We went to Oakland to catch 2 A's games and spend a day in San Fran. The Washington Inn was exactly what we were wanting. (I was worried about our stay because of some of the reviews I read here.) We arrived after 1 am and found directions on the door as to who to contact to get checked in. Thirty seconds after making the call a very pleasant woman greeted us and got us all set up. Our room was small, but clean and comfortable. There was no closet but there was an armoire with drawers. The street noise started pretty early in the morning (mostly deliveries and people parking at the convention center). The noise wasn't a big deal for us as we we're out of the hotel early every morning, but if you are a light sleeper or a late sleeper it might be challenging. There is a Smart & Final grocery store just next to the hotel. There is also a FANTASTIC boutique grocery/deli called Ratto's just around the corner. The Washington Inn is very close to a BART station and just outside of Oakland's China Town (which is far less touristy than SF's China Town).
We are most definitely staying at the Washington Inn for our next trip to Oakland. Our friends who live in Oakland were really excited to get to check out our room as they've always wanted to see the inside of the hotel. Some additional observations I would like to mention: the wireless wasn't the strongest and the breakfast is very simple and they end it at 9 during the week, so make sure you are on time. If you're looking for a hotel with a swimming pool, an awesome cable package, and a spa this is not the spot for you. If you are looking for a clean hotel, that is affordable and authentic do not hesitate to make your reservation.
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- Also Known As:
- The Washington Hotel Oakland
- Washington Hotel Oakland