£58.90 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 28 Apr 2014 Check-out 29 Apr 2014

Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

3 stars
371 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
61 reviews
concert at the fox

Friendly service, Comfy bed, lovely decor. Not the best view but i was pleasantly surprised with my... See full review

  • Nikki Sunshine
  • 2 Mar 2014
Convenient Location

I was happy with how clean the room was. This location is close to the meeting I had to attend. See full review

  • Traveling Observer
  • 15 May 2013
Convenient lodging in downtown Oakland near many top attractions
The Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center sits within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, Lake Merritt and the historic Paramount Theater. Guests at the Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center can take advantage of a number of free amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, local calls, daily paper and an on-site fitness center. The hotel has a business center and meeting room. Guest rooms feature coffee makers and cable TV--some have kitchen facilities and hot tubs. On-site Maisa restaurant serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare.
Highlights
  • Located in heart of downtown Oakland
  • Free high-speed Internet throughout the property
  • Business center with many services
  • 1 block from 12th Street-Oakland BART station
  • Maisa restaurant features Mediterranean cuisine
Rooms

Guest rooms at the Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center are well appointed with crisp linens, dark wood furniture and in-room coffee makers (some rooms feature kitchen facilities and hot tubs). Flat-panel TVs with cable and pay-per-view movies grace each room near the beds and separate work areas. Bathrooms include hair dryers and curved shower rods for extra space. Rooms also come equipped with irons and ironing boards.

Features

An undisputed top feature of the Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center is its location in the heart of the city near many services and attractions, including the 12th Street Oakland BART station one block from the hotel, which takes guests into San Francisco in minutes. The hotel offers free high-speed Wi-Fi and a free daily paper. An on-site business center offers fax, print, copy and computer services. While Maisa restaurant features Mediterranean fare, the hotel is just steps from many additional restaurants. The Oakland Convention Center is walking distance. Guests can pay to park in the adjacent lot or garage if free overnight street parking is not available.


Transportation
  • Closest train: 12th Street Oakland BART station (1 block)
  • Oakland International Airport (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (23.2 mi/37.3 km)
  • San Jose Airport (38.8 mi/62.4 km)
Attractions
  • Oakland Convention Center (1 block)
  • Paramount Theater (.7 mi/ 1.1 km)
  • Oakland Zoo (10.9 mi/ 17.5 km)
  • UC Berkeley (11.1 mi/ 17.9 km)
Business
  • Approximately 1,900 square feet of meeting and banquet space
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Business center with fax, copy and computer services

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business centre
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Brailled elevators
Room
Cable or sat. TV
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Iron

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Hotel Map

37.8029 -122.2698
Nearby airports
Oakland Int'l Airport, (OAK), 10.10, MI, S; San Francisco Int'l Airport, (SFO), 23.20, MI, SW; San Jose Int'l Airport, (SJC), 38.80, MI, S;
Area description
City Center, I880 ExBroadway

Nearby points of interest

  • Oakland Arena: 5.2 mi
  • Oracle Arena: 5.2 mi
  • McAfee Coliseum: 5.2 mi
  • O.co Coliseum: 5.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (61)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Overall score

3.4 / 5
61 out of 61
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.7

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
Sega707
Santa Rosa ca
7 Apr 2014

Last minute trip

Everything was good. Hotel was clean and reasonably priced. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

3
mccurrdl
Redwood City, CA
24 Mar 2014

Gets the job done

Caltrain quits running at midnight, so we stayed here after a show at the Fox. The room was small, but clean. Other reviewers' worries about the area being dangerous are basically overblown. Yes, you might get asked for money on your way in. No, you will probably not get shot. Minor gripe: for the coffee maker, why two packets of decaf but only one packet of regular?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sabo ramen a few blocks a way is a real winner. Make sure to get a side order of tonkatsu and a bottle of Ozeki Nigori.

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

5
Nikki Sunshine
Concord
2 Mar 2014

concert at the fox

Friendly service, Comfy bed, lovely decor. Not the best view but i was pleasantly surprised with my stay here and plan to go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

3
MBFL
Business
Florida
12 Nov 2013

Great staff, no breakfast or anything else...

All of the staff were friendly, fun, and helpful. I felt very welcome in the hotel. However, the carpets were very dirty in the hallways and stairs. For the price of the room, I thought a continental breakfast would have been nice. Coffee only offered 3 hours in the morning. Rooms were small, bathroom was large and clean. TV reception was poor. It would have been very tight if there had been 2 people in that room. If you need a fridge, ask for one - if one is available they will put one in your room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The variety of restaurants near this hotel is amazing - and delicious - and affordable. Try it all - even things you've never heard of. The Afghani place on 14th, the Cambodian place (?) and Golden Lotus are all wonderful.

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

1
TrueTraveler
San Francisco
25 Aug 2013

SMALL, cramped hotel rooms..Not worth the price

Smallest hotel room and bed I have ever seen. Their sign states they have amenities that may of been forgotten...when I asked for toothpaste...they said they don't have that. The price was way too high for being in Oakland, with one tiny window that faces a wall, and a television that constantly had static and hiccups; The closest I've been to a jail cell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

1
Diegomp
Oakland ca
14 Jul 2013

Worst experience

Horrible hotel, I didn't even stay I just check in and out , as well the charge me for 2 nights even when I didn't even stayed a single night there

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

3
Duncan C
victoria, bc
12 Jul 2013

Neat and Clean

Very clean and neat. Friendly staff. Location -- keep your eyes open when walking around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
Nikolino
Arcats Ca
2 Jul 2013

Convenient

The Clarion Hotel has a wonderful location if you want to be near Bart and downtown Oakland. It is literally one block from Broadway and the 12th Street Bart. If you plan to be out and about during your stay, the Clarion is a great place to return to and go to sleep. The beds are comfortable, and the shower water is hot. If you want to experience a hotel that has its own excitement the Clarion may not be for you. It's gym is a bit small, but it does have an Ethiopian restaurant on the lobby level. Overall it is a good place to return to after enjoying some time in the San Fransisco bay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Ethiopian fusion cuisine.

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

1
Judy Solar
Business
San Luis Obispo
14 Jun 2013

Terrible hotel in scary neighborhood

The neighborhood was scary and I worried that I would be mugged walking from my car to the hotel. Hotel was run down and elevator shook and screeched like it would break at any moment. I ended up using the stairs after my first elevator trip even though it was 6 flights of stairs to my room. The room was tiny and bathroom door closed by itself and would not be proped open until I shoved a book under it. I would never stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

5
Traveling Observer
Business
Monterey, CA
15 May 2013

Convenient Location

I was happy with how clean the room was. This location is close to the meeting I had to attend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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