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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel

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Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a nice place to stay with a slightly funky location. It's right next to the highway, but also on the bay. Shuttle pickup at the BART stop was not flawless - I wasn't told I should be waiting by parking lot so I was on the street. Room was great, bathroom was beautiful, and I had a nice second...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my family to visit some relatives and really enjoyed my stay here. I have stayed in Best Westerns before, and while I have never had any problems, they were all relatively run of the mill. Not this one. Everything from the interior design to the customer service was top notch and makes you feel like you're...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kevdudechan, Great review and thank you. We love questions and we encourage them. There is so much to know about Oakland and all the exciting restaurants and events that our team works hard to keep abreast of everything. If they don't know something, we can always ask Mr. Google. We look forward to having you return.

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a single female and felt completely comfortable staying here alone. It's on the waterfront in Oakland. Clean hotel with nice rooms. Coffe, tea and some snacks free and available all hours. Continental breakfast had fruits, fruit juice, milk, cerial, instant oatmeal, hard boiled eggs and pastries, they had a good selection.

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Crystal, Our guest's safety is a top concern and we're glad that you felt you we safe. Our team is here to serve and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Come back and visit again soon.

Hayward, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room smelled like body odor carpets were not vacuumed properly. Stayed here at this hotel a few times now and never has the room smelled bad or not been cleaned properly until this last experience. Seemed as if the room was rushed to be cleaned

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Here's the GREAT thing. We're replacing the carpet as we speak and on your next visit each and every room will have new carpeting. We're been battling this issue for a few months now and your comments have been really helpful in getting funds together to replace our carpets. Thank you.

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

The lobby and common area is great; very clean and well decorated. Loved the workout room. Water pressure and temperature was spot-on. The breakfast in the morning was awesome and typical of most BW Plus hotels. The room was large and spacious, with a gorgeous view of the bay. The A/C also worked great. The staff was incredibly friendly. Now...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for your comments and maybe I can shed some light and help you out. Our WIFI is actually the fastest up and down of any hotel in the Bay Area (30 mbps). We have put extra emphasis on this because we know how important it is to our visitors. However, WIFI issues are the number one complaint...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Mike Weber, that you so much for accommodating us in such a friendly and caring manner to our needs. The use of the meeting room for our son's rehearsal dinner was excellent and the staff very friendly and responsive to our needs. The rooms are incredibly comfortable. The response time to our needs for anything whether some for our room...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Henry and Sarah, Thank you for your great comments and it was a pleasure to serve you. It seemed like everyone has having such a wonderful time. We're glad that your event was such a success. We hope you'll come back and visit again soon.

Sacramento, California
Reviewed January 9, 2017

I was extremely satisfied with my room, it was very clean and comfortable, the check in staff were very friendly. The the entrance area was very appealing.. I had 10 guest with me whom I referred this hotel.. and you guys didn't let me down!! They were very happy with the hotel and service..

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Alameda
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is my favorite place - the staff is friendly and treats you like family. AnneMarie fabulous!! She really is great at what she does! Always has a smile and is "at your service". Really everyone there is fabulous!! When I have friends in from out of town, I get a room there. Whenever I need to get away, but...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bridget Thank you for the great review and it's nice to hear that we're your get away spot. This is good information for the Business Traveler too, because now they know they'll have a home away from home. Our team is all about giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy themselves and have a successful stay with us. Again,...

San Jose, United States
Reviewed January 4, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our night at the Bayside Hotel. It was a quick one night getaway, and we were treated very well. It was quiet, clean, and staff was very friendly. I would recommend the Bayside Hotel to visitors to the Oakland area.

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California
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The room was clean and spacious but musty when we first arrived... opened slider and smell left... May have been from new carpet? nice staff, all was good... somewhat isolated if you want to walk anywhere. The staff said a bridge was out so there wasn't any place to walk. ??

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you rkmtrainer Yes, we're replacing all our guest room carpeting. There might be an odor, but it's just like that New Car Smell. You know it means good things. We hope to see you back soon and thank you for your night review.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel's stunning views and rooms overlooking Oakland's estuary. We are 100% non-smoking and Eco-Friendly. Our rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged for a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are extravagantly designed with a glass enclosed shower separated from a soaking tub and private water closet. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator & in-room safe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel

Address: 1717 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5223
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $164 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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#1 Family Hotel in Oakland
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#1 Business Hotel in Oakland
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“higher on bayside is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles mooth, 5 days ago | Read review
“call in advance it you want an early check in..”
 of 5 bubbles rkmtrainer, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“Third floor bay side is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 198ericy, Dec 22, 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to request a room facing the water, which may cost a little more, but much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 226patriciae, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
“Water view worth the few extra $$”
 of 5 bubbles Ginnynj4133, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
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