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Oakland, CA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Oakland center is approximately the area of Downtown Oakland and the area of Oakland City Center.

Welcome to sunny Oakland, CA, one of the most exciting cities on the west coast of the United States. The city of Oakland has a motto, “Love life,” and everything in town seems to help you do that. With so much to see and experience, Oakland is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of different people. All you need to do to get your adventure started is find a hotel. More from this guide...

Oakland Hotels/Accommodations

Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge - Emeryville
1603 Powell St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Website ~2.68 miles northwest of Oakland
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 153 rooms in hotel
  • Clean rooms
  • Hotel could use some updating
Home2 Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport : 1660 Harbor Bay Pkwy.
1660 Harbor Bay Pkwy., Alameda, CA 94502 ~5.72 miles south of Oakland
  • Two-star Airport property
  • 4 floors in hotel
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Executive Inn & Suites : 1755 Embarcadero
1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
  • 3 star Oceanfront hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
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Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel in Oakland
1717 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • 81 rooms in property
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Hyatt Place Emeryville / San Francisco Bay Area
5700 Bay St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.58 miles northwest of Oakland
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 5 suites in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 21 floors
  • Relatively new rooms
  • Valet service could be better
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Courtyard Oakland Downtown in Oakland
988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas
  • All guests thought they were poorly maintained
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt in Oakland
10 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94607
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3pm
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Old fashioned fitness center
  • Incompetent team
Hawthorn Suites Oakland / Alameda
1628 Webster St., Alameda, CA 94501 ~2.04 miles south of Oakland
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Clean rooms and service
  • Noise level is acceptable
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Emeryville
5555 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.56 miles northwest of Oakland
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Every guests reviewed said the bathroom was dirty
  • Every guests reviewed found the grounds to be nice
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HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area : 5800 Shellmound St.
5800 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.74 miles northwest of Oakland
  • Relaxation. Space. Comfort. The HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area provides this and more. Whether guests come here on business or for a relaxing vacation, the HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area can become their home away from home. A delicate continental breakfast is offered as well as rooms with balconies overlooking the San Francisco Bay area. With the quiet and charm of a B&B and the prestige of a boutique hotel and commerce style of a big name, this HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area has it all, including full suites complete with kitchens, china, dishwashers, full-sized refrigerators, and fireplaces. Everything a travelers need to feel right at home.
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Room was a bonus
  • Tasty breakfast
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Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco / Oakland Bay Brid - Emeryville
1800 Powell St., Emeryville, CA 94608 ~2.81 miles northwest of Oakland
  • Located on the San Francisco Bay, right next to Oakland, the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, California, is known for comfortable rooms, meeting spaces for corporate events, a banquet room, exhibit spaces, and even a ballroom. Utilizing minimalism and a functional pull-out desk for laptops with complimentary Wi-Fi, these rooms were made to be a home away from home, whether for vacationers or business travelers. Featuring 279 rooms on 14 floors, including three suites, guests can view the San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge or Berkeley College along the hillside. With San Francisco just a 10-minute BART ride away, guests can enjoy the many attractions of the city without living among the hustle and bustle of city life.
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 14 floors
  • Only available for breakfast and dinner
  • Yummy breakfast
Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel
41 Tunnel Rd., Berkeley, CA 94705 ~4.06 miles north of Oakland
  • Luxury 5 star hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Graduate Berkeley : 2600 Durant Ave.
2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 ~4.46 miles north of Oakland
  • Hotel Durant Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel offers excellent accommodations for leisure travelers. The hotel stands amid shops, galleries, high-end restaurants, and entertainment venues, not far from bohemian Telegraph Avenue and the Bay Area city. The lobby of the six-story hotel features Spanish revival architecture and an on-site restaurant and sports lounge. Five suites and 144 Guest rooms exhibit classic American decor in rich jewel tones. Complimentary high-speed Internet access and premium cable channels are included.
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
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Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Berkeley
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 ~4.47 miles north of Oakland
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza provides first-rate lodging in Oakland. The hotel is just blocks from Shattuck Theaters and the University of California, and less than five miles from Jack London Square, Berkeley Rose Garden, and Tildon Golf Course. Complimentary hotel amenities include daily newspaper, airport transportation, and wireless Internet access. Guests have access to an on-site business center, conference rooms, and banquet facilities. Each beautiful guestroom boasts 310-thread-count cotton linens, flat-screen television with premium cable, and bathrobes.
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
Rodeway Inn Berkeley in Berkeley
1461 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702 ~4.60 miles north of Oakland
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 43 rooms
  • The majority of guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • Great shopping
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley - Berkeley
1175 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702 ~4.65 miles north of Oakland
  • Low-priced hotel
  • 70 rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Z Hotel Jack London Square - Oakland
233 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Wifi quality could be improved
  • For breakfast was too expensive
Extended Stay America Oakland - Alameda
1350 Marina Village Pkwy., Alameda, CA 94501 ~1.20 miles south of Oakland
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Excellent location for public transportation
  • Approx. half of guests thought the kitchenette was ok
Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 ~3.85 miles north of Oakland
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • The majority of guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
Inn By the Coliseum in Oakland
4801 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in time: 11:00
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Berkeley - Berkeley
920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710 ~4.61 miles north of Oakland
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Super 8 by Wyndham Berkeley
1619 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703 ~4.63 miles north of Oakland
  • 2-star hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94710 ~5.04 miles northwest of Oakland
  • Midscale Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 29 suites
  • Most guests complained about the elevator
  • Average parking
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Graph of Oakland, CA Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Oakland, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Oakland hotel for each day and each star rating category.

