I used to live in Alameda so I am very familiar with the neighborhood. That is probably key to my approval of this Rodeway Inn because someone new to the area would have every reason to think twice when they see the place. I moved there in 1990 and I don’t recall the hotel ever looking any better (or worse, for that matter) regardless of owner or brand affiliation. Meanwhile Alameda has gone for a generally middle-class community to one that is white collar, techie middle class town with Target and Trader Joe’s.
While most people who stay at the motel probably have a car, it is a quick bus trip to downtown Oakland and the BART subway system. (It is possible to walk the tunnel between Alameda and Oakland. It’s not that far and there’s a sidewalk. You just have to deal with the car exhaust.) There’s also a commuter ferry to downtown San Francisco.
The guest room was fine – very clean. It was just oddly decorated. Someone did a nice job of coordinating the drapes, carpet and wall treatment but the bed linen was completely different. I have a feeling this is the doing of a clueless male who notices nothing. The mis-match visual makes everything look tacky.
This is the only Rodeway Inn I’ve stayed in but I’d guess the “breakfast” is brand-standard: cereal, oatmeal, toast, packaged pastries, juice, coffee. (Nothing heated.) The breakfast is in room 104.
The wifi worked fine.
There was a refrig and microwave plus coffee/tea service in the room.
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