Posted Dec 3, 2016
After reading some of the other reviews, I wasn't 100% sure about the Courtyard Marriott at Oakland Airport, but I chose it because of the convenient location and competitive price. I was pleasantly surprised! I guess because my expectations were not that high, they were exceeded!
Positives--It looks at the the entire hotel was recently remodeled. Everything was new, clean, attractive, comfortable, and stylish, from the lobby to the room. The room and bathroom were very clean (and I"m a stickler for this). The bed was comfortable, and so was the couch/love seat in the room. The staff were very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. The location was great and close to everywhere I needed to go for my holiday weekend in the Bay Area.
Negatives--My only negatives are related to the little cafe they have. At first I was excited to see it and was hoping breakfast would be free, but it was not. I thought, okay, well its still convenient so I don't have to go out in the morning, or I can get my coffee when desired. The food was disappointing. They said the kitchen was out, so most of the items on the limited menu were not available. They were "proud to serve" Starbucks coffee. I was also initially excited about this, then disappointment because the coffee was terrible. It didn't taste at all like the Starbucks versions of the drinks. I tried 3 different ones and they actually all tasted the same.
But, overall, FAR more POSITIVES than negatives at this hotel. I highly recommend it!