From ferry rides to bike tours to hiking trails and more, Oakland is filled with attractions just waiting for you to enjoy. You can eat at some of the best restaurants in the world or catch a game at the local Oracle Arena. Within the city, there are numerous parks to enjoy as well. Some are so well-preserved that you can forget you're in the city as you stroll between trees towering over you.

No matter what your interests are, you'll find something to keep you entertained in Oakland. Whether you're looking for an affordable hotel, a truly luxurious experience or something in between, Oakland can provide. Begin your journey today and book your Oakland vacation hotel.

What are the best times to visit Oakland, CA?

Finding the time off to visit Oakland is hard enough for many people, but you should know the seasonal differences regardless. Planning your trip for one season could prohibit you from experiencing some activities unique to other seasons. Fortunately, most of what you can do in Oakland is available year-round.

If you love sunshine, come by during the summer. Overcast is virtually non-existent from July to August, so enjoy those blue skies. The summers can get pretty hot with highs around the mid-70s, but that pales in comparison to the blistering heat of some other places. Like most of sunny California, Oakland experiences mild winters with lows around 44 degrees at worst. Most of the time, you can enjoy a cool temperature somewhere in the low to mid-50s.

If you don't like the rain, that's just another reason to head to Oakland during the summer. Through July and August specifically, rain is extremely rare. It's not uncommon for there to be no rain at all for those two months. In the winter, on the other hand, rain gets a bit more common with it peaking at 30 percent probability in February. You may be able to avoid the crowds if you travel during the winter, but make sure to pack your umbrella.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Oakland, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Oakland

Oakland by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Oakland, CA. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the least expensive months to stay in Oakland for upcoming travels.

What are the luxury hotels in Oakland, CA?

4 Star Average Prices: $204.72

If you're looking for a premium Oakland experience, then your hotel should be just as beautiful as the city if not more so. Get the most out of your vacation with a luxury hotel complete with so many amenities and services that you won't want to leave; the city of Oakland has plenty to choose from.

If you want the best hotel in Oakland, look no further than the Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. If the French name wasn't enough to sell you on how fancy this place is, the amenities certainly will. The hotel is located right on the marina, complete with a restaurant and bar with a lounge area. There is breakfast available every morning along with a 24-hour fitness center. Take advantage of valet parking along with a free area shuttle, so you'll never have a problem getting around town.

Another option for luxury is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront. Here you have a bayfront view with a beautifully kept outdoor pool. Along with the marina, you can enjoy a private terrace in your room in addition to free Wi-Fi and premium cable. Every morning, you'll find a free hot/cold breakfast buffet complete with fresh coffee and tea. There's a shuttle service that will take you around the area although a lot of attractions are just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Oakland

What are the affordable hotels in Oakland, CA?

3 Star Average Prices: $158.52

If you want to make the most out of your Oakland vacation, you won't be spending much time in your hotel. Since you'll just be using it to sleep, why break the bank on a room? Oakland has plenty of affordable hotels available for you to enjoy, so you can save your money for the real attractions.

