hotels with a view in Alameda, CA

1. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Occupying the top 11 floors of the 345 California Center high-rise, this posh hotel is 2 miles from stores and eateries at Pier 39 along San Francisco Bay. It’s 7 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 miles from San Francisco International Airport.Polished rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minibars, plus Nespresso machines and city views. Upgraded rooms offer bay views and/or sitting areas. Suites provide living rooms; some feature bridge views. Upgraded suites include terraces. Room service is available 24/7.Amenities consist of a fitness center, as well as valet parking and breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the San Francisco Ferry Building and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • 4 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the city views

Feedback From Real Customers

Yuliya Subotniaya

An absolute gem: luxurious exquisite experience from start to finish Upon arrival the staff offered a room update and a full list of welcome gifts (breakfast and dinner vouchers) The room on the 45th floor was well decorated, spotlessly cleaned and had all the essentials for a stay in the city

It was a very memorable experience, staff made sure we are treated with ultimate care and respect“Cherry on the cake” was an incredible breakfast: still craving those buttermilk banana pancakes and a light balanced oatmeal Thank you to the staff for your attention to details, it’s an achievement to keeping the standard of 5* hotel in San Francisco!

shannin

i liked it and the staff was amazing, but it will be a one-time stay for me this is a newer acquisition, and it just didn’t have the amenities and special touches to stand up to what i expect from these properties the views from the room certainly provided a the wow factor, but the hotel needs a little more attention to create a strong four seasons experience

as always, hats off to the excellent team working and caring for the guests and their stay

Chris Mauss

As usual, the Four Seasons never disappoint Finally a place where there is a real sense of service Rooms are impeccable

We had a suite with the view on the bay and the bridge, it was stunning (albeit weather remained foggy the whole stay) The staff is very competent, has the attention to details you expect and is genuinely nice and welcoming

2. Hotel Nikko San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by bars and restaurants, this modern Japanese-inspired hotel is a 5-minute walk from Union Square, 2 miles from Fisherman’s Wharf and a 3-minute walk from the Powell Street BART station.Polished rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus CD players and iPod docks. Club rooms are situated on the top floor, and have city views, and access to a private lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening socials.There’s an upscale Asian restaurant and a chic lounge, as well as a funky food truck serving Californian fare. Other amenities include a glass-enclosed indoor pool, a 24-hour gym and event space. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are large
  • Walking distance to Union Square and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the upscale restaurant
  • Guests praised the architecture and the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Sonia Bers

No complaints – pleasure to stay!!!What a wondrous thing a good hotel is! Luxurious, comfortable, and well-appointed With fantastic staff, excellent room service, a warm pool, a well-equipped spacious gym, and gorgeous views It’s an all-encompassing, full-service environment

Pros:- Fantastic staff at the front desk – super courteous and attentive- Conveniently located- Well-appointed room- Great blackout curtains- Good quality bathroom armature- Very comfy beds- Warm pool- Well-equipped, spacious gym- Breathtaking viewsCONS:- No chair in the makeup area

Dustin N

Highly recommend this hotel! The rooms are small but they are very nice and this hotel has all the amenities! It is a very pet friendly hotel with a little rooftop dog run! The swimming pool looked amazing and they have a hot tub and a huge workout facility that is bigger than some paid gyms The suites are large as well as we met someone staying in one and we checked it out We also got to check out the catering and the top floor event space

Great space for hosting events with a view of the city The hotel has valet parking and luggage storage as well The hotel is central the metro and the cable car system

Patricia Babcock

A very nice hotel Be careful of the fees and parking charges (added $200 to our one night stay) – also the pool looked nice and I wanted to stay here to be able to swim

however the pool was full of kids and every lounge chair taken with their things, every time we checked it out during our stay (even during adult only swim hours) Very clean hotel and we had a nice view of the city

3. InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the Moscone Convention Center, this upscale high-rise hotel is a 13-minute walk from Union Square.Plush, contemporary rooms feature luxe bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (fee), as well as iPod docks and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add access to a club lounge and free Wi-Fi, while suites offer living rooms, terraces and panoramic city views.Amenities include an acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, a bar, and a 24-hour fitness center with an indoor pool. There’s also a high-end day spa, along with 23 meeting rooms and 2 ballrooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • Some guests complained about the showers
  • Walking distance to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Union Square
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests liked the acclaimed restaurant
  • Guests liked the concierge, mentioned 27 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the panoramic city views

