Our family had tickets to a SF Giants game and looked for lodging in San Francisco. That weekend there was some kind of big outdoor event in San Fran so we started looking across the Bay. We discovered The Waterfront hotel in Oakland and it will be our go-to spot when we're headed to the Giants game - and for any trip to the Bay Area. It's right on the Jack London Square harbor, the rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is uniformly friendly and helpful, and they have a Giants package which comes with two ferry tickets to ATT Park from the dock just beside the hotel. The restaurant and bar are very good and they had a free wine and cheese hour the night we were there.