Bumped out of our original reservation at another hotel, we stumbled across this gem only 2 days before our trip. Located right on the bay in Alameda, CA it was not only close to the family we were visiting in Alameda, but just a short jaunt into San Fran for all our sight-seeing activities. Each room had a beautiful deck only 20 feet from the marina, with views to die for.
But that's about the extent of our good things to say. Although the room was clean it was quite run down, desperately in need of a good paint job and new carpeting. The deck I spoke of had only one chair so my husband and I had to take turns enjoying the view. There was basically no cold water in the shower (just a trickle), so we were forced to have very brief showers with little water pressure. Even though the housekeeping staff saw the two of us coming and going, we were left only one washcloth and one hand towel daily (until we finally left them a note to leave two). Plus, the breakfasts were horrible. The first day we showed up at 7:30am (breakfast was from 6-9) and they were out of almost everything and the juice machine was broken. Although the other days they had more food, it was just the basics--grocery store bagels, stale cereal and bad coffee.
In spite of all the bad things, I'd be open to staying there again just for the views and convenient location. As long as you don't have to spend much time in the room, it was OK.
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Village Hotel Alameda
- Marina Village Alameda