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 Post subject: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 am 
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The guy and I are going to stay the night in Oakland in December. We go for a day - run out of time and have to drive 90 minutes back all grumpy. So why not a weekend and cram it full?

So I was looking for something cozy and nice..I have not stayed in many hotels and do not know what to look for. So far I am looking at the Inn - Jack London Square...

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 Post subject: Re: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
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Girl, NO. That place is notoriously skeezy. I would recommend the Marriott on Broadway, same neighborhood but less nasty.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
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OKAY! See from the photos it looked nice. I know nothing about hotels - also the East Bay is destination driven for us and looking into other areas is fun but Amoeba/Rasputin/eating vegan food is most important...so we usually stick to Telegraph...

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 Post subject: Re: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
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In that case, are you opposed to staying in Berkeley? There are a lot of reasonably priced hotels because of the university nearby. There are a couple of really charming boutique hotels in the middle of downtown Berkeley, and a good selection of chain motels along University Ave (although I think Isa once stayed at that La Quinta and said it was nasty).

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 Post subject: Re: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
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I stayed at the Oakland Marriott & can vouch for how nice & safe it was.


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 Post subject: Re: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
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anything cool is okay. i just want to stat at $150 a night.

i want something nice. in the past we would stay in sf at the red vic - not my style - sharing a bathroom with paper thin walls.

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so no oakland hotel - we decided on a kimpton hotel in sf in union square...i asked for a vegan comp bar and extra yoga mat in the room! hello xmas mini vacation!

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 Post subject: Re: Nice Hotel In Oakland?
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I know you already decided but did you check airbnb? I always mean to check them out when we travel. I think you can find some cool places!

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Oooh, good point. I've done Air BnB in Tahoe and in Hawaii, and both times it was great.

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next time!

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A mini review of the Palomar in SF.

The gal running the front desk was vegan and had kale chips, lara bars and seeds sent up to our room with soy milk! We got feather free room stuff - you have to request it, I did not realize it till a few hours before check in...Free on demand yoga & mats provided - love it! The comp bar had a few vegan options like Hones-Tea, clif/luna bars and nuts...

I will stay again!

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