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

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Mar 13, 2020 RxDive Seminole, Florida

Booked by my employer in downtown Oakland. Not a great surrounding area but hotel rooms very good. Close to Jack London Square. Room service fast and very good. Beds comfortable with nice linen. Some rooms with bathtubs and some with just showers. Lobby furniture looking a bit worn. Overall, a nice stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reasonable rates and great views

Feb 26, 2020 CentralCATraveler Coalinga, California

Stayed here 3 nights while attending a conference. Room was clean and a good size with fridge, safe, and coffee maker. My room did not have a view, but I caught an amazing sunset one night by going to the 21st floor and looking out the window by the elevators. I parked in the parking garage connected to the Convention Center. Paying at the… Read more
Stayed here 3 nights while attending a conference. Room was clean and a good size with fridge, safe, and coffee maker. My room did not have a view, but I caught an amazing sunset one night by going to the 21st floor and looking out the window by the elevators. I parked in the parking garage connected to the Convention Center. Paying at the parking garage is cheaper than paying through the hotel. I paid $88 for 3 nights. BART to SFO takes about 40 minutes and costs $10. BART to SF costs about $8-10 round trip and takes about 25 minutes. BART station is right across street. Uber to SF costs about $30. Uber to Berkeley costs about $15. Lots of restaurants nearby. Went to Blue Bottle coffee and Shiba Ramen, both good. Walked to Jack London Square, Oakland Museum of CA, and Lake Merritt. Also went to nearby Lucky Foot Spa in Chinatown and had a great massage. Walgreens nearby as well. Try Trappist for a beer. Many homeless people in the city, so bring some bags of toiletries/snacks to hand out. Very nice stay and would return if visiting Oakland again. Read less
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Feb 23, 2020 Becky L Houston, Texas

Stayed here for a national conference. The hotel did a good job accommodating the large group. Food was good quality. Rooms are updated and cleaned appropriately. City center location next to Convention Center and across from a BART station make for a very convenient location. There was a snafu and my room wasn't cleaned upon check in. They… Read more
Stayed here for a national conference. The hotel did a good job accommodating the large group. Food was good quality. Rooms are updated and cleaned appropriately. City center location next to Convention Center and across from a BART station make for a very convenient location. There was a snafu and my room wasn't cleaned upon check in. They remedied this immediately and provided a deep discount on the rate. Read less
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Feb 20, 2020 Vet M

Front Desk customer Service at check in was great(informed me sbout restaurants close by)even though gorgot most of it by the time got in room & settled. Very clean hotel exterior & interior. Vending machines should've been filled on floors especially knowing you got conference participants coming (got in on Tues, conference start Wednesday… Read more
Front Desk customer Service at check in was great(informed me sbout restaurants close by)even though gorgot most of it by the time got in room & settled. Very clean hotel exterior & interior. Vending machines should've been filled on floors especially knowing you got conference participants coming (got in on Tues, conference start Wednesday afternoon, vending machine on 7th fl never was refilled.) My biggest disappointment is only 1 restaurant choice within hotel & the prices were outrageously high. At least add more variety...The Marriott in Washington DC (Waterman Park) much better food wise(choices) but same high price Read less
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Feb 18, 2020 Rum711 Las Vegas, Nevada

I stayed at this hotel about a month ago during a special event (not sure what it was) and the room rates were very high, but I needed a place to stay (my original hotel accommodations did not pan out) at the last-minute. Initially I was told they didn't have any rooms available, but after having the front desk person discuss my situation with… Read more
I stayed at this hotel about a month ago during a special event (not sure what it was) and the room rates were very high, but I needed a place to stay (my original hotel accommodations did not pan out) at the last-minute. Initially I was told they didn't have any rooms available, but after having the front desk person discuss my situation with the night manager, they were able to let me have a room, not normally available. It was pretty nice w/ a King size bed, large LCD TV, in-room fridge, coffeemaker, and although the room itself was an awkward size (it was in an angled corner), there was plenty of room to move around...there was even a nice chaise/lounge sofa in the room too to relax in. Parking was not free, but the difference between self-park vs valet was only $10 diff, so I had them valet my vehicle in lieu of me having to find a parking spot every night. Valet service was prompt as well...I can call ahead from my room to have them bring my car up and by the time I get to the front, my car is almost always already there for me. I was also able to transfer my room charges from my personal card to my company card since I didn't have my company card available to me for the initial charge...I did have to wait about a week or so before the charges were reversed, but I was impressed with how easy the process was. I did notice one odd thing though, in the room I was in. Whenever it got really windy outside, there were all sorts of weird creaking sounds the room made, but other than that, I think I would still stay at this hotel again if I'm in the area. Read less