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Rodeway Inn & Suites Near the Coliseum & Arena
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4801 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601   |  
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Ranked #20 of 47 hotels in Oakland
Murrieta, California
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“Extremely dirty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Upon arrival, the handles going into check in were sticky with dirt. The dirt was so thick that it was caked on. Clearly they had not been cleaned in a while. The location is close to the Coliseum, so when we booked through Hotelplanner.com we thought it would be ideal. When you book your room the way we did, you pay the booker directly. When we checked into our room, the carpet was very worn out and dirty. Our feet were black on the bottom within hours of check in. The room has very nice crown molding and base boards, however, they were filthy with dust. Across from our room sat a broken washing machine for 3 days that we were there. We would have checked out the day we arrived, however we had already paid Hotelplanner and did not have extra cash to switch hotels. We did check out a day early because it was so bad, and after complaining to the front desk, they said that we still had to pay for the last night because of the way we booked. No apology, no "let us make it right"...Nothing!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

From the time I arrived until checkout the staff and management were both friendly and helpful. The hotel's location makes easy access to Oakland, alameda and downtown San Francisco. The rooms are clean and quiet with excellent facilities including refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and even iron and ironing board.

Would be more than happy to stay here next time I'm in the area. Thanks to all.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I have no complaints about this budget hotel. Very clean rooms, decent breakfast, and close to shops and restaurants. The staff here are very helpful and the grounds are neat and tidy. Also, pet friendly :) My partner, mother and father in law and my son stayed here for 4 days and three nights - very comfortable beds and full cable and WIFI. Excellent value for money !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed here for the Raider/Steeler game. We tried to checkin early ( 9-10 a.m.)having come from San Fran with bags in tow and wanting to get to the game to tailgate. There were no rooms available yet but the owners were very acomodating ( THANKS). The Hotel itself is well kept and the room was nicely decorated with a fridge and microwave. Lots of plug ins on each side of the bed to charge todays electrinic devices. They also offer a comp. breakfast ( simple but enough)
We took a cab from the bart station to the hotel. We did however walk to the Coliseum. It is a straight shot up Coliseum Way to it. The area is a little dirty with some bad smells but was lined with food vendors . It seemed safe enough in the day but we didn't walk it at night. We also walked to the bart station to catch the airbart to fly out. ( to the Coliseum up the ramp and across the walkway and down the stairs.)
The only negatives were our room was right by the only ice and soda machine ( a bit loud) and the really are no close food sources except the food vendors that were out ( got the papusas :)) but the husband is picky so when we went to order food of the non pizza type it was VERY expensive,
Having traveled abroad this was fine for us and we would stay again for a game but some people may have problems with the lacation.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

first off i booked the room 3 months ahead and it stated it included a fridge a flat screen and a microwave and smoke free. well all was true except the flat screen and when i asked they told me only the suites had it. when my itenerary stated it. i know they arent guarenteed but i didnt book a suite so why would it even mention it. they first gave me a smoking room and it was unbearable i had to ask for a switch. they were prompt in doing so but the next room i got had a real nasty smell. at this point i jus had to deal because we had to get ready for the game. they say they offer breakfast i left too early to try it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Nice modern rooms, enough parking space. Absolut cheap for that area. The part of Oakland might not be the best, but we felt absolutely safe there. nice rooms nice service. I would defenetly go there again. Only 15 minutes to the center of San Francisco.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I read the reviews and was still very taken back by the out laying area. Its in a not so pretty and run down industrial area. I continued to stay because I had no intention on sleeping in my car or going for a walk.

Check-in was fast and fairly polite. The busIness center Is sImply a computer In the corner of the check area but It was accessable. Free wIfI. The breakfast room was clean and in need of more snacks but I went out for food. They offered cereal and apples, o.j., apple juice and milk. I was a little disappointed because who doesn't enjoy a muffin or danish with their room coffee.

There were 2 floors and I did not see an elevator. The people above us walked around a lot and we could somewhat hear but it wasn't intrusive. The room seemed to be very clean and had a fair amount of space. It also had a large closet, iron, ironing board, a fridge and a hair dryer. The bed was great and the sheets were new. Lots of pillows were included! The restroom was also clean and well stocked with towels. The only complaint I really had was how dirty the carpet was. It seemed to be surface stains, easily cleaned with a steam cleaner. Other than that it was a pretty good nights rest and I felt very safe. Go ahead book and enjoy!

On a side note the entire area was no Beverly Hills even populated areas were run down. A Denny's was close and on the same road is a Swap Meet (if you're lookin to waste some time).

Room Tip: Get a top floor room if you're bothered by every little noise and you're able to climb stair...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4801 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 47 hotels in Oakland
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