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Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1801 Embarcadero, I-880/Nimitz Freeway at 16th & 23rd Avenues, Oakland, CA 94606
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Busy weekend and all other hotels were full. Happy to have made reservations here. Rooms have been upgraded nicely. Very clean and accommodating. The walkways, stairs and balconies could use some power steam cleaning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We walked approximately 1/2 mile South for a place to dine and in the a.m. walked 1/2 mile north... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed here because they are pet friendly which we appreciate. The rooms are in serious need of upgrades, which 'I think' they are doing on the centre block. We took ALL of our stuff out of our car. Cops were there one morning, we were there for 3 nights. Staff at check were nice. Our first night we were... More

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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear KenandDoug - We thank you for recognizing our friendly staff; however, we sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had during your recent stay. The safety concerns and noise issues you described are not consistent with our standards for quality at Motel 6, and we encourage you to contact our guest relations department so they can address these issues... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Got to this hotel after all the other hotels in SF were booked, not a safest place to be. Other than that the WIFI didn't work even though I paid for and the rooms bathroom door was so crooked I couldn't close it so much

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Motel6, Guest Relations Manager at Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Ofir H, Thank you for taking time to post your review. Please contact our guest relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Got to the hotel at 1030 pm, stopped by security guard who then watched us closely ensuring that we were actual customers, all the luggage we had notwithstanding. Once in the room we didnt leave until sun up in morning. But we did watch out the room window as the cops ran the dogs thru the rooms looking for drugs.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I pay 90 dollars for a room and no shampoo.... The front desk lady barely spoke English, creeps in the parking lot and throughout the hotel grounds.. Bed was like something they found on the alley. Very low water pressure.. I won't stay again.. If no other hotels nearby are available, stay at the Best Western Plus, Oakland Airport....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Its motel 6. Room was clean and the rates are reasonable. Close to freeway and anywhere you need to go. There is security onsite which some people would think that was not a good place to stay but they were very nice and very watchful so it made me feel safe. Has a nice pool and was clean.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here just one night and reserved a non-smoking room. The first room we were offered (128) absolutely stank of stale cigarette smoke. We complained and were offered the only other "non-smoking" room they had left (229) and this also stank of stale cigarette smoke! We had no choice but to spend the night there. The lady in the... More

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Helix, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stay here fairly often when doing the Alameda Point Antiques Fair. Since we get in late and get up at 5 or earlier, it doesn't matter much about where we stay.... as long as it's clean. This place is worn, but clean. Somewhat odd neighborhood. Several extended stay places and lots of office buildings. The motel location is beautiful.... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I don't know where to start. I stay in hotels 250+ nights per year and I've never had an experience that the one I had at this hotel on July 5th 2013. The first room smelled like a wet dog, so they moved me. I had a man come and knock on my window to "borrow a few dollars" so... More

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Wi-fi costs $2.99 per day per devise. I have 2 devises and would have stayed 2 nights. They have a big sign that says "WI-FI HERE" which loured me in. Only after I paid and got to my room did I discover the paid wi-fi deal Every other hotel or motel I've ever stayed in has had free wi-fi.

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Address: 1801 Embarcadero, I-880/Nimitz Freeway at 16th & 23rd Avenues, Oakland, CA 94606
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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