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495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4012
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#31 of 55 hotels in Oakland

Welcome to The Washington Inn, your Oakland “home away from home.” The Washington Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Swan's Market (0.0 mi) and Preservation Park (0.3 mi), guests of The Washington Inn can easily experience some of Oakland's most well known attractions.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

The Washington Hotel features a 24 hour front desk and room service. In addition, as a valued The Washington Inn guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Enoteca Molinari, Bellanico, and Rosenblum Cellars, which are some wine bars that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you are interested in exploring Oakland, check out a science museum, such as Chabot Space & Science Center.

The Washington Inn puts the best of Oakland at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Dry cleaning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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vromanlegal wrote a review Mar 2020
Sunnyvale, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
This is an older hotel in downtown Oakland across the street from the Convention Center. I usually stay here on business for three nights. Staff are always courteous and professional. Room is always clean and has an old world charm. There are no portable refrigerators, no microwaves, no kitchen in these rooms. The restaurant Saison was closed in this trip, so I couldn’t order that delicious Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Other restaurants are nearby. I parked in the convention center parking lot across the street, which this hotel allows for $20/night. This is an older hotel, but I like it, and would recommend to anyone just looking for the comfortable basics.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Sylvia C wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
This place needs to be torn down. It needs so much work to bring it up to par. The elevator is ancient; tiles are coming off; paint peeling; room is moldy and smelly; linens are old and fraying; alarm clock didn't work; electrical outlets didn't work; closet was a makeshift box; mold in shower; no hot water; beds were old and uncomfortable with mattresses that appeared to be from the 1950s; did not replenish any of the shampoos; soaps; glasses; tissues; not clean at all; heat in the room was overwhelming; had to have the air conditioner on to clear the smelly moldy air. restaurant was closed; continental breakfast was appalling. this is NOT a 3 star hotel...closer to 1!!! Staff was not pleasant and were not interested in making your stay comfortable. Needs a complete overhaul.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: do no stay here
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Davidthesheltered wrote a review Oct 2019
Corcoran, Minnesota5 contributions6 helpful votes
I don't travel much but when I do I feel a bit uncomfortable in the big fancy new hotels. I don't like spending the money on fancy nor do I like the feel of new hotels. I like clean, cheap, unique, and good location. The Washington Inn offers all those things. I am into sustainability and extending the life of a building (It was built in 1913) is a very sustainable practice that I will always support. Air conditioning was good but I could also open the window as it was nice weather. This is a nice option. A bit loud with early morning garbage hauling but I am OK with that. I would stay here every time I am in Oakland. I am sure this is not the hotel for everyone but it worked for me.
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Date of stay: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Ricardo wrote a review Oct 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom38 contributions47 helpful votes
Our first night with The Washington Inn was more than unacceptable. We arrived at 23:30 after 20 hours journey, and I was underwhelmed as we approaching the hotel. We were given the disabled room, which was horrible - noisy, dysfunctional air conditioning, smelly, broken shower and there is no safe in the room. I was more than horrified that we were going to spend 8 nights here for our holiday. It was late and the hotel was full - we had no choice but tried to rest. We spoke to the General Manager the following data, and he has dealt with our concerns in a very effective manner. We were upgraded to the King Suite for the rest of our stay. There are a few points I would still like to address: Front Desk: Front Desk staff were friendly but require further training. I am actually quite concerned about the security of the our property. We had to have our key cards issued several times during our stay and we were told “it was just a very old system”. We weren’t checked for any personal information before a key card is re-issued. The neighborhood: needless to say Oakland and the area can be a little bit unsettling as quite a few homeless wondering around, shouting at nights, and smoking cannabis. The smell could be unpleasant. The breakfast: Breakfast was included but don’t expect too much. It’s quite basic - actually I wasn’t bothered after first day. Cannabis: it’s legal to smoke cannabis in San Francisco. We had guests smoking cannabis in their rooms on our floor and the whole floor stank like prison. The housekeeping couldn’t speak English and therefore no action could be taken. We had to report it to the General Manager - it was quickly resolved but sill quite let down by having to address it. I must say I am still unsure what rating would correctly reflect my experience with them. I think it’s cost effective as it would cost us double to stay at Marriott but would I book with them if I knew what to expect? The answer is no. Would I book with them again shall I visit San Francisco next time? The answer is also no. Was I pleased with my stay after the general manager tried to make things right? The answer is yes. I think 3 stars is a reflective and fair rating - I felt the need to give the review so others know what to expect.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Cruiser744412 wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions5 helpful votes
I never usually write reviews but this place....No hot water, no sockets unless you take plug out from tv or something, air con doesn’t work, phone didn’t work to call front desk to inform them of issues and even then the lady behind the front desk wasn’t exactly the advertisement for the hospitality industry more like hostile industry. I’ve stayed in better hostels in developing countries not worth €30 let alone anything more. ENDEAVOUR AT YOUR OWN RISK!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Washington Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Washington Inn?
Nearby attractions include Chinatown (0.2 miles), Swan's Market (0.05 miles), and Escape Oakland (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Washington Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Washington Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Washington Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Washington Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shan Dong Restaurant, Cosecha, and Battambang.
Is The Washington Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Oakland.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Washington Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Washington Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Washington Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Washington Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oakland California Temple (4.1 miles), Jack London's Cabin (0.6 miles), and Chapel of the Chimes Oakland (2.6 miles).
Is The Washington Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.