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“Good for a conference” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oakland Marriott City Center

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Oakland Marriott City Center
Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good for a conference”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Was here for a conference recently. The staff was friendly. Breakfast at hotel restaurant was $28 for eggs, bacon, and tea. Currently there is one elevator not functioning. On busy mornings we had to wait more than 10 minutes to get on, then had to stop on most every floor on the way down. Proximity to BART, restaurants and bars is good. At night there were hotel staff manning every door, presumably because of previous problems with riff raff.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Folsom, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is located in the heart of Oakland. It is quite pricey compared to its more affordable counterpart Marriott courtyard which is just a stone throw's away from here. Rooms are quite small.
But the staff are quite good. They are helpful and easily give you what you need.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Goleta
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The rooms are nicely decorated and the views are fantastic. The meeting areas have nice seating areas outside the meeting rooms which foster networking. I particularly liked the large comfortable upholstered chairs withe the swivel table. The table made it easy to have a drink and sit back and relax.

The hotel staff were outstanding, in particular the Bell Service when dealing with bags or getting a taxi.

You literally walk out the front door to the BART Station. This was the easiest was the easiest and cheapest way to either Oakland or SFO. There is and elevator so you don't have to tackle the escalator with bags.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DMcClureDVM
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Oakland, Ca
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I've stayed here a couple of times due to the proximity and it's always pretty consistent. The rooms are clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is downtown Oakland, so in terms of scenery, it can be quite eclectic. That being said, it's right next to a BART station, so the location is great in terms of ease of access. The rooms are small but if you have ever stayed in a hotel in San Francisco, you would think these are suites. No complaints. Would definitely stay here again if I needed to, but wouldn't go out of my way. Food is slightly better than decent. Bar is good. In terms of price, drinks and food are overpriced but that's pretty standard.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Filonia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is great if you have a conference or convention scheduled there but the rooms are rather smallish and this is a no-thrill hotel. It is nice that you do not have to leave the hotel for the convention center, this is the biggest plus.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Stockton, California
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The room was comfortable, and modern with a great view of the Oakland hills. The hotel staff was gracious and seemed to be always ready to help with a smile. The food we were served was also excellent with good variety.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Squirrelly975
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

This property is everything you would expect from a Marriott - fully attendant staff from Bell service, gift shop, to restaurant. There is always a helpful employee in eyesight. Special thanks to James for serving another fabulous round of Salmon tacos and good wine. Impeccable service, ask for him is a must. Great views of mountains and/or Golgen Gate bridge. Furnishings are current and very comfortable including the desk chair! The concierge lounge is comfortable but the serving area can get a little cramped - the layout could be modified better using the same square footage. All in all - when I'm in Oakland this is where I'll stay.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank USA62GO
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Additional Information about Oakland Marriott City Center

Property: Oakland Marriott City Center
Address: 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4019
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Oakland
#9 Business Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oakland Marriott City Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 489
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oakland Marriott City Center offers commanding views of Lake Merritt, Berkeley Marina, the bay and skyline of San Francisco, and both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. Centrally located the hotel is convenient to all Bay Area attractions including Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, the East Bay and Berkeley. Downtown San Francisco is just 12 minutes via the local subway system (BART). Additional parking fees: Valet: $40 Self-Parking $35 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marriott Oakland City Hotel Oakland
Oakland Marriott

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