Husband and I are thinking of watching a game at the oracle arena and will be passing through for one night from napa down to big sur. Which would be the hotels in the safest areas to stay in in oakland and how should we travel to and from the arena?
We have a rental car but worry that we may take a wrong turn to and from the arena so might take a taxi/public transport. Would it be a better idea to stay in emeryville, pleasanton or SF instead? I've tried looking on the forums which generally recommend the Marriott downtown but the reviews of this hotel seems pretty dire on tripadvisor. Appreciate any tips. Thanks much! By the way, no need for us to stay in SF this time around as we will be returning in 2 weeks for a whole week in SF later that month.