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"Charming ambiance, good location. As other reviewers said, there's a reason its less expensive. Reasonably clean and functional. Older and rundown. St ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 27 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Jack London Square

Heart of Oakland

At this Downtown Oakland hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center, both within a 5-minute walk. Jack London Square and Fox Theater are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free breakfast is served.

Free Internet, cable TV

The 47 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, TVs with cable channels, and room service. Other amenities include premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$119* Per night/room Jul 29 - Jul 30

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Washington Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Washington Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (2)
1 out of 5
No hotel amenities. Website false advertisement.Website stated..breakfast included.. the restaurant and bar are not opened.. water and ice that’s it!! no food.. no ice buckets or coffee.. nothing here.. cleaning staff does not work on weekends.. The inn just opened up again.. very disappointing.. I would have gone someplace else if this was advertised on website. Travelocity dropped the ball on this one.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2021

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1 out of 5
Car was broken into within minutes. Didn’t end up staying the night

Posted by , from California on Nov 29, 2020

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3 out of 5
Charming ambiance, good location. As other reviewers said, there's a reason its less expensive. Reasonably clean and functional. Older and rundown. Strange room set up with the sink in the bedroom. Smaller (by today's standards) tv, but has Direct tv which I like. Never got hot water in the shower in the morning (waited 4 minutes, 4th floor?). Pillows are ... spongey. Parking arrangement is funky. Park in front, drop off luggage, drive around the block to the Convention center parking garage, come down to the Marriott lobby and walk back to the hotel. To get your car, you get a magnetic card (not a voucher), that you use to only be charged $20/day, then drive around the block to the hotel to return the card. And if other guests hare using the card, you have to wait for them to return it before you retrieve your car. Not a deal breaker, inconvenient, but don't be in a hurry.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020

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2 out of 5
I enjoy older hotels when they're well maintained and cared for. They have great history and architectural and interior features that remind you of the time they were originally installed. In contrast, The Washington Inn feels dated, and musty. Everything looks worn and a bit grimy. My sink was in the bedroom, and the bathroom itself included a shower that looked like something from a camping lodge. The furniture was mismatched and a mash-up of styles. My chain lock was broken, and so I put a chair in front of the door. This was in the king suite I was upgraded to. Also the wifi was very weak so I ended up using a lot of data. The one staff member I spoke with to check in was very nice, and the the hotel is located in a great part of town -- very walkable. But the pricing is very much a get what you pay for situation.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Feb 15, 2019

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4 out of 5
Fun, funky old place, great location! Staff was very friendly.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018

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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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Property Features

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

  • 47 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1913
  • Breakfast available (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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) (14.3 km / 8.9 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland-Jack London Square Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Washington Inn 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 wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • 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 breakfast daily.

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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and cash; cash is not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and cash. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property is not currently implementing any enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Covered self parking fee: USD 45 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

  • Washington Inn Hotel
  • Washington Inn Hotel Oakland
  • Washington Oakland
  • Washington Inn Hotel
  • Washington Inn Oakland
  • The Washington Inn Hotel
  • Washington Inn Hotel Oakland

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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.