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Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly I'm a pretty easy going person. I read the reviews about the rooms being small (they are) but I was alone and the size felt like Europe. The bathroom was plenty large enough and the bed was comfortable. That's the good news. The hotel is old and beyond tired; it's kind of worn out. I tried the elevator once...

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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 property. We have done a lot in renevation the remaining is furnitures. We replaced the carpet, we painted the rooms upgraded our room lughting an WIFI. I am sorry that you have to rate us on the outside noise and area we have no control over. but Oakland is an upcoming...

Harker Heights, Texas
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Clarion has endured some rugged reviews in the past, no doubt once deserved. But a close reading of others' comments did not deter us. As an affordable alternative to SF's outrageous room rates, the recently renovated and upgraded Clarion is a Bay Area keeper. From modern bathroom fixtures to neatly applied caulking, Clarion is clearly putting on a fresh face....

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Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2017

If you are looking for a good deal on a decent hotel in downtown Oakland, the Clarion is perfectly located. The rooms are clean, quiet and with comfortable beds. The complementary breakfast they provide is decent. Everyplace you may want to see in downtown Oakland is within walking distance.

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Smithfield, Utah
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Despite a comfortable bed and an adequate room, this place is really a dump. The walls are paper thin - I could hear every sniffle, shuffle, and sigh from the rooms next door. At least they were thick enough to keep out the strong smell of marijuana that permeates the halls. My top floor corner room provided an excellent view...

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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 sincerely apologize for the noise and sub par breakfast. We can use your feedback to train our employees you are our eyes and ear when management is not in the area. Please tell us more about the breakfast so we can address it with the cook and server. We...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I stayed at the Clarion Hotel in down town (13th St) Oakland CA from 29 Jan – 4 Feb 17 (6 nights). Although just off Broadway, the hotel is in an area where homeless people and groups of youths congregate. The building is old and extremely tired, dark and shabby, much in need of refurbishment. The elevator shakes and rattles...

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

Thank you for your second review and email. The night in question we had water damage to our main server that was the mix up with the rooms. We sincerely apologized, and within our authority we compensated you in cash for one night stay and gave you one of our best room. Our complementary breakfast is more than basic. Eggs,...

Highland Park
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Hotel is non-smoking, but has a strong odor in hallway and room of pot. Nothing worse than being in a hotel you can't wait for the night to be over so you can check out. Area has a seedy feel to it. Elevator seems rickety.

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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 apologize for the inconvenience, I wish you would have brought it to our attention while you were with us, the least we could have done is move you to a different room. We have no way of knowing unless concerned customers like you alert us. Thank you

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed at the Clarion for two nights on a road trip to the west coast. The hotel is in a old converted building so the rooms and hallways are tight. But we found our room to be cozy and enjoyed it. Breakfast was good, they offered an assortment of different food items which was complementary. If you had to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete survey. We would appreciate if you could identify the clerks who helped you so we could address the problem directly. Thank you

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stayed here while visiting my HQ offices and found this hotel overpriced and not very nice. I guess most hotels in Oakland are expensive, which is a mystery to me given the area where the Clarion and other hotels are located, can be pretty rough early in the morning or at night. My room was clean and comfortable, but it...

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

Thank you for your response. We are sorry our breakfast area is not to your liking, we are inspected by the Alameda county health department twice a year and we have received a PASS card. We appreciate your comment.

Cottonwood, California
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice breakfast in the morning all for an affordable rate, what more does one need? The rooms are small but it's Oakland. Go out, see the sites and eat some yummy Bay Area cuisine.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 26 August 2016

staff was very unhelpful, rooms were super tiny, could not open the door with out hitting the bed and could not get my luggage into the room. super outdated beds, coffee maker. oh yeah coffee is not something you would want to drink, AC did not work well enough to cool a small 300 SQFT room

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. We are shocked on your comment and it is not specific to what the word "DUMP" is referred to, it is kind of harsh. We would like to here from you. Thank you

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612-2636
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $173 - $334 (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.”
apollosmith, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a room with the view to the street”
AVM2016, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“just do not stay here.”
matthewmQ5479PE, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask in advance for fridge/microwave.”
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!”
Mushroom1234, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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