After checking out of the Clarion Inn Downtown because my car had been vandalized in their parking lot, I checked in here.
This time my room had a mini-fridge, so I felt like it was a step up. The internet in the hotel only works in the front half of the hotel, so I had to switch rooms in order to have internet.
The "business center" charges for using the computer and the printer - boarding passes are free. I needed to print out a BART parking permit, paid $3 for use of the business center and still couldn't get the permit printed. Fortunately, the desk clerk took pity on me and printed it for me at no additional charge.
The breakfast is the usual for this chain - pretty dismal, but there are several fast food chains in the area as an option.
The hot tub was out of order and the pool was unheated.
There was quite a bit of traffic noise and truckers like to park on the street. If you want to use internet, you have to be on the noisy/street side or you can opt for no internet and be in the back of the hotel which is nice and quiet.
Ice machines on every other level, so it is a bit of a walk to get ice.
Parking is free, which was nice after paying to park in the lot where my car was vandalized. I drove to the San Leandro BART station, paid $4 for the BART parking permit (I could have risked it and only paid $1 for the parking) and used BART as my launching pad to get to my work. The San Leandro BART station is about a ten minute drive from the hotel.
My room was clean and the shower worked fine.
This is in an industrial area, so you get to avoid the homeless and criminal element you see in the downtown area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn - Oakland is a boutique hotel that delivers unique service, first-class amenities, stylish and well-appointed rooms/suites, free breakfast and internet and a central Bay Area location near Oakland Airport, Network Coliseum and. Beautiful city of San Francisco just 17 miles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Oakland Hotel Oakland
- Oakland Quality Inn