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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Based on good reviews, we booked two water view rooms for one night stay. Check in was fast and we were given two rooms side by side. The suite is huge. We had nice views of SF skyline from top floor balcony. Large bathrooms with separate toilet area, shower and tub are convenient for family of four. Our daughter loves...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in a family room for 5 people. The room was really large and the bathroom had a separate shower and bath, The beds were comfortable and everything seemed clean. The view from our bay view room wasn't great, as there was rubbish dumped on the side of the lake, however, we were not in the...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ib Thank you for the great review. I'm happy to tell you that that ugly eye sore in the bay north of the hotel is gone. Together with a few members of our team we spent the afternoon cleaning the encampment up. Homelessness is becoming a terrible problem in the US and I hope our leaders will soon get...

North Barrington, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Very comfortable king-sized bed. Bathroom looked newly redone. We had a room at the back of the hotel on the first floor overlooking the Brooklyn Basin where a rowing contest was underway - neat! The free breakfast was exceptional and spread out so no one bumped into each other. Coffee and tea were...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Berdley, Thank you for the great review. We just replaced all the carpeting in our guest rooms which really helps things look new. People love our bathroom and our views are mother natures best. We hope to see you again real soon. Thank you

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here a couple times a year as a college athletic team. The hotel is very nice and the service is great. The view from the west side of the hotel is beautiful overlooking the Embarcadero and Alameda. Close to the freeway, airport, downtown Oakland, and Alameda. Highly recommend.

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joeschaefer, Thank you for the great review and YES we welcome your teams and we so much appreciate you loyalty. We have fun taking care of the team and we hope you all do well and enjoy the stay as well. We look forward to the next time you're in town.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

between the channel and I-880, the location is the only negative to this well run, immaculate hotel with reasonable prices and large rooms. The hotel is spotless, the walls thick enough I cannot hear my neighbors, and the balcony with a water view is a delightful addition. The breakfast bar is well stocked. The cleaning service thorough. All the amenities...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PdxMarc, Thank you for the nice review. I too wish there were more options that Quinn's Lighthouse, the Port Deli, Starbucks and Subway but because we're on this little sliver that's up against the waterway restaurants that need a great volume of business to survive cant make it. But we're please with a stay and beautiful water view experience....

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on 17 Jan 2017 and stayed until 23 Jan 2017. Both my parents had passed within 30 days of one another. During the week, at the breakfast bar, a young lady (Gabriela) tended that area and treated the guest, the way one would expect from a family member, not a hotel service worker. She always had a smile...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Arnold, Thank you for the great review and for your comments regarding Gabriela. She is so pleasant and really enjoys helping our guests during breakfast. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your parents, we hope that your stay with us provided you a peaceful and stress free environment where you could conduct the business that...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel after being cancelled from the hotel we had original booked in Fishermans Wharf and weren't disappointed. The room which overlooked the bay was large and really clean with a great sized bathroom. Breakfast was equally good although all self service and not enough seating in the busy times, the make your own waffles was a...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Parker349 Thank you for the nice review. Sorry to hear about being bumped from Fisherman's wharf, but we actually are far better option. Quieter and closer to the water. The Ferry is a great way to get to the Wharf, and BART is only a 12 minute ride to Downtown SF. Yes, Quinn's is our late night alternative, but...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and it was the first time I stayed in a Best Western. It was the largest hotel room I've stayed in in years. The room was extremely clean. I had a large sitting area and a very comfortable king bed. Best part was the bathroom with huge shower stall and no icky shower curtain...

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ushma, Welcome to Best Western. We are not the typical Best Western but there are others in California of our quality. If you would like us to help you with further reservations, please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to your return, and we apologize for the gamer next door. If you were awake I hope you were...

Dolton, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel. Hotel amenities were outstanding. The decor and layout of the room was the best I've stayed in in a long time. Dinner at the hotel was amazing. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area.

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MHochstatter, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear D30830 Thank you for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again soon.

Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It's a nice place to stay with a slightly funky location. It's right next to the highway, but also on the bay. Shuttle pickup at the BART stop was not flawless - I wasn't told I should be waiting by parking lot so I was on the street. Room was great, bathroom was beautiful, and I had a nice second...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel's stunning views and rooms overlooking Oakland's estuary. We are 100% non-smoking and Eco-Friendly. Our rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged for a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are extravagantly designed with a glass enclosed shower separated from a soaking tub and private water closet. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator & in-room safe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel

Address: 1717 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5223
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $226 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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“Room on the first floor, back has a good view of the channel.”
 of 5 bubbles Berdley, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the west side have a great view, and bottom floor rooms have their own patios.”
 of 5 bubbles joeschaefer, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing the bay (away from the parking lot), have less noise than the freeway traffic if you are on the opposite side.”
 of 5 bubbles AFazio48, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher on bayside is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles mooth, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“call in advance it you want an early check in..”
 of 5 bubbles rkmtrainer, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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