If you want affordability, there's no better option than the Sutter Hotel. Located right in the middle of Uptown, this hotel offers convenient proximity to various attractions like museums and theaters. Inside each room you'll find flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, and cable programming. You even get a desk to make it easy to browse the internet or get some work done if you brought your laptop with you. There's a restaurant and coffee shop included as well, so you'll be in close proximity to delicious food and drink within normal operating hours.

The Bay Breeze Inn in Oakland is another great affordable option. When you stay here, you'll be in convenient proximity to the Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, so this is a great choice if you want to catch a game. You get free Wi-Fi in every room along with cable programming on your flat-screen TV. There are dry cleaning and laundry services available, and the front desk is available 24 hours a day.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Oakland

2 Star Average Prices: $113.86

2 Star Hotel Prices in Oakland

What hotels are offering the best discounts in Oakland, CA?

You're already taking advantage of your time off by going to one of the most exciting cities in America, so why not take advantage of some incredible deals as well? Oakland has quite a few premium hotels with exclusive AAA discounts that you can take part in.

The Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove Oakland Waterfront offers a 12 percent discount to all AAA members, and you still get the waterfront view. The pool is especially nice with excellent lighting well after dark, so you can enjoy the hotel pool and still experience the view of the waterfront. There's free Wi-Fi and breakfast, along with free airport transportation, so arrival and departure have never been easier. There's even a train station pickup available.

If you're looking for a military discount, head to Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel. At this wonderful hotel, you'll find a host of useful amenities like free breakfast every day and fitness facilities. More importantly, you'll be right next to Lake Merritt where a world of aquatic adventure awaits. Inside each room, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi and wired internet connection along with cable programming. You can add some extra relaxation to your trip with deep soaking bathtubs complete with complimentary toiletries.

What are the value hotels in Oakland, CA?

Just because you're trying to save money on your trip doesn't mean you have to settle for the lowest quality hotel in Oakland. There's a nice compromise that can be made if you're looking for quality while also trying to save. You'll find plenty of value hotels in Oakland, so book yours to get the best of both worlds.

One of the best value hotels in the city is Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown. In this incredible hotel, you'll find plenty of activities without leaving the grounds, including a pool, a bar and lounge area, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Each room has the option of wired or wireless internet; both are included along with cable programming for the flat-screen television. The real attraction is the hotel's restaurant, which features a gorgeous garden view. There's also a limo/town car service available if you want to see Oakland in style.

Another great value is the Z Hotel Jack London Square. This hotel offers quite a bit right in the middle of downtown Oakland. This hotel makes your stay incredibly convenient, with a 24-hour business center and front desk, so you can take care of any problems that arise whenever you want. Each room has free Wi-Fi, of course, but you can also enjoy premium cable packages that many other hotels don't offer. There's breakfast available every morning along with an attached restaurant, so you're never too far away from good food. If you prefer staying connected the classic way, you can grab a free newspaper every morning as well.

What are the things to do in Oakland, CA?

The gorgeous city of Oakland, CA is packed with adventure suitable for all kinds of people. With so much to see and do, it's helpful if you make an itinerary before you go. Unless you're planning an extended stay, you're going to have to pick and choose what you want to see and experience most.

If you're looking for family fun, head to the Children's Fairyland theme park or try to learn something at the Chabot Space & Science Center. Most famously, Oakland is home to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena, so try to catch a game or show at least once during your trip. You can see shows of a different kind at the numerous theaters all around town including the legendary Fox Theater off Telegraph Ave.

For a more nature-centered experience, Oakland features some incredible natural features like Lake Merritt where you can fish, swim, and spot some incredible waterfowl. For a more international experience, stop by the Oakland Zoo where you can see animals from all over the world and eat at their restaurant, accessible only via gondola. There are also numerous well-maintained parks if you want to get some steps in or need a nice biking trail.

Whatever your tastes are, you can be sure that there's something exciting waiting for you in Oakland, CA.

Billy Joe Armstrong said: 'Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.

This statement is very true. How are we going to learn anything, if we never go out and do anything? Well, vacationing to Oakland will provide you will knowledge about the area and experiencing activities that you may not have experienced before. Oakland hotels will provide an easy, safe way to plan where you can stay during your trip. Whether you need cheap hotels to keep to your budget, or you are looking for a high-end hotel, there are plenty of hotels in Oakland that will fit your needs.

