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Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

2.5 of 5 371 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Thornton, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was greatly surprised and impressed by this hotel. I was visiting a friend that lives in Berkeley and since it was my first time to the Bay Area I wanted to see San Francisco also. This hotel was very affordable, clean, and it a nice part of Downtown Oakland right next to BART, the subway system. The room was... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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127 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd be remiss if I didn't let you know there was a dry blood smear still on the wall in my room. I've not stayed here previously, but I have spent some professional time in this neighborhood. This is downtown Oakland and I sort of expected something like this. My room, itself, was on an upper floor and though small,... More

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

I'm concerned to hear this. I'm glad you were satisfied with your stay with us for the price, but your room should always be in top shape when you arrive. I'll be sure to follow up with the staff about this and make sure we're keeping everything clean to the highest standards. We take issues like this very seriously, so... More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never stayed in a Clarion before or been to Oakland before and both were really great. The Clarion is in an older building, which I always like, but everything was nicely updated. Our room was on the second floor and it was a little odd, especially because there were only like two other rooms on the floor. I think... More

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

A good mix of old and new is our favorite, too! Thanks for picking us while you stayed in Oakland. For a first trip to Oakland, it's always great to be right in the middle of the action downtown. Hope you had a great rest of your trip. All the best, Ayu, General Manager More

Oakland CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A lovely old Oakland residence. This used to be the premiere location for downtown residential life\. Now this is a lovely and refreshing stop along with the Washington Inn.The price is exceptional; the staff is friendly and helpful. The locale is right in the midst of downtown Oakland. There is a good Indian restaurant next to the hotel which is... More

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

Glad we could be your refuge in the heart of Oakland! Thanks for sharing such a glowing review with us. We love being surrounded by such great food, too! Hope you had a nice, relaxing trip out here! Take care, Ayu, General Manager More

Omaha, Nebraska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family and I recently stayed 9 nights at this hotel while visiting San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Marin County. It was a great place to stay! We especially appreciated its low cost relative to SF hotels. It was incredibly easy to go everywhere on BART; there's a station just 3 minutes' walk away, and it cost only $3.30 to... More

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

We enjoyed every minute of having you and your family here, Chuck! A huge thanks for sharing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear that everyone enjoyed San Francisco. If you make a return visit, we'd love to have you back. Take care, Ayu, General Manager More

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There are too many aspects of this situation to even include: They never sent a confirmation email, overbooked leaving me down grade room and NO AC (90 degree heat) on top attic floor, manager actually lied about not being available for 2 days until I waited in lobby so she had no choice but to speak to me, front staff... More

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

I'm truly disheartened to hear this, Francesca. It sounds like this all comes down to a series of miscommunications, and for that I apologize. To clarify, because of restrictions on flights to Israel, some of our guests had to stay longer which caused a few changes in rooms. We only wanted to be able to accommodate everyone as easily as... More

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The staff is very friendly and the room while on the smile side was clean. The hotel is very convenient to all public transportation. Suggestion:Do NOT eat at the Tribune!!! Reason for Trip:vacation Travel Companions:Spouse/Significant Other

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

What a pleasure to read this! I'm happy to hear that our staff made you feel welcome right away. If you're ever back in Oakland, we'd love to have you back. Hope you had a great rest of your trip! Ayu, General Manager More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our room was pretty small, like a hole in the wall. The paint job in the room isn't nice either. And there was flies! And after we killed four flies we made sure the window was securely closed (which it was) and somehow more flies came in even baby ones. Very disappointed. I'd compare this 'hotel' to a motel 6.... More

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

Of course, we're disappointed that you didn't have a great stay with us last time. What a pain to have to deal with flies on your trip! Did you let any of our staff know about the problem? We would've been happy to help you out had we known. As for the elevator, I can assure you that it has... More

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I came to Oakland for a court hearing, and this Hotel was very much nearby to the court house. The prices were very reasonable (below 200), had a coffee spot a block away (win), and an Indian restaurant a block away (double win). Cons are that the AC is right next to the desk, so if you are going to... More

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

Convenient and near coffee -- that's always a plus! Glad you had a nice stay with us while you were in town. I'm excited to hear that you had nothing but friendly interactions with our staff. I'll be sure to thank them for a job well done. If you find yourself back in Oakland, we'd love to see you again... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I frequent Oakland( used to live there and have many friends in the Bay area ) , and I always try to stay at this hotel when I am in town. I like the proximity to the BART, local restaurants with in walking distance( Vegetarian and Indian at your door step), two drug stores on the corner, parking lot next... More

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

It's great that you can always count on us for a good stay in town! Thanks for spreading the word about us here on TripAdvisor. Whenever you're visiting the Bay Area, keep us in mind. See you next time, Ayu, General Manager More

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Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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