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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This refurbished, renovated motel is clean, secure and comfortable and is the best place we've found in Oakland. Don't be alarmed by its old fashioned appearance. The rooms have been nicely updated and the check-in/check-out was easy.

Thank boudin
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Thank you Boudin, We appreciate you taking the time to write about your positive stay at the Inn. We’ll lookout for you next time you are in town and keep those check-ins / check-out’s easy! -Nick (General Manager)

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is very clean and in a central location. They only take online reservations (if you try to call) which they don't necessarily list online. The evening guy and the morning guy were both very helpful. My only complaint was that because of the central location (Telegraph and MacArthur) it is very loud. Fortunately, I had ear plugs which I...

Thank Valy B
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Valy B Thank you for your review! I want to let you know that we have some sound-dampening projects that we are working on to reduce outside nose this year, we will share announcements when we have updates! I’m happy to read that you enjoyed and found our rooms comfortable! We would love to serve as your host on your...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ivan checked us in with great customer service and helped us with suggestions for our stay. He even helped bring out bags upstairs! The rooms are small, but very clean. Great shower and hairdryer. The BART is really close for easy transit into SF!

Thank kmanderson888
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

kmanderson888, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Ivan, I will make sure that he reads your review. Glad to read you liked our shower! We recently upgraded our shower-heads because we wanted to offer an even better experience than before. -Nick (General Manager)

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very nicely renovated rooms. Ivan the Concierge is wonderful. Adequate room to park our 22 foot RV inside a fenced lot right next to our room. Good wifi. Four stars based on its simplicity, no lobby or food, but rooms are very modern, clean and fresh.

Thank David K
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

David K, I’m happy to read that you had an excellent stay and found the rooms clean and fresh! I will make sure to send your positive feedback to Ivan! Thanks -Nick

Ripon, California
Reviewed 17 November 2016

IVAN is the best really helpful, my mother in law got a room for me and hubby. But when I got there I had my sister with me. So Ivan help us to change a room with two bed. It has been a long night special my oldest son is in the Oakland hospital, 4 minutes away down the street....

Thank torresrosa
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Torresrosa, I’m happy to read that Ivan was able to assist in matching you to a room type that fits your needs! Yes, there are two sets of blinds that roll down ;-) We send our best wishes to your son. Thanks -Nick (General Manager)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend! Stayed one night to get into SF early the next morning. Good location near Temescal business district which is a mile or so north on Telegraph Ave- great dining options there. Was refreshingly convenient to be able to park just outside of our room when we got back from dinner. Ivan at reception was a pleasure to interact...

1Thank ottodemo
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Ottodemo, Thanks for the recommending the Inn! I’m happy to read that you were able to take advantage of our central location to great Oakland dining and easy access to SF! We’d love to have you back on your next trip to Oakland! Thanks! -Nick (General Manger)

San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I absolutely loved this little, small hotel. We didn't rent a car and were able to walk to and from the BART, which was about a five minute walk. We were greeted by Ivan, who helped us with everything we needed to know and was very welcoming! As soon as we walked in, my friend and I were very impressed...

2Thank omgitskuni
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Omgitskuni, Thank you for taking time to write such a comprehensive review about our Inn! I’m glad you found out the best open secret about the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Shops, Dining, and Subway access to San Francisco are all a short walk from the Inn. We are thrilled that you would like to stay with us on future trips...

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Clean nice rooms, but had two sleepless nights over the weekend. Starting with Friday night, roaring Harleys, ambulances every five minutes and nonstop traffic of 18 wheelers on the freeway nearby, we kept hoping the noise would stop by early morning, but it kept going. Saturday night was even worse. To add more to it, the room has a see-through...

1Thank Alfa_buff
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Alfa_buff, Thanks for taking your time to share your concerns and positive feedback with us. We are constantly working to improve noise reduction in the rooms and have additional sound dampening plans that we will act on later this year. I’m sorry those ambulances kept you up at night. Perhaps after our second phase of sound dampening enhancements, we might...

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great option if you are traveling for business and need a reasonably priced hotel. The room was clean, recently renovated, comfortable and parking was free. No frills, but the perfect option if you need a comfortable place to stay. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Sabrina S
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Sabrina S I’m happy to read that our Inn was a good choice for your business travel and that the staff was warm! We'll be ready for your next trip to Oakland! -Nick (General Manager)

Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the second time I've stayed in this little hotel this year, March and October. It has all the "basics" that I need: free wifi and free parking. The place is very clean, simple but clean. Staff is friendly and helpful, Ivan checked us in and Nick helped with fixing the remote for the TV. Affordable, walking distance to...

1Thank Betty T
Bhotels, General Manager at Inn at Temescal, responded to this review

Betty T We are so happy that you had a positive experience during both of your stays! I will make sure to pass your feedback to Ivan. We’ll be looking out for ya on your next stay! -Nick (General Manager)

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 15 minutes from Downtown San Francisco, Inn at Temescal provides comfortable accommodations in the heart of Oakland's flourishing restaurant scene. Enjoy close proximity near the historic Paramount and Fox Theatres of Oakland, Jack London Square, the Oakland Zoo and UC Berkeley. We're also only two short blocks away from a major BART subway connection point to anywhere in the SF Bay Area and only 1.5 miles away from the Crown Jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Temescal

Address: 3720 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 (Formerly Regency Inn Oakland)
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $181 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at Temescal 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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