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“Great place close enough to more expensive San Francisco” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge

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Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Emeryville
Seattle, WA
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place close enough to more expensive San Francisco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This hotel is in a fantastic location if you have a car...central San Francisco is just 10 minutes away. There are also several great choices for restaurants and shopping within walking distance. If you don't have a car, the hotel is very close to the Bart system, and the trolley to get to the nearest station is right in front of the hotel. Room was perfect for the three of us.

Room Tip: Great views are on the higher floors, on the west side of the building
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Took a small family trip to San Francisco with our daughter, son in law and grandkids. We chose the Four Points by Sheraton to stay at. The rooms were nice and clean the beds very comfortable and clean smelling linen. Bathrooms a bit small but the rest made up for the small bathroom. It was also nice having a bar downstairs where we could relax a bit with a couple of cocktails before going out to dinner. I do think breakfast could have been included, I feel it was over priced but all in all it was a nice place to stay.

Room Tip: There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. I would recommend going to one...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed a getaway with your family and that you had a pleasant experience at our hotel. We hope you had a chance to try one of our Best Brews™ while you were in the lounge. Hope to see you again soon.
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Charleston
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219 reviews
157 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We were with a group of about 20-30 people, but made our own reservations. We were excited because the bridge was supposed to be lit up with an awesome view, yet even though we were told our room had a view of the bridge, it did not, so we were disappointed. Our group gathered at the bar on the Thursday evening & even though the hotel knew our group would be there, staffed their bar with only one bartender. The bartender was friendly & competent overall, but was overwhelmed & not able to keep up. Another complaint is that even though we were told by hotel staff that the restaurant would be open for dinner, it was not. The room was fine, clean, spacious enough for us, except for the tiny bathroom.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the comfort of our guest rooms. Our Bay View rooms are based on availability and unfortunately we could not accommodate all in your party. We apologize that your bar experience did not meet your expectations. Dinner was available in Compass Lounge - we're sorry if this was not conveyed to you. We hope the rest of your stay was a great experience.
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Lake Tahoe
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62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed here due to a meeting in Oakland and wanted to grab a stay credit with spg. Wow this place needs a serious update. Was given a top floor corner room. Unfortunately, it had an off smell. Probably due to the old fridge in the room that was moldy and an old hvac unit. Bathroom was utilitarian at best. Sterile old tile and a single fluorescent bulb was akin to a budget hotel. Yes four points are a low price point so the value was good for the bay. Staff was excellent though and offered cookies on arrival. Bed was perfectly comfy too. Breakfast was unappetizing, so hit up the black bear diner in the parking lot instead. Also light sleeper might be bothered by the train yard close by. Have to say that the Marriott across the way looked like a much better kept property.

Room Tip: Bayside likely less train noise.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay. We are happy to announce that we are working on our plans for renovating the guest rooms. Our associates will be delighted to hear your comments as they work hard to exceed our guests’ expectations.
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Germantown, TN
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I stayed in this hotel at the end of February for one night. The location is good with a lot of shopping and dining within walking distance. The staff was friendly and the room was clean. It was nothing special, but I have no complaints either. The view from the front of the hotel is nice, though there are shops and traffic in between, you have a nice view of the bay. You are extremely close to Oakland Bay Bridge into San Fransisco, in fact you can see it, and if you wanted to visit the city but not stay there, this hotel would be a good alternative. Traffic can get snarled around rush hour, but hey it's California. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room up high facing the water.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We really appreciate your comments - thank you! Let us know when you are back in town and we'll make sure you know what's happening in the area during your stay. Glad you like the convenient location.
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Auckland
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96 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This hotel was well situated in the middle of Emeryville. It was within walking distance to a great market and a big mall. Check team were really friendly and the breakfast was good. Unfortunately the rooms were a bit tired and are ready for a renovation. For the price I would rather look at one of the other hotels across the street.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thanks for the review! We're pleased to announce that we will be renovating the hotel at the end of this year. Come on back and check it out!
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San Jose, California
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35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Previous visits were OK, but they have really done a great job lately. The staff was just amazing....polite, friendly, (without being overwhelming, but still very outgoing...perfect). The room is a standard Four Points, but I have to just commend the staff. Everyone I met was outgoing and downright genuinely concerned that I was comfortable, and enjoyed the property. Very well done!!!

Didn't try the pool (a little chilly for that). Free parking is convenient and appreciated. Great location just off the freeway and across the street (walkable) to a lot of very good shopping (and a really nice Trader Joes).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay. Our associates will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it!
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Address: 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
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Location: United States > California > Emeryville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Emeryville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge 3*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, the Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge is near downtown San Francisco and Oakland, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys are a scenic drive from our newly renovated hotel. ... more   less 
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