Posted Dec 11, 2016
Needed to get away from home in town to get work done. This is a good, clean, local hotel. It is not a "national" chain, though it is under a new name Z now. I would get a room here over anything else in downtown Oakland or Berkeley for the similar price range. The Marriott in Oakland is #1, but you pay #1 rates. This spot is cool. Has a pool. You can walk to the area's many stores and restaurants. If you park outside in the streets, just purchase a window before checking in (lol), because your car will get broken into. So park under with the hotel; they allow in and out. I am local, this is a solid, clean, safer locale in Oakland, that most people miss on, for not knowing its quality. Which is more a marketing thing than quality thing.