Feedback From Real Customers

Lizz C. Zapata

I loved this hotel! I would say it’s almost perfect except for the parking fees I truly enjoyed the room and the bar and breakfast restaurant Delicious breakfast options

The pool had a little too much chlorine, so much that you could smell it on my skin for two days after The bed in our room was super comfy and the electric shades were a very nice touch The hotel was near shopping and restaurants The gift shop owner was lovely and informative All in all this was a great stay and I would definitely come back here again

Jonathan Brito

Perfectly located hotel with great proximity to high-end and department store shopping Rooms are comfortable with a well designed lobby, bar, and check-in areas Hotel-sized amenities in the hotel room were beautiful smelling Great work area for business travelers with a large desk

Quiet hotel and perfect for a restful night of sleep

Carole Bo Barole

Late check out 1pm! This hotel was a dream Jacuzzi and pool open a plus Breakfast buffet amazing

A little confusing if it comes with your room Bed and extra pillows were awesome Tipped everyone because everyone was so nice Parking expensive But felt like a celebrity with valet parking All in all Definitely coming back Oh! The electronic window shades were cool and staying 29 floors up was amazing!

4. The Clancy, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a lively commercial area, this sophisticated hotel off I-80 is 7 minutes’ walk from the Moscone Center convention venue and a 12-minute walk from Oracle Park baseball stadium.Chic rooms provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds and/or city views. Suites offer separate living rooms. Room service is available.There’s an industrial-chic restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a gym and a coffee shop. Breakfast and valet parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Union Square
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly and professional
  • Guests mentioned bars 11 times
  • Guests praised the grounds and the lobby
  • Guests liked the city views

Feedback From Real Customers

Google User

The Clancy is a very modern and a newer hotel, we really enjoyed our stay here The rooms were spacious and clean but don’t expect much of a view On most sides it just faces buildings so you won’t get to see any bay views or much of city views

We’re a Marriott member and they usually give some complimentary drinks or breakfast at almost every location, but we didn’t get anything here So nothing special about being a member here But they do have one of the most comfortable beds and pillows, we slept like babies, and it was really quiet and peaceful We’d stay here again

Patryk Paletko-Ali

The Clancy quickly became my favorite hotel in San Francisco It’s in a fairly quiet part of Downtown, but just steps away from many of the city biggest businesses The rooms are very comfortable, recently remodeled and very nicely appointed

Stylish decor and finishes both in the room and bathroom gives you that one of a kind, boutique feel After three stays over the last year and a half I have to say that the staff is super friendly and responsive to my needs, and goes out of the way to make me feel welcome I also felt appreciated as an elite Marriott Bonvoy member that I actually got a free breakfast, even though it was a Starbucks style sandwich, coffee and a piece of fruit, but I got it Most other Marriott properties lately are just giving you a $10 credit which in those hotels that might cover a cup of coffeeThis hotel also has relatively good room pricing compared to other area hotels, so it’s definitely a win-win situation Good service, good value, a very good experience

Niamh Madden

The Clancy Hotel was absolutely brilliant! So clean and bright, with excellent staff – they were so kind and helped with absolutely everything that I asked for or needed The food at the bar was also deliciously and really high quality (if a little pricey) I also loved the decor and my room was so comfy – the bed was really, really comfy!

5. Hotel 32One (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 321 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Phone: (415) 504-3950
  • Ratings: 4.0 (367 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel 32One
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Conservative rooms, many with city views, in a basic hotel offering complimentary hot drinks.

About this hotel

In an unfussy tower on a lively street, this laid-back hotel is a minute’s walk from Dragon’s Gate, the entrance to Chinatown. It’s also 4 minutes’ walk from a cable car stop and a 5-minute walk from Union Square.Warm, traditionally furnished rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans; most offer city views. Kids age 12 and under stay at no extra cost.Complimentary hot drinks are served in the lobby. There’s a 24-hour reception and a business center. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to Union Square and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned air conditioning 19 times
  • Guests praised the city views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Lydia Farrer

We were so impressed by this hotel and loved our stay here for 4 nights A brilliant location, right next to the entrance to Chinatown but quiet at night and felt very safe for two girls travelling together on a well lit street The hotel was very clean, the king-size bed was huge and the bathroom was beautiful with strong shower

The staff were very friendly on the 24 hour desk and were happy to help with anything – they even provided us with toothpaste! Free coffee and tea machine as well as ice machine Room had lovely view too We would definitely come back!

