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The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Leandro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2014

A fantastic hotel, staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The views over the bay were stunning and discounts at the local restaurants were a huge bonus! Breakfast included a great range of items in a great airy restaurant area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The Friday after New Year's this year, my husband & I were returning home from Calif. & got caught up in major airline delays. We were told we had to wait in the Oakland area for two extra days in order to get a confirmed flight. What could have been a dull period of marking time turned out to be a delightful sojourn, because of the Marina Inn. I'd seen an ad for it at the airport & we took a chance on it. The attractive facility is in a great location: in San Leandro right at a marina (as one might guess) on San Francisco Bay with two good restaurants (seafood & Mexican) within walking distance. Our large, comfortable, very clean room had a balcony overlooking a sweeping panorama from San Francisco to SF airport. We could watch planes in & out of Oakland airport against the backdrop of spectacular sunsets. The hotel had bikes to use in the parkland surrounding Monarch Bay, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and provided a decent breakfast. The friendly hotel staff even gave me a complementary ride to a nearby drugstore when my husband developed a cold. Instead of chafing at our flight delay we ended up wishing it were longer & plan to stay there whenever we visit the Bay Area.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Driving from Oakland Airport thru the industrial and somewhat dingy area of South Oakland, I was pleasantly surprised to arrive at the beautiful Marine Inn on San Francisco Bay. Located at a huge marina, with two golf courses across the road to the east, a large beautiful park to south, and with two great restaurants right next door, my stay at the Inn was a highlight of this winter. Plus, the hotel easily accommodated our group of 55 people. The rooms are very comfortable, the hotel amenities (hot tub, exercise facility, great breakfasts, cookies and milk at night) were outstanding. The meeting room was spacious with good sound (the manager went out of his way to fix that right away). Being within walking distance of a championship golf course (Monarch Bay) was also a highlight. Also, the walking trails at the park south of the Inn were beautiful, along SF Bay, with great views of San Francisco.

Room Tip: A slight fee for a "water view" room was not worth it for first floor; but, the upper leve...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

This is my favorite hotel. The location is right next to the Marina in San Leandro. The rooms are clean, just the right temperature, and not too dry. The staff are incredibly nice. The hotel shuttle can take you anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel (this includes the BART station and Oakland airport). There are some great restaurants nearby. The beds are comfortable. There's a heated outdoor pool. The breakfast is good (doughnuts, waffles, fruit, cereal, bagels, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, etc).

That said, the hotel is close to the airport, so the passenger jets create a lot of noise. I was able to ignore the jet noise fairly easily. The walls of the hotel are not very thin (compared to some other places I have been too), but you can occasionally hear your neighbors. The noise has never kept me from sleeping though.

In summary, the price is great; the staff are great; the location is great; the breakfast is good; and the noise is not much of an issue, but it is something to be aware of.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is near Oakland but it doesn't seem at all like Oakland, in that it's situated in a seemingly newly developed San Francisco Bay marina complex, with a lot of open areas away from the traffic of the large city.

Our room overlooked the new little piers of the marina which were probably just 50 ft or so from the balcony. The glass-doored very clean shower with built-in sit down benches was within a few inches of the toilet (a questionable design feature). The towels were spotless and fluffy, and there was the typical separate sink area with mirror outside of the shower room. I noticed an iron in the closet. We got there after midnight and had to leave in the morning so didn't use all the the amenities but it seemed there were enough of the basics. And a comfy arm chair with ottoman.

The breakfast was held to the side within the high-ceilinged spacious lobby and, unusual for these rather inexpensive hotels, provided fresh cut up fruit! There were lots of windows so there is a very generous light-infused quality to the breakfast area. And the ubiquitous TV was turned down quite low so conversation was actually possible, though if desired, the news was audible by sitting near the TV.

It's true that the Oakland airport is near and so the noise of jets is heard in the room. I didn't notice any after 2 am but then, wasn't actually in a position to take note. But in the morning they were audible, but to my ears, producing more of a thunder sound, not a horrible almost-landing-on-top-of-you racket.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more to ask for the water view.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We only stayed here for one night. No issue with a very late check in. Room was a bit dated but ok for the money. Breakfast was good. Service was good. Would consider staying again if driving through.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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.

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Additional Information about 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: £81 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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