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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was nice, clean and a good price close to the bart train and there are places to eat within walking distance. Staff very friendly Its a affordable place to stay but still close to San Francisco only a 15 min or so ride on the bart. Room had a small fridge which was nice feature and in room coffee...

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Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Hi Michele, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel! I'm happy to read that you found our staff friendly and enjoyed our clean rooms. Next time you in Oakland or San Francisco we would love to have you back! Thanks - Nick (General Manager)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a two-star hotel, this place deserves a full 5 star review. The interior of the rooms is modern and updated, very clean, with very comfortable beds. Wifi is free and quite fast and you can watch directTV on the flatscreen tvs in the rooms.The customer service is top-notch, and Nick was very friendly and accommodating. Because of the location,...

1Thank Whitney G
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Whitney, Thanks for taking the time to write your review! I'm happy to read that you found our wifi fast, it's extremely important to us that you can watch videos, face time, stream music, without issue! We'll be ready for your next visit to Oakland! -Nick (General Manager)

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the inn looks like a corner motel on a busy intersection, the clean, attractive rooms have been updated with comfortable beds, nice linens, thick towels, flat screen Dish TV, mini-refrigerator. My adult daughter and I stayed 4 nights while my husband recovered from surgery at Kaiser Hospital less than 1/2 mile away. Since we were keeping odd hours we...

Thank Linda M
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Linda, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm happy to read that you found our location conveniently close to Kaiser and enjoyed our new rooms! As a team we strive to make sure that you as comfortable as possible during your stay. If you find yourself back in Oakland, we would love to have you back!...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This refurbished, renovated motel is clean, secure and comfortable and is the best place we've found in Oakland. Don't be alarmed by its old fashioned appearance. The rooms have been nicely updated and the check-in/check-out was easy.

Thank boudin
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Thank you Boudin, We appreciate you taking the time to write about your positive stay at the Inn. We’ll lookout for you next time you are in town and keep those check-ins / check-out’s easy! -Nick (General Manager)

Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is very clean and in a central location. They only take online reservations (if you try to call) which they don't necessarily list online. The evening guy and the morning guy were both very helpful. My only complaint was that because of the central location (Telegraph and MacArthur) it is very loud. Fortunately, I had ear plugs which I...

1Thank Valy B
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Valy B Thank you for your review! I want to let you know that we have some sound-dampening projects that we are working on to reduce outside nose this year, we will share announcements when we have updates! I’m happy to read that you enjoyed and found our rooms comfortable! We would love to serve as your host on your...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ivan checked us in with great customer service and helped us with suggestions for our stay. He even helped bring out bags upstairs! The rooms are small, but very clean. Great shower and hairdryer. The BART is really close for easy transit into SF!

Thank kmanderson888
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

kmanderson888, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Ivan, I will make sure that he reads your review. Glad to read you liked our shower! We recently upgraded our shower-heads because we wanted to offer an even better experience than before. -Nick (General Manager)

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very nicely renovated rooms. Ivan the Concierge is wonderful. Adequate room to park our 22 foot RV inside a fenced lot right next to our room. Good wifi. Four stars based on its simplicity, no lobby or food, but rooms are very modern, clean and fresh.

Thank David K
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

David K, I’m happy to read that you had an excellent stay and found the rooms clean and fresh! I will make sure to send your positive feedback to Ivan! Thanks -Nick

Ripon, California
Reviewed 18 November 2016

IVAN is the best really helpful, my mother in law got a room for me and hubby. But when I got there I had my sister with me. So Ivan help us to change a room with two bed. It has been a long night special my oldest son is in the Oakland hospital, 4 minutes away down the street....

Thank torresrosa
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Torresrosa, I’m happy to read that Ivan was able to assist in matching you to a room type that fits your needs! Yes, there are two sets of blinds that roll down ;-) We send our best wishes to your son. Thanks -Nick (General Manager)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend! Stayed one night to get into SF early the next morning. Good location near Temescal business district which is a mile or so north on Telegraph Ave- great dining options there. Was refreshingly convenient to be able to park just outside of our room when we got back from dinner. Ivan at reception was a pleasure to interact...

1Thank ottodemo
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Ottodemo, Thanks for the recommending the Inn! I’m happy to read that you were able to take advantage of our central location to great Oakland dining and easy access to SF! We’d love to have you back on your next trip to Oakland! Thanks! -Nick (General Manger)

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I absolutely loved this little, small hotel. We didn't rent a car and were able to walk to and from the BART, which was about a five minute walk. We were greeted by Ivan, who helped us with everything we needed to know and was very welcoming! As soon as we walked in, my friend and I were very impressed...

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Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Omgitskuni, Thank you for taking time to write such a comprehensive review about our Inn! I’m glad you found out the best open secret about the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Shops, Dining, and Subway access to San Francisco are all a short walk from the Inn. We are thrilled that you would like to stay with us on future trips...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 15 minutes from Downtown San Francisco, Inn at Temescal provides comfortable accommodations in the heart of Oakland's flourishing restaurant scene. Enjoy close proximity near the historic Paramount and Fox Theatres of Oakland, Jack London Square, the Oakland Zoo and UC Berkeley. We're also only two short blocks away from a major BART subway connection point to anywhere in the SF Bay Area and only 1.5 miles away from the Crown Jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Temescal

Address: 3720 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 (Formerly Regency Inn Oakland)
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: £96 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at Temescal 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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