Let me start by saying that the reason most people stay at an hotel right near the airport, it is because they want fast shuttle service to take them to or from the airport quickly. This is what I expected when I recently arrived to Oakland after a long flight across the country. I arrived and after collecting my bags called the hotel to request a pickup. I was told the driver was just finishing a run, and would be by shortly. Over 30 minutes later (THAT's RIGHT) and two phone calls, the driver finally showed. I don't want to blame him personally, but this hotel should do a better job of having more shuttles available to pick guests up at the airport.
Upon arrival I was quickly checked in, but I was not greeted as a Priority Club member, let alone a Platinum Elite member, which was disappointing.
The rooms are typical Holiday Inn Express, and in fact, a little on the more sparse side. There was nothing wrong with the room, but nothing too exciting either. Everything was clean, the WIFI was fast (which is a welcome change), and the shower was hot. In the morning the free breakfast was very typical HI express fare, but it was fine for a quick stay. The staff in the morning was friendly and efficient.
Overall, this was not a bad stay, but I was so angry by the time i arrived at the hotel due to the shuttle service, I don't think I ever gave it a fair shake, and as such, I probably would not stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the closest hotel to the Oakland International Airport and centrally located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.We welcome all guests either for work or play. Less than half a mile from the Oakland International Airport and just one mile from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum & Oracle Arena- home to the Oakland Raiders, the Oakland Athletics and the Golden State Warriors, you can really enjoy the home field advantage. All guest rooms are equipped with a microwave, wet bar, refrigerator & high-speed Internet access wired and wireless connections.We also serve a delicious hot buffet breakfast every morning, and we have a Manager's Reception served in our Lobby area on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM.We are 100% non-smoking! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Oakland Hotel Oakland
- Oakland Holiday Inn Express
- Holiday Inn Oakland