Best Western Bayside Hotel - Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront
Best Western Bayside Hotel - Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront
Best Western Bayside Hotel - Oakland CA Hotel on the Waterfront
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Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

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Excellent Service in many different categories!   .  .  .

I consulted AAA for hotel accommodations in Oakland, California, and they suggested the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel. My son, granddaughter and I were very pleased by the friendly, hospitable staff and by their efficiency and courtesy as well.These people know how to treat their guests!
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The complimentary breakfast was abundant, healthy and with choices to suit many different tastes. Rooms were immaculate, and the surroundings very pleasant. There was shuttle service to places within a three mile radius of the hotel, as well as to and from the airport and the shuttle drivers were as cheerful, courteous and helpful as the indoor staff.
The price was very reasonable for the area, and the 15% discount at nearby restaurants was a nice surprise.
I plan to tell AAA in my vicinity and anyone I know who is planning to travel in the Oakland Area to be sure and book a place at the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel!
Room Tip: All the rooms are non smoking.
Green Features: I was pleased and proud to see at the free breakfast the containers to separate recyclables, containers on the patio, and reminder cards on our beds about saving water by using sheets and towels more than once a day. Good for You, Best Western Plus Bayside!
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Pleasant Surprise!   .  .  .

This was one of the available Hotels near (relatively) UC Berkeley that had available rooms, and was moderately priced for this particular weekend.
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Traveling with a teen, we had a bay view room with 2 queen beds. The room was the largest that I have seen with this class of inn. The beds were very comfortable, and the overall amenities in the room were above par.
There was a free continental breakfast that included a lot of your regular items, but also there is one hot dish as well. It was a cut above the typical continental breakfasts you typically see, and the staff kept it well stocked throughout the breakfast period.
The staff were very friendly and tried to keep folks happy.
The only downside is parking. While there are a lot of spaces, they fill up fast.
I would definitely stay here again, as it was a great bargain.
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Lovely Hotel!   .  .  .

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon as our base to explore San Francisco since it was far more reasonably priced than anything directly in San Francisco and they offered free parking for our car... I had no desire to drive in SF itself!
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Our room was well done and the bed was super comfy! We arrived a bit early for check-in and our room wasn't quite ready so we asked the very friendly front desk staff where we might eat. He directed us to Quinn's Lighthouse which was close enough to walk to (or an easy drive if one prefers). When we returned to the hotel, thinking we would make use of the couches in the lobby and the free wifi to plan the next day, it turned out our room was already ready.
It was quick, easy and inexpensive to get to/from San Francisco via BART (rail transit) or via the ferry. The hotel shuttle dropped us off and picked us up at the stations. We ate two nights at restaurants in the nearby Jack London Square, one night driving ourselves and the other taking the ferry from SF to the dock at Jack London Square and then calling the shuttle after dinner.
Breakfast, which is included in the room fee, was great. It was continental, but they had hot options which were not the same every morning, and a make-your-own waffle option.
I would definitely stay in this hotel again.
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

It Won Me Over!   .  .  .

We were visiting for a week in early September. I booked it because it was rated #1 on tripadvisor. I was skeptical at 1st because of it's location right off the expressway.
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We had a room that faced the water and never heard any traffic noise. There are occasional pedestrians walking on the trail around the water but that was not a problem. The immediate area doesn't have much around it but it is a very short car ride to Jack London Square, which will get you to the ferry (parking is free on the garage near the ferry with proper validation).
There are shops and restaurants in the square as well. Rooms were nicely sound proofed. My daughter was traveling with her 1 year old and they were in the room next door and I never heard him unless we were in the hallway in front of their door. Having a free breakfast in the morning was also a plus and our room had a microwave and refrigerator which also made it convenient when traveling with children.
The staff was always helpful and when we had a problem getting into our room one evening the staff quickly assessed the problem and got someone to replace the batteries in the lock in the morning. Rooms were clean. I wish the room rate was less expensive but I believe it's comparable for Oakland. It turned out to be a good base for our trip to Oakland and San Francisco.
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Beautiful place, Great staff!   .  .  .

