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Courtyard Oakland Downtown
Ranked #14 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Our son lives in Oakland, so when visiting we stay here. The rooms are large and comfortable, the desk staff helpful, beds good. It irks me to pay so much for parking, but - it's a city! The location is great: right at the border of Chinatown and Old Oakland - lots of great places to eat! It's also about 1 1/2 blocks away from the BART, and within walking distance of Jack London Square (about 8 blocks). There is also a Smart & Final across the street for snacks or wine (Courtyard "pantry" prices are silly!!!!), a couple of big drugstores a few blocks away, and Starbucks on the next block. The room has only one ethernet cable for laptop (free internet), but multiple plugs (two on the desk, one on each of three lamps) for charging your many electronics.

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Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Stayed here for a wedding and it was convenient to everything. On the edge of Chinatown, Jack London Square - near to Bart. There are good restaurants around to explore. The area was quieter than expected but I guess that could be viewed as a positive. Valet is reasonable but be careful around the noon checkout time it can get very hectic!
Rooms are great - recently renovated, big bathrooms and really comfy beds.
Very helpful front desk.
Last tip - if you need to order food for delivery avoid Le Tasty Chinese like the plague!

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

A solid Marriott property in a nice location adjacent to Chinatown and Jack London Square. Rooms are exceptional, breakfast good and staff good also.

Room Tip: Select an inside room to avoid road noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Perhaps the hotel gods were not on my side, but I had heard about possibilities that didn't come to fruition at the Marriott on a recent stay. First, weary after a long travel period, I had looked forward to a long, hot soak in the hotel's hot tub. On that particular night, the hot tub was closed for repair. The on-site restaurant is in service only for breakfast, so unexpectedly I was forced to go elsewhere for nourishment.

Plan B: I followed several others across the street to catch a few Asian specialties from the locals, and was able to find fresh lychee nuts (not really nuts) which reportedly have great health benefits for women. After learning about a newer, clean vegetarian restaurant a few blocks away, had a lovely dinner and returned before sunset. The area itself is safe, but wandering a few blocks in any direction at night is not recommended. A free bus that makes a loop to Jack London Square (with more culinary options) stops in front of the hotel.

The rooms are beyond what I expected: two beds with a seating/office area. The bathrooms have good quality amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soaps) and are clean enough for a tub soak (although I carry my own sanitation wipes and utilize them everywhere I travel).

The beds were quite comfy for channel surfing before settling in for a much needed long nap. If I had more energy I could have taken advantage of the free internet (one station only) and on-site laundry facilities.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

I. Was very pleased with this hotel. The front desk people were extraordinarily helpful and even had a fridge and microwave ssnt to my room upon request. The gym here is small but guests can use the larger one at the marriott city center across the street. There is free coffee in the lobby beginning at 5am. The hotel is urban so one does hear trAffic noise. It is also withon a half mile of jack london square and its great views and resturants and a couple of. Blocks from the bustling restAurants and outdoor promenade of city center.

Room Tip: If you cant abide city noise ask for a room in the back
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Our resent stay was pleasant enough, the rooms were clean and spacious, but we were not informed of the daily car parking fee until we were getting in our car at the curb, not so pleasant. Hotel staff knew that we had a vehicle, because they valet parked it every time we re-entered the hotel.

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3  Thank R209
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

We really enjoyed this hotel in a great section of downtown Oakland. The room was spacious
and updated. The breakfast was great ~ although, they don't offer other meals there. It was a fun area to walk in the morning and during the day. Very close to the Bart. The staff was very
nice and the price was great.

Room Tip: Higher floors are great because you can open the window and still relatively quiet. We had a room...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Courtyard Oakland Downtown

Address: 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4064
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Oakland
Price Range: £100 - £388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Oakland Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Downtown Oakland hotel is nestled between the Old Oakland Historic District and Chinatown just one block from the BART subway to San Francisco. Get to Union Square in San Francisco in just a 12-minute ride. Guests enjoy free internet, spacious rooms, an outdoor heated pool, an onsite fitness center, and an onsite restaurant. The Courtyard Oakland Downtown is perfect for business or leisure travelers and is nearby attractions such as Jack London Square. Additional fees: Self-Parking: 40 USD Valet: 30 USD ... more   less 
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Courtyard By Marriott Oakland Downtown Hotel Oakland
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Oakland Courtyard

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