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Hotel Accommodation in Oakland

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Oakland, California.
Located on the east side of San Francisco Bay just 8 mi (13 km) east of San Francisco, the East Bay city of Oakland is one of California's most ethnically diverse cities and is renowned for its professional sports organizations, vibrant arts community, its bustling port, expansive bay shoreline and at its core, picturesque Lake Merritt. Known locally as Oaktown or O-Town, the city is replete with sights and attractions to enhance any traveling itinerary, whether a visit is for business or pleasure. This travel article will provide a look into Oakland's hotel and motel scene, taking into consideration nearby attractions, services and budgets.

DOWNTOWN

The greatest concentration of hotel and motel lodgings are found in the city center, home to museums, the Oakland Convention Center, historic landmark buildings reflecting Victorian and Art Deco architecture, unique shops and a world of flavors at casual and upscale dining establishments. Hotel lodgings in this area run the gamut of choices, including basic motel properties for the budget-minded, mid-scale chains with standard to above-standard amenities and for luxury-seekers, well-appointed high-rise style hotels offering select rooms with bay, lake or Golden Gate Bridge views. The majority of these properties are centered around the main corridor of Broadway Street, between 8th and 14th streets, making any choice ideal for easily accessing the convention center, the urban lake, Interstates 880 and 890 and sights of the inner harbor.

JACK LONDON DISTRICT

Named for renowned author Jack London, this waterfront district is located just south of the downtown core and is home to numerous historically significant landmarks, including Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloonwhere London spent his childhood studying and building ideas for future novels. In more recent times, the district has become a busy destination for tourists who flock to the waterfront Jack London Square for entertainment, legendary dining and distinctive retail experiences. While hotel lodgings are not as plentiful as the nearby downtown core, a few standout choices are available, including the nautically-inspired Waterfront Plaza Hotel which features contemporary design, on-site dining, an outdoor pool and harbor views.

Situated across from this waterfront district sits Alameda Island and the city of Alameda, also home to an ample selection of chain and independent hotel properties, all offering ease of access to services, yachting, shopping, entertainment, the attractions of Oakland and the greater Bay area.

COLISEUM & AIRPORT DISTRICT

Situated southeast of downtown via I-880 (Nimitz Freeway), the Oakland International Airport and the Oracle Arena and The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum entertainment complex districts--home of the Oakland Athletics, the Oakland Rangers and the Golden State Warriorsoffers an array of chain lodging choices to appeal to layover travel plans and extended visits alike. From the northern gateway of Coliseum Way to the collection of airport properties south of I-880 along Hegenberger Road, hotel lodging options are plentiful and cater to families, sports fans, concert goers, business travelers and budget-savvy guests. All properties within this district offer convenient access to the airport, big-box shopping, golf and world-class stadium events.
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