My husband and I were looking for a nice place to get away for the weekend but didn't want to go too far away. we found this hotel online and decided to check it out .
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This place is beautiful with a lovely water view.The room was spacious and very clean with a flat screen TV, very nice sitting area, coffee station,micro & fridge. and even a safe. The bathroom was clean and large. breakfast was very good everyday and fresh fruit and coffee was available day and night.
I can't say enough about the helpful,knowledgeable and friendly staff.The were all exceptional, especially Simone who checked us in and showed an amazing amount of patience whenever we needed help with something which was more than twice.
I am 71 years old and it is so great to see someone so courteous and patient with seniors.We will definitely return to this hotel, and we recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful experience.
Room Tip: We chose the 3rd floor because the view is more lovely from above .Also, it's quieter
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Exceeded My Expectations!   .  .  .

Completely enjoyed my stay at this hotel. This is the best Best Western I have seen. Accommodations were great, room clean, beautiful d├ęcor, excellent staff and a decent breakfast. Loved the fitness room. Open 24 hours, 2 flat screen TV's and lots of bottle water and towels. Perfect!
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Quiet Room Overlooking The Water   .  .  .

We arrived after 10pm so were unable to take advantage of the amenities of this property but the staff here were very helpful and after hearing of our very trying experiences of the day, upgraded us to a King room.
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The room was very quiet, clean and the bed extremely comfortable. We were on the 3rd floor and the view of the water at night was lovely and calming.
Thank you Bayside for showing kindness and understanding on a night when we were very beaten down. We hope to come again next time we visit Oakland.

Room Tip:

Third floor overlooking water
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

A Real Find   .  .  .

My wife and I have stayed in more than a few Best Westerns.This one is a standout.
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Not only are the amenities really great but the staff could serve as a training ground for customer service.Prior to booking the room, Chenell took a good amount time getting my wife (who gets sea sick in a bath tub) comfortable with SF ferries.I was impressed and Chennel was the reason I booked the booked the reservation.
Tim OB - TripAdvisor Guest
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Comfort & Affordability Near San Francisco   .  .  .

My party of 3 found reprieve here for 2 nights. You will open the door to find a large, tidy, updated room. We stayed in a double queen & it met our needs with 4 pillows on each bed. Full coffee service is offered all day & breakfast is provided.
Greg, Qualicum Beach, Canada TripAdvisor Guest
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Great Hotel   .  .  .

We stayed at this hotel over Memorial Weekend. Felt like we were staying in a high end hotel.
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We stayed at this hotel over Memorial Weekend. Felt like we were staying in a high end hotel.
Rooms were nicely appointed and it was clear it had been recently updated. All rooms are great, but especially enjoyed the upgrade the second night to a room with a bay view, just beautiful!
Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely stay here again!
Jean, Santa Cruz, CA TripAdvisor Guest
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

A fine establishment

This is one of the nicest Best Westerns we've stayed in. We had our kids with us and were plenty satisfied thru our stay. . The room was an oversized king with a pull out couch and plenty of room to walk around the room.
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The deck overlooked the water. We enjoyed the plentiful breakfast and I got spoiled by the coffee machine that made whatever coffee beverage you liked, even hot coco for the kids.
The front desk staff, in particular Chennel and Jay were so helpful and offered suggestions for eating out and places to take the kids. We were even offered shuttle rides to and from our destinations. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and kept the rooms very tidy. We even enjoyed the pool (at the sister property next door) and were given plenty of towels at the front desk. A pleasant stay all around!
Anthony B., Stockton, CA TripAdvisor Guest
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Great Value, Excellent Staff, Clean

If your staying in the Bay Area this is one of the nicest and reasonable hotels you will find. The staff is accommodating, the General manager truly concerned with your stay, the breakfast bar is clean and well stocked.
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Our room was in the newer half of the the hotel (previously called Executive Inn and Suites) and was wonderful. The view is outstanding if you pick a waterside suite (highly recommended) the beds are comfortable, and the rooms are a decent size. We had 4 in our room and were not tripping over each other. We enjoyed the pool and spa tub, which was always clean and well maintained, and plenty warm even when the outside temp was not conducive to swimming. We were on a road trip and this hotel has always been my favorite, for business and pleasure.
Atlanta, GA TripAdvisor Guest
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Beautiful room!

