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“Newly Updated Rooms Made for a Fresh Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Oakland Downtown

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Courtyard Oakland Downtown
Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
Blainville, Canada
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Newly Updated Rooms Made for a Fresh Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed at this hotel in October 2012, 1 night only for business. I was pleasantly surprised to see a newly updated room with a nice, modern look and feel. Location was good, right in downtown Oakland, across the street from the full service Marriott but a lot less expensive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Dickinson, North Dakota
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

nice hotel, clean, very helpful and friendly people. Their mission is to keep you comfortable and safe. They will let you know what is safe and what is not. The BART station is about 1.5 blocks away, doable with a suitcase from the airport, but I wouldn't do it too late at night. Weekends the "street people" roam the streets more than on the weekdays. disadvantage of the hotel is that it is away from San Francisco. BART is a pretty good way to get around but stay off the Richmond train. Stick to Pittsburgh, Bay point. We did not have any bad experiences on that train. Would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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152 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Front desk very friendly and helpful, great location one block from BART, very clean room. Room does not have a safe but the bed was very comfortable. Restaurant had a very good breakfast buffet. A nice, always reliable Marriott experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank bisonburger
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

We were allocated a room on the 20th floor which had fantastic views over San Francisco Bay. Staff were very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for a great few days and we would definitely come back in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank dotwud
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I have stayed at this Courtyard several times over the past few years on my annual visit to friends in Livermore. Love the location, good for Chinatown, the California Museum, Lake Merritt, various very good restaurants in the area and BART is a block away. This year, unfortunately, it is booked up for the dates I need and I'll have to stay elsewhere. Very disappointing, esp. when I'm booking weeks in advance. Oh, well....

Room Tip: Good restaurants all around hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank karenrose314
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California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have stayed here numerous time and seem to have issues with this property. So on my last stay (9/23-24) it was issues with the "HOT" water it took for ever to get hot and when it did it wasn't real hot but that wasn't my main concern. My GF valet her car at 5am and when she valet she asked how much the cost would be and the gentleman told her $14 but at checkout they wrote $17 after complaining to the front desk, the lady at the front desk then called for a manager and another worker said "whats the problem"? and she responded that we didn't want to pay for the parking. At no time did I say I didn't want to pay for parking, the issue was the change in pricing than what was quoted. The manager came up and really didn't care, they made a big deal over $3. So I would reccomend that you make sure you verify parking fee before giving your car to Valet. For a $220 a night stay and being a Marriott Elite rewards member I didn't see the proper customer service also if you ever get the jacuzzi room check the jacuzzi immediately on a previous stay it didn't work and I didn't know til after a couple of check in.

Otherwise this is a nice Courtyard, very clean and fresh smelling.

Room Tip: Try to stay away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jr876
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were in need and the hotel came through. The prices allowed my stressed out friends to enjoy a great weekend with my wife and me. I loved the value and got the same service that I would have gotten from a five star.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jeffkukral
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Property: Courtyard Oakland Downtown
Address: 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Oakland Downtown Hotel Oakland
Oakland Courtyard
Oakland Marriott

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