We spent one night at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suite Oakland Airport. We stayed here because the hotel was offering a deal of 6 nights of parking for free (we had a flight out the next morning). We thought it was good, even though the cost for one night was over $135. When we checked in there was a sign about the cost of parking per night, and if we had just booked the room, and paid for parking separately we would have saved money! The gentleman would not let us change our reservation, he kept insisting we got a deal, but clearly we did not.
The lobby and exterior of the hotel surprised us. The hotel shares its property with a uhaul rental place. The gentleman working the front desk lacked customer service skills, and seemed to careless about making our check-in a nice experience. When we checked into our room we saw a bloody mucus on the wall (see picture in my review). We went to the front desk to tell them, and not once did they apologize. They said we could move to the room next door. No compensation or apology. The sheets also had stains on them, which was disgusting.
The property itself if very old, and run down. If you walk from your hotel room, through the grounds near the pool, to the back entrance to the lobby, you will encounter garbage, old furniture and other old stuff sitting on the side of the lobby.
Breakfast was a disappointment, it truly is just continental.
We took the free shuttle to the airport in the morning, no issues there, except the driver continued to play on the lobby desk computer while we all waited for him to go to the airport.
The shuttle back was a more pleasant experience. The driver was on time, and pleasant. We arrived late at night, and we were a group of four women. The van pulled into the hotel parking area, right next to our car, and shinned his light on for us while we got into the car. He even waited to make sure we got out of the parking lot okay. That was a nice touch.
I have to say I was worried about leaving my car in the hotel parking lot. The parking area is fenced and locked with a low fence, which is good, and my car survived.
Not sure I would stay here again. The only positive thing was the close location to the airport.
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