4.5 out of 5

"This place is awesome. If you going to stay in Oakland this is the place " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown places you in the center of Oakland, within just a 15-minute stroll of Oakland Museum of California and Jack London Square. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 162 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Free newspapers, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

The bistro, The Bistro, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Meeting rooms, a business center, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Chinatown hotel, attractions include Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena.

Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
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5 out of 5
This place is awesome. If you going to stay in Oakland this is the place

Posted by , from oakland on Apr 9, 2018

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5 out of 5

Clean and comfortable

I had such a great stay here last week. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The hotel was modern and clean, the room was spacious, the bed was comfy. There was even a great farmer's market happening right across the street on Friday morning & afternoon, so I walked over and bought some delicious fresh blueberries. There are restaurants within walking distance, and even a little sandwich and coffee shop called Cafe Gabriela on the same block as the hotel, which was convenient for lunch. I'd definitely stay here again if I ever needed to go back to Oakland! The only minor issue I had was the noise from the street (cars/sirens) at night and in the morning while I was trying to sleep, but the guy at the front desk did warn me about that when I was choosing my room. So if you want something quieter, get a room that faces the courtyard instead of the city!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: very friendly staff!
Nice room, easy check in and out. Very friendly staff!

Posted by , from Oakland CA on Aug 29, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel.

Cons: V
Staff was friendly and helpful. Free shuttle bus stops in front of hotel.

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015

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4 out of 5

Pretty good alternative to pricey San Fran hotels

Pros: The king suite was good sized.
Cons: Parking is very expensive. A complimentary breakfast would be great.
Location: It's in the middle of Oakland's Chinatown, which was fine.
When traveling with kids or a large family, the important factor is space. The hotel had good room space and comfortable beds so we didn't feel cramped when trying to get out the door in the morning. (The room we had was the king suite. It had a king bed in a separate bedroom, sofa sleeper in the living room, and we asked for a rollaway bed). The hotel is very adequate. The staff was nice and accommodating. The area around the hotel is very urban. Parking costs $30 a day, which wasn't great, but they brought vehicles around very quickly. Overall, I would have us stay there again. It could use a little carpet cleaning in some room areas, but the lobby was nice. No free breakfast, but comfy seating.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Aug 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great downtown Oakland experience

The Courtyard Marriott helped make my stay in Oakland carefree and relaxing. The room was large with an extremely comfortable bed. I had wonderful service, from the front desk to the valet. I highly recommend staying here during your Bay Area visit.

Posted by , from Denver on Mar 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Good location. Nice rooms. Nice reception area.

Pros: Location, reception area, nice rooms.
Enjoyed our stay. Steps away from great Chinese restaurants. Large reception area where we could meet with friends and family. Decent hot breakfast and Starbucks coffee.

Posted by , from Anaheim on Mar 24, 2015

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2 out of 5

Trouble with the Manager Julyssa

Pros: Very clean & the beds were very comfortable.
Cons: Getting rid of Julyssa
Location: The bart is near
Found this deal on Travelocity with great ratings, so we booked our reservations here. The first night was very nice, the whole staff working that night was very friendly & very help full. The second night (feb. 14th) we just came back from Touring San Francisco all day & got stuck in 2 hour traffic jam back to the hotel. We were exhausted! We traveled with a 2 year old & 7 year old. As soon as we got in, I let the kids walk around stretching their little legs out, and then gave them a bath. I get a call from the manager & she rudely stated that we got a complaint of being too loud and hung up. Then she sent the security guard up to tell us about their 3 warning limit. I let the security come in so he can see everything & he agreed with me that were not being loud, he didn't even hear anything down the hall. The manager sent him back up 10 minutes later for a 2nd warning. At this time, I am extremely stressed out that we are going to be put out on the streets. I went down to talk to her. She was very rude to us but at the end of our conversation she did tell me that the people whom were complaining were giving her trouble all day and that they were not being reasonable. Long story short, The rest of the night, I had to lay the kids down early and we felt we were walking on pins & needles there. It turned out to be a vacation from hell at the end because of her. She shouldn't be a manager, and I am writing to the hotel directly in hoping this letter gets to the right hands.

Posted by , from Ontario, CA on Feb 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

Convient and located around the BART system!

Pros: Clean and comfortable. Centrally located downtown near BART!
Cons: Have room AC going as it was very stuffy in the room when we first arrived.
Location: Pubs located about half block and downtown is just up the street a couple of blocks. BART is about 2 blocks away which takes you to San Francisco!
This was our second trip to the Bay area for a Raiders game. Comfortable rooms with a bit of noise from the street but other than that it was great. Walking distance to the BART which is a great way to get around. Close to local pubs and bars. Safe to walk around at night and didn't think twice about my belongings in room as room and building is key only at night. Staff is very welcoming from the moment you walk in till the moment you leave. Will be back next year and this will be my place to stay!

Posted by , from Tucson, AZ on Jan 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good value

Hotel clean with friendly staff. Car brought out very quickly (parking $22/day with in/out privileges) Close (Walking distance) to Old Oakland, Chinatown, Jack London Square, ferry to SF, Lake Merritt. Starbucks 2 blocks. Farmers' Market on Friday. If you can't walk, free shuttle on Broadway. Would definitely stay here again

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Jul 10, 2013

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About the Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown

Location 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Property Features

Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. The business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown also features a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Oakland hotel is smoke free.

  • 162 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (14.9 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland Jack London Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: 12th St - Oakland City Center Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown offers 162 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2017.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

The Bistro - Overlooking the garden, this bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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.


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 40 per 24 hours

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.