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Reviewed 5 November 2012

My room was clean and the front desk was fantastic. The neighborhood is slightly sketchy but I certainly felt comfortable out during the day and mostly at night too. Can't beat the price. The restaurant downstair was some of the best cheap mediterranean food I've ever had!

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Reviewed 31 October 2012

This hotel is the worst!!!! The guy that checked me in appeared to be high. I asked for directions to a convenience store and he send me to a corner where people deal drugs and there was no store. They also couldn't figure out how to procees a business credit card demanding extra forms and identification, even though my office...

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

Thank you for letting me know about your experience. We take drug abuse very seriously, and don't condone any such behavior in our hotel. Having said that, I apologize for the poor service you experienced. I completely understand how frustrating it is to receive advice or assurances from the staff, only to not end up being helped. I'll be sure...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Let's review the rooms...small and poorly planned. Example #1-Open door take 1 step in and voila, there's your bed. Example #2- Desk is placed next to the bed with the mirror hanging on the wall. If you want to turn the desk chair and watch TV and lean back with enough force-expect 7 years of bad luck after you break...

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Santa Monica, CA
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Rooms are clean, although some of them are tiny. You may want to ask for one of their larger ones (which are generally the same price). Very small fitness center with 3 machines. Mediterranean restaurant right next door. In the middle of downtown which is convenient (very close to BART subway) but not a great neighborhood to hang out in...

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St Louis
Reviewed 21 September 2012

This hotel is located in Oakland, and it is like night and day compared to San Francisco. In a bad way. However, this hotel is clean and well maintained. It was a pleasant stay but each morning I was worried that our car had been broken into. If this hotel had secure parking available, it would be perfect. It is...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 September 2012

This hotel was what we hoped for. Our romantic getaway to San Francisco was tempered by financial constraints. We enjoyed the comfy bed, couch, and most importantly, a big soaking bath tub (with jets) after walking around SF all day. Staff was friendly & helpful. A good deal overall. We were willing to add ~30 min to our daily travel...

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One World
Reviewed 30 August 2012

The staff was ultra professional and warm. The housekeeper was very respectful and even seemed to take special care with replenishing the items I used the most. I was visiting for both business and pleasure, and my other accommodations fell through at the last minute. The room was comfortable. It was small, but that's what one should expect from an...

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

Thank you so much for your kind recommendation. I'm delighted to know your housekeeper took special care of you. We all work hard to make sure our guests enjoy a pleasant and comfortable stay. Hope to see you again the next time you're in the Bay Area! All the best, Ayu, General Manager

Moorpark, California
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We took a spur of the moment weekend trip up north from the Los Angeles area. Our plans involved flying up on Saturday and then taking the train back on Sunday. So - with BART opening their doors at 8:00 am, our train at 8:50 am, and the fact that we didn't have a car for this trip, staying in...

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Seattle
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We had originally planned on staying at the Oakland Clarion for four nights but began looking for alternate accommodations only hours after checking in.  The good: The room was spacious and clean. The linens were clean and high quality. The staff was friendly, extremely helpful and very personable. The not so good: Internet access. While the hotel did offer wireless...

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california
Reviewed 7 August 2012

I was trying to save some time and money since I was doing work in the area and didn't want to drive all the way home. Big mistake. This stay cost me about $220 in addition to the hotel cost to repair the broken window caused by a vandal in the parking lot next to the hotel. The vandal broke...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: $157 - $250 (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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