We had booked rooms at the Marriott City Center, Oakland.
However, before driving north from Los Angeles, we called to confirm -- no rooms at the City Center. Someone ( the telephone service person said, "the computer" ) botched the reservation. The operator rebooked us at the Courtyard.
We arrived at midnight. Valet wanted to park our car. No. We could not allow anyone access to the cameras and equipment in the car. They told us no self-parking. We argued that until they allowed us to park our car -- and equipment -- in the structure.
Checked in, very helpful on-site staff. All basics required in hotels and motels. Bed, toilet, shower, TV. Room service? We did not order a 1am meal, we did not try the jacuzzi or weight room, we slept.
And made the 7am set-up to video a corporate meeting. At noon, when the corporate directors broke for lunch, we checked out of the Courtyard and moved the car to the Marriott City Center.
Always confirm and reconfirm reservations.
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