Belinda “Belle_Linda” Raffel

Husband and I booked a room here last minute for two nights after our Airbnb host suddenly canceled on us Once we figured out how to turn off the radiator, it was perfect! The price was affordable compared to other hotels in the area, especially for the quality of the rooms They are beautifully modern and have just enough space and amenities

It was quiet, clean, and comfortable Front desk staff was nice I wanted to spend a lot of time in Chinatown so the location was great East access to all the public transit I would recommend and return in the future

MENG HAN Lim

It was a very good stay, with clean and spacious room and nice view of the city Location is very convenient too near to Chinatown Until when we checked out and we thought of storing luggage with them as our flight is in late evening, they want to charge us an exorbitant USD 20/hour for storing luggage! First time in my life I experience this

Hence the 3 star rating

6. Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Among cafes and restaurants, this contemporary hotel is a 14-minute walk from Jack London Square train station and a mile from the Gardens at Lake Merritt.The relaxed rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some add city views.A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served in a casual dining area. There’s also a gym and a convenience store. Valet parking is available (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 8 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • 4 min walk to nearest transit

Feedback From Real Customers

Humza Shah

Had an excellent four night stay here while on a business trip Changed room after one night because I needed a bathroom with a bathtub Check-in and check-out were both smooth

Staff was also friendly Both of the rooms I was in had good views and most things folks would need for this stay – even a microwave, which is rare I can easily recommend this place The location was also excellent to walk to any central Oakland spots

Allen Wickham

Another good Hampton Inn experience, this time in downtown Oakland I love this area, given its proximity to the BART, Oakland Chinatown, to the bay (check out Jack London Square!), and lots of great food Similar large and spacious areas as the Red Bluff hotel and good breakfast choices

In order to ensure you get your ADA room, make sure you call them, since our reservation via a online resource did not communicate the need for a wheelchair room Our initial interaction with the front-desk was not helpful, but the manager was able to switch our room for an excellent ADA room, with a good roll-in shower and a great toilet The only drawback was the shower seat was tilted down, which necessitated getting our backup shower chair

Victor Sanchez

We stayed here to come to see Smokey Robinson at the Paramount Theatre The hotel is all modernized and very clean The staff is very nice and friendly

I also like the fact that the Valet service takes your vehicle to a Private Locked parking lot The tv was bit hard to figure out since the settings did not state the channels and delayed on every change made But overall was great quality The only thing we did not like was the time it took for the water to warm up when you need a shower We will definitely return here next time we come to the Paramount Theatre as it is only down the street

7. The Battery

  • Address: 717 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Phone: (415) 230-8000
  • Ratings: 4.6 (540 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Battery
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Chic quarters in an upscale hotel with 4 restaurants & bars, plus an art gallery, a spa & a gym.

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from a light rail station, this upscale hotel in the Financial District is 14 minutes by foot from city views at Coit Tower and a mile from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Featuring hardwood floors and original artwork, the chic rooms provide flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and minibars. Some have exposed-brick walls. Suites add sitting areas and/or balconies. A luxe penthouse suite offers a fireplace, a separate living room and a kitchen, as well as a terrace with a hot tub and a fire pit.There are 4 restaurants and bars, plus a wine cellar. Other amenities include a fitness center, a spa and an art gallery.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Exploratorium and the San Francisco Ferry Building
  • 5 min walk to nearest transit
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Berrie

At $800 a night, I was hoping for something spectacular Unfortunately, The Battery was mediocre The rooms are beautiful and spacious

But was very disappointed that we weren’t greeted at the entrance and offered to take our bags on the way in nor on the way out We weren’t told anything about what was what and what was available to us In the rooms there are plugs that were on the forefront of technology in the 90’s Not that we were there to watch TV but the television was not a smart television as one would expect for that price No movies or series to catch up on And the towels were old and rough There were delicious chocolate chip cookies though

Mel Bek

Even though at this place also I went there to to drop a customer , I got a chance to be invited inside, I’ve been in that place so many times to drop a client but I never thought that is so magnificentyou have to be a member for most of the accommodation but if you have some even that you want to host that is the place Before I thought it is was a small bar but I have a chance to go inside a week ago the only explanation that I have for this place is”A cruise ship parked in the middle of the most beautiful city on earth

8. Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from Oakland International Airport, this straightforward airport hotel is 6.5 miles from the Oakland Zoo and 8.5 miles from Jack London Square.All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed). Suites add pull-out sofas.Freebies include on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go, as well as an airport/area shuttle and parking. Other amenities include an exercise room and an outdoor pool, plus meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 18 min drive to the Oakland Zoo
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes but others liked the beds
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests disliked the refrigerators, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 14 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Jean-Paul Watson

Biggest plus for this hotel is being only 5 minutes from OAK It’s a reasonable Hampton Inn, if a bit older Nice lobby and bar area

Rooms were 4/5, only to be dinged for being probably 10+ years old w/o renovation Front desk check-in was efficient, professional, and pleasant Some decent restaurants are about a 5 minute drive away Nice bonus to be on the walking path along the water front – lots of bird and sea life to see At the end of an OAK runway, so there is some overhead noise – but not nearly as much as I expected And it didn’t impact sleep

V Maxeno

You get what you pay for, the room are pretty outdated and it smells oldYou are far from everything, and in the middle of an industrial areaThe bistro is not worth counting on for your dinner!The staff were nice, breakfast was very decent, and the rooms facing south/west have a very nice view, apart from planes taking off a few hundred feet away 😉

nam

The worst Hilton experience we’ve ever been through They canceled our reservation because our card declined? (which is a lie because we got a confirmation number and a receipt) It was a room for 2 nights and we reserved it for mid day but we arrived late at night Since it was a 2 night reservation it’s standard that as long as we’re paying we can come in whenever

This was not the case! There was a warriors game going on and they immediately gave our room away without notice or any email, text, calls, etc They did this so they could charge higher rates to someone else The reception was also rude and not accommodating, it was clear they were lying because their story kept switching up on why they canceled

9. Hilton San Francisco Union Square (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Occupying 3 towers in the vibrant Union Square neighborhood, this polished high-rise hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from a cable car stop and a 12-minute walk from the Moscone Center convention facility.Sophisticated rooms offer flat-screen TVs, desks and Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded rooms add balconies and/or skyline views; some include free Wi-Fi. Suites provide sitting areas.There’s a hip restaurant, and a sleek 46th-floor cocktail bar with city views, plus a casual eatery and a coffee shop. Additional amenities include a fitness center, and a courtyard with an outdoor pool and a hot tub, along with a business center, a ballroom and 73 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Union Square and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Guests liked the lobby
  • Guests liked the rooms but some thought they were outdated
  • Guests praised the city views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the sleek bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Dave Pedersen

My experience at the Hilton Union Square has been flawless I was nervous arriving as I knew the hotel was sold out for this week’s conference Check in was easy and quick, and I received early access to my room

The room was spotless I want to give huge kudos to the housekeeping team – even if I was gone for just a short period of time, they would somehow know I was gone and use that opportunity to clean my room before I came backWith hotels still feeling the effects of the pandemic – especially when it comes to lack of staff – I was truly surprised by how seamless this hotel experience was HIGHLY recommended!!! I will definitely be staying here when I come back to San Francisco

Prince Nyatanga

Enjoyed stay! Views in the rooms are spectacular Smell in the lobby is pleasant, however in the room there was a musty not so welcoming smell Staff was lovely, enjoyed drinks at the lobby and the staff was great there too

Had a drink on the city scape bar one night – views there are just phenomenal!!! Location of hotel is on the edge of the pleasant and not so pleasant area of San Francisco But in general, all good A HUGE plus is that there are a bunch of rental car agencies all within a block away I recommend Hertz greatly – and if you can get an electric car to explore areas around including parks over the Golden Gate Bridge

Bri Hurley

Nice hotel with a pretty lobby and rooftop lounge The room was nice and clean, though I felt like I couldn’t get the temperature in my room cool enough no matter how I set the thermostat The hotel is in a good walking distance to most things

This could be a San Francisco thing or maybe the hotel placement, but it was very glaring that one side of the hotels neighborhood was encouraged to avoid at all costs The hotel was placed in a weird area that could go very scary or very nice The location to near by attractions was nice though if you’re down for walkingI had an excellent view from my room The room was spacious and clean The staff was friendly and helpful as well

10. Hyatt Regency San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Steps from the California Street cable car, this upscale downtown hotel with a soaring 17-story atrium is a 4-minute walk from the Ferry Plaza Building and its famous farmers market.Offering floor-to-ceiling windows with city or bay views, the laid-back rooms have 42-inch flat-screens, iPod docks and Wi-Fi access, as well as coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas; club-level quarters provide access to a rooftop lounge serving complimentary breakfast and snacks.Amenities include a polished bar and a sleek modern restaurant serving Californian cuisine, plus a 24-hour exercise room. Extensive meeting and event space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the San Francisco Ferry Building and the Exploratorium
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the sleek restaurant
  • Guests liked the lobby and praised the architecture
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the balconies

