Ratings based on 881 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from California
An O'K' valuePosted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Near the water Quiet location.
Cons: The Bathroom
BREAKFAST WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT BATHROOM HAD A BIG CRACK IN THE TOILET. Bathroom Shower had a tiny little decal down low to tell you how to turn on water to the showerhead Breakfast on the 2nd morning had no paper plates, just cereal bowls..
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good location, property needs some work.Posted Aug 18, 2014
Hotel is in attractive location next to the Oakland Yacht Club but needs some maintenance and updating. The room was clean and the location quiet but room needed some cosmetic work.
by A verified traveler from Denver, CO
Way overpricedPosted Aug 10, 2014
Pros: The price, I guess.
Cons: Everything. Rooms need updating badly.
Location: Good location if you're staying in Alameda or Oakland, not bad to SF or Berkeley - depending on traffic (and a toll to get to SF)
This hotel is pretty dumpy. My room had an odor, there was a pair of underwear under the sink from the last guest, the shower had a huge broken soap dish sticking out right at eye level. Overall pretty dingy and not what I expected for what a paid for it. That being said, it's pretty hard to find a nice hotel that's under what this hotel cost AND has free parking in the S.F. area, so I guess this is it. But, if you're looking for a room/hotel to relax in, this is not it. If you are very busy and will just be there to sleep then it's in a decent location and will save you some money.
by A verified traveler from Santa Barbara
Very DisappointedPosted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: The location was perfect for us, views of the marina are nice, very quiet.
Cons: The whole facility is in need of renovating, but in the mean time, more attention needs to be paid to upkeep (e.g., leaking plumbing) and housekeeping
Location: The location was excellent, very quiet area but easy access to freeways and Bay Area activities. Located adjacent to marinas, with nice views.
by A verified traveler
Must have been nice 40 years agoPosted Aug 4, 2014
I Ordered a king but I received a room with a queen. The walls in the room were visibly dirty and the shower had a broken shelf. The continental breakfast was extremely sparse. The overall feel of the place seemed like it must have been nice back in the 1970-80s. Considering the area, it was one of the cheaper options but still overpriced
by A verified traveler from California
Hotel on bay with view of bay.Posted Aug 3, 2014
Pros: Nothing. There were no cups for coffee in the room. The pillows wore out an only two of a king. Bed.
On every Wenesday the yaught club puts on some kind of a thing. These boaters go round and round in the middle of the bay at a snails pace. All this is ok while we are having cocktail on the patio and relaxing until this horrible boom goes off. I nearly jumped out of my skin. Then the next thing is an air horn is blasted. Just when you think it's over it happens again. This goes on until around 8:30pm. I found the people that are doing this are a few doors down from my room and this noise has something to do with the sailboat in the harbor. I think that the hotel should inform the guess when making reservations that is going on. I spoke to the clerk at the front desk and she said she did not know anything about it. I pointed out that they were renting a room in the hotel. I was not the only one complaining.
by A verified traveler from vancouver wa
would not clean the roomPosted Jul 30, 2014
Pros: location by the yacht club
Cons: customer service, cleanliness
Location: need a car if you want to eat…no restaurant within walking distance
I stayed at this hotel in June and was very happy with the accommodations. Room was neat and clean, staff friendly, etc. this time it was never cleaned even when I told the manager how disappointed I was that it had not been cleaned.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Safety is #1Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: The safe neighborhood
Cons: Cleanliness was only average.
Location: You can go to all the local attractions via the Lake Merritt BART station.
We stayed at this hotel because we wanted a safe location. We got a wonderfully safe location. We were pleased with the quiet atmosphere and easy access to both the freeway and the BART system. The price was right for the our purpose which was just a place to sleep at night. It is and older building so you must expect it to be a little dusty. Its décor is somewhat out dated but that is not something that I care too much about. There are two yacht clubs on either side of the inn and the rest of the area is residential.
by A verified traveler from wa
Nice view rundown hotel.Posted Jul 13, 2014
Very nice view of the marina but the hotel is very old. Thing seem to be falling apart and the beds are like sleeping on boxsprings.
by A verified traveler from Oakland, CA
If this wasn't often the cheapest place....Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: Like location is nice, right on the water with views of boats and the Oakland-Alameda Estuary.
Cons: The whole property needs a major renovation!
I would never stay here! It is old and smelly. The carpets are smelly and stained the paint in many of the bathrooms is chipped and peeling. Overall most of the staff is fine, there is one woman however who is very mean and lazy and will lie about things like early check-in.