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Oakland Marriott City Center
Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
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Cambridge, UK
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“What you would expect from a Marriott”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

It is a Marriott so it does what it says on the tin, but it does do it well and with some style. Comfortable room, excellent views over the bay from 20th floor, good service from lobby staff.

Gripes: usual overpriced restaurants (but several alternatives within easy walking distance), $25 per night for self parking, only 2 devices to connect to Internet per room- surely we all travel with at least 3 ....

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sue H, Guest Relations Manager at Oakland Marriott City Center, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Good evening,

Thank you for your feedback and kind sentiments regarding the staff service and the comfort of our guest rooms. I appreciate your time in reviewing us, as it helps us learn of our guests' experiences. I have shared your comments with the rest of the team regarding both your compliments and suggestions. I hope you choose us for your next trip to Oakland.

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Suzanne H.
Guest Relations Manager
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Gold River, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This flagship Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland is one of my favorites. The hotel is centrally located in the convention center area, valet or self parking in the attached parking garage, with close proximity to BART. Great workout facility, friendly staff, and on-site restaurant make this city hotel feel like home.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I was attending a conference and stayed in this hotel for four nights. The room where I stayed found to be pretty comfortable with excellent Bed and Bath Set up. The attached restroom though could have been a bit large and I didn't find any ventilation system there which kept me wondering how they manage hygiene without a ventilation system in the rest room. Other than that the sleep experience was good. I also enjoyed the stunning view of the Oakland from the big Glass window. By the way the food is way too expensive and what I have tried is very so so; Nothing that I could recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Great location, clean and if your room faces west unbelievable views. The check-in service was one of the best in a very long time quick and smooth. You want to go to San Francisco or you have business close to any BART station on the west side of the Bay you will save money staying here. The BART station is out the front door cross the street and go down the stairs, so quick and safe to get to and from. The morning view across the bay was great and changed with sun, fog or sun. You can see the Golden Gate but need to know where but any picture it would be hard to say yes it is.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I had a nice room with a view across the bay. Once I knew where to look I could make out the Golden Gate bridge in the distance. Breakfast was good with a resident omelette chef but at $27 it would want to be good.
The hotel is well located with a BART station within 50 yards to take you to San Francisco or SFO. The trip to San Francisco on the BART took perhaps 20 minutes and cost $6 return and one way to the airport was $8.70. There was a nice pub behind the hotel with a good atmosphere. The immediate environs of the hotel were ok but within a couple of hundred yards it looked dodgy. The hotel has a Hertz office at the front door. The hotel had a pool and fitness centre but I didn't use either. Instead about 1/2 a mile from the hotel was a nice lake with a 3 mile loop around the lake and lots of other joggers.
The WIFI in the hotel was good but I would have liked a room safe.

Room Tip: Ask for a map at reception and jog or walk around the lake
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Burbank
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My daugther's prom was in the frank ogawa room is only 15 miles from home but it was a especial day for her so i book a room for her and her friend

The room was big enogh to fit two girls and her moms to dress up and make up to be ready for the party the

Next day the girls stay in the heated pool

the hotel is better than the photos show ( restaurant,bar, gim pool and location)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I traveled here with my boyfriend in May '14. We chose to stay outside of San Fran to save some money, but were ultimately going into San Fran for site seeing, etc. Hesitant about the location of this hotel at first, but after being there, it was an excellent decision! We were able to save some money but not staying in San Fran and the BART station was literally right across the street from the hotel doors. BART ride no more than 10-15 minutes and was still able to take trains back later in the night. Downfall is that we were told the BART does not run to this location much later than midnight. Hotel stay was great--staff was extremely nice and room was great. No complaints other than potentially cutting your night short due to timing of BART stops.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Oakland Marriott City Center
Address: 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4019
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Oakland
#9 Business Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oakland Marriott City Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 489
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oakland Marriott City Center offers commanding views of Lake Merritt, Berkeley Marina, the bay and skyline of San Francisco, and both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. Centrally located the hotel is convenient to all Bay Area attractions including Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, the East Bay and Berkeley. Downtown San Francisco is just 12 minutes via the local subway system (BART). Additional parking fees: Valet: $40 Self-Parking $35 ... more   less 
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