Feedback From Real Customers

Audrey Stith

Clean hotel with beautiful style modern decor and close to the waterfront We used all services The valet is priced as expected for the area ~50 bucks a night

The bar closes around 11 or 12 but stops serving food earlier The morning breakfast has much the feel of a typical buffet The lobby is gorgeous and has many areas for guests to sit as work or hang out The gym is well appointed and was one of my favorite features The rooms we stayed in were renovated and clean It was a wonderful four day stay for our entire party I would stay here again happily

Thomas Baugh

We enjoyed a brilliant 5-night stay in this hotel Top service, spacious, modern room and ideally located for everything we wanted to do in San Francisco The main lobby area is spectacular (just going up and down in the lifts is an experience) and we made use of the bar, mini-market and gym too

We didn’t eat breakfast there because it seemed expensive, but there are plenty of places nearby and/or cheap options in the on-site market I would highly recommend the hotel and stay there again if I’m ever in the city

Elizabeth Barron

This is a beautiful hotel Every detail has been thought of and the rooms are both modern and artistically decorated Tub and shower with rain water shower head

Huge bathroom vanity with tons of counter space Globe light fixtures throughout casting warm light in the room Sofa, coffee table, writing desk and balcony with bistro patio set – perfect to sit out and enjoy a view of the sun setting on the bay Front desk staff were friendly and very helpful, as were security I arrived by uber and was promptly given directions to go up two floors to the lobby to check in All employees were gracious, extremely professional and helpful Truly exemplary customer service

11. Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This waterfront hotel with views of San Francisco’s skyline is 3.3 miles from downtown Berkeley and 8.3 miles from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Stylish rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, plus desks and custom-designed beds. They also come with microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living/dining areas and pull-out sofas.A free local shuttle is offered. There’s an American bar and grill with cooked-to-order breakfast (fee), as well as a 24-hour pantry. Additional amenities include a gym and a hot tub, plus 3 meeting rooms and a 24/7 business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs and microwaves
  • 4 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • 14 min walk to nearest train station
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 38 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

David Poole

Newly renovated, unlike some Garden Inns, this hotel has truly upscale accommodations I had a splendid stay until I went down for breakfast, finding a breakfast policy with absolutely no continental option for your $10 credit I had unknowingly walked in and acknowledged my credit at check in, declining the points add back offered

This was an annual Honors stay offered for Diamond members, the only redemption to this story If I had paid for this room I would be much more feisty 😇

David Bunjac

Very good hotel for the price point and very conveniently located in Emeryville close to the Bay Bridge and Oakland Inside, it’s quiet, clean and most importantly, the beds are very comfortable! The neighborhood is safe with good shopping very close The downside is the property is aging and is showing signs of wear

Good maintenance is trying to keep up, but there are still flaws that will only be corrected with a major rehab No safe in the room and aging furniture Water pressure so-so $20 breakfast buffet that was not much better than what you’d see for free in other properties, so the dining room was empty at breakfast time with hot trays full standing for who knows how long But despite those problems, I would stay again It’s a good base to explore SF or the rest of the Bay Area and not too expensive That’s why I give four stars

Kristina Boler

The location is very convenient and the hotel is nice in appearance The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were cleanPlease note that you do have to pay $20 a day for parking which though I did notice that when we made the reservation, I thought that was a lot just to park

In my opinion, it should be free for choosing to stay there The breakfast was good but again, over priced They don’t have a pool but I was okay because I looked forward to the hot tub which was sadly closed when we were staying there So lots of plus’s and minuses but the location was worth it for our travel plans

12. Oakland Marriott City Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern downtown hotel is a 3-minute walk from the 12th St. Oakland City Center BART station, 13 minutes’ walk from Jack London Square and 14 minutes’ stroll from the Oakland Museum of California.The funky, modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), plus desks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add access to a lounge with free continental breakfast and evening snacks; some offer views of San Francisco Bay or Lake Merritt.Amenities include a laid-back Californian restaurant and a lounge, plus an outdoor pool and a fitness room. There’s also a business center, along with 36 event rooms. Parking is offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 9 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • 4 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Keila Miller-Simons

