There was a sign posted on the door saying to leave the door open. The first day I had to climb over a chair to get in.... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was attending a conference at the Convention Center, and the Marriott/Courtyard Marriott were already booked. Clarion was considerably cheaper. The hot breakfast was actually very good, and I liked both the in-house Indian and Ethiopian restaurants on sight, but wonder how often they change owners/cuisines. It is a block away from the BART, so fit my needs pretty perfectly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited here on business from April 10-12. Got in early and was greeted by a great hostess named Lisa who ensured my room was made ready and gave me a really good rundown of local spots to visit. The cooked breakfast every morning was great! Real eggs and potatoes and fresh sourdough bread of course for toast. Definitely one of... More 

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Southern California
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a VERY basic hotel whose best feature is proximity to the city center and BART. The good: location and there's a good Indian restaurant on first floor, room clean, bed firm enough. Yes the room is very small, but that was expected. WiFi worked well. When I booked it was a last-minute choice, and though adequate, this place... More 

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ayalnesh C, Clarion Oakland Downtown at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Dear daposton222 Thank you for taking the time to complete your review about your visit to our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, we would like to apologize for providing mixed information. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The hotel is close to one of the main streets, with lots of places to go eat. The room was clean, but really really tiny, I went there on business but it was impossible to use the desk since I would not fit... and I am slender! The breakfast was OK, but I managed to grab a cereal box that... More 

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ayalnesh C, Guest Care Team at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Lawrish, Thanks so much for your review. We are so sorry about the desk in your room being so small and the cereal box at breakfast. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the tea selection and hope to have you back soon. Thanks again- Guest Care Guest Care Team Clarion Oakland Downtown 510-279-1700 More 

Watsonville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed here for the Feb 2015 Bar Exam that was held at the Oakland Convention Center. Many of the guests were there for the 3-day bar exams so the staff was extra helpful. The staff here at the hotel were AMAZING! Check in was quick, they would post "Good Luck on Exams" signs in the elevator for us. The... More 

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ayalnesh C, Clarion Oakland Downtown at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

JustSuperJack77, We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. We hope that the BAR went well for you. We hope you passed and would love for you to visit us again anyways! Thanks again- Guest Care Guest Care Team Clarion Oakland Downtown 510-279-1700 More 

Marina, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I stayed one night over President's Day Weekend.The hotel is located in an older building in Downtown Oakland but the hotel interior was fresh and recently remodeled. My room was compact but very clean. I had a good night's sleep. Both check-in and check-out was easy. There is a secure parking lot next to the hotel for a fee of... More 

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ayalnesh C, Clarion Oakland Downtown at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

JorgeZD70, Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your visit and were able to utilize the secure parking next to the hotel. Thanks again- Guest Care Guest Care Team Clarion Oakland Downtown 510-279-1700 More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
28 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Right on BART this hotel offers great alternative to staying in San Francisco. Not a lot of restaurants around it at night, and restaurant next to it did not appear to be open when I went past. Fast food right don the street for emergencies. Staff at desk mostly friendly; hotel clean and comfortable enough but rooms are generally smallish,... More 

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ayalnesh C, Team RG Clarion Oakland at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

samtrip12345, Thank you for taking the time to give us your review about your recent visit. We are so sorry to hear that the business center was being updated when you visited. It is nice to know that you enjoy our location and proximity to the BART. We hope that next time travels bring you back to our area, you... More 

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