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Empyrean Towers

344 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a run down apartment building with graffiti all over the walls- reeks of cigarettes, waiting to be condemned. They rent out empty rooms online to unsuspecting travelers then refuse to refund when you see what the place actually is. I feel sorry for the people who live here, and worse for the criminally absent morality of those who... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I don't have time to write a lengthy description of how bad it was but I would have called the cops to escort me if my sister hand not picked me up. I am a Manager at a NYC hotel (hotel experienced) and it was my first time in California. I was simply scared for my life. From the pervert... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I am an experienced world traveler and have stayed in all types of accommodations, so this seeming a little sketchy didn't scare me off. But, on arrival, there was no one to check me in, let alone let me into the building. The main tenants here are people living close to the edge or homelessness, paying by the week or... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the first place we stayed at on our trip to the USA. The facilities were very old and run down, I wouldn't say it was dirty but definitely not squeaky clean! So luckily we had just travelled for nearly a whole day and just needed a place to stay. I guess for the $18-19 USD it cost per... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

One of the main things we noticed was the constant loud COO COO!!! COO COO!!! COO COO!!! noise from the cross walks that is very proper for the streets of oakland. We were chased by a crazy lady to our hotel once, covering our ears and running from her as we made it to the safety of our -2 star... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

No elevator-walk up 5 or 6 floors, filthy common area with no one sweeping or taking out trash; flies. No refrigerator/and or microwave. Parking is not provided. There is a hostel closer to SF that provides more and in quieter neighborhood. Crime in downtown Oakland is notorious-watch your car and parking meter.

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