I gave it three stars due to Irene a staff member who was very rude on the phone when i called from my room asking about my charges Due to her tone and sharp comments i had to inform her I was only asking due to me never being advised by staff And she still was rude and annoyed

As a customer i felt disrespected and she acted like i should have already known since i booked my stay She has very poor customer service I booked my stay through a third party and they said the resort fees will differ depending on the resortNow for the best part, the valet was amazing wish I could remember his name, he was welcoming, informative, helpful and had great customer serviceWe also had the pleasure of meeting James one of the bar servers In the oak bar He was amazing, his customer service was authentic, not forced, very informative, great attitude and most importantly he was available Most times when your the only server on the floor it can be overwhelming Not James he did such a great job and he made us a jalapeño Moscow mule that was amazingThank you valet and James for making my stay amazing and providing great customer service at this difficult time in the world

Terrie Paige

I hadn’t been to Oakland in at least 20yrs and so much has changed! Some for the good and, as everywhere else, the not so good, but this hotel is very niceThe staff were extremely helpful, courteous, and personableThe rooms are nicely appointed, but I did have an issue day 1 with a sewage smell coming from the bathroom

It dissipated shortly after being there a couple of hours and it was fine the rest of my stay I noticed the same smell in a couple of spots throughout the City so it wasn’t their faultThe bed was super comfortable so I got plenty of good sleep on this trip and I loved it!Housekeeping answered my request quickly and accurately and Safety was High in priority here with mask on hand to hand out, sanitizer, and the redirection of anyone not behaving Respectfully I was really pleased with my stayThey have Ballrooms, Fitness, and a really nice Restaurant on site as wellIf you are ever in Oakland, California it is a great place to stay!

Tammie Webb

I love Marriott! Always excellent service My issue was the bathroom lighting was horrible Maybe add an extra light over the mirror

Also I noticed that the wash clothes were “ Made in Pakistan” That was odd to me since the other towels were a different brand Any explanation? And the pillows were way to soft I had to fold them in half to get any head support

13. Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 580 and facing San Francisco Bay, this informal hotel is 6 miles from the Oakland Museum of California and 9 miles from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Unfussy rooms provide free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and microwaves, plus tea and coffeemakers. Some have balconies with bay views; upgraded rooms add minifridges and pull-out sofas.Parking is complimentary. There’s a casual cafe and a cozy lobby bar, as well as a convenience store. Other amenities include a fitness center, a hot tub and an outdoor pool. Breakfast is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 6 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • The fitness center has free weights and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the cozy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ms Lil Booty aka The Sexxy Foodie

The property is small however it’s still decent and super close to tons of Shopping and Restaurants, not including the Bay St Mall which is only a 2min walk from the hotel There’s ample security patrol, and they lock the doors from dust to dawn basically and you’ll need your key to get on the elevators The view from the 7th (highest floor) was lovely, it’s always nice to see the San Francisco Bay Area!! I was lucky to stay for breakfast which was complimentary and the full hot breakfast was available

the portion was small to me but it was complimentary 🤗 I may stay again in the future

Nicky Robinson

I initially didn’t think that the hotel I picked for a wedding hotel block would matter that much, but I can’t overstate how happy I am that we ended up picking Four Points We had a huge block–50 rooms John Yee, the Director of Sales, was amazing to work with

He helped us resolve numerous issues, such as someone booking four rooms when they meant to book five He coordinated with our wedding shuttle buses as well The rest of the staff was great, too The rooms were also nice–they were clean and modern, but not in an IKEA way Many wedding guests told us how much they liked the hotel and how helpful they were I don’t think that’s normalWorth noting: We had so many rooms and most people were booking king rooms, so eventually Four Points started running out of king rooms and the procrastinators got stuck with double rooms Probably not usually an issue

Amy Chaffin

The hotel clerk at check-in was kind But what the website advertised and what we got were 2 very different thingsWe reserved a corner balcony room

Unfortunately the balcony view consisted of a storage shed, some trash cans, and nearby Powell Street Bottom line, if you pay for the corner, it is not worth it if you end up on the 2nd floorThis situation would have been fine for work travel For leisure, because leisure time is so rare for us, we were hoping for something more consistent with the website photo

14. Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A minute’s walk from the Montgomery St. Muni/BART station and 9 minutes’ stroll from Union Square, this refined turn-of-the-century hotel in the Financial District is 2 miles from lively Pier 39.The polished rooms feature Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites add coffeemakers, and separate living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views. An upgraded suite has a kitchenette and a grand piano.There’s an elegant fine-dining restaurant, and a breezy lounge in an ornate atrium with a stained-glass dome. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a gym, plus meeting space and 3 ballrooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Union Square
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the elegant restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Tea” 56 times
  • Guests liked the grounds and the architecture
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Nick B

Part of the reason why I’m rating The Palace so highly is due to the dedicated staff and overall services I book the stay, for my birthday, in advance and corresponded with the Chief Concierge, Jose He helped me find and book reservations for dinner and even picked up my birthday cake from a nearby bakery on my behalf

When I arrived to the hotel and checked in, the staff carefully transported my belongings to my room and placed it all in the right place I didn’t need to lift a finger Shout out to Ronald!!! My room was spacious, clean, and came with a decent view The other reason why my rating is so highly is due to the preservation and usability of the landmark space The Garden Court is breathtaking! I could sit in that area for hours I love the hotel’s history room and even the antique mailbox All of these area are accessible, which allows us to be a part of the hotel’s history The Palace felt like a home away from home, a dreamy reality, and a relic of time For the best experience possible: Please coordinate with the staff in advance, be kind, and let the team do the rest And at the end, pay the tip and say thank you! It goes a long way

Kapil Adatiya

The rooms are small but cozy Service is not great Asked for a couple of things to the reception and was never sent to the room

Locality is great You get a streetcar or a bus right in front of the hotel The lobby is awesome The mini hotel museum is cute There are few old artifacts kept around the lobby which reminds you of the long lost glory of this heritage hotel The in house swimming pool was awesome but the hot tub was not working You have to walk a lot to reach the lift lobby or to go to the ice machineSummary – Not worth the price tag

Jonathan Ng

Stayed 3 nights here with my wife and kids Wonderful stay Location was fantastic

One day, we walked over to the Ferry Building for a great lunch at Hog Island If you drive, get SpotHero and get overnight parking at a close by garage for a fraction of the hotel price This hotel is iconic 19 former US presidents stayed here and there is a drink dedicated to each one The room we got was a double queen Not the biggest I have had but had 12 ft ceilings and seemed quite spacious Overall, fantastic hotel

15. Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, this contemporary hotel is 3 miles from the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and 12 miles from Golden Gate Park.The casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. All have sofas (some are pull-out). Upgraded rooms offer separate sitting areas; some have bay views. Suites add living rooms.Hot breakfast is available. Amenities include a 24-hour gym and a cafe/cocktail bar. Parking is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 15 min drive to the University of California, Berkeley
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 18 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the cafe bar

Feedback From Real Customers

GALXE

It felt nice to be in a clean, fresh room! I didn’t see one spec of dirty Love the scent of the shampoo and the bar of soap! Yum! The only reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because the tv didn’t have any channels

they did send someone up to help but he couldn’t get it working then they called my room and asked if we want to switch rooms… I had 5 kids with me and we all had just brought our stuff in and got off the road from a 4-5 hour drive didn’t want to move especially after feeling how comfy the beds were 😅 maybe y’all should have housekeepers double check the TVs are working properly before checking in guests I would expect the TV to work if y’all gonna charge me $52142 for 2 nights Oh there isn’t a microwave either 🙁 they have a fridge but no microwave in room to warm up food :/They have very little parking space around the hotel but they do have an overflow parking garage right next to the hotel But other than that everything was great Especially the customer service! Sorry for the other guests that had to hear me and the kids 😅Thank y’all so much though ❤️‍🔥 definitely would recommend others to stay here

Carlotta Fernbush

We stayed here for 2 weeks The rooms are very clean & so quiet, we got great sleep here every night All the hotel associates were just great

All smiles & so pleasant all the time Darlynn (spelling?) Is absolutely amazing! She made us feel so welcome, not just at check-in, but every day we were there We’ve stayed at hotels all over the country for work & she is probably my favoriteThe hotel is in a great location, so close to SF & Oakland for sightseeing My only negative feed back would be the extreme lack of parking & no microwaves in the rooms Otherwise, we had a great stay

Aryan Sood

Great hotel for stay Spacious rooms, 24/7 accessible gym, modern look, and very good staff service The location is also great with shops on the same street and the AMC Bay Street is a mere 5 minute walk from the hotel

