Old 09-01-2007, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default Request for information on hotels at Jack London Square

As a few of you are already aware, I'll be visiting the States, for around four weeks, from the end of September next year. I'll be flying in to SFO, and am wishing to stay overnight at Jack London Square, in Oakland.

For those of you that may have stayed there, I'd love to hear opinions on the quality of the hotels in the area. I tend not to read reviews of hotels on travel websites, as, like with many other situations, it's always the noisy minority that write them (sometimes fabricated). More often, than not, the general public don't.

Any comments welcome!
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:47 AM   #2
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It doesn't look like a great place to stay, but it is right next to the tracks if you want to watch trains street running from your hotel window. Amtrak station is a two minute walk down the street.

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Old 09-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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I've stayed twice in the Oakland Motel 6 about 3 mins drive from Jack London Square. Clean and basic, good nights sleep, reasonably priced.

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Old 09-01-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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I had a reasonable stay at a hotel at the foot of Emeryville - walk 5 minutes to the tracks (the same tracks, next place north of Oakland), no street running but there is a pedestrian overpass and a station. It was a holiday inn. Looking on the web, I see a Four Points by Sheraton and a Woodfin Suites quite close to the tracks, as I recall the area, they would be separated from the tracks by only a parking lot. And there is either a Barnes & Noble or a Borders right there also, for another place to hang out.

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Old 09-01-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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I am originally from East Oakland just RR east of CP Strong and the small yard there. There is a decent hotel down on the water on Embarcadero close to Coast Guard Island, and there are some nice places on Broadway as well as in Emoryville. Be carefull were you go in Oakland! West Oakland and East Oakland are very dangerous places, While Jack London, Lake Merritt, and Broadway are ok.
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