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Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
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“A "home" in paradise... While away from home!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel every 3 weeks for 2 nights each stay, since August of 2012. We tried several other Hilton Hotels in the San Francisco- Oakland area- This is by FAR the place to stay!

The location is great no matter what direction you are going- easy on and off the freeway. Being next to the bay is wonderful- even a city side room. There's a boardwalk with benches and little private areas along the water. It's clean, and the guests AND the staff are friendly- but better still... They are HAPPY- not just being nice to you because it's their job:-) a Huge plus. It's relaxed. The breakfast is good , with several choices.

We have stayed here enough that there have occasionally been issues or problems... The best part is they acknowledge them, fix them and make sure you are happy and comfortable.

This hotel has the "BEST" front desk staff We have ever encountered! No question about it!! And they are empowered to deal with issues :-) and they do.

There is one very special front desk person... Her name is Ron- if you are so lucky as to check in when she's there you will agree- she's fabulous! She makes you feel "special". We come from Northern CA every 3 weeks because my husband has cancer and is in a clinical trial- after a VERY long trip and infusion all the next day- we come back here to little things she has done for us that just melts away the stress. If she were to go to a different hotel to work ... We would have to follow her :-) as much as we love this hotel!

You can't go wrong here, unless you aren't possible to please:-) they have everything you could ever want! We highly recommend Homewood Suites at the Oakland Waterfront!!

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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.


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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed here on a recent visit to Oakland. The room was clean, and the view of the harbor was lovely. They serve a great breakfast, which you can eat outside when the weather permits. Staff is friendly. Met all my needs.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the harbor. I believe this is the odd numbers.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent three nights at this property. Front desk staff very helpful and friendly. Daily breakfast was well prepared and delicious. The property is slightly removed from other restaurants and clubs, but there is a shuttle that runs weekdays, that will get you where you would like to go.

Room Tip: The queen room was roomy and comfortable. Ask for a room on the water side as the street side can b...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Friendly staff, free food is better then your average hotel's free food and first rate service. It located within easy driving distance to Jack London Square, Downtown Oakland and Alameda. Short jaunt to Lake Merritt park and the BART. A very relaxing place for a business traveler to come back too after work.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra and get a room on the waterfront side. The views is absolutely worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

From the time I arrived I was greeted by the professional, and friendly staff. They have stepped up to the palte beyond my expectations. They service and availablitiy of staff member to answer questions or to assiti with knowledgeable information, has helped my stay here feel like family.

Access to and from the hotel is easier than I expected. The room is spacious, comfortable and the view of the bay is really is a pleasant and beautiful.

I would like to extend a special thank you to my new friends Connie, Courtney, Carlos and Olivia-who handles the free meals Monday thru Thursday,
The additional staff and housekeeping all professional and wonderful people

Thank tou all. My three months here has been made easier with such a dynamic and friendly staff. If i travel back,i will most certainly stay here again.

Thank you

Room Tip: For the Value stay on the second or third floor with the view of the bay..
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon
Darcella Wright
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I'm so happy we found this place. We had a one room studio. It was large. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful. Mrs. Nora Lat, the manager, went out of her way to make our stay so nice. We also enjoyed walking along the waterfront outside.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We are very pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our hotel. We strive high to make our guest happy and provide the best service possible. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon

Darcella Wright
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

My husband and I live in Florida but are in Oakland for a lengthy period of time. We needed a "home away frorm home" so to speak. Homewood Suites has really stepped up to the plate. They stole our hearts from the beginning. We had been staying at another Hilton...in Berkely Marina and were told after staying there for 3 months that they didn't room for our reservation for a upcoming week and we would have to move hotels.
Their nonsense lead us to Homewood Suites Oakland Waterfront. The location is convenient to shopping (Jack London Square), travel (interstate access), Airport (Oakland Metropolitan) and offers free shuttle within a couple miles of hotel property. They offer free dinner and drinks on property Monday thru Thursday, a hot breakfast in the mornings, laundry services including "do it yourself" machines on the 2nd floor. There is also a exercise room which is equipped with cardio equipment and TV's. etc. So just think of it like this...you are fed breakfast and dinner Monday thru Thursday...all included in your stay. That is a deal! What is most important is that the customer service is AMAZING. We will be staying here till November of this year. It don't pay for us to rent a house when we are treated so well here in the hotel and have many amenities. Homewood Suites Oakland WATERFRONT also has a pool and Jacuzzi that are both heated. The pool area is nicely set up...with two gas grills that are available for the residents of the hotel. There are also chairs and lounge seats around the pool. THE POOL OPENS APRIL. There is also a mini store with snacks and necessities on the first floor by the front desk. Again, this place is amazing..EATING...there is a EXCELLENT sea food restraint called the The Lighthouse..or something like that...that offers water front dining. Their food was great, with very personable customer service. The view was to die for. There is also a Starbucks and a Quiznos within walking distance of hotel, right next door. :) Starbucks opens at 5 am :) Both offer outside waterfront seating. :)
OUR SUITE....well it is amazing as well. We started out on the "city side" and our suite was very suitable. We had no complaints at all. The NOISE was not a factor. With TV on and windows shut it was the same as with the TV off. This room gives you a different perspective on "traffic!" Our suite had a refrigerator, coffee maker, stove top with two burners and a microwave and dishwasher. Very effective and efficient and all in great working shape. We have now switched over to a suite on the waterfront. Suite is great as well offering great views of the harbor. Across the water is the US Coast Guard. The grounds are very well maintained so when you are out on your balcony, you get a picture perfect view of the beautiful grounds here at Homewood Suites Oakland. A very nice find. A gem in the sand. Very greatful for everyone here at the front desk to the housekeeping crew. I have a feeling I will have many special friends for life here in Oakland. Maybe I should apply for a job since I will be indefinitely. :) Please consider this property when coming to the Bay area. Our lease, well we are paid up thru May1 and are going month to month. This is our home away from home.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We enjoy having you and your husband stay with us. We like to hear that feel like you are at home, that means we are providing the service you deserve. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we try hard to make all of our guests have a rewarding experience at the Homewood Suites Oakland. Welcome to the family..

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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
Address: 1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5122
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Oakland
#4 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#4 Family Hotel in Oakland
#5 Green Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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