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“Friendly and quiet location convenient for SFO International”

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The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
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Bedfordshire
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“Friendly and quiet location convenient for SFO International”
Reviewed February 18, 2009

Great hotel within 30 mins drive of SFO Intl. Quiet, marina location which is not under the flight path for either SFO or Oakland airport. It made a very good stopover for our first night in the US after a 10 hr flight from the UK on the way to Tahoe. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful and the complementary breakfast was excellent. Parking is plentiful and free and there is a good restaurant 2 mins from the hotel where they served very good food(fish is a specialty); a little pricey, but good quality and service. Room was a good size and the beds was very comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2009

I agree with all the other 5 star ratings. The room was nice, great shower pressure, pleasant staff, and very nice (free) buffet breakfast, coffee,juice,milk,cereal,fruit,pasteries,donuts,hard boiled eggs,toaster,etc
Also, as stated the steak/seafood, Horatio's (next door) is a very good restaurant!

Granted, this isn't the big hotel in Hawaii, but if you're going to the game in Oakland or flying out of the airport, this is the place!

  • Liked — clean and friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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SF Bay Area
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Reviewed November 30, 2008

November 2008

After having been burned by several hotels lately which cost much more than this one, we first checked TripAdvisor to glean any warnings from other customers. We were satisfied with other reviews, so we booked.

As my Title Line suggests, we were able to SLEEP without the noise of nearby RR, traffic, nor aircraft noise. It was quiet and the room had "black out curtains" if you want to sleep in without the sunlight waking you.

Don't let the Oakland Airport proximity fool you. The planes land from over the Bay. The hotel is NOT under the flight path.

Did I mention a really clean, well lighted, cozy breakfast area where they provide free breakfast included with your stay? Fruit, hot or cold cereal, yogart, doughtnuts, muffins, or bagels .... all from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.

Oh, did I mention they do have a swim pool and an exercise room? Oh, and hotel computers with internet connection (possible fee, though).

How about the golf course across the (quiet) street?

How about the Bay Trail bike path that goes for miles in each direction along the waterfront where I walked five miles along with hundreds of other people for exercise? This trail & park is about 1/2 mile up the street where it ends at the Bay.

How about the friendly staff. Very mature & friendly.

The overall appearance of the hotel is like a "bed & breakfast on the front side." Not large and concrete feeling like the big hotels. Two stories. If you like boating or just like being by the water, this place will appeal to you.

And for security, they have (usually) secured exterior doors and video cameras that feed into the office so the building & grounds & their ample sized parking lot are all watched 24/7. And of course, computerized card keys so the last person who stayed there doesn't have access to your room. I said "usually" secured exterior doors because we found to slightly open. But thats tough to control in a hotel environment... and when we returned later, the door was locked & not accessable from the outside.

Would we recommend this hotel to you? Well, I already recommended it to a friend who will be visiting SF in December. Yes. WE RECOMMEND.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, and FREE of NOISE !! We could sleep !!!
  • Disliked — We had zero complaints.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Oakland
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Reviewed October 24, 2008

I love the San Leandro Marina Inn! I went to this cute little boutique style Inn for a business luncheon and hadn't been inside before. It was really pretty and obviously recently remodeled, also clean with fresh flowers all over the place. I came back to stay overnight for my birthday because I wanted to get away but didn't have time for a long drive. When my husband and I got there we walked around on the marina and it was so pretty and quiet I completely forgot I was in the Bay Area. They also have bikes free for guests to ride. After a walk we went into our room, got a glass of wine and headed to the hot tub which we had completely to ourselves! Fresh baked cookies drew us back in a 5pm and up to our room which was comfy, cozy and sparkling clean with a nice patio that we sat out on to watch a beautiful sunset over the bay. The complimentary breakfast was probably one of the freshest, largest continental breakfasts I've had and it really topped off a pleasantly surprising relaxing stay. GO HERE-You deserve it! There is a golf course across the street and the always absolutely delicious Horatio's next door. They also have free shuttle service wherever you need to go or to be picked up from if you want to eat somewhere else, maybe have some drinks, no need to worry about driving. Nice!

  • Liked — The cleanliness and the views and the comfort of the bed
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Albany, NY
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Reviewed June 20, 2008

I stayed at the Inn for three nights this month for a wedding. I found the room to be very clean, spacious and comfortable. Free in-room internet service, microwave/fridge. Free breakfast in the morning covered all the bases (coffee, juice, toast, muffins, cereal, fruit, eggs etc). The shuttle service is excellent and they are cheerfully at your beck and call. They ferried me back and forth to the BART train station, to the airport, and to an outlet center a few miles away. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, and they showcased the differences between a chain hotel and a small, independent one like this one.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008
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boise, idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2007

This hotel is nicely situated in a quiet, out of the way area adjacent to a marina and some restaurants. it is an excellent choice for those who need to be close to the oakland airport (about a 5 to 7 minute drive), but want a quieter, more aesthetic environment. The hotel is well-run, and takes pride in its service. The rooms are clean and well-appointed with some nice thoughtful touches, such as free bottled water, apples, and cookies. the free "continental" breakfast is above average. all in all, an excellent value for an above average business type hotel.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2007

My wife and I spent the last night of our most recent trip to California at the San Leandro Marina Inn. We had a 9:00 am flight back home from the Oakland airport and we were looking for someplace a little nicer than your average airport hotel but still close to the airport. The Marina hotel easily met our expectations.

The hotel is located in a very nice and quiet Marina less than 5 miles from the airport. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable. Our room had a large king bed, desk with provided high speed internet and a decent sized bathroom. There's also a pool and a fitness center but we didn't have the opportunity to take advantage of either one. The staff at check in and when providing information about local dining was informative and friendly.

Walkable dining options in the Marina include Horatios's (about a 9 iron away), a nice steak & seafood restaurant and El Toritos (about a 1 wood away), a casual Mexican restaurant that was good enough to fill you up but nothing exceptional. About what you'd expect for such a reasonably priced meal.

A continental breakfast is provided starting at 6:00 am and includes fresh fruit, bagels, pastries, hard boiled eggs, cereals, coffee and juices.

If you're looking for a nice clean place to stay near the Oakland airport I'd highly recommend the Marina Inn.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
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
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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