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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Want a different type of stay in the San Francisco area? This is an actual bed and breakfast on a boat. This boat is located in the Emeryville marina. My wife and I have stayed here 2 times now. Have loved the trip both times. It is a large boat. 3 guest rooms, large top deck to hang out on... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

i have stayed in Emeryville a dozen times over 20 years -- and i could not pick out one hotel from the other. This was a short stay to attend a wedding -- but the two days felt like a longer vacation. Just walking down the marina pier gives you the illusion of a journey -- and the views from... More 

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Barkissimo, Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the detailed wonderful feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and have informed our future travellers on what to expect on a floating bnb! It was such a great pleasure having you aboard here at Barkissimo. Again, thanks! More 

Walnut Creek, California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We booked this spot just to be different and check out what it is all about! The marina is far larger than one could have ever imagined! Perfect for a delightful evening. We had no idea what to expect at all.. it is a bit of a trek from the parking area to the boat. A good 10-15 walk if... More 

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Barkissimo, Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your stay but saddened it did not end well. Indeed, it was a shame that we did not learn about your interest soon, as we prepare food fresh and try to ensure that guests have great experiences with their breakfasts. In order to serve this way,... More 

sacramento, ca
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

My husband and I popped into the Bay Area to watch a Warriors game and chose to stay at Barkissimo; what a wise choice it turned out to be! I'm not exaggerating when I say that this may be my favorite lodging ever. The unique setting, the comfort, the level of hospitality - it all combines to a full five-star... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

When I recently planned a trip to the Bay Area to visit my son for his birthday, I thought I would stay in something different from a regular hotel like I usually do. So I googled 'unique bay area hotels', and I stumbled across The Barkissimo. This is a converted fishing boat turned into a bed and breakfast that is... More 

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Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Ahoy, mates! Thank you for your great review. And yes we hope you can try breakfast next time you stay. It is indeed the other half of the B and B (Boat and Breakfast). We are happy for your great review and the information that you impart to other travelers. Keep on with your adventure! Cheers! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I know how rare it is to find true hospitality-minded hoteliers/ B&B operators, those gifted managers who think and breathe Guest Comfort at every level, from the proper way to serve tea down to the brand of chocolates on your pillow. Max Macasieb, the "GM" of the Barkissimo, is one of these exceptional individuals, and clearly the heart and soul... More 

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Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Ahoy, there! Thank you so much for staying with us. Likewise, it was such a pleasure hosting you in of our rainy season. Your detailed feedback is highly appreciated and very helpful to us and for future guests. We hope to keep up the great services we offer. Yours and other guests continued support do keep us on track. I... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

If you want a special place to stay, near San Fransisco you should go here, your in the bay with great views, the breakfast is well taking care off and just wonderful, the staff is friendly and wiling to help with everything, a new experience of a Bed and Breakfast. The room where we stayed in was great, not big... More 

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Thank AstridErica
Barkissimo, Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Thank you, both. Have a wonderful and safe travel. We hope to see you when you get back and try our bigger rooms and enjoy the visit of the city of San Francisco. It was such a pleasure meeting you both! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Barkissimo b&b only for one night. We really enjoyed it and I would definitely come back. The crew was very helpful and attentive, the room was very cosy and quiet, ah and the breakfast was very good too. If you looking for a place away from hustle and bustle of the city you would... More 

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Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us a wonderful review and rating. And yes we hope that next time you visit that more than one day will be in order - The Bay Area is indeed a wonderful place to visit and Emeryville is right in the heart of it with 360 views - we were glad that you... More 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I wasn't expecting to be back again in San Francisco so soon. It's a long way from home. But when the opportunity arose I couldn't resist another night on my favourite boat. This time I wanted to share what I had enjoyed last year, with my husband. And it was just lovely! Like visiting old friends. Wonderful

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Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

It was such pleasure having you both! We appreciate the great feedback and have wonderful adventures ahead! More 

Canberra
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Unfortunately we stayed only one night on this lovely boat. We were leaving the next morning on the Zephyr Train to Chicago. The detail in the furnishings was amazing, everything had been thought through and done to perfection. Robert was very attentive and served us a beautiful breakfast and even helped us get to the train station on time by... More 

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Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo, a floating oasis, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! Have a wonderful adventure! We are glad you stayed with us. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barkissimo is the San Francisco area's most interesting B&B, located on a classic motor yacht which boasts fine amenities, fantastic food, gorgeous accommodations, and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Berkeley hills. Emeryville Marina is inside a beautiful park with scenic walking trails and picnic areas. There are several restaurants within walking distance. Your comfort and privacy are our goals here on Barkissimo, so please join us for a truly enchanting stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barkissimo, a floating oasis

Address: 3310 Powell St, C-26, Emeryville, CA 94608-4924
Location: United States > California > Emeryville
Price Range: $163 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barkissimo, a floating oasis 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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