I had a nice clean room though it was very small. I believe that the hotel has recently been remodeled, giving the whole place a new feel.
The service is great, and the adjoined restaurant next door is pretty good, both for dinner and for breakfast, making it a convenient place to stay in that regard.
There's a computer in the lobby where you can do email and other such stuff.
On Sundays, parking is free in front of the hotel, but otherwise, there's a two-hour limit (and you pay). I believe that you can pay $20/day to park in the hotel parking lot.
The area is kind of fun to walk around if you're into perusing old and new neighborhoods. The Oakland Tribune building (with its bright neon signs) is on the next block, and there are some interesting buildings in the area if you enjoy architecture. On the other hand, I don't think that I would have felt safe walking around at night alone if I were a woman.
Overall, it's pretty decent, and for the cost, you can't beat it. If I were visiting Oakland again, or even San Francisco, I'd return here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel is within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, BART Station, 8 miles from the Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum, City Hall, Federal Building, Alameda County Court House. 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (Take Bart from Airport to Hotel). Take Bart from Hotel to San Francisco.We have added parking, overnight rate $15. ... more less
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