I have stayed at this hotel several times but as The Executive Inn, before Best Western took it over. It used to be one hotel but for some reason The Executive Inn decided to sell one building to Best Western. And the building they sold is the newer building with much nicer rooms than the original building. My last stay there was late in '12, when I called to book a room and inquired about a room in the newer building, I was told I would be transferred to the Best Western, I didn't understand, the agent assumed I knew that building was now a Best Western. So I was transferred and asked about the rates and I was surprised that the rates were much higher than I have ever paid while this hotel was the Executive Inn and it has nothing to do with occupancy, time of year etc. as I was told. I've stayed at the Executive Inn in that building on holiday weekends, during the summer, winter and fall. I've never paid anything near the $230/nt I was quoted and I've always stayed in the Waterview deluxe king room, their nicest and biggest rooms. I've never paid more than $160/nt. I love the hotel but it is in Oakland, just on the other side of the Executive Inn building is a nasty Motel 6, known as a hooker spot. I actually saw that hotel featured on a MSNBC documentary on prostitution and right across the bridge from the hotel is the worst part of Oakland! Like I said, I love that hotel but considering my previous statement, there is no way I'm paying that amount when I can get a room on the water in Oakland, SF or anywhere in the Bay Area for cheaper. I'm looking online and see several properties....Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Sheraton hotels with cheaper rates. The Oakland Marriott, just about 5 minutes from this hotel currently has a 129/nt special going on for the same weekend I want to book, I guess I'll stay there, if I get lucky I'll have an unobstructed view of SF too and will probably be able to upgrade to a suite and still come out paying less. I always thought about staying there but the rates at the Executive Inn kept me coming back there, oh well.......
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- Experience the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel's stunning views and rooms overlooking Oakland's estuary. We are 100% non-smoking and Eco-Friendly. Our rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged for a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are extravagantly designed with a glass enclosed shower separated from a soaking tub and private water closet. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator & in-room safe. ... more less
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