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The Washington Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2008

Not clean. Had enough of old shoddy boutique hotels. Booked the Marriot for the next night and got out. Locks on windows were broken (missing all the screws); doors did not seal (a good 1/8 inch gap of light around all edges on the room door that goes into the hallway--would be very unsafe in a fire). Carpets not clean.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

Yes, the beds are comfortable, and there's a great shower. Wifi is spotty, depending on the location of your room. We were here over Christmas. There is no maid service on Christmas day. The restaurant is closed over the holidays, and I have never seen the bar open. The staff is friendly, and there is a modest breakfast from 7... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

I had read a couple of bad reviews about the management of this hotel online - specifically about Raj Hameed, the General Manager - and chose to give it the benefit of the doubt. I called them to ask a question about the hotel, and made the mistake to assume that I might as well make a reservation over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

After considering the usual chain options, I chose this hotel for its historic value, boutique quality, and the claims of past visitors that the beds were comfortable. Indeed, they were! That goes a long way with me! I like the decor very much. The rooms are small, but it was fine for one person. Everything worked fine, especially considering it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

Old hotel with good recent renovation. Everything worked well including the centeral HVAC - an important touch if you don't like the noise of window units. It's an older property with some quirks of an older building such as an old elevator but the important things worked without problem - good bathroom, noise stopping windows, free internet. Check in was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

The inn is well located with brewpub next door and great breakfast place nearby and bart close by. However, there are no views! We asked for a view and had a window above the brewpubs patio with a view of only adjacent buildings and the air shaft. A bit noisy!!!! There is no view of the SF Bay at all.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2007

We stayed at the Washington Inn in Old Oakland last night, and we had a wonderful experience! I was a little concerned when making the reservations due to some earlier poor reviews, but was happily surprised at what I found. The hotel is located in a section of Oakland called Old Oakland. There were many wonderful restaurants very close to... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

You can't beat the Washington Inn for a downtown Oakland location (next to the Marriott) and a fair price. It is an old hotel, so it does have its quirks. There is an old metal cage elevator that is small - but quaint. My room was at the end of the hall (4th floor) so it was large with 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

I've stayed at The Washington Inn four times since March on business trips & I highly recommend it. The staff are all very friendly and quite helpful. The rooms, while small, are all recently renovated and quite clean. Their queen rooms are actually full-size beds, so if you have more than one person you should definitely get a king room.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2007

I travel to Oakland about once a month on business, and stay here most of the time. First a word of warning: Downtown Oakland is not a terribly exciting place. It often feels like a ghost town at night, and can feel a little unsafe, but that's downtown Oakland for you. The hotel is right accross the street from the... More 

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Address: 495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Washington Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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