Bay Breeze is a is like a pearl in an oyster - clammy surroundings but a pleasant interior. You get everything you'd expect at a well kept Motel 6 or Budget Inn but at $40 a night easily a third off any of it's competitors in greater Oakland. While the location is easy off/on the I880 using either the 66th St or High St exits, there's really nothing in walking distance except perhaps the Coliseum (and even that walk is only advisable in day light). But with a car the charming island community of Alameda is a mere 5 minutes away and it has eateries of all description.
The immediate vicinity is mostly industrial; but, the motel property is completely enclosed with video surveillance - I observed nothing alarming in the parking lot during my 5 night stay and had no qualms about my relatively new car. The rooms are all being totally redone. Mine had a newly refitted bath that was spotlessly clean - a marble sink (outside the bathroom) and large marble-like ceramic tile flooring. The walls were a cheerful yellow and the carpeting was in fair condition. The mattress was about par for economy lodging (and I prefer firm bedding anyways). The sheets and towels were replaced every morning. All the appliances worked - TV (with cable & HBO); microwave; and mini-fridge. With cellphones so common now (and most can serve as an alarm clock) - I find a lot of budget places like Bay Breeze forgoing phones, clocks, alarms, etc in their rooms. More importantly the Wifi internet access is free with a good steady signal strength (using it to type this review).
All said, if you're in Oakland and aren't looking for scenic views or nearby amenities/attractions but just want a decent place to lay your head down and a clean shower - then Bay Breeze offers the best bang for your buck (and if you're attending an event at the Coliseum it's a no brainer).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are centered in the sixth Largest Metropolitan area in the United States: the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Breeze Inn is just a short walk to Oracle Arena and McAfee Coliseum - home to the Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors as well as a host of other sporting events, concerts and family shows. The Oakland International Airport is a short four mile drive from the Bay Breeze Inn. We're conveniently located off interstate highway 880 - only a 20 minute drive to downtown San Francisco, 30 minute drive to San Jose and 45 minute drive to Napa Valley Wine Country. The Bay Breeze Inn is near some of the best dining, shopping and entertainment the Bay Area has to offer in historic Jack London Square. ... more less
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