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Hotel Description

The Washington Inn Hotel places you in the center of Oakland, within just a 15-minute stroll of Oakland Museum of California and African American Museum. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 47 rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, room service, safes, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, Seison Restaurant and Bar, is open for lunch and dinner. Business amenities include conference space and a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers in the lobby. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Downtown Oakland hotel include Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$126 per night

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Washington Inn Hotel ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

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

Just okay.

The carpet was soiled. It needed a fresher appearance.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

oldie but goodie

Pros: Very convenient. Near buses and BART. Easy access to Berkeley and SF .....even to SFO. No extras means I am NOT paying for facilities I do not use.
Cons: Continental breakfast. Plain yogurt and some fruit would provide a healthier option for guests without fridge or microwave.
Location: Oakland museum FRIDAYS, food trucks offer great variety of foods and live music in a relaxed setting. Around the corner from hotel re many restaurant
Travelocity booked air travel; I received notice of discounted KING SUITE at hotel ( I had reserved room earlier) for considerable savings. My adult daughter had shared a King size bed before and having a separate room was great! Our room was very clean. A great stay. Microwave, fridge and coffee pot in the room allowed us to supplement the continental breakfast with fruit or anything else. I heard others complain about single room size or cleanliness; I can only say our room exceeded our expectations. I would stay again and request a king suite.

Posted by , from Portland,ME & Boston,MA on Jul 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

I really like this Hotel.

Cons: Would have been nice to have a few more electrical outlets...
The room was so beautiful, and comfortable and the staff so friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Vancouver, WA on Nov 15, 2016

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2 out of 5

Good for the price.

The 100 year old hotel was quaint and charming. But the front desk attendant was not friendly and don't expect too much from the basic continental breakfast. Also, small things like laundry bags, cream cheese for a bagel etc weren't available. Not a terrible experience but not the best either.

Posted by , from j on Jul 21, 2016

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2 out of 5

Old hotel with a bad staff

No onsite parking had to.park at the Marriott and walk back to the hotel Rude desk personel at check in and tacky bar in the lobby of this old hotel. Sink is in the room as the bathroom was to old to have a sink. This is a place.to stay if there is nothing else available. They need to replace the young man at check in Also the convention center is across the street and the semi trucks started lining and idling at 5 am right below our 2nd floor room on a Saturday morning to unload at the convention center . I would never go back

Posted by on May 16, 2016

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3 out of 5

Needs updating but trying hard.

I'm fine with this not being a corporate bland hotel at $100 more such as the marriotts across the street. I think they are trying hard with what they have. But for my not great back and neck, the bed was not very comfortable and the pillows very flat. Rooms were very clean and I appreciated the breakfast arrangements. Carpeting in lobby needs replacement or at least cleaning.

Posted by , from w on Apr 30, 2016

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3 out of 5

Hotel was right for the price.

Pros: price
Cons: Hotel needs new beds, not comfortable. Basic breakfast- coffee was like water!
Old hotel, clean room. I was traveling alone for business. Room is tiny, was ok for one overnight and a shower.

Posted by , from Temecula, CA on May 29, 2014

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4 out of 5

Cozy and convinient.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, Free breakfast
Cons: weak water pressure
Room was nice! Bed was super comfortable however there was hardly any water pressure and wasn't very hot. Happy Hour at the bar was a good value. The location was great -hop skip n jump to BART. Lots of good restaurants in the area.

Posted by , from Santa Ana, CA, USA on Jul 12, 2012

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4 out of 5

This location is great to use public transportation.

Pros: Free breakfast
This hotel is an old building and I was worried little when I enter the old elevator. (Old elevator they just spray painted in white) You see I booked this room for Pastor Friend of mine and his wife for one night. Once we saw the room it was a pleasant surprised, clean room, nice towels etc. I used to live in Oakland and didn't know about this hotel till travel zoo had special rated hotel list last week. I will book again.

Posted by , from Torrance, CA, USA on Dec 9, 2011

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3 out of 5

The price was right but...

Pros: Quiet
Cons: poor ventilation
The hotel is dated and the room was TINY. You have to park your car in the lot across the street and borrow the access card to get in and out of the garage. The neighborhood was not all that great either. I stayed one night on my way to another destination so it was okay for the one night but I would not be comfortable for a longer stay.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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About the The Washington Inn Hotel

Location 495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. The business-friendly The Washington Inn Hotel also features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and room service (during limited hours). For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Oakland hotel is smoke free.

  • 47 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1913
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (15 km / 9.3 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland Jack London Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Washington Inn Hotel offers 47 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Seison Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


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

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • 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.

  • Self parking fee: USD 15 per day (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

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.