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“Oakland by the Water” 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 #4 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Oakland by the Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel staff could not have been nicer. The suite, facing the water, was lovely with a pleasant view. The only problem was the person who allocates the budget for purchasing for the hotel. On Saturday and Sunday, at breakfast, they kept running out of plates and silverware. Have you ever tried eating cereal with a knife or fork? The staff did the best they could to wash and dry everything as fast as possible but it was not a good situation. Other than than, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel is in a lovely setting by the water - albeit the local area is a bit industrial. The combination of the free breakfast and dinner mid week makes it great value given it is just outside the tourist zone. The outside pool is clean and well maintained. The kitchenette is a good size and catered for our family group.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 14, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guest. 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I was here for a week.
i had a city side room (waterside rooms were sold out and couldn't move). The claims of noise just didn't materialize for me. The rooms are fully equipped as advertised... Easy to eat in but you don't need to.
Comfortable bed. Spacious, clean, comfortable room.
This isn't a 3 star hotel but the price tag clarifies that for you.
The hotel is at Least 10 years old but well Maintained.
The meals served here were fine.
Well prepared, inexpensive meals.
Great little salad available every night.
Wonderful service every time I needed it.
Room was given thorough service each day.
Very happy with my stay

  • Stayed July 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, August 14, 2013
We are so sorry that the waterside room was not avalibale but appreicate the kind words about the property. We hope that you will return if in the Oakland area in the future.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Clean and adequate but nothing special and the staff was not helpful. Breakfast was OK but not on a par with other hotels of this caliber and the eggs were not restocked, the sausage was very dry, and there were no sweet pastries on offer. Fruit was very limited.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Skippack, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

if your looking for a great value and don't wanna pay the high price of the san francisco hotels this is your ideal situation. Located just out on the oakland waterfront 30 minutes outside visitor points in san francisco, the homewood suites on the oakland waterfront was a great choice for me on my business trip.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, August 14, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guest. 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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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights and were very pleased. Our queen suite was very spacious, comfortable, and clean. Not having a water view was no problem as we were out all day. We were not bothered by highway noise at night. It was very convenient to get on the Bay Bridge to go to San Francisco (toll 1 way only) and there is a wonderful restaurant, Quinn's Lighthouse, about a mile down the road with great seafood, ribs, etc. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hot breakfast was okay, and the free weekday dinners were a nice touch. We would definitely stay here again, and pass on the high prices of staying in San Francisco.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Spent three nights at the Homewood Suites Oakland-Waterfront in mid-July.... a very nice stay! Had a spacious one bedroom suite looking over the pool/waterfront. I would highly recommend booking/asking for a waterfront view as the front looks at the I-880 freeway. The breakfast was very good each morning as was the manager's reception in the evening.... no line-up issues during the weekdays we were there. The staff was very helpful when requests were made and extremely friendly. The hotel is located in an area of Oakland (The Port of Oakland) that is being revitalized - your first impression might be a good one, but it's a great spot with easy access to the highway to go to San Francisco, Napa or anywhere in the Bay Area. Would stay here again!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guest. 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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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#5 Family Hotel in Oakland
#5 Romantic 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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