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The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas
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3 hotel reviews
“Planes”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed for new years eve and new years day. Room was clean. Nice staff. Nice area. Negatives, my toilet ran all night. Planes come in over the marina. Building shaking cargo planes come in late at night and early morining. Someone forgot to mention this. For the price just an ok stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We only stayed one night at this beautifull hotel, we did not have enough time to explore the amenities it offers but the room is spacious, clean and warm, even through the Heater/AC unit kind of noisy but provided enough warm air for early December, bed is comfy, the bathroom is small where shower tall is recessed, you need a little manouver to open and close the door while the vanity is seperated.

We like the country style decoration of this hotel combined with the friendliness of the staff make you feel like at home. The early breakfast got more than enough food to let you have a good start of the day which for us is a long drive back to Las Vegas.

Don't forget thought, before say goodbye to this lovely hotel, you should snap few shots the boats and the yatches right in the back of the hotel because we are right on San Francisco Bay of California.

Needless to say, if we ever got back to San Leandro we will definitely sleep in this "homne sweet home" again.

Room Tip: My room right on the second floor,overlook to breakfast area, out side we had two love seats with a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Truckee, CA
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Stayed here for the first time last Friday night and can't wait to go back. My in-laws did not have any room at their house during a pre-Xmas family get-together, so my husband and I stayed here for one night. Amazing customer service from Brittany the moment we walked into the lobby. She was very naturally friendly, helpful, and efficient. We slept in one of their "standard" queen rooms and had a great night's sleep as it was quiet and the mattress was excellent. Breakfast comes with the room, and I appreciated the good coffee, hard-boiled eggs, and 1/2 grapefruit as neither my husband nor I eat like sugary pastries, etc. They also offer FREE bikes to ride along the bay on the "nature" trail and we took advantage of that and really had a good Saturday morning ride! What a plus - in our minds! The wi-fi was also free - another plus. Horatio's Restaurant is right next door and they have a killer happy hour, too. This place is indeed a hidden gem!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The room was small but the decor was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. No fridge or microwave. The breakfast room was very nice. Lots to choose from, not all carbs.

When we were there, at the end of October, the hotel was quiet although at breakfast, the room was full. We had an inside corner room facing the pool. We had a peaceful sleep.

They had a service to drive us to BART for a trip into San Francisco. They picked us up promptly after we phoned. Overall I feel comfortable recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sutherlin, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We have stayed here on 3 occasions now and have recommended it to friends who have stayed as well. Location is awesome and close to most anything in the area. Super staff that is very friendly and helpful. Two great restaurants within walking distance. We would not stay anywhere else, this is a hidden gem for sure. Airport shuttle service is great breakfast by 6am is good along with tullys coffee....

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Room Tip: Bay view rooms are really nice
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here for a business trip. The location is a bit off the beaten path but it does overlook the marina. My room had a view of the marina and had a small balcony with 2 chairs. The room itself was ok, on the small side with a shower only, no tub. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. There is free wifi and keurig in room coffee. Every place I stay at there is always something that leaves an impression.. here, it's the friendly and welcoming staff, free breakfast in the morning, cookies at night and coffee downstairs 24/7. The price is fair and restaurants close by. It's also close to Oakland Airport and offers free shuttles!

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Flossmoor, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a very nice hotel, tucked away near the Oakland airport. We paid for the marina view, which gave us a private balcony with a great view over the Bay. The room was large, but could use a little updating -- it wasn't until our second night that I found the power strip tucked under the desk. In this day and age of needing to charge multiple electronics, I've come to expect easy access to outlets. On the other hand, I particularly enjoyed having extra blankets handy. Too often those are hidden away or have to be requested.

The breakfast is pretty standard for a mid-range hotel. Waffles, toast, pastries, etc. but they do have hard-boiled eggs for some extra protein. It is nice it's included, as there are no other breakfast options nearby other than the sunday brunch at El Torito and Horatio's

I was pleasantly surprised by Horatio's next door. The dinner menu online looks pricy, but the happy hour appetizers are very reasonably priced and the bar has a nice view of the marina. A tiny quibble is the signage in the hotel lobby, which showed that Horatio's doesn't open until 4, which isn't the case.

I did hear a few planes taking off and landing during the night, but nothing kept me awake for long. It may bother lighter sleepers, though.

Overall, this was a great value and a nice place to stay. I will be back if I'm staying in the East Bay in the future.

Room Tip: Pay for the upgrade to a marina view with a balcony
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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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
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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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