We have stayed at the Hawthorn Suites in Alameda many times during the past 7 or 8 years, and thought it just couldn't get better, but every time we visit, we find something else to make us grateful for what we have come to regard as our "home away from home." Because of our many personal and professional ties to the Bay Area, we find it necessary to travel here often, and the Hawthorn Suites makes it so easy for us. It is the most convenient area we could find;we can be in San Francisco in 15 minutes or in Walnut Creek in one-half hour. Moreover, Alameda itself is such an interesting place, like a small town within a big city. There are many interesting sights to see here and too many good restaurants (We especially recommend Speisekammer and Gold Coast Grill). But the hotel itself is the main draw for us. The rooms are thoughtfully designed and well-appointed. Each room has a small kitchenette which we find very helpful for our extended stay visits. And it seems to us that the owners are always making improvements to the hotel, both interior and exterior. We heard, for instance, that new furniture is on the way soon, and frankly, we are wondering why because we think the present furnishings look pretty good.The rooms, and in fact, the entire hotel is consistently super clean and neat, too, which is one of the most important factors for us, and the beds are SO comfortable--we wish we could have one of these mattresses in our own home. The breakfast offerings are exceptional for an American hotel in this price range. There are various warm dishes--eggs, potatoes, waffles, pancakes--as well as assorted cereals, pastries, juices, etc., as well as Starbucks coffee. In addition, a full complimentary dinner is served every Wednesday night, and we find that to be very good, too. Perhaps the one factor that is most exceptional here, though, is the wonderful staff. There seems to be very little turnover in staff here (The owner must be doing something right here), so we have come to know many of the employees well, and we really look forward to seeing them. They are so friendly and accommodating, and so smart;they often seem to anticipate our needs and/or requests. The new manager, Terri, is the latest addition to the staff, and it seems to us that things run even more smoothly now that she's here. All of the reception personnel are so great, though--Selma, Sarah, Ana, and Tina, especially--so efficient and professional, as well as kind and responsive. We also appreciate the Cleaning and Maintenance staff, especially Jessica and Javier, but all the others, too. It seems to us that the owner must feel very satisfied with what he has accomplished here, and we would say, pretty lucky, too. Of course, we also feel lucky to be able to depend on this truly exceptional refuge by the bay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham located in the beautiful city of Alameda, just a mile from downtown Oakland, was newly built in 2003 and renovated in 2011. The hotel offers superior amenities and great customer service in addition to studio suites with a King or two Queen beds, some with sofa sleepers. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet includes eggs, potatoes, meat, pancakes, juices, fruits, yogurt, hot and cold cereal, Starbucks coffee and a variety of teas. Parking and T1 reliable wifi are free and there are several nice restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Bus and train connections are conveniently located nearby to San Francisco and other destinations and attractions in the Bay Area. Come and stay at our hotel to experience superior hospitality from a dedicated staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Alameda Hotel Alameda
- Hawthorn Suites Alameda
- Alameda Hawthorn Suites