Locating Budget-Friendly Hotels in Oakland

There are many cheap hotels that in Oakland that will help you keep to your budget while allowing you to enjoy your vacation as well. The Imperial Inn Oakland is a great place. This hotel is located near the MacArthur BART Train Station, Lake Merritt and to Old Oakland. The rooms offer en suite bathrooms and are accessed through exterior hallways. All rooms include: microwaves, fridges, coffee making equipment and complimentary bottles of water. Another choice is the Crown Lodge Motel Oakland. This hotel is located near the Oakland Zoo, Street Business District and the Chabot Space and Science Center. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi and cable; all rooms are accessed through exterior corridors. Oakland hotels make it possible to traveling on a budget carefree.

High-End Resorts in Oakland

Hotels in Oakland also offer the luxurious travel option. The Courtyard Oakland Emeryville, is a four-star hotel located near the Jack London Square and San Francisco. The contemporary-styled rooms feature desks and chairs, flat screen televisions and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and wet bars. The hotel also offers social spaces, an American restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, a business center, an indoor heated pool, a whirlpool, a fitness room and on-site paid parking. Another option is the Hotel Durant. This hotel is located near UC Berkley and the well-known Botanical Garden, the Indian Rock Park and the Tilden Regional Park. The collegiate-themed rooms have pillow-top beds, desks and campus or San Francisco Bay views. The Executive rooms have special access to a private lounge with free, daily continental breakfast, evening wine receptions and PlayStation. Adjoining rooms are also available.

Alternative Accommodation in Oakland

Oakland features boutique and independent hotel options as well. The Waterfront Hotel is a relaxed hotel located near Jack London Square and the Oakland Museum of California. The nautical rooms feature desks, iPod docks and coffeemakers. Some rooms offer balconies and/or harbor views; suites add separate living areas and/or fireplace. The hotel also provides a heated outdoor pool, a sauna and fitness room, an Italian restaurant, a business center and thirteen meeting rooms. Another is The Inn at Jack London. This hotel is located near multiple shops and restaurants in Jack London Square and the waterfront and ferry terminal. The elegant rooms are arranged around a landscape courtyard and feature pillow-top mattresses, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers; some have patios and balconies with courtyard views.

FAQs about hotels in Oakland

What are the best rated hotels in Oakland?

Home2 Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport, Executive Inn & Suites and Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Oakland?

Claremont Club & Spa - A Fairmont Hotel, Oakland Marriott City Center and Graduate Berkeley are the top 3 luxury hotels near Oakland city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Oakland?

Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge, Home2 Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport, and Executive Inn & Suites are the properties closest to Oakland city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Oakland cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Oakland can be as cheap as $113.86 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Oakland cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Oakland has been $158.52 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Oakland cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Oakland has been $204.72 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Oakland?

Executive Inn & Suites, Graduate Berkeley and Hotel Shattuck Plaza are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Oakland?

Oakland Marriott City Center, Courtyard Oakland Downtown and Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Emeryville are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Oakland?

Rodeway Inn Berkeley, Rodeway Inn and Quality Inn University are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Oakland?

Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel and Aiden by Best Western at Berkeley are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Oakland, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Oakland, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

Score 5.0 / 5

We were in Hotel Fusion in San Francisco near Powell Station.

Drew B., from 23-Oct-2019
" was great to see the city"
Score 4.0 / 5

Hop on hop off trolley

Deborah P., from 29-Sep-2019
"My visit "
Score 4.0 / 5

Jack London square lots of restaurants we enjoyed Scott's and The Plank beer & bowling. Farmers market was great and taking the ferry from Jack London square to San Francisco, visiting lake Merritt and Tilden Park.

Sherry P., from 30-Jul-2019
"Stores and Restaurants Close By "
Score 4.0 / 5

I liked the location. Also there was lots of stores & placs to eat around the area.

Peggy M., from 24-Jul-2019
"The city of Oakland is where one of our organization's main offices is"
Score 5.0 / 5

I would say that the food, people, and location is great. Close to the airport, close to the city. It is a vibrant, diverse place.

Erin M., from 02-Nov-2018
The average traveler rating of the city of Oakland, CA shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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