Unless you have a very good reason to go to Oakland, I strongly recommend that you DON'T! And if you do have to go there, I strongly recommend that you avoid the Red Lion Hotel.
Much has been written about the Red Lion and most of it negative.
But on a positive side, the rooms are as good as you can expect from a poor quality chain. They are exactly what you would expect to get for the momey. Clean, functional and serviced. But you MUST insist on the newly decorated Tower Rooms!
And that's where it stops.
The restaurant is abysmal and the standard of the product produced (it's not food) is dreadful. Don't use it!
The Front Desk appears to be understaffed and totally unhelpful, staffed by low quality personnel who are stretched, at the best of times.
And worst of all is the location. Situated in a hostile no-mans-land, with nothing what so ever around it,you have to venture out for ANYTHING!
Having done this the only way to get back to the hotel from San Francisco if you use the BART rail system is to get the Hotel Shuttle from BART Coliseum Station.
Twice I called to get a pick-up and twice I was left stranded down there by receptionists who had forgotten to pass my message on. And at 22:00 on a dark night this is no laughing matter. It's not a safe place to be!
My advice would be..... Don't go to Oakland, and if you really have to, don't rely on The Red Lion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport! Arrive and be greeted by comfort and convenience aboard our complimentary Oakland Airport shuttle. While you're here, take advantage of our outdoor pool after a workout in our 24-hour fitness center and rest comfortably in one of 189 beautifully-appointed accommodations, including rooms with private balconies. Awake to fresh air on your very own private balcony, stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi and order room service or head down to our on-site restaurant for a delicious breakfast. Offering six flexible meeting rooms for business and social occasions, full-service catering, and state-of-the-art A/V support, Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport is a desirable choice for casually luxurious meeting venues in the Bay Area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Plaza Hotel Oakland
- Park Plaza Oakland
- Oakland Park Plaza