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“Pleasantly surprised” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Oakland Downtown

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Courtyard Oakland Downtown
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay at the Courtyard Oakland mainly because we could use Reward Points. However, we were pleased with this clean, quiet hotel. The queen beds in our room were very comfortable. WiFi was free and easy to use. The neighborhood was a pleasant surprise. It was fun exploring nearby Chinatown. I wished I'd had more time to spend in Old Oakland, which is very attractive with a fun Farmers' Market on Friday mornings. The free shuttle up and down Broadway makes it easy to get to Jack London Square and the ferry to San Francisco. We'd definitely return to this Courtyard.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Some family members and I stayed at this hotel while attending a family member's wedding in Benicia. Very nicely decorated and clean hotel. My room was large, with a very comfortable bed and siting area. I felted safe while staying at this quiet hotel in the downtown area of Oakland. It is a few short blocks from Jack London Square and Freeways connecting to San Francisco and Berkeley. I enjoyed my room which faced the busy China Town's Farmers Market. There is no parking garage available at this location for self-parking but there is a very good valet service. Just a call to the front desk and your car will be waiting at the front entrance of the hotel. This hotel had a friendly staff and served a good breakfast brunch. I would stay at this location again if in the Bay Area again and I also recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank 4Starforme
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U.S.A.
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Our son lives in Oakland, so when visiting we stay here. The rooms are large and comfortable, the desk staff helpful, beds good. It irks me to pay so much for parking, but - it's a city! The location is great: right at the border of Chinatown and Old Oakland - lots of great places to eat! It's also about 1 1/2 blocks away from the BART, and within walking distance of Jack London Square (about 8 blocks). There is also a Smart & Final across the street for snacks or wine (Courtyard "pantry" prices are silly!!!!), a couple of big drugstores a few blocks away, and Starbucks on the next block. The room has only one ethernet cable for laptop (free internet), but multiple plugs (two on the desk, one on each of three lamps) for charging your many electronics.

Room Tip: If some street noise will bother you, ask for a room overlooking the pool & parking lot rather t...
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Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank BarbinSoCal
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Trinidad, West Indies
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Stayed here for a wedding and it was convenient to everything. On the edge of Chinatown, Jack London Square - near to Bart. There are good restaurants around to explore. The area was quieter than expected but I guess that could be viewed as a positive. Valet is reasonable but be careful around the noon checkout time it can get very hectic!
Rooms are great - recently renovated, big bathrooms and really comfy beds.
Very helpful front desk.
Last tip - if you need to order food for delivery avoid Le Tasty Chinese like the plague!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank clambe
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Taunusstein, Germany
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A solid Marriott property in a nice location adjacent to Chinatown and Jack London Square. Rooms are exceptional, breakfast good and staff good also.

Room Tip: Select an inside room to avoid road noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank wrmdispatcher
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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Perhaps the hotel gods were not on my side, but I had heard about possibilities that didn't come to fruition at the Marriott on a recent stay. First, weary after a long travel period, I had looked forward to a long, hot soak in the hotel's hot tub. On that particular night, the hot tub was closed for repair. The on-site restaurant is in service only for breakfast, so unexpectedly I was forced to go elsewhere for nourishment.

Plan B: I followed several others across the street to catch a few Asian specialties from the locals, and was able to find fresh lychee nuts (not really nuts) which reportedly have great health benefits for women. After learning about a newer, clean vegetarian restaurant a few blocks away, had a lovely dinner and returned before sunset. The area itself is safe, but wandering a few blocks in any direction at night is not recommended. A free bus that makes a loop to Jack London Square (with more culinary options) stops in front of the hotel.

The rooms are beyond what I expected: two beds with a seating/office area. The bathrooms have good quality amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soaps) and are clean enough for a tub soak (although I carry my own sanitation wipes and utilize them everywhere I travel).

The beds were quite comfy for channel surfing before settling in for a much needed long nap. If I had more energy I could have taken advantage of the free internet (one station only) and on-site laundry facilities.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Lafemmegiselle
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Ny
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111 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I. Was very pleased with this hotel. The front desk people were extraordinarily helpful and even had a fridge and microwave ssnt to my room upon request. The gym here is small but guests can use the larger one at the marriott city center across the street. There is free coffee in the lobby beginning at 5am. The hotel is urban so one does hear trAffic noise. It is also withon a half mile of jack london square and its great views and resturants and a couple of. Blocks from the bustling restAurants and outdoor promenade of city center.

Room Tip: If you cant abide city noise ask for a room in the back
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank barndoors
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Property: Courtyard Oakland Downtown
Address: 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4064
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Oakland Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Downtown Oakland hotel is nestled between the Old Oakland Historic District and Chinatown just one block from the BART subway to San Francisco. Get to Union Square in San Francisco in just a 12-minute ride. Guests enjoy free internet, spacious rooms, an outdoor heated pool, an onsite fitness center, and an onsite restaurant. The Courtyard Oakland Downtown is perfect for business or leisure travelers and is nearby attractions such as Jack London Square. Additional fees: Self-Parking: 40 USD Valet: 30 USD ... more   less 
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