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The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is my favorite hotel. The location is right next to the Marina in San Leandro. The rooms are clean, just the right temperature, and not too dry. The staff are incredibly nice. The hotel shuttle can take you anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel (this includes the BART station and Oakland airport). There are some great restaurants nearby. The beds are comfortable. There's a heated outdoor pool. The breakfast is good (doughnuts, waffles, fruit, cereal, bagels, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, etc).

That said, the hotel is close to the airport, so the passenger jets create a lot of noise. I was able to ignore the jet noise fairly easily. The walls of the hotel are not very thin (compared to some other places I have been too), but you can occasionally hear your neighbors. The noise has never kept me from sleeping though.

In summary, the price is great; the staff are great; the location is great; the breakfast is good; and the noise is not much of an issue, but it is something to be aware of.

Room Tip: Choose a room that doesn't have a window overlooking the pool. The pool can be noisy if your roo...
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is near Oakland but it doesn't seem at all like Oakland, in that it's situated in a seemingly newly developed San Francisco Bay marina complex, with a lot of open areas away from the traffic of the large city.

Our room overlooked the new little piers of the marina which were probably just 50 ft or so from the balcony. The glass-doored very clean shower with built-in sit down benches was within a few inches of the toilet (a questionable design feature). The towels were spotless and fluffy, and there was the typical separate sink area with mirror outside of the shower room. I noticed an iron in the closet. We got there after midnight and had to leave in the morning so didn't use all the the amenities but it seemed there were enough of the basics. And a comfy arm chair with ottoman.

The breakfast was held to the side within the high-ceilinged spacious lobby and, unusual for these rather inexpensive hotels, provided fresh cut up fruit! There were lots of windows so there is a very generous light-infused quality to the breakfast area. And the ubiquitous TV was turned down quite low so conversation was actually possible, though if desired, the news was audible by sitting near the TV.

It's true that the Oakland airport is near and so the noise of jets is heard in the room. I didn't notice any after 2 am but then, wasn't actually in a position to take note. But in the morning they were audible, but to my ears, producing more of a thunder sound, not a horrible almost-landing-on-top-of-you racket.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more to ask for the water view.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We only stayed here for one night. No issue with a very late check in. Room was a bit dated but ok for the money. Breakfast was good. Service was good. Would consider staying again if driving through.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed for new years eve and new years day. Room was clean. Nice staff. Nice area. Negatives, my toilet ran all night. Planes come in over the marina. Building shaking cargo planes come in late at night and early morining. Someone forgot to mention this. For the price just an ok stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We only stayed one night at this beautifull hotel, we did not have enough time to explore the amenities it offers but the room is spacious, clean and warm, even through the Heater/AC unit kind of noisy but provided enough warm air for early December, bed is comfy, the bathroom is small where shower tall is recessed, you need a little manouver to open and close the door while the vanity is seperated.

We like the country style decoration of this hotel combined with the friendliness of the staff make you feel like at home. The early breakfast got more than enough food to let you have a good start of the day which for us is a long drive back to Las Vegas.

Don't forget thought, before say goodbye to this lovely hotel, you should snap few shots the boats and the yatches right in the back of the hotel because we are right on San Francisco Bay of California.

Needless to say, if we ever got back to San Leandro we will definitely sleep in this "homne sweet home" again.

Room Tip: My room right on the second floor,overlook to breakfast area, out side we had two love seats with a...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stayed here for the first time last Friday night and can't wait to go back. My in-laws did not have any room at their house during a pre-Xmas family get-together, so my husband and I stayed here for one night. Amazing customer service from Brittany the moment we walked into the lobby. She was very naturally friendly, helpful, and efficient. We slept in one of their "standard" queen rooms and had a great night's sleep as it was quiet and the mattress was excellent. Breakfast comes with the room, and I appreciated the good coffee, hard-boiled eggs, and 1/2 grapefruit as neither my husband nor I eat like sugary pastries, etc. They also offer FREE bikes to ride along the bay on the "nature" trail and we took advantage of that and really had a good Saturday morning ride! What a plus - in our minds! The wi-fi was also free - another plus. Horatio's Restaurant is right next door and they have a killer happy hour, too. This place is indeed a hidden gem!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

The room was small but the decor was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. No fridge or microwave. The breakfast room was very nice. Lots to choose from, not all carbs.

When we were there, at the end of October, the hotel was quiet although at breakfast, the room was full. We had an inside corner room facing the pool. We had a peaceful sleep.

They had a service to drive us to BART for a trip into San Francisco. They picked us up promptly after we phoned. Overall I feel comfortable recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 68 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577-6427
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Location: United States > California > San Leandro
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
Price Range: $156 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay is a peaceful waterfront hotel for business or pleasure, offering a full range of resort and conference facilities overlooking a beautiful Marina, adjacent to Monarch Bay Golf Club, and just five minutes from Oakland Airport. Guests enjoy a value unparalleled in the Oakland/San Francisco/Bay Area, with all rates including an array of complimentary amenities and services such as Courtesy Shuttle Service, Deluxe Continental Breakfast, high speed wifi, Free Parking, local calls and much more. ... more   less 
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