"This place gets bad ratings, but I don't know why. Its not a brand new Marriott, its a privately owned mom and pop place. Everything is older, but sti ... " More

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Hotel Description

Aparthotel near San Francisco Bay in Alameda

Close to the beach

You'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of San Francisco Bay and 6 miles (10 km) of Jack London Square with a stay here. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This aparthotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, express check-in, and conference space. There's an outdoor pool on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free Internet, kitchenettes

In addition to free WiFi and free wired Internet, the 93 apartments feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Other amenities include patios, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Studio Suite, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99 per night

Executive Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Coral Reef Inn & Suites ratings based on 63 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Coral Reef Inn & Suites

Everyone (8) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Amazing staff! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The suites are more like roomy apartments ❤ & very comfortable. It was extremely close to shopping, restaurants & by the beach!!! Happy customers.

Posted by , from Tucson, Az us on Feb 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
You get what you pay for. Front desk people fine. This property is in a great location and I’ve stayed here more than once, but it really needs a facelift. The lobby carpets are dirty and torn, the rooms are spacious and the carpets looks newer but fixtures look original

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019

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1 out of 5
The property is very dated; old tube televisions, cheap mismatched furniture, stains on couches, Lots of deferred maintenance; exterior painting, rotted wood, chipped concrete steps We did not stay. After two nights, gave 24 hours notice and moved out

Posted by , from Columbus, Ohio area on Nov 24, 2018

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2 out of 5

Weird dilapidated apartment complex

We were very surprised when we saw our room. Rather than some version of a modern hotel room, we found ourselves in a cheap, under-maintained, Re-purposed apartment building. Walls were very thin. Paint was peeling. No modern amenities. We had a suite with a kitchen and there were no dishes, silverware, glasses or cookware. The whole experience was quite strange and underwhelming.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

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2 out of 5

Not A Good Value

There is nothing particularly WRONG with this place, but it's basically a motel. The beds are hard, the showerhead is just a rough spray. The bedding has small holes in it. The curtains have stains. The towels are bleached stiff. Most of the rooms do not actually look out on any water (our view was of Petco). I can't mention the room rates, but it was very overpriced for what it was.

Posted by , from Oakland on Aug 3, 2017

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3 out of 5

Cute privately owned place

Pros: pool. balcony views
Cons: outdated furnishings
This place gets bad ratings, but I don't know why. Its not a brand new Marriott, its a privately owned mom and pop place. Everything is older, but still functioning.

Posted by , from Delaware on Jun 15, 2017

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1 out of 5

Will not stay here ever again!

Pros: nothing
Cons: Overhaul, updates, and clean the awful carpet everywhere.
Location: There was a very nice shopping center right across the street and about a block away from the water.
Upon checking in the girl was kinda snarky, The lobby was very nice and updated. however when walking to our room s there was a stale order and the carpets were filthy. Once in the rooms we were not too happy, but we were so tied we made due and stayed out of the rooms for as long as possible as we were booked for 2 nights. The room was very dated and the carpets were filthy so we kept our shoes on the whole time we were there. It was an ok location kinda close to BART and the ferry. But will not recommend or stay here again. FILTHY!!!

Posted by , from Utah on Mar 22, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice location.

The bed were clean. But the bedskirt, curtains and carpets all need cleaned. It was a nice quiet hotel.

Posted by , from Georgia on Jul 13, 2016

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1 out of 5


The hotel smelled like bug spray bed was uncomfortable they tried to give me a different room than what was ordered the pictures are no where what it looked like

Posted by on May 11, 2016

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4 out of 5

Hotel Stay

Pros: It's close by to the beach, bowling alley, south shore mall, other cities and restaurants on park avenue.
Cons: Could use an elevator. Should definitely mention no elevator on the AAA tour book as well as travelocity's site.
Location: Eating. Exercising. Shopping at the South Shore Mall. Visiting with relatives. Visiting different city's park.
Had a good experience staying at the hotel. Hotel was quiet. The manager took care our room lightbulb asap.

Posted by , from California on Apr 11, 2015

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About the Coral Reef Inn & Suites

Location 400 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is served. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Coral Reef Inn & Suites. Free self parking is available.

  • 93 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland-Jack London Square Station (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Coral Reef Inn & Suites offers 93 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Alameda aparthotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private patio
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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