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Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Elk Grove, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
4 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There once was an old lady who lived in a shoe; at $5,000 a month (for a studio), whattaya gonna do?!!! New Year's Eve, no woman (long story), I was determined to have a good time, to heck with it. NYE means sloppy drunk and kissing lamp posts---and sleeping it off in a nice, comfy bed as opposed to an... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Prices are reasonable... there is a fee for valet parking, but completely worth it - they are great guys in the valet dept. . Location in Chinatown is fun and unique. Definitely worth it to get the room with the whirlpool tub. Nice, clean, very close to Kaiser Center/Lake Merrit.

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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stayed here a month back for the giants parade for 2 nights. Location is good, typical Courtyard quality rooms, rates are usually a bit cheaper than the full service Marriott across the street. Rooms were a bit small but was very clean except the sofa bed which could use some deep cleaning, housekeeping did a fine job and my check... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The hotel is in a great location near BART and good food options very close by. The rooms are a good size and well presented. Like all Marriott Courtyards these days the breakfast area has been replaced with the Startbucks style Bistro - which is OK but a little limited and slow compared to the Starbucks across the street. Other... More 

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Thank you for the kind words about our staff. I’ll be sure to let them know they’re doing a great job! We hope to see you again next time you’re in town. More 

Bakersfield, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The hotel is located a block from the downtown BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Station; a few blocks from Jack London Square; and a few blocks from the Amtrak Station. So, it is situated in great location. They just need to work on fulfilling the request of their guests. We had asked for a room with two queen size beds... More 

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed our location in downtown Oakland. I’m sorry to hear that there was some confusion with your room when checking-in. I know how frustrating it is when your expectations are not met. We hope that you’ll stay with us again next time you’re in town. Feel free to call us... More 

Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have stayed here multiple times over the past two years while visiting family in Oakland. It is a fairly quiet hotel for being in the heart of downtown and the rooms are spacious and clean. The staff were wonderful from the front desk to the valets and house keeping. The cafe downstairs is very handy for quick meals and... More 

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

I’m happy to hear that you’ve chosen our hotel to be your home away from home. Thank you for the kind comments about our team, I will be sure to let them know they’re doing a great job. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Bozeman, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very nice Courtyard located in Downtown Oakland. The staff was very friendly both at the front desk and in the Bistro. Parking is a little pricey in my view given the room rates but that is the bay area. Both Valet's, Tony that evening and Freddie in the morning were two of the nicest people there. It was just fine... More 

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I’m happy to hear that you had a great experience with the front desk, Bistro team and valet. We’d love to welcome you back next time you’re in Oakland. More 

Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My husband and two small kids stayed here when we had a wedding in town. Our flight arrived early and they did everything to get us in our room early, with a crib. After the wedding our toddler was starving and Tracy in the Bistro made the best PB&J ever. Sounds simple but he even gave us extra because our... More 

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I’m happy to hear that we were able to take care of you and your family during your time in Oakland. I know how much work it is to travel with kids – especially hungry kids! I’m very pleased to hear that our team went above and beyond. I’ll be sure to... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I chose this hotel based almost solely on BART access. I had an appointment in SF and was going to spend the next day in Berkeley so decided to stay in Oakland to have good access to both (and the Oakland airport). The hotel was nice and quiet. Honestly the first day in the rain, safety concerned me since it... More 

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our hotel and were able to easily travel to your meetings. We hope to see you again! More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was a little hesitant to stay in Oakland due to some of the issues from the past. Oakland is definitely changing. I never felt the least bit anxious even when walking the streets after midnight. I found everything I needed within walking distance. Might have to walk several blocks but with good weather it is a pleasure.

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Monika S, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and giving Oakland another chance! I’m very happy to hear that you found everything you needed near our hotel. If you find yourself in Oakland again, the Visit Oakland website has a great list of things to see and do. I bet you’ll continue to be pleasantly surprised! More 

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