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Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1801 Embarcadero, I-880/Nimitz Freeway at 16th & 23rd Avenues, Oakland, CA 94606   |  
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Ranked #23 of 47 hotels in Oakland
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I enjoyed a 3-day stay here. My good sized room had a lovely water view. There is easy access to downtown Oakland. A pretty walkway directly accessible from the hotel leads along the waterfront, there is a fishing pier adjacent to the property and a good seafood restaurant within walking distance. I received a pleasant greeting upon checkin.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lithuania
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed at this motel for two nights. This motel was chosen due to very comfortable location for our plans to spend one day in San Francisco and after to go to Muir park and Napa Valley.
Actually we were surprised for quiet location. Our rooms faced a harbor with a lot of small white yachts. In the sunset the harbor looked even romantic! The rooms were clean; the coffee in the morning was an Americano one, but still ok. We got an wi-fi access for 2,99 USD. We felt save there because the motel area was checked by security staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I needed to rest and saw a Motel 6 right on the harbor in Oakland. It looked so attractive, I could hardly believe my eyes (knowing the general low standard of this chain). However, I booked a 'room with a view' and it was gorgeous - overlooking a lawn, a vegetable garden and pretty sunflowers. The price was very reasonable. The female manager was extremely helpful.

On the one hand I want to recommend it, on the other I want to keep it quiet!!

Room Tip: Room with a harbor view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Covina, Ca
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This motel front desk, Ms. Chalet did not understood of Family Gathering. We booked two rooms
2 persons in each room and requested water front about 2 weeks advance through it's toll free.
On Sept 7, 2012 I and my wife checked in at 10.0o AM. Gave the lady our name to find a reservation confirmation as we did not think is necessary to print out from the computer. She, Ms.Charlet gave us one room but smoking then we walk back to changed it to a non smoking.
Too early to get another booked room for our friend which will arrive latter by air. She asked us to come back at 12.30 for another room. When we did she gave us another room at almost at the end of West corner for our late arrival friends which 20 rooms apart at the end of Estern
end.There were plenty of vacant rooms but she and her white Anglo male boss stood by her assignment. So if you were to be for family reunion is better of look at another nearby. This lack of customer sensitivity may be supported by higher up. Perhaps this establishment is for quicky sex or for convicted felon since it is in Oakland where as closed by red light district.
Another unpleasant for us that the booking price that Motel 6 confirmed by email was $280.76 for
4 nights each room since we are member of an AARP. When inquired Ms.Charlet requested the print out pretending that her computer could no accessed the reservation. T

Room Tip: Make sure print the reservation confirmation with you . And have front desk for billing that shows...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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sacramento, california
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

A couple of days ago I spent the night , Rm 231. I got a awlful case of bed bugs. Ouch. Have made many attempts at contacting the manager. First time pleasant enough conversation but no help, had to refer to manager. Second time, another person stated that manager has just stepped out "someone will call within the hour.No Call that night. Attempting another call,they said "just a minute"than got disconnected. Made another call,finally talked with manager who indicated that the exterminator is coming" some time between 1-5pm. They will call me after that. Still awaiting for call. I guess the next phone call will be to the health department. In the mean time lots of calamine lotion, at least 28 welts.

Room Tip: Don't book Room 231 or any where near there.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Vejle, Denmark
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed here for 2 night when visisting San Fransico, SF was a good an fun, a must see if your are visiting california.
BUT dont stay at this Motel, we where staying with two kids, and we felt very unsafe at this motel, alot of strange people walking around just outside our door, somebody knocked at our door at 3 in the moorning, party upstairs with a lot of noise.
offer some exstra money an stay in a safe location.

Room Tip: Dont go there, or bring a gun
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

The room was clean, quiet, but worn. And the TV had only a few channels, was a 15 inch tube, and offered none of the premiums or major cable stations. Wi-Fi is extra. Very very basic.

Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero

Address: 1801 Embarcadero, I-880/Nimitz Freeway at 16th & 23rd Avenues, Oakland, CA 94606
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 47 hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Oakland - Embarcadero is located at I-880/Nimitz Freeway and within a mile of the Port of Oakland Marina. California's beaches are 4 miles away. Relax in our hot tub. Guest rooms are 100% non-smoking and Wi-Fi is available for a fee. ... more   less 
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