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Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised at the ambiance of this hotel. Our room faced the bay and was quiet and very spacious with a king size bed and a sitting area with a couch and chair, desk etc. The bathroom was also large, with a stall shower in addition to the bathtub. It had many amenities and a very nice inclusive buffet breakfast, staffed by a very nice woman who takes very good care of customers. The staff was very accommodating and the shuttle service into town was terrific so that a car was not necessary.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I stayed here prior to driving through the silicon valley area. It has a nice spot on the water which is calm. The Hotel was fairly decent. There was a little bit of highway noise. Parking seemed to get quite full. Not a lot within walking distance, but a quick drive to a number of places to eat at.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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MHochstatter, General Manager at Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Dear Mr. BCVacationer,

Thank you for staying with us but I have to object to your statement "for Oakland" If you've kept up to date on happening places in the United States and even the world you'll find that Oakland is on nearly every "Must See" list. There is such a renaissance going on here it's incredible.
From new restaurants popping up to billions of dollars of reinvestment Oakland is a hot scene.

I'm not able to see what your rate was but if you take into account you stayed on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, you were freeway close and only a 12 minute BART ride from Downtown SF, plus complimentary Breakfast, internet, parking and our great shuttle service you recieved a tremendous value. If you shop the same amenities in San Francisco you can easily double your bill and probably triple it.

We welcome you back with open arms but I stand united with my fellow hospitality professionals in that the hard work we are doing here in Oakland is far too important to be dismissed with a back hand and "for Oakland".

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

My wife and stayed at the Bayside on Feb. 21, 2014. The hotel was a pleasant surprise. It was nicely appointed both in the lobby and the room. The room was more than I expected for the price paid; and it included a balcony which overlooked the bay. The inclusive breakfast the next morning was "very good." I would describe the stay as "excellent"; we would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it to friends and family.

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5  Thank miles c
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I would have given this hotel 5 stars except for the VERY loud skype conference that took place in the breakfast room and prevented the rest of the guests from a quiet breakfast. We were all forced to listen to a language faculty meeting (and heard some things not meant for the public, I am sure) for some 30 minutes. Management should have directed the two participants to a conference room or some private place so that the rest of us could talk quietly or read the paper over breakfast. Otherwise, the hotel is conveniently located, well- kept and comfortable, with the standard BW breakfast.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

The location of our room was excellent with a balcony overlooking the bay. We enjoyed the breakfast each morning..There was a particular person, Symone, at the front desk that was a great help to us..and always with a cheerful attitude. The hotel was decorated very nicely, and we thought our room was very conveniently put together. We were there a week, so this was important to us. It was always cleaned at "our" convenience. The couple of requests we made were carried out immediately. Excellent Staff!

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Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This hotel was the fantastic for us. It's right off the freeway, but the room and connected balcony were quiet. The staff went out of their way to help us and were super friendly. We took the shuttle to the Fox Theater for a show, and they picked us up promptly when we called after the show. It was nice to have breakfast at the hotel, and then we hopped on the shuttle again to BART to spend the day in SF. We will absolutely stay at this hotel again, the value was wonderful, the soaking tub was great after a day of travel, and the friendly staff made the experience memorable.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Overall, you'd have to go far to beat this hotel for quality and price. Just can't say enough good things about it. We had a large corner room that looked out to the water. Think this is the place to stay even if you're visiting SF.

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel

Address: 1717 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5223 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range: £149 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel's stunning views and rooms overlooking Oakland's estuary. We are 100% non-smoking and Eco-Friendly. Our rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged for a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are extravagantly designed with a glass enclosed shower separated from a soaking tub and private water closet. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator & in-room safe. ... more   less 
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