If you haven't clued in yet, I will only be writing about my exceptionally excellent experience while staying at the Executive Inn & Suites, Oakland, CA. So if you're still interested, read on!
I stayed with Executive Inn & Suites (EIS) because it was part of an air and hotel package through Allegiant Air. I have to admit that I thought this place would be a not-so-good motel or inn, however with the exceptional reviews through tripadvisor, I was convinced it couldn't be that bad, as well, Quality Inn, Motel 6 and Best Western are close in proximity, so the location must be ok.....haven't regretted it!
Since this was our 1st family trip with a baby I emailed EIS to inquire and confirm the following:
A) the room had a fridge and microwave (great for baby milk and solid storage!)
B) baby crib, this was on a first come basis, so we lucked out and got it!
HOTEL PERK: they have a free shuttle pick up from OAKLAND airport to EIS, so once you're off the plane and picked up your luggage, give them a call and they will let you know where they will pick u up (usually where the hotel shuttles will pick up which is right outside the hotel airport, very convenient).
FRONT DESK: friendly and knowledgeable staff!
Restaurant info, transportation info, etc.
They were in the loop with the BART strike so they helped us with information to get into San Francisco during that time. The hotel shuttle takes you to the closest BART station (Lake Meridian) or Jack London Square (the ferry).
we lucked out and got a room with a balcony facing the water, it was very calm and serene with canada geese that hang out there in the mornings, made us think we were back home in Canada!
The room was standard, a little dated but ok clean. I usually don't inspect rooms too thoroughly in case I do find anything I didn't want to see, however, this time it was pretty obvious. There were a few dry fruit loops (cereal) near the garbage can area which couldn't have been us since we had just checked in. oh well, life goes on!
They have complimentary breakfast for registered guests every morning. Standard items such as: cereals, milk, fruit, toast, bagel, English muffin, Danish pastry, make your own waffle, asst'd juice, tea, coffee, hot items vary each day, so you may possibly get: scramble eggs, egg omelet, sausage, biscuit & gravy.
They have 2 computers with printers available for hotel guests, very handy for airport check-in online.
We did laundry there, you will need $2 worth of QUARTERS for the machine, they have a dispenser for laundry soap if you forget yours and the use of the dryer was $0.50.
This may be the warmest outdoor pool that I have EVER encountered, We've only been in there in the mornings, I'm not sure if it's warm in the evening; they have a 1-3 person hot tub next to the pool.
LOCATION: If you have a car, they have free parking at the hotel, from what I read from other reviews, this is rare and a great perk since parking in San Francisco can be up to $35/day to park your car.
The hotel is a bit far from anything (near the highway), you can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade next to the water.
There is a pub/restaurant that is 5-10 minute walk; a Starbucks and a Quiznos sub 5-10 minute walk (different direction from pub/restaurant).
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here (as you can obviously read), the staff made our first trip with a baby and during the BART strike VERY enjoyable and non stressful (shuttle and all!)
I hope this review helps ease your mind booking with the Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oakland's most unique waterfront hotel located in the heart of the Bay Area. Our location provides easy access to San Francisco, Alameda, Berkeley as well as the famed Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Executive Hotel Oakland
- Executive Inn And Suite