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Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero

1801 Embarcadero, I-880/Nimitz Freeway at 16th & 23rd Avenues, Oakland, CA 94606
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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IRVINE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located between a busy freeway and a pretty, small inlet with nice private boats. And, yes, seagulls chirping in the distance. (Freeway and seagull noise was not an issue, and there was no unnecessary dive-bombing or strafing by vicious attack birds.) I've stayed here twice. Clean room and bathroom. Decent size rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Ah... The Weather Channel,... More 

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Fresno, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This room was well done full access. It had wide doors, hard floors, good access in bathroom, first floor with no thresholds. Nicely done. Everything in this area is expensive, but they were reasonable for the area. Right on the water and near to Coast Guard Island.

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Lyon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think most of the people in this hotel are actually living on the premise.They certainly don't work, since they were partying in front of our room from 1am thru 5 am. I stepped outside to ask them to be more discreet,and had to shout to be heard. They didn't mind me. At 6am, a woman was laughing out loud,... More 

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6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We sincerely apologize for your unpleasant stay due to the inconveniences you experienced. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I don't usually make it a habit of booking a reservation at a Motel 6 preferring hotels like Hampton Inn or Embassy Suites; however we needed a cheap place to stay in East Bay for 11 days. Most of the hotels in and around the Berkeley area were booked due to the Cal graduation, or the prices were over our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Thebroom that they gave me was full if cigarette smoke, tonsuch extent thatbit wasn't possible to breath there. I've asked for another one and they have agreed with bi problem anf gave me a room with another flavor of cigarettes. I'll preffer to sleep in the car next time.

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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review. The service concerns you describe are not characteristic of the level of service our colleagues strive to provide, and we apologize your stay was unsatisfactory. Please know the conditions you experienced in your room are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. We are committed to delivering a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

When my wife and i want to go on vacation to San Francisco we always stay here, it is not to far from San Francisco (15 min) they have a beautiful view of the bay area (embarcadero) that connects Oakland with San Francisco, avg price per night 90-115 usd, cons wifi not included (4 dlls per day)

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We only learned after our stay, that this area is not the best in the SF area, with crime more abundant then elsewhere. Had we known that, we probably would've passed on this motel. Glad we didn't. The location is fantastic, right on the waterfront. We could see the bay from our window. Had breakfas right by the water. Great.... More 

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ft. bragg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This place was horrible! The check-in guy was rude and not helpful. Their credit card machine didn't work and I had to pay cash. The room was tiny and noisy. Bed was horrible. There was all kinds of police activity all night and folks were running from room to room. Drug deals and hookers galore! Wouldn't stay there again if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Staying at a Motel 6 is never a first choice, but in this case, it is a good choice. It is more expensive than most Motel 6's, they do charge for extras. This is the kicker, it has always been clean, it is on the dock and a great view and wonderful places to walk. You can see Treasure Island... More 

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They charge for a microwave and fridge, charge per night for wifi, charge a fee for incidentals and claim that they are the cheapest motel in the area. This is before they mention all of the fees. $89 a night quickly turns into $115 if you want the things that most hotels give you for free. The walls are paper-thin,... More 

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