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#27 of 53 hotels in Oakland
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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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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Parking
Free internet
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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English, Spanish

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169Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
15Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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I have spent over 1000 nights in Oakland City Center in the last 8 years, mostly at the Clarion, some Marriott, the Washington and then when desperate hotels in Jack London Sqr (you are better sleeping on a bench than those) Had been a year since staying at Washington...and it has gone down hill. Sheets are thread-worn 100% polyester from the '70s . No hot water in the morning (sure that happens, but has happened to me here several times) The maids have taken to using excessive doses of chlorine in the bathrooms - I appreciate cleanliness of course - but such that the smell remains over night and enough to burn my throat and sinuses. No upgrades to the quality of the public spaces over the 8 years. Also a marginal breakfast. And it never fails that a large diesel truck is either unloading or idling on 10th street right below the rooms at 4am..... In contrast, the Clarion, which is the value leader in the City Center area has: Expensive linens, douvets, nicer towels, new a/c for the rooms, new carpet, tile, upgraded tvsets, and a an enhanced breakfast buffet, spaces are quiet (but be cautious, a tower is under construction, you do not want a street facing room these days.) The Marriott is always a great stay, but the rates are usually super high, sometimes above $700, rarely under $300- hard to spend even my client's money on that. WI has the turn of the century west coast charm, but it ends as you walk in the door.
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I teetered between giving 3 or 4 rating for this hotel, but figure "average" is closer than "very good" so there you go. I stayed 2 nights here last month and everything was just fine. The hotel is a rehab, and still has that old-school charm to the lobby and rooms. My room was actually a small suite, with a 2nd room with a couch (it has seen better days), desk and kitchenette. Everything was cozy, and the analog thermostat definitely took me back to the old days. The staff at the front desk were curt but efficient, and the continental breakfast in the lobby was quite minimal. I chose this spot for the price and location though, as it is 2 blocks from BART and one of my favorite wine bars, The Punchdown, and also a quick jog to Jack London Square for a morning run along the water.
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It is an old hotel, but the location was great: close to the BART station and within walking distance to Jack London Square, the City Center, Chinatown, and lots of restaurants. Given a nice and quiet room. The staff was very helpful and kind. The continental breakfast was more than adequate for me. I liked it.
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I will admit, I did not investigate this hotel before booking it. I just went with the 3.5 star rating. The place is charming, but the restaurant was closed, no one at the bar (although there was no liquor to serve), and the walls are very, VERY thin. Let's just say, the couple next door was having a great ole time. Parking is at the Convention Center and you will need to grab ticket and bring it with you back to the hotel. When you are ready to leave, you have to go to the front desk, give your ticket, pay your fee, then take their magnetic pass to get your car out. Then, bring their pass back to the front desk. Very inconvenient. If you have business at the Oakland Convention Center, this hotel is an alternative to the Marriott. It's an up and coming neighborhood, but I had an early morning flight and wanted to leave the hotel by 330 am. There was some people shouting at each other across the street where I moved the car after 6 pm (free after 6), so I didn't feel safe to leave at the time I planned. I don't expect to come back to this place in the future.
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We scheduled this hotel for a football game. We were limited on selection because we booked so close to our departure date. The hotel had bars on the windows, and empty parking lot, and looked like it charged by the hour. We didn't stop. The staff never answered the phone, and their policy requires 24 hour notice for full reimbursement.
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PRICE RANGE
$141 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the washington hotel oakland, washington hotel oakland
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaOakland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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