We stayed one night in Oakland to be near the airport for a morning flight. For whatever reason, we could not find a room in an airport hotel - all the ones with half-decent Tripadvisor reviews were sold out. We finally decided to just go with an Oakland hotel and we were so lucky to find this Best Western Bayside. For 2/3 the price of a rather crummy airport hotel, we got a huge double queen room with 2 comfortable beds .   .   .  
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.   .   .   sitting area with nice couch, very large coffee table, comfy armchair and ottoman, executive desk, flatscreen tv with dresser, balcony overlooking the water (with a bonus side view of the highway), coffee/tea prep station with fridge, full-size safe, lots of closet space and a gorgeous bathroom of Fairmont quality with a separate shower stall, soaking tub and stone floors!
They covered many of the small details that I care about and that many hotels don't bother with - lighted magnifying mirror (that you can use as a night light in the bathroom), separate room for the toilet with a fan, accessible plugs to charge our myriad devices, clock that actually had the correct time and the alarm NOT turned on. They also had a small fitness room, 24 hour tea/coffee available, and a beautiful space for eating breakfast. And again, at a third less than the airport hotels. We were able to drive to the car rental drop-off in about 15 minutes at 7 am, so no problem with the location.
There were a few drawbacks although not enough to take off more than 1/2 star. Still, I was very impressed by the quality of the room and the hotel facility itself, even more so for the price, and would stay here again.
Santa Cruz, CA TripAdvisor Guest
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

We loved this hotel! Best in the bay!

My family and I visited the hotel in early May. We really enjoyed this fully renovated and excellent hotel! The staff is exceptional from management to housekeeping. We loved the 24/7, fully equipped coffee bar, complimentary full breakfast, free wifi, heated pool and spa .   .   .  
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We also enjoyed our spacious room with comfortable beds and beautiful furnishings. Our room was upgraded with a bayview for no extra cost. We have a special needs child and the staff was very accomodating towards him even when he tried to climb on their chairs behind the reception desk. The staff made every effort to insure all of our needs were satisfied and believe me, they were. I highly recomment this hotel and plan to visit again this summer. I am very thankful to the entire staff for our wonderful visit.
Paul Bridge - Woodland, Ca
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

5 day family holiday

The best Waterfront luxury hotel at the Bay. My family has lived in the Bay Area for over 20 years. This was our best hotel stay yet .   .   .  
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We had 2 rooms for five days, one that had oakland city views and one that had San Francisco and Bay views. Both rooms were breathtaking. The rooms were large and everything down to the beds and linens was new and fresh. Not one detail was left undone in this new modern hotel.
Our breakfast was large with many choices including a gourmet coffee bar with espresso and capaccino all morning long. Lastly the free WIFI was available on the waterfront decks and all lounges with strong a signal . Very comfortable, very luxurious..thank you Mark H and staff for an awesome getaway!
Room Tip: We liked the rooms closest to the elevator as we were in and out alot. Rooms with San Francisco skyline.
Jean-Francois - Surprise, Arizona
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Very good Hotel

My husband and I stayed in this hotel twice on our coastal trip in California. Once going North and once going South. It was very clean and modern with a great staff and very well appointed rooms .   .   .  
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The breakfast was very nice and offered a good choice.Fruit bowl seemed always filled. The coffee tea, and chocolate bar was 24hours and much appreciated as was the room kitchenette. The views were very nice of the river and the various river activities. We plan to go back again and again.
C. E. - Scottsdale, Arizona
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Good Service and Nice Rooms

What can I say? Nice hotel! However, I was very surprised that Best Western had switched from Executive! The room condition is very nice. I really like the separate tub and shower. Nice water view from my balcony .   .   .  
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Clean hotel and nice facilities. The service is what I like most of this hotel! When I checked in, Mr. Cameron was smiling and happy to assist. As I spoke with him, I found out he is a fellow Spartan, as I am an alumni of SJSU, was very happy to hear. We need more informative, and knowledgable college students like himself. He was also a very good listener, and he placed me in my preferred room as requested. Note: I came in without a reservation, and still had my preference met!
Thank you, Best Western! I'll stay again!
Business Trip
Bayside Hotel Oakland CA Waterfront

Great staff, large rooms, safe location

This hotel greatly exceeded my expectations! I booked multiple suite rooms and they were much larger than anticipated - there was plenty of room for 3-4 people, allowing us to claim our own space .   .   .  
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The rooms were also very clean, the beds comfortable, and I was happy with the balcony to enjoy the waterfront view. The staff was wonderful and made us feel welcome. They upgraded one of my rooms without charge when they had an issue with water leaking in another room. This hotel was one of the few in the area with free wi-fi, free parking, and complimentary breakfast.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to family/friends and will plan to stay here again in the future when I am in the Oakland area.
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1717 Embarcadero • Oakland, CA 94606
Telephone: (510) 356-2450
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