£101.89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 16 Aug 2015 Check-out 17 Aug 2015

Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

3 stars
View map of 371 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
67 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
Small but clean

The bathroom was HUGE but the room was small, however, it was clean and comfortable See full review

  • Cathy M.
  • 15 Jan 2015
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.
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.

Property 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.


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
Nearby 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
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)

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
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Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center location and nearby area

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.

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brian F.
Business
N/A
14 Jul 2015

will do in a pinch

small room but comfy bed - was good location and was not bad for a last minute booking - that said, it's run by amateurs - for example, i waited at the front desk for 15 minutes to check in because a staff meeting ran late - HBO went out one day into my stay, all other channels 2.5 days in - nothing fixed until last day, day 5 - video stalled over wifi - front desk staff young and in casual clothes, sometimes on phone with friends - 'restaurant in lower level was OK, nothing special - definitely not worth the price i paid

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

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
David B.
Business
Cedar
27 Jun 2015

Basic Accomodations for those on a budget

The nice thing about this hotel is it's near the Bart station. We were able to ride the Bart to San Francisco and not worry about traffic or parking. Affordable compared to the hotels on the other side of the Bay. The rooms were small but clean and sufficed for our needs.

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

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cathy M.
Business
Lakewood
15 Jan 2015

Small but clean

The bathroom was HUGE but the room was small, however, it was clean and comfortable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sydnee S.
Business
Fresno
7 Jan 2015

Tiniest room I've stayed in

We booked this room with the intent of walking to the near-by concert venue, so that worked out perfect. It was also walking distance to a Peet's coffee and a late night pizza parlor. The staff was helpful when needed. The room itself was mostly clean but literally the smallest room that could fit the bed. When you open the door, the edge of it grazes the corner of the bed. Strangely enough the bathroom had more room than needed and you would think they would have used some of the SF from the bathroom to increase the room size. The window looked into another guests room, so we kept the curtains drawn. Thankfully they had a couple of couches in the lobby where our friends (who stayed here as well) and us could meet up because there was NO WAY the four of us could have gotten into our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mwein
Business
pecos, tx
4 Oct 2014

tiniest room

Terrible part of tow. Walk into cramped lobby into a cramped elevator to a cramped room. Made me feel claustrophobic though I'm not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Dont. Spend 40 more and go to a different hotel

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
oakland frequent visitor
Business
Duncanville, tX
30 Aug 2014

loved the site....friendly and helpful staff

We loved the hotel...it was small but had all the amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Norasu
Business
Newark, NJ
24 Jun 2014

1 night

I had a bad cold when I stayed here. I checked in at around 1 pm and actually spent most of the day there sleeping & watching movies. It was perfect. Clean, quiet, comfortable; free internet; a block and a half to the drugstore (Walgreens or riteaid). There are a couple restaurants inside the hotel, Thai and Indian I think? Or maybe Ethiopian. I went to a vegetarian place across the street and got a quart of soup, which was quite good. The hotel also has a small gym (free), with an elliptical, treadmill, Exercycle. Staff seemed friendly, free coffee, lemonade & newspapers in the lobby. I didn't have to check out til noon the next day. And once I did feel better, I was able to walk to lots of interesting stuff easily (OMCA, street art, lots of nice restaurants).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Many Airport Annie
Business
West Palm Beach, Florida
27 Apr 2014

Oakland Work Visit

Nothing fancy but clean and close to BART, museums and shopping. Staff friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. Room was clean, no view as other buildings are close, no clock, but wake up calls were on time. Small room but absolutely fine for my purposes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sega707
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mccurrdl
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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