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Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A good alternative to overpriced hotel downtown SF”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

I stayed 2 nights in this comfortable, clean and modern hotel. The room are not so big but you have all that you need to have a pleasant stay with a good range of price.It's quiet and clean. The underground transportation is only 2 blocks from the hotel and bring you downtown SF in less than 15mns. It is better than a dirty hotel with the double of the price and bedbugs in dowtown San Francisco. Do not hesitate to book here even if you have to take transportation to go there, it's worth.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

We recently took our grandson (14) to show him San Francisco. Usually we fly into Oakland and stay in San Francisco, but this time, as the hotel prices have gone up and up, we decided to give Oakland a try. Couldn't have been happier! The hotel is super clean and well maintained, and although the room was not large, it was adequate, and had a nice updated bathroom. Chauncy and the rest of the front desk staff were friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations. The restaurant next door is excellent. We had dinner there one evening and made it a point to stop in for lunch before going back to the airport. Getting into San Francisco was a breeze, as the BART station is a block away and in 15 minutes you're there. Definitly would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

I made reservations on Hotwire for my two senior aunts who came in from back east. The day they checked in I called the Hotel to see if they made it in ok and if their were any issues. The night attendent wouldnt confirm they checked in nor would he acknowlegde a reservation had even been made, having given him the confirmation number. this upset me to no end. After I drove the 50 miles roundtrip to the hotel he tells me theyve checked in. Why couldnt he not of told me this over the phone? Well the next day I called to check on my family and found the beds and room were too small. the lady who worked the front desk her name is Chauncey bent over backwards to make my family comfortable. I'm truly grateful for all her help. This was not an easy trip for my Aunts being that they came to bury their sister. Chauncey has made this review a 4 star based on her profesionlism and her coustomer service, its rare now a days that you get any of it.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed July 30, 2011

There are no free parkings, but a paid parking lot is available next to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Had a great experience at this hotel, was not bothered could easily go in and out. Very close to the BART station so while i had to commute every morning to SF it only took 15 minutes. Chauncy was very friendly and an excellent host, made me feel welcome everyday despite being here a number of nights. Would definitely return here again!

Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Chino Hills, California
1 review
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Hotel was close to BART station, so it was great for travelling into SF. Rooms were small compared to hotels in general, but they were clean and up to date. We have quiet rooms, which made sleeping at night very pleasant. At the front desk, Chauncy was very helpful in storing our luggage as we arrived before our check-in time. She also went above and beyond her duty by helping us in other ways even when we didn't ask.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Mount Vernon, Washington
1 review
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

At first glance the Clarion Hotel in downtown Oakland is not much to look at. But for my recent business stay it was clean, quiet, safe and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. When we first went in we told the manager we were a little nervous, he let us see our rooms and explained their after hour safety precautions, etc. After this we stayed and it turned out very satisfactory. The only down sides of the property are that the rooms are small and the elevator is slow. But the price was much better than other hotels in the area. The restaurant next door has wonderful food. Not all rooms have a nice view, but mine on the 7th floor was pretty good. I will stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland
Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612-2636
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, BART Station, 8 miles from the Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum, City Hall, Federal Building, Alameda County Court House. 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (Take Bart from Airport to Hotel). Take Bart from Hotel to San Francisco.We have added parking, overnight rate $15. ... more   less 
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