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“Loved the staff, loved the hotel, loved the stay!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606   |  
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Ranked #3 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
Hayward, California, USA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Loved the staff, loved the hotel, loved the stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

You really cant beat the location for a stay in the Oakland Area.
On the water, nice view, wonderful stay.
Carlos Rosales and Connie were very accomodating. They made sure to help us fine tune our stay and we opted to upgrade to a better room (reasonable prices make everything possible!) and we enjoyed our stay even more!
Breakfast included. Near Jack London Square. Everett and Jones was incredible!

Room Tip: Choose a water view for the best experience!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We decided on this hotel because it is pet friendly, has suites with full kitchens and is on the waterfront in Oakland. Homewood Suites has exceeded our expectations. The staff is terrific, friendly and genuinely interested in making your stay as perfect as can be. The suites are very clean with lovely furnishings and the grounds are beautiful. Location is ideal. Breakfeasts and evening meals are complimentary including wine and beer and are delicious! Fresh everything is available. I can't say enough about this place. We are spending 4 days here, looking after our 5 year old granddaughter, who lives 10 minutes away - in a 'no dogs allowed' apartment, so finding a place suitable for looking after her during the day which is close by was a last minute challenge we were not certain we could deal with. Thank you Homewood Suites for making it so easy!! We will be back...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have made 4-5 trips to Oakland and have special needs. Cindy and Connie have been amazing in helping with my special needs. The food in the morning is great. The shuttle is a great resource. I cannot say enough for the rooms which are clean. the bed is so comfortable. The Internet is free. It has been a great find!

  • Stayed March 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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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel every 3 weeks for 2 nights each stay, since August of 2012. We tried several other Hilton Hotels in the San Francisco- Oakland area- This is by FAR the place to stay!

The location is great no matter what direction you are going- easy on and off the freeway. Being next to the bay is wonderful- even a city side room. There's a boardwalk with benches and little private areas along the water. It's clean, and the guests AND the staff are friendly- but better still... They are HAPPY- not just being nice to you because it's their job:-) a Huge plus. It's relaxed. The breakfast is good , with several choices.

We have stayed here enough that there have occasionally been issues or problems... The best part is they acknowledge them, fix them and make sure you are happy and comfortable.

This hotel has the "BEST" front desk staff We have ever encountered! No question about it!! And they are empowered to deal with issues :-) and they do.

There is one very special front desk person... Her name is Ron- if you are so lucky as to check in when she's there you will agree- she's fabulous! She makes you feel "special". We come from Northern CA every 3 weeks because my husband has cancer and is in a clinical trial- after a VERY long trip and infusion all the next day- we come back here to little things she has done for us that just melts away the stress. If she were to go to a different hotel to work ... We would have to follow her :-) as much as we love this hotel!

You can't go wrong here, unless you aren't possible to please:-) they have everything you could ever want! We highly recommend Homewood Suites at the Oakland Waterfront!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.


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25 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed here on a recent visit to Oakland. The room was clean, and the view of the harbor was lovely. They serve a great breakfast, which you can eat outside when the weather permits. Staff is friendly. Met all my needs.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the harbor. I believe this is the odd numbers.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Spent three nights at this property. Front desk staff very helpful and friendly. Daily breakfast was well prepared and delicious. The property is slightly removed from other restaurants and clubs, but there is a shuttle that runs weekdays, that will get you where you would like to go.

Room Tip: The queen room was roomy and comfortable. Ask for a room on the water side as the street side can b...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Friendly staff, free food is better then your average hotel's free food and first rate service. It located within easy driving distance to Jack London Square, Downtown Oakland and Alameda. Short jaunt to Lake Merritt park and the BART. A very relaxing place for a business traveler to come back too after work.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra and get a room on the waterfront side. The views is absolutely worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Address: 1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#4 Best Value Hotel in Oakland
#4 Family Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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