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The Washington Inn

495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
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The Washington Inn
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Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010
Jplopez31 La Mirada, CA
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

we wanted quaint, quiet, boutique, historic...instead we got old worn out scratchy towels, warm shower enough for one, an awful "all-sugar" continental breakfast with with the poorest attitudes and service from night staff and housekeeping. All hired help seemed to be oblivious to the word "customer" in customer service. The parking arrangements seem to be convenient but needs a re-vamp... More 

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La Mirada, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

Manager Raj is the most hospitable manager around because I saw it by his employees.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

I went for a 3 day business convention with my colleagues between Feb 26 - 28. My opinion is the following: Things I liked about the place: 1. Location: near the heart of downtown Oakland and close to transportation systems 2. Beds are quite comfortable and I could sleep easily every night. Things I don't like about the place: 1.... More 

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Quincy, Ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

I decided to go with a 'luxury boutique hotel' for our trip to Oakland. The manager who checked us in was extremely nice. Really he was, but that's where the good times ended. I had decided to splurge, and reserved a 'King suite with parlor'. First of all, the room and building exuded a 'converted residence hotel' (utilitarian housing for... More 

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Davis, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

The location of the Washington Inn is great - right in Old Oakland, across from the convention center. Also, the price I paid was great. The problems I encountered were each easily prevented, and relatively minor on their own. Together, however, they sent a clear signal of "we aren't paying attention to you". The problems were five: 1. A dark... More 

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pvsurfa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

I needed to travel to Oakland for a conference.Upon researching places to stay close to our conference location I had two options: the Marriot or the Washington Inn. I wanted to experience something less "corporate" and they were both about the same price. So I chose the Inn. When we got there, we were asked for a credit card for... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

After reading the reviews for Jack London Square hotels, I was a bit turned off due to the complaints about the train. I can sleep through a lot, but when I went to the Waterfront Hotel for the conference I came for, I knew I couldn't sleep through the Amtrak that goes through every half hour. No way. So I... More 

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San Diego, CA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

Apparently the world's most nitpicky people write these things, okay the sink is in the bedroom, and the AC is load (so run it while you arent there anr turn on the fan), but it is a beautiful place, location cant be beat especially for the price. People whine about amenities, if you use a hotel gym you dont really... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

I stayed firstly at the Inn at Jack London Sqaure, and moved to the Washington Inn after a recommendation from a friend. I moved from Jack London Squre as it was unbelievably noisy with the trains going by all night & bars nearby. I was very happy with the move & my stay here. I stayed for 4 nights &... More 

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Denver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

Our room smelled very strongly of urine, the towels were stained, old and frayed. The carpet was dirty and all of the walls had stains and scuff marks. The air conditioning unit rattled all night and didn't really cool the room down. The continental breakfast was sad- cheap lukewarm coffee and pre-packaged pastries.

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