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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We thought we would cheap it out given the high hotel costs in the area. We chose the cheap route to save $100 per night. 6 provides the bear minimum. The room smelled too clean as in someone sprinkled and sprayed cleaner to mask not actually cleaning. The floor was sticky. You get a small piece of soap and hard thin towels. The beds offer minimum comfort but work when tired. Staff was incredible interestingly. She was efficient and helpful. There are no irons in the room but they are bailable for asking. Check in is easy with no holds. You pay cash for extras like wi-fi. The place is workable if money is an issue, but if there is one person in the group saying no to 6. You best move to the next available alternative. Location is amazing. It is right on the water great shops including Starbucks happen to be in walking distance.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank JamesA1987
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6Team, Brand Experience Team at Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

James, Thank you for sharing your review. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in carrying on the commitment during your recent stay. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the comfort issues you describe. Please know the conditions you describe are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. We invite you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

It's cheap, good last minute place to stay, and staff members were nice! Location wise, it's not close to any good restaurants, but Oracle and the Oakland airport are close by. Good for people traveling on a very frugal budget, if you're in town for Cal's graduation season book early. When we checked in, one of our rooms had been canceled, but the staff solved the problem for us.

Room tip: Get a room facing the parking lot, the rooms with a view of the "Marina" are sketchy at night.
Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank 5wonderwoman15
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Starting with customer service: the person on the counter was not available, and when she showed up, she was really cold, like she was doing me a favor. I paid a whooping $145 for a non-smoking room that smells like an ash tray. Now you go to a motel6 looking for a bed and a shower. Well...the shower of this one is like a savings account. You know you're getting something, but can barely see it, meaning NO PRESSURE WATER! Dirty and unsafe place.
Can I give a -1?

Room tip: Pick the hotel next door.
Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    • Rooms
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Thank oBrasileiro
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6Team, Guest Relations Manager at Motel 6 Oakland-Embarcadero, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience you experienced with the water pressure during your stay. Please know the conditions you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality and we apologize for the dissatisfaction you describe. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our award-winning Phoenix room redesign featuring wood-effect laminate floors. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason, we apologize for the disappointment you describe with the expectations of amenities in all three of your rooms. We invite you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The property is clean, staff's friendly. The West side has pretty views of the Oakland Estuary. Priced right. Pleasant walking path along the water.

Cons: Only 2 thin towels in the bath. A little off the main roads, but GPS gets you there.

otherwise pleasant and inexpensive.

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank knygard
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for an OK place for the night. Motel 6 seemed to be an appropriate choice, but it wasn't.

+ room was clean, floor looked good
+ nice view if you have a room towards the harbor (sunset!)
- sheets were dirty in both beds, massive spots on them
- you can hear every single word from the adjacent rooms
- staff (evening) neither helpful nor friendly, more interested in watching movies on the mobile device that is supposed to be used to check guests in
- WIFI slow and costly if you want to connect more than one device to the internet
- outside walkways look dirty and worn
- neighborhood did not make a positive impression on us
- people smoking in front of other rooms, speaking loudly on their phones

We didn't like the place and left early.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 2e2k
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