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1717 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5223
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 58 hotels in Oakland
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
GreenLeaders Silver level
At the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel will stand out among other hotels in Oakland,CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Gray Family (Ireland) wrote a review Jul 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the first stop over on our 3 week road trip of the West Coast and we stayed for 2 nights. The first thing we discovered was that having taken the BART to Oakland from the airport, that the bus didn't go past the hotel. If walking from the nearest bus stop which is 5-10 minutes away, the area can seem a little concerning. My advice either drive to the hotel or get a taxi. However, once you cross the freeway onto Embarcadero it is an area rich with tourism development and investment. I can't speak highly enough of the staff who were very firendly and welcoming. We were travelling with 3 teenagers and had a large room with 2 Queen beds and a sofa bed. Breakfast was fabulous! At night we took an Uber back from the Fisherman's Wharf area and given there were 5 of us - this was actually the cheaper option. Would use again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Steve G wrote a review Sep 2021
California City, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
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I like to stay at Best Westerns. My recent stay at the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel was the most enjoyable I can recall of all the locations. The desk staff was the most pleasant I have encountered at Best Western. They always greeted me as I left for the day and when I returned. When I had a tire problem, they steered me to the perfect place for repair. When I wanted to go out to dinner, they recommended, again, the perfect place. I very much enjoyed my stay and was actually sorry to have to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from BRYAN Osaki, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel
Responded Nov 8, 2021
Steve G, Thanks for your support during your stay. We try our best to be the best in Oakland. We are thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations. We will see you soon.
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Roy B wrote a review Jul 2022
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our entire team and families booked for 8 nights nights to come play baseball in Oakland. They closed down the lounge area and players had to be fed in the lobby, claiming there were many reports of noise. This was done through a sign and not a phone call from any manager. There was also a sign to pick up our trash, however, the common area was always cleaned after each use. There was a drug/prostitution ring broken up a day before, placing our kids in eminent danger. They knew we had an entire little league team staying here, and they were very welcoming when we booked @ $230 dollars a night. On Saturday night, we had a new night clerk that was less than accommodating and seemed like our presence bothered him. He call security on the team a couple of times. Even though the rooms are very clean and breakfast is very good, the clerks are lacking customer service and people skills. Again, we had to feed our boys in the lobby, after all chairs in the common area were put away. I will never stay here again, nor do I recommend omit for large groups. Welcome to Oakland!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dave C wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here for the first time a few days ago. There are few hotels that exceed expectations and this is one of them. The rooms are unbelievable, the views of the bay from the rear are spectacular and the location is great. Their breakfast is very nice and the area is very well set up. The girl that handles the breakfast is very friendly and efficient. Since then I’ve been back twice and had the same experience each time. From now on, this will be my first choice in Oakland.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Yasmin D wrote a review Jun 2022
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What an incredible and peaceful place to stay. We got off an angry grid-locked freeway and rolled right into the parking lot. We checked in and got a water view room with a balcony. Immediately all of our stress melted away and all was ok after that. We sat and enjoyed the peaceful bay view with the Coast Guard Island on the other side. Ducks paddle by, geese hang around on the lawn. We didn't imagine this could be possible right next to a busy freeway. And everyone on staff was incredibly kind and helpful, from Anahi at the front to the housekeepers. AAAAAA++++++
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Date of stay: April 2022
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jmurillo2019 wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife and I stayed at the best Western and we enjoyed every minute of it rooms were very clean establishment was up-to-date with their decor the staff was very informative and friendly staff went out of their way to cater to our needs I highly recommend this place and I would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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abrad623 wrote a review May 2022
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Front desk was polite and helpful. The bathroom was amazing and size of the king suite was great. Breakfast was good however not enough seating for everyone. Also, the pool and bar/restaurant is at the hotel next door but it was nice service as well.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Galeda wrote a review May 2022
Kansas City, Missouri321 contributions159 helpful votes
I am a Best Western Rewards member, and our stay at the Bayside Hotel in Oakland is one of the many reasons why. My brother drove my sister and I down from Eureka, CA, to catch our plane in Oakland; I booked a night at the Bayside as it was close to the airport and my sister and I were flying out early. Because my brother has a service dog, I asked for a first-floor room, near an exit door, so as not to inconvenience other guests (since they don't normally accept pets). WOW!! We ended up with a king-size bed, bay view, and a patio door that opened out directly to the greenspace just in back of the hotel!! It was a MARVELOUS room, very spacious and plenty of room for the three of us to spread out and relax before my sister and I had to go to the airport. My brother said the complimentary breakfast the next morning was yummy, and the wi-fi access (so necessary for his business) was fast and easy. He even used the in-house gym room! Many, MANY thanks to Jay and Faye at the front desk: Jay, for answering my questions about service animals, and for giving us tips on where to pick up a quick dinner before the airport; Faye, for checking us in and being so sweet about accommodating my brother's service dog. There are so many options for lodging on the road, and what keeps us coming back to Best Western are the quality of the rooms, the amenities offered, and--most of all, and most important--the FABULOUS people who staff the hotels. Everyone, from reservations to check-out, is committed to our having a marvelous stay, and because of their efforts, we have a great time! Thank you all so much!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Bayview rooms are WONDERFUL! The first floor patios are immediately adjacent to the greenspace...
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Dale N wrote a review May 2022
Reno, Nevada8 contributions
Very easy to get to although the closed off an entrance/exit. I asked for a later checkout of noon & was denied. They said that they a peak occupancy and a later check out was not possible. Although a later check out is available for additional charge.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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njboxer wrote a review Apr 2022
NJ38 contributions29 helpful votes
This is a no-frills hotel that has an exceptional staff and is maintained beautifully. Clearly, those who work here take great pride and it shows. However, travelers should know-it is next to a freeway and there is almost nothing around it within walking distance. The pictures are deceptive-it backs onto an estuary of the bay that is garbage laden and has little to recommend it. The strongest feature of this hotel is the truly great staff who make your stay very comfortable. If location does not matter, this hotel is a terrific value.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$197 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cote West (0.6 miles), Union Point Park (0.6 miles), and Lafayette Square Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub, Brotzeit Lokal, and Chai Thai Noodles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jack London's Cabin (1.6 miles), Chapel of the Chimes Oakland (3.2 miles), and Camron-Stanford House (1.4 miles).