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Napa Valley, California
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I booked this hotel for a girls night out as its close to Bart. Check-in was long, clerk was slow. We were supposed to have 2 beds as per our reservation we were told they have one room with 2 beds and it's already gone. Our room was tiny as you can tell from pictures. It was...

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Ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We find the comment very harsh, could you be specific. Thank you

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I stayed here for the bar exam and was absolutely delighted with it. The room was small but well-equipped, with an amazingly comfortable bed. It was very very quiet. Staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful, and the breakfast options were superb. It's very centrally located just a block from Broadway (and 12th Street BART station) with a...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are looking into LED lighting without going into big construction.

Reviewed 2 August 2016

I stayed here to take the bar exam. I highly recommend it. Much cheaper than the Marriott and you have all that you need. My room came with a refrigerator and microwave (I suggest requesting it a few weeks in advance) and a relatively nice view of some trees (you're in downtown Oakland). Staff was really nice, and there was...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey.

New York
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is well located for the Oakland convention center and it is in a safe location, however, I wouldn't recommend it. The room is literally the smallest hotel room I have been in any hotel in the world. The bed is a double, not a queen, and it was really uncomfortable. My back was aching after three nights there....

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for responding to our survey. The hotel was built 1904 to accommodate the San Francisco fire people who lost there homes it is a historical building so there is little that could be done about the size of the room because of the layout. I would like to know more specific concerns you have about our breakfast. Regarding...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The property looked well kept. I had a nice room with a very comfortable bed. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly, efficient and accommodating. Pulle, the main desk clerk gave me a nice upgrade to a larger room and king bed. The breakfast was quite substantial, though it needed replenishment @ 8:00 am. The location was downtown Oakland and...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback, and hope you will stay with us when you are in town.

Washington DC
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is the story of a hotel that is trying hard! And it shows. By that, I mean it is located in a seedy neighborhood where the car gets parked in a cage the front door is locked and homeless people roam (and sometimes yell out aggressively). BUT just a few blocks away are very charming places and it's just...

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Location of the hotel is near the BART, however, the surroundings are not very safe. There are many homeless people on the streets and people talking to themselves. The room was quite small compared to its huge bathroom. The breakfast menu was great!

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. Being in a medium to big city in the united states unfortunately homeless is a norm and the cities are overwhelmed on how to address the issue. Most of the homeless are mentally unstable. As business owners there is nothing we can do to change the situation.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I loved my stay here. It's definitely an older hotel, yet it's clean with a friendly staff and bonus! - free breakfast. Located in the middle of the downtown area, so it's easy to get to around to the sites. The room I had was on the tiny side. For a two-day business trip it was perfect. With the way...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. We would like to know the room you stayed in so our maintenance department can address the issue.

Reviewed 5 May 2016

I stayed at this hotel for five nights at the beginning of April. On Monday, when I returned to my room from my conference I found my door ajar with a washcloth. The person at the front desk called the maid who said she had no idea why it was propped open. There was not manager on duty. I was...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for completing our survey. I am aware of the incident and my front desk agent apologized and explained why the door was opened. The housekeepers use cleaning towels to hold the door open while cleaning rooms, in your instant the housekeeper forgot to close the door after finishing cleaning your room. We spoke to the housekeeper and disciplinary...

California
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Within walking distances to BART, Federal Buildings, Chinatown, Jack London Square etc. The space is tight: small rooms but clean. Service is friendly. The complimentary breakfast is hot & tasty with bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes etc. The air conditioning was very noisy. All in all good value.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel is within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, BART Station, 8 miles from the Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum, City Hall, Federal Building, Alameda County Court House. 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (Take Bart from Airport to Hotel). Take Bart from Hotel to San Francisco.We have added parking, overnight rate $15. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612-2636
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $159 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Bring ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles apollosmith, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a room with the view to the street”
 of 5 bubbles AVM2016, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“just do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles matthewmQ5479PE, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask in advance for fridge/microwave.”
 of 5 bubbles noahdrake, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It can be noisy at night, maybe check out the room and see if you have a window facing street. Sometimes people yell outside!”
 of 5 bubbles Mushroom1234, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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