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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst hotel I have stayed at in North America, whole place smells, tiny cramped room and questionable hygiene throughout. Very old, in style and in need of a refurbishment or atleast new carpets. Shower was like two on-off hot and cold switches so either boiling hot or freezing cold. This hotel was awful and not even cheap.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Older hotel really close to the Bart station. Very friendly staff. Comfortable beds and clean rooms. The breakfast isn't much. Mostly just bread, bagels,cereal and yogurt. Walking distance to Jack London Square. Parking is 15 dollars night,right across the street in parking garage.

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was our third stay her in two years. Hotels staff are great. Hotel is clean and well maintain. It;s an older building but that make it great. The hotel is close to bart and many restaurant. We will stay here every time we come to Oakland.

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Cuba, Illinois
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

After a cross country trip on Amtrak, we used this hotel as our first stop in California and our last stop before boarding Amtrak to headeast. We learned to board the Bart to SF from locals and had the time of our life. Room was nice, bar was great, price was right! we spent the

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New York City
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

I wanted certain things in a hotel when I visit an expensive city and the Washington Inn met my criteria. I want a relatively reasonably priced room, with a private bathroom. The room has to be clean and since I wanted to see the city of San Francisco and didn't want to drive into the city, I wanted the hotel... More 

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Decent sized 2 bed room, everything was good enough without being good enough to say it was excellent. Looks like it's on it's last painting before a renovation imo. Like I said nothing was outstanding but nothing was that bad that you wouldn't use it again.

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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I love to go to concerts in downtown Oakland and recently had two back-to-back so I wanted to avoid two trips from Palo Alto. What a DELIGHTFUL FIND so near to the hub as the Washington Inn! Nearby parking validated by the Inn, continental breakfast, super clean and spacious room, quiet, and with a full bar in the lobby. This... More 

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Bodo, Norway
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Tiny room! Beds in the corners of the bedroom, not space to walk on the side of the beds. Sink not in the bathroom. Hardly anywhere to place the suitcases. The room was not made ready for 4 people, only 2 towels. Would not recommend a stay for more than 2 people. Bad start for our stay in Oakland/San Fransisco.

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

My wife and I have stayed in the Washington Inn on two separate trips to the Bay Area to visit family. Oakland has never been over populated with hotels and in the past, we would stay somewhere in San Francisco and drive to the East Bay to visit family and friends. However, as Old Oakland has matured, we decided to... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed June 21, 2016

Coffee report: ceramic mugs, 4-cup basket pot with cheap coffee bag. Bring a basket filter and real coffee and you’ll be happy. Glass for drinking water and minifrig. Interesting old building with small elevator but convenient and attractive stairs for those who want to walk. Moderately attractive rooms that do not have double paned windows (but they do open for... More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Washington Inn

Address: 495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $135 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Washington Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Ask for an inside room, not facing the street which can sometimes be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles MMF326, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“A room away from the noise of the elevator would be a good idea.”
 of 5 bubbles U028477, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off street are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles pietrotak, Feb 27, 2016 | Read review
“King suite is best deal. If partner can't sleep can go to sofa bed in other room. Small suite but very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 701kendrah, Sep 23, 2015 | Read review
“Room 216 has a light shining outside so the room isn't completely dark at night.”
 of 5 bubbles peggyapl, Sep 17, 2015 | Read review
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