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The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
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Rotterdam
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“Comfortable place close to Oakland Airport”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Comfortable place close to Oakland Airport. Luxurious. Friendly staff. Complimentary airport shuttle.

Too bad breakfast is served on disposable plates with disposable cutlery.

They only serve non-alcoholic beverages, so don't forget to bring your own beer.

Room Tip: Rooms with a great view on the marina side
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sonora, CA
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed two nights at the Marina Inn and were totally happy. Our room had a deck with a view of the marina and San Francisco Bay. We could see SF lit up at night. The room was quiet and the continental breakfast was great. Both mornings the fireplace was lit and the atmosphere and food were wonderful.

Room Tip: Stay on the 3rd floor so that you can't hear people walking around over you.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We traveled to San Leandro, CA from Dallas, TX for work and found that The Marina Inn had pretty good reviews. After all said and don we booked our rooms. We had first floor rooms with Marina views and it was great. I was still on TX time so I went to bed at midnight but was able to be up for the sunrise. You will not see the sunrise but you will have awesome sunsets over the bay. The breakfast is good as there are many choices for you. I had waffles both mornings with fresh fruit. A plus is the keurig in room. I just wish there was more coffee in there as one cup will not do me. I had both flavors of the caffeine coffee and I have to say once I got home I know I was spoiled by this being in the room.

Rooms were cleaned daily and staff was very friendly. If you forget something(razor) go to the store and buy a good one as they do have them but if you have been shaving for a while it will take two of them as it did, and they did provide two for me to use.

I am not sure what beds or pillows they use but you have four on the bed and I slept like a baby. One was full like a poly fill and the other was like a goose down(but it was not) and I propped them up and out like a light. I guess you could say one was firm and the other was soft but together they were heaven. The mattress was also a good quality mattress as it was very comfy and I slept very good on it as well.

One thing that was not so good is if you are a light sleeper like me the sound of the planes landing at Oakland Airport might keep you awake or wake you up early, 15 years military does this to you.

My overall rating of this hotel is that I would go back here just for the area and views walking down the Marina. I give them an A+ overall.

Room Tip: Ask for the Marina View on any floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I have been coming to this hotel for over 10 years. Every time I stay I find another reason for loving it. The Marina Inn is a gem! Exceptionally clean, great location ( get a Maina view, it is worth the tiny bit extra), very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Dan always goes the extra mile for us. We have stayed there for joyous occasions like the births of my grandchildren as well as one very sad occasion. At all times we have been treated like family. The Inn is small enough for friendliness yet large enough for amenities. Do yourself a favor and book a couple of days at this great hotel. Relax, ride bikes, walk the fitness circuit around the Bay and enjoy fresh homemade cookies every afternoon. Five stars all the way from me!

Room Tip: Ask for a marina view. You will get a small balcony too. Just be warned, these rooms usually go fas...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

I had high expectations based on reviews, and the hotel managed to exceed them. The front desk staff were all friendly and helpful, the room was clean and attractive (I really liked the walk-in shower) and the smallish pool area is well shaded from the afternoon sun by trees.

The hotel has four rather elderly bicycles (with helmets!) that you can borrow to ride along the bike trails along the marina, and their shuttle service will take you to the local BART station (and pick you up, as long as it's before 10pm). It costs $4.15 to take the BART across the bay and into the heart of San Francisco (25 minutes to the Powell St station), which is really convenient.

Unlike many affordable hotels, there is no roaring freeway only a hundred yards away, and there are several good restaurants next to the hotel that are within easy walking distance.

My only complaint is that the rooms with two beds all seem to have doubles, not queens.

Room Tip: Request a room on the water side in the section away from the pool (although this is a longer walk f...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I recently stayed at the Marina Inn on a last-minute business trip. I arrived exhausted and was greeted by an energetic desk agent offering fresh cookies and milk and fresh apples. They couldn't have made a better first impression.

The room was spacious with good working space (desk and chair), a nice arm chair with ottoman, comfortable bed, and plenty of storage for luggage and such. The bathroom had a large walk-in shower and no tub (what I would give for more hotels to swap out their tubs for walk-in showers), and there were plenty of towels and a nice set of bath amenities.

The only odd thing about the room was the location of the toilet. I don't know if the layout was specific to the room I was staying in, or if this is what to expect in all rooms. The toilet was wedged between a wall and the corner wall stud for the shower. Let's just say, unless you're a tall thin man who only needs to stand, it could be a difficult spot to maneuver in. If this is the layout in all of the rooms, I would elect to stay elsewhere. Otherwise, I thought the place was great.

An additional perk is the availability of bicycles for rent. The inn is also located next to two good restaurants, one of which provides a decent room service menu from their full dine-in menu.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Staffs in the front desk are really nice and patient. They always smile at you and try to answer all your questions. They have cookies and milk and apples free for the guests. The room is clean. The house keeping is great too. They clean everything, change your towels, and renew the shampoo, etc.

They provide free breakfast, which is really good! You can make your own waffle. They also offer free bike rental and shuttle to OAX and Bart station. So don't worry about how to get to downtown SF. The place is close to bay side so I think it's really nice for couples or families to stay. Anyway, i love this place! no wonder it won a Tripadvisor award. I'll absolutely come back again!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
Address: 68 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577-6427
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Region: United States > California > San Leandro
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay is a peaceful waterfront hotel for business or pleasure, offering a full range of resort and conference facilities overlooking a beautiful Marina, adjacent to Monarch Bay Golf Club, and just five minutes from Oakland Airport. Guests enjoy a value unparalleled in the Oakland/San Francisco/Bay Area, with all rates including an array of complimentary amenities and services such as Courtesy Shuttle Service, Deluxe Continental Breakfast, high speed wifi, Free Parking, local calls and much more. ... more   less 
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