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“Good hotel to visit San Francisco” 4 of 5 stars
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The Washington Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607   |  
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Ranked #21 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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“Good hotel to visit San Francisco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The room was simple but ok. Bathroom looked clean. Free breakfast every morning in the lobby. The BART station is only a five minutes walk (BART to San Francisco takes about 20 minutes). There is a supermarket next to the hotel. And on Broadway there are free shuttle busses (can take you to Jack London Square Amtrak station).

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Newly refurbished historic hotel. One block from the BART. Met our needs perfectly. Friendly staff. Free breakfast Ok but we like to eat out. Had a suite at a great rate. A bargain in the Bay Area. Across from Convention Center so convenient if you have a meeting there.

Room Tip: We were on 2 nd floor and heard some noise from restaurant/ bar but not bad. Would still stay on 2nd...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kendra H
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Hesitated on booking after reading inconsistent reviews, but our accommodations and experience were terrific. We stayed during the week, and it was nice and quiet. Got the 2 room king suite on the 4th floor for $141/night, that's including tax! Additional $15/day for parking at the convention center. Great location - 2 blocks to BART. Downside - TV's are ancient, furniture mismatched, but I'd far prefer an affordable gem like this than twice the price at the Marriott across the street. I hope they keep it just like it is - unique and great price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Washington Inn is located in Old Town Oakland. It is right off the BART line on 12th St. Excellent dining options, including several small ethnic restaurants, are close by on Clay Street. The free continental breakfast provided was also nice. My room was extremely clean. It had a good view of Old Town architecture. The service was good and everyone there was friendly. I enjoyed the experience!

Room Tip: Room 409 was airy and had a great view of old town.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Staying in Oakland on business and I selected this hotel because from the website and the description on Hotels.com, this looked like a relatively nice place. There is a 'vintage' feel to this hotel but I would NOT call it charming or a "luxury boutique hotel" as it is self described. I actually would NOT use the words luxury or boutique. The room is generally clean but the threadbare sheets and blankets left much to be desired. For example, my "queen bed", which was actually a full bed, had what I assumed was a down comforter, except the comforter had been so overused that it looked like just a sheet. The television looks like the first model ever created, which really is not such a big deal, but the reception was awful and I could not get a clear picture. The staff I encountered was nice enough and accommodating but this place was definitely NOT worth the $138 I am paying a night. Needless to say if you are looking for something that is a couple of steps above a motel, stay here, but if you are hoping to come back and relax in comfort after long travel and meetings, DO NOT stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Sonora, California
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285 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

First, why stay here? Location and economy without sacrificing too much quality. We were here to see Bryan Ferry perform at the Fox Theatre (wow! see my review) and eat at Duende (wow! see my review) with some friends.

This hotel feels like a landmark. Old style with lots of wood, high ceiling, an old mahogany bar and a stained-glass skylight make you feel you've stepped back 75 years. Similar feelings as you head up the elevator (some wrought iron) and into your room (clanky air conditioner though made me feel like it hadn't been repaired for years).

This is still a restoration in progress it feels. Bar seems a little underwhelming and front desk seems at odds serivce-wise and decor-wise with rest of hotel.

It sits across from the Oakland convention center where if you have a car you will park it there for $15 (via hotel). Do not park on street, too many signs of broken windows.

The night we stayed was a Monday - no convention in town and no late nite music from nearby pub, no late night scene at the hotel bar. As a result we had a quiet, easy stay. My mind wondered what it might be like on a weekend or with a bunch of conventioneers in town -- might have gotten a little too crazy given its proximity to convention center, late nite spots, etc. May also be why we got a $100/night room too.

But if you're in town for a mid-week concert at the Fox or want to try some of Oaklands hot restaurants, this is a good choice to me.

Room Tip: Probably a room facing 10th street.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My typing may seem shaky due to the rock band playing at the pub across the parking lot. So loud in fact, I can barely hear my television (no exaggeration). It is midnight and they just stopped. Room is very average, hotel staff friendly enough but elevator and the rest is pretty sketchy. The Marriott is across the street for $30. per night more. We are moving tomorrow despite pre-paying for this room

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Property: The Washington Inn
Address: 495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Washington Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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