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“Four Wonderful Days by the Bay”

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
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“Four Wonderful Days by the Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at this hotel in Oakland. It was conveniently to San Francisco, Yosemite Park, and many other places. Beautifully appointed rooms and excellent service made for a very pleasant experience. I would definitely stay here again when in the area. The best hotel of our trip. If you want a hotel that combines all the finer elements of travel at a great price, this hotel is for you. The staff, especially Cameron, made our trip memorable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed here for one night after hiking for 10 days in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras, so this was luxury. We especially liked the soaking tub. The room is large and the bathroom is very spacious and well appointed. We had a room with a view of the bay, although I think most of the rooms have that same view, on the top floor. We heard no noise from the adjacent highway. The staff was particularly helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have stayed at the Best Western Bayside in Oakland on a number of business trips and have always enjoyed our stay. The location on the Oakland estuary is very relaxing. It is convenient to the downtown area of Oakland.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great hotel, close to transportation. Staff is courteous and very helpful. Would stay here again. Loved watching the geese and boaters on the estuary. Get a room on water side. Close to restaurants in Jack London Square and ferry to San Francisco

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hayward, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I really like this hotel.
Free shuttle to Jack London Square on weekends. Shuttle to Airport etc.
Walking distance to Captain Quinns. Pub/bar/restaurant.
Nice location, convenient, wonderful rooms and a view.
Some freeway noise at the end of the building (but a better view!)
Breakfast is nice. Good selection and lots of extras.
Recently remodeled. Comfortable and Clean. Excellent bathrooms.
View of Coast Guard Island.

Room Tip: Pay for a room on the water (its worth it!)
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Green Features: Recycling in room. Signage about water conservation and unwanted cleaning of towels sheets etc.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our first trip to San Francisco. Great TA reviews and the attractive rate for retired military convinced us to book here for our 4-day stay. And the reviewers were right! We were so pleased with the entire experience, and had a relaxing stay after long, busy days in the city.

The lobby is elegant and our 2nd-floor corner room with balcony overlooking the Estuary was beautifully appointed, immaculate, and very quiet. The size and decor of our room were outstanding, and everything was extremely clean. We appreciated the upscale touches such as blue glass mugs and coffee/tea selections in the room, as well as robes and slippers in the closet.

Cameron was working the front desk when we checked in, and then again a few days later. He welcomed us and explained the free shuttle to Jack London Square, and gave us the ferry schedule. We told him our plans and when we needed to be at Fisherman's Wharf for various reservations, and he helped us reserve places on the hotel's shuttle for the best ferry departures. A few evenings later he was working again when we came in from our day's adventures, and he asked how our Alcatraz tour and Segway adventure had gone. Cameron is an asset to this hotel.

We did take the hotel shuttle to and from the ferry two days, but on the third day we decided to leave at a time when the shuttle was already booked, so we drove the 2 miles to Jack London Square and parked in the garage. Take the ticket with you to the ferry, where you can validate it for 12 hours of free parking. Turns out that when we came back that evening, 20 other guests had called for the shuttle at that same time, so we would have waited a long time to get back to the hotel if we had not taken our own car.

Highly recommend this hotel, and we look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Waterfront room on left side is quiet and away from freeway noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I recently stayed at this Best Western. I was very impressed. The hotel is clean and well maintained. There is free coffee in the lobby. There is a free breakfast in the morning. The internet connection is free, fast, and consistent.

The rooms are large. Many have balconies with chairs. There is a sidewalk and pier right on the water.

For those that don't have cars, they offer a free shuttle to BART, Amtrak, and the Oakland airport.

It is a safe area of Oakland.

I will stay here again when I come to Oakland.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the water. Good view and less freeway noise.
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Green Features: Said they were a "Green" hotel. Offered recycling.
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel
Address: 1717 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5223
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel's stunning views and rooms overlooking Oakland's estuary. We are 100% non-smoking and Eco-Friendly. Our rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged for a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are extravagantly designed with a glass enclosed shower separated from a soaking tub and private water closet. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator & in-room safe. ... more   less 
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