The breakfast leaves some things to be desired, and isn’t as expansive as most other continental breakfast One major issue was that the eyehole on the room’s door was reversed and completely unsafe since anyone could see everything in the room from outside, but the guest services immediately sent someone to fix the issue

16. Hotel Bohème (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 444 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Phone: (415) 433-9111
  • Ratings: 4.5 (95 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hotel Bohème
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Quirky, 2nd-floor boutique property with a 1950s Beat-era vibe, cozy rooms & free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Housed in a historic 1880s building restored after the 1906 earthquake, this quirky North Beach hotel with a bohemian vibe is a 1-minute walk from the closest Muni bus stop and 3 minutes from the iconic City Lights bookstore.Colorful, cozy rooms feature gauze-draped beds and eclectic, European-inspired furnishings. Wi-Fi is free, and all rooms have TVs with cable channels, plus private bathrooms. Some rooms offer views of bustling Columbus Avenue.Amenities include a pastry shop adjacent to the hotel. The 2nd-floor reception area, in a corridor decorated with black-and-white Beat-era photos, is reached by a staircase (no elevator).

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Coit Tower and the Exploratorium
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Nissa T

This hotel was a little tough to find, especially during a busy weekend in the city Prior to, I did not know there is no parking, so I had to park 2 blocks in a parking garage At least the garage was next door to a police station, so I felt more comfortable with that

Immediately upon entrance, I felt taken back in time, but in a good way You have to walk up a flight of narrow stairs, and walk down a narrow hallway to get to the desk Robert, the soft spoken receptionist, was very friendly and welcoming Keys to the rooms are real keys, not card keys My room was very quaint, with a vintage flairThe room was very neat, and clean There is a lingering scent that tells you it’s an old building, however, it was not overwhelming There is no AC, but it was not needed with this time of the year The one knob wall vented heater works great! Bed was super comfy, did not want to get out of it the next morning No breakfast, but there are plenty of cafes just steps away with wonderful food My stay was only for one night, but I would definitely return again I truly appreciated the unique experience

Seth Kitchen

Room 207 was quiet with a view of Coit Tower and the smell of fresh pastries from the cafe below Great location! Basically at the corner of Chinatown and Little Italy 15 minute walk to Pier 33

Farmers market Saturday morning on Greenwich Parking garage a block away Lots of cafes and shops right out the front doorStaff was as eclectic as the period correct hotel is Comfortable and clean room for my daughter and I to stay Would definitely come back

17. The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the San Francisco Bay, this casual waterfront hotel is 4 miles from Oakland International Airport and 5 miles from the Oracle Arena.Straightforward rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus microwaves and minifridges. Some rooms add balconies with marina and bay views.Freebies include continental breakfast and afternoon cookies, plus parking, bike rentals and an airport shuttle. There’s also an exercise room, a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min drive to the Oakland Aviation Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 23 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Dana Wilkins

This hotel is great for vacations or get aways The rooms are cozy and clean The staff are very professional and welcoming

They take Covid protocol seriously The continental breakfast that is included with your stay is delicious The pool is heated and clean, not to mention the view of the Marina is gorgeous My family really enjoyed our stay We will definitely return

Jason Matsumoto

I stayed here for almost 3 weeks It was a pretty good experience overall Some of the front desk staff were friendly and warm, while others weren’t so much

The rooms are above average, but not awesome I witnessed a car being broken into while looking out my room window one afternoon and then went down to the lobby to report it and the manager asked me to call the police, rather than him calling them, which seemed very weird and off putting They also rented the meeting room out to some sort of party with a DJ on a Saturday night, resulting in plenty of bass reverberating throughout the property until late evening Breakfast has make-your-own waffles and toast, some pastries and such, boiled eggs, and not much else The walls between the rooms aren’t the worst, but you can still hear the TV and voices in adjacent rooms While the property is directly on the water, the marina is in a state of disrepair and the area is not the best place for walking around after dark It’s fine and even quite pleasant during the day, though The main thing going for it is the overall value – it’s one of the best priced places in the area that is actually decent I’ll stay here again if I want to save a few bucks over some of the other places in the area

Bob Morris

What I can say is that they went out of their way to pick us up after hours with the shuttle van Van service is up to 7pm The room was nice sized and the furniture looked good

The bathroom had a good sized shower The problem for us was that bed was too hard and the same with the pillows The breakfast could have been better, too! We were expecting a view of the marina, but it was of the parking lot The marina was within viewing when you are outside Based on what you want, the staff was very friendly and helpful

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