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Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607   |  
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Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Unexpected bonus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located near a BART station. Upon my arrival, I was given 8 chocolate squares from some promotion. The room is relatively large. The modest fitness center (with only one elliptical machine) opens 24 hours, which is nice. The hotel is next to Chinatown. The unexpected bonus is that it is across from a farmers' market, where I bought flowers and fruits quite cheaply (probably because it was near the end at 2 pm) for my relatives.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Clean, nice hotel with a friendly staff. Enjoyed Breakfast options. Especially thank Mr Shafi for hospitality during Breakfast hours. Only hitch was confusion in the staff about a misplaced poster which gave me a sleepless night till the same staff came again. This was avoidable had there been more coordination between hotel staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Free Wi-Fi in the room that was pretty fast. The hotel is 3 blocks away from the 12th Street BART station which makes getting into San Fran very quick. The TV channel selection was decent and much easier to navigate than the City Center Marriott across the street. I would stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Oakland rather than the City Center due to the free Wi-Fi.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place was clean, comfortable, and a very convenient location. I stayed there with my sister while visiting my son. We thought the price was very good and the staff was especially attentive. I would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Ever been to downtown Oakland? Well, when I say that this hotel is an oasis from the chaos that is downtown Oakland, I mean that both literally and figuratively. Unless you have business in Oakland (which I frequently do) or are feeling strong, you may never want to venture outside this hotel. Great staff, clean and spacious rooms, and overall enjoyable stay. Keep up the great work!

One note on the "special offer" offered here on TripAdvisor... It's just to earn Marriott points I would have earned on my own otherwise? Not sure what the "special" or "offer" there is in that? No reflection on hotel and its great staff, however.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This hotel is reasonably priced, the staff is great, and located in Chinatown in downtown Oakland.

The valet service is great- they are very attentive and you can tell that they are working hard. We always had our car parked onsite, though I know that they move some of the cars offsite if the hotel is busy (which it takes a little longer to get your car).

The room was clean and it's a great value.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Six of us were in Oakland for a wedding. The hotel was conveniently located near the 12th St. BART stop so this first timer to CA could do some sightseeing as well as walk to the wedding at the Oakland Museum and the post-wedding brunch at Lake Merritt. But the best part of the stay was the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendly and helpful staff. Shout out to Kristy McC.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown

Address: 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Oakland
#9 Business Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Downtown Oakland hotel is nestled between the Old Oakland Historic District and Chinatown just one block from the BART subway to San Francisco. Get to Union Square in San Francisco in just a 12-minute ride. Guests enjoy free internet, spacious rooms, an outdoor heated pool, an onsite fitness center, and an onsite restaurant. The Courtyard Oakland Downtown is perfect for business or leisure travelers and is nearby attractions such as Jack London Square. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Courtyard Oakland Downtown
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