Oakland Marriott City Center

Oakland, California Coast

The hotel

A gentle nod to Oakland’s jazz and blues scene welcomes you to Marriott Oakland City Center. But the modern tailoring of its spacious guestrooms, the Californian flair of its dining venues, the cool urban styling of its outdoor pool deck and fitness studio, and the fabulous downtown setting are all quick to distract you. California-inspired dishes, and wine lists infused with Napa and Sonoma vintages are the perfect pairing for evenings in at the hotel’s Level Two restaurant and Twelve Bar Lounge. But dining out’s easy too, with Chinatown’s Asian flavours a block away, and Jack London Square’s waterfront eateries around 6 blocks away. Mere metres from the nearest BART station, you can even be whisked off to the world-class restaurants (and sightseeing) of San Francisco in just 12 minutes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a prime spot, just 1 block from Chinatown; 6 blocks from Jack London Square, with its waterfront attractions, boardwalk, farmers market, nightlife and dining venues; and 0.1 miles from the nearest BART Station, with San Francisco just an 12-min BART ride away. Connected to the Oakland Convention Center, the hotel’s also 2 miles from a Greyhound station, 2.9 miles from Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, and a 10-min drive from Oracle Arena. Self-parking $35, valet-parking $40, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change). Transfer distance to San Francisco airport: 30 min.

Hotel information

489 rooms and suites on 21 floors. All with air-conditioning, 37” flatscreen TV with cable/satellite channels, WiFi available*, alarm clock, radio, telephone, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, instant hot water, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobe (crib/playpen available). Standard Guest Rooms have 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.
City View Guest Rooms are on higher floors, and have 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.Bay View Guest Rooms are on higher floors, and have 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms have a living/sitting area, and have 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.Concierge Level Guest Rooms have Concierge Lounge access (with complimentary breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks; honor bar*; and cocktails*; open Monday-Thursday 6.30am-10.00pm and Friday 6.30am-1.00pm), and bottled water, and have 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Level Two (Californian menu with shareable plates and Napa and Sonoma wine menu, outdoor terrace, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Twelve Bar Lounge (Californian menu with light bite options and cocktails, dinner, flatscreen TVs). Room service* (6.00am-11.00pm). Vending machines*. Heated outdoor swimming pool (towels provided). Fitness studio. Laundry facilities* (coin operated). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Gift/newsstand. Concierge desk. Foreign exchange service*. Safety deposit boxes (front desk). Complimentary WiFi (in public areas).

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly Smiles and Location in the Mix

Jul 21, 2019 FlyTiger West Chester, OH

By far one of my favorite business hotels in over 30 years of business travel. I always enjoy staying here from the positive, prompt service from folks with smiling faces. Everyone from the front desk to the restaurant to cleaning greets you with a smile! My room was ready early as I arrived on an East Coast flight and I appreciated them being… Read more
By far one of my favorite business hotels in over 30 years of business travel. I always enjoy staying here from the positive, prompt service from folks with smiling faces. Everyone from the front desk to the restaurant to cleaning greets you with a smile! My room was ready early as I arrived on an East Coast flight and I appreciated them being able to accommodate me early. Cool Points Downtown location in walking distance to Old Town, Chinatown and Jack London Square Remodeled rooms with ample USB ports Free Wall Street Journal, local paper, magazines Opportunities Pool under rehab. As of 7-15 No in-room safe Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely hotel in an okay location

Jul 8, 2019 TisTia Cairns, Australia

We're really glad that we spent some time in Oakland instead of staying the whole time in San Francisco, and this hotel was very nice and comfortable! We were exhausted with jet lag at one point of our trip and we were really glad that it was while staying at this hotel. We stayed in the room for one night and ordered room service, with lovely… Read more
We're really glad that we spent some time in Oakland instead of staying the whole time in San Francisco, and this hotel was very nice and comfortable! We were exhausted with jet lag at one point of our trip and we were really glad that it was while staying at this hotel. We stayed in the room for one night and ordered room service, with lovely service and good food, and we binge watched Netflix which we could sign into. The room was a nice size with a nice bathroom! It's in close walking distance to plenty of restaurants. We were a bit confronted by the homelessness, but this is a broader problem of the USA and is not only about Oakland. The people in the community, including staff at this hotel were super friendly and made our stay particularly enjoyable! I would definitely recommend this hotel! Read less
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Jul 6, 2019 Charlesingvar

Very nice hotel which I can highly recommend. It is a good deal to buy the small eveningbuffet including breakfast. The breakfast especially was very good, fresh fruit, berries etc. The hotel has a nice gym and an outdoor pool. The location of the hotel might not be the best.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The M-Club made my day!

Jul 3, 2019 Alisia M

I enjoy staying at this hotel. The M-Club lounge is well stocked and friendly servers. This stay I had the pleasure of talking with and giving feedback to Chef Nelson Ramirez upon his request. He was so knowledge, creative and willing to ensure a great experience for my colleague and I. We happened to be there with his first attempt to try a… Read more
I enjoy staying at this hotel. The M-Club lounge is well stocked and friendly servers. This stay I had the pleasure of talking with and giving feedback to Chef Nelson Ramirez upon his request. He was so knowledge, creative and willing to ensure a great experience for my colleague and I. We happened to be there with his first attempt to try a cold salad bar. WE LOVED IT! Chef Ramirez is a gem! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Conference Hotel

Jun 23, 2019 OjeMa Washington DC, District of Columbia

Visited the Oakland Marriott City Center for a conference. Bonvoy Titanium status did not bring an upgraded room but we did have access to Club M on the second floor which was convenient for free breakfasts with several healthy options, snacks and drinks during the day, and a quiet place to hold meetings. We requested a king and were given a room… Read more
Visited the Oakland Marriott City Center for a conference. Bonvoy Titanium status did not bring an upgraded room but we did have access to Club M on the second floor which was convenient for free breakfasts with several healthy options, snacks and drinks during the day, and a quiet place to hold meetings. We requested a king and were given a room with two single beds. The gym is well-equipped and was never too busy. Conference food was mediocre and the hotel bar seemed understaffed. Luckily, Swan’s Market is right across the street and has great food and drinks in a casual setting. The room was comfortable and housekeeping was friendly and fast. I did have an issue re: my rate that is still under dispute—be careful about making any changes to your reservation online. If you have a special request, call the hotel directly. Read less