Discover our hotels in Oakland, California, across the bay from San Francisco. Glide across Lake Merritt in a kayak, dine on dumplings in Oakland's Chinatown and zip over to San Francisco for an afternoon by the glittering bay waters.
Spend a fog-free day exploring Oakland. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) puts you within easy reach of the city's most desirable neighborhoods. Learn about the Golden State's history, art and nature at the Oakland Museum of California near our Oakland hotels. Particularly engaging for kids is the Nature gallery, where they can listen to snorting elephant seals, hissing snakes and hundreds of other audible delights. At nearby Lake Merritt, rent kayaks for a pleasant paddle across the tidal lagoon and stroll the 3-mile lakeside trail favored by local joggers. Lakeside cafes and shops line Grand Avenue on the park's north end. Beckoning from across the bay are San Francisco's scenic hilly streets. Take the BART for a quick ride to the city of Fisherman's Wharf, the Transamerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Guests of our Oakland hotels enjoy shopping at eclectic boutiques, antique shops and bookstores along North Oakland's Piedmont Avenue. The city's diverse population translates into some of the best-and best-value-ethnic food in the Bay Area. Order spicy stir fries and delicious noodles at small Chinese and Vietnamese eateries in Chinatown or tuck into a taqueria in the Fruitvale district for pork or steak tacos on freshly-made tortillas. Many guests of our hotels in Oakland prefer to dine al fresco at lively restaurants in Jack London Square-also a prime nighttime destination for evening jazz.
Stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Oakland to see the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders take the field at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum during baseball and football season.
Latest Oakland Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
This was a one night business trip and I encountered no problems. There is a nice view from the hotel and it is easily accessible. I'd recommend for longer stays and for leisure purposes also.[Less]
An excellent choice.
This hotel has excellent facilities, is very good value and is well positioned for visiting the many wonderful locations in the area (San Francisco, Sausalito, Tiburon, Golden Gate Bridge). The staff[More] were both helpful and friendly. Breakfast was a bit of a scramble due to small dining area but you have the option to take food back to your room. Definitely recommended![Less]
comfortable, clean and good coffee
kind of pricey but nice. did miss having a fridge but overall I was impressed. the cinnamon rolls were SO good![Less]
Had a great check in at a wonderful good night sleep the breakfast is fantastic in the morning the room service was good[Less]
convenient to my business needs. no problems, perfectly comfortable stay. hotel could use updating but good value[Less]
Met expectations for business hotel
Clean, neat, friendly feeling. Free hot and cold breakfast and free parking should be calculated into any businessperson's travel plans.[Less]
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Good suggestions for convenient dinner locations. Easy on / easy off from the interstate.[Less]
Best in Berkeley
Modern, clean, quiet, safe Hotel in the heart of Berkeley. Able to walk to parks, restaurants, and campus. Hearty breakfast available. Room was clean and comfortable. Everything worked. Got a[More] great night's sleep. Would recommend!![Less]
This was our first visit to any Holiday Inn Express and my family and I were very impressed with the room and facility! We loved the room size with 2 queen beds, area with a frig and coffee maker. [More] Plenty of drawer space. Could use a towel bar to hang towels. Best of all was the breakfast! Great selection and dining area kept very clean. Staff always made sure food was replenished. Great experience here. Thanks for the morning paper also![Less]