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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I was forced to stay here by my company. So I read the reviews and was concerned. Most did not exaggerate. If you are forced by someone to stay here or need a cheap room, then stay here, but if not find someplace else. The place is cheap but it shows throughout the hotel why. Check-in was ok, got to...

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

Brad, I'm truly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We renovated our interior about 4 years ago, so I'm surprised your room appeared so disheveled. We'll be sure to use your feedback to make sure our rooms are more hospitable going forward. Best, Ayu, General Manager

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Nice helpful people but you are not getting much for your money, or maybe you are only getting what you pay for. The bed is 95% of the room, good thing it's a flat panel TV because I don't know where any other type would go. May as well close the shutters, the view is of a wall 6 feet...

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

I'm sorry to hear you just had an acceptable experience with us. We definitely try to do better than that! Although our interior was recently renovated, our historic building was erected several decades ago. Hotels built back then had smaller rooms, and we do our best to make them feel as spacious and comfortable as possible. If you have any...

San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I stayed at this for an event at Jack London Square. Hotel was a fair price for a decent room. Room small but efficient. Elevator small, but okay. I stayed on 3rd floor so I used the stairs. Two (non related?) on site restaurants, reasonably priced. LOCATION...: It was about 25 minute walk to Jack London Square. During the week...

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

Hi Gary, Thank you for recommending us on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to know you found your room convenient, comfortable and enjoyable. That's the goal! Hope to see you again the next time you visit the Bay Area! Take care, Ayu, General Manager

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 18 May 2013

The hotel appears to be an extensively refurbished older property. The staff was friendly, the room was clean and large enough. One nice touch was that every lamp in the room had a standard socket to plug in a laptop, phone charger or some other device. Too many hotels these days are sorely short on electrical outlets for the modern...

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

Hi Dan, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad to know you found your room clean, comfortable and affordable. That's the goal! Considering you had an enjoyable stay, I'm confused as to why you only rated us 3 stars. What can we do to improve? I appreciate your feedback and hope to hear back from you...

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Had a good stay during a business trip. Everything reasonable in SF was booked; this hotel is only one block from BART so a short ride into SF financial district. Staff was friendly, room on the smaller side but clean, no evening noise, good wi-fi. Did not venture beyond the one block stretch between hotel and BART: several restaurants/bar/coffee shop....

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

Thanks for recommending us! I'm glad to know you found our hotel comfortable and convenient to the Financial District. I hope you stay with us the next time you visit San Francisco! Take care, Ayu, General Manager

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Whether it is for business or personal, this hotel does not offer much. Hotel was recently remodeled and staff is friendly. No swimming pool. The fitness room - Be careful! Treadmill can change settings at any given time. Refrigerator and microwave were clean. It is a decent place to stay in downtown Oakland, CA. No matter where you go in...

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Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

-Location is absolutely terrible. Parking lot next door to hotel is a city parking lot, $5 a day. I really hope nothing happens to my car. :/ there was trash strewn about the side walk as you exit the lot by car. (As if someone turned a dumpster upside down). -The hotel does not have breakfast ( or any breakfast...

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California
Reviewed 12 January 2013

I've stayed a couple times now at this hotel because my employer gets a discount from them. The hotel itself is fine if you're traveling by yourself, on business: it's clean and functional. The internet connection (cable) is fast. But the surrounding area is blighted. I got mugged a block away (two guys grabbed me and said they would shoot...

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Reviewed 23 November 2012

This is a great hotel. Rooms are a little small and you don't get breakfast, but it is newly remodeled, very safe, and clean. It is hard to get sunlight because of the other tall buildings. Front desk staff was courteous. Very good location and close to all kinds of cool bars and the Fox Theatre.

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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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  • 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
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $154 - $303 (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.”
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“just do not stay here.”
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“It can be noisy at night, maybe check out the room and see if you have a window facing street. Sometimes people yell outside!”
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