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Bay Bridge Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was positively suprised this room in motel.On internet room pictures looked poor, many bad travellers opinions.In fact motel is quite good,rooms are refubrished,new large tv,very nice and modern bathroom.Lady in reception which gave us keys could be more polite and professional.Two streets along is BART train station which take you to San Francisco downtown in 20 minutes(return ticket 7-8 dollars).Neighbourhood of motel seems to be dangerous,so walk to motel from train station after dark can be risky(I returned before dark).If you planning return after dark you can park your car on car park which is close to train station, cost few dollars and after your trip to SF can drive safely to motel parking.Reccomend this motel but must be careful on the way from and to motel keep your valuables and mobile hidden.Motel price is reasonable comparing to San Francisco,free car park,security cameras.

This is a basic Budget hotel in a non-gentrified area of Oakland. The area isn't dangerous but it is scruffy. The hotel offers basic, clean rooms with small refrigerator, microwaves and large flat screen TVs. It is about a 5 minute walk to MacArthur Station.

The Bay Bridge Inn, in Oakland, CA, located at 683 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609 is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in my life. Avoid it at all costs. Hotel stuff stole a small, inexpensive (about $30 cost) but important item. When I challenged the owner/manager of the Bay Bridge Inn, he became irate, yelling at the top of his lungs profanities and ordering us to leave the property at 10:30 at night. My wife was scared and my kids (4 and 7 years old) started crying from fear. I felt threatened by his attitude and called the police who arrived promptly. Of course we immediately, at that late hour, had to move to a different hotel. I have never encountered such irrational customer service!! Stay safe and avoid that place, no matter what discount they might offer. Your life and well being are in danger by staying there.

My wife and I needed a temporary place to live in a hurry; we found a decent rate on Craigslist and moved in immediately. Three years later, we are still here. We love the Bay Bridge Inn! Not to be confused with the similarly-named one in San Francisco, this is the one in Oakland, a short walk from 3 major bus lines, a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, two well-reviewed restaurants, and a decent laundromat. It's not the best neighborhood, but it's far from the worst. Despite our fear, our neighbors insist on saying "Hi" to us as we pass and never shoot at us. Many of the online reviews I've read are obsolete because the management continually make improvements. Our old tv's have been replaced with huge flat-screens and tons of satellite channels. Our old squeaky mattresses have been replaced with ones that make it less likely to hear our upstairs neighbors "doing it". By the way, try to get a room on the SECOND FLOOR and/or not directly in front of parking spaces. Thank me later. Where was I? Oh, you need to be flexible. Think about what you're paying. This is not that sort of motel. Maybe you can't have towels between 11am and 2pm. So what? Maybe the person to whom you are complaining isn't sweet enough. So what? Move out! This is an enormously-popular place with a frequently-displayed "NO VACANCY" sign, so good luck!

Booked the room late because we were coming back to the Bay Area from Yosemite . Realised it was a rough area when the hotel clerk was behind a screen. Place was ok , clean etc. No hairdryer for my wife, and noticed the phone was from the Hyatt in Paolo Alto, tray from Holiday Inn and cups from Hampton Inn. Just thought it should be reflected in the price.

very Bad hotel, ask for all the complimentary stuff, asked for paper towel, tissue paper, toilet paper, ice, hair dryer, iron, chair and desk, shampoo, hand and face towel. staff is unpleasant. no restaurant in the are. bagger around the area, not safe to stay. frond door keep banging with the wind. never go back again, not recommended to other at all, stayed there3 nights

Basically, I could copy SandyM33's review here, since my experiences are pretty exactly the same. The place is really clean, and I did feel save. The staff is friendly and hands out information on San Francisco without even being asked for. The BART station MacArthur is about a 5 minutes walk away, and from there the BART takes you to SF's Embarcado in less than 20 minutes. And the rates are really good - I stayed for two days (Sat and Sun) for $160 including tax and all - on the other side of the bay you can pay easily double for only one night. However, the 'quirks' - no shower towel, just two small ones. No soap or shampoo at all for me. No room service, just replacement towels (and that was the least I needed, some soap would have been great...). No coffee or coffeemaker. Pay for ice. So, what you will find is a VERY basic room with just the bare necessities. BUT - Shower/Toilet was of a higher standard than what I have experienced in way more expensive places, fridge was clean and worked just fine (did not try microwave or TV) and everything was perfectly clean and the place was safe - base on two stays, one single night in May and one two nights in June. Parking is equally safe, my rather expensive looking rental was safely parked in their completely video supervised area. So bring your own soap, maybe even own towel, and enjoy easy access to downtown San Francisco for perhaps unbeatable rates.

I stayed in room 119 with one bed. The room and grounds were spotless, with fixtures & furniture you would find in the finest of resorts. If you were staying for a night, you could not find a better deal. But if you are using it as a base of operation for a number of days as you tour the bay area, as I did, some of it's quirks will drive you nuts. It is within walking distance of BART and I never felt unsafe during my many walks, including those that occurred at 11PM--can't speak to 2AM, but I think you would also feel safe then. What drove me nuts about the place was there was no closet area to hang your clothes and no remote for the TV. There was plenty of space to store folded clothing and personal items, and lots of outlets conveniently located for ones many electrical devices. Ice needed to be purchased from a coin operated machine near the office. The towels and wash cloths, while spotless, were thin, and laid on the granite counter top even though there was a heavy duty towel rack on the wall that you would find thick luxurious towels in at a high end resort. Was this where I was supposed to hang my clothes? With no hangers? Right above the toilet? A big, beautiful shower, with spotless sliding glass doors, plenty of hot water and good pressure. They did not clean the room, or make the bed during my three day stay. They just changed the towels. They might have vacuumed or emptied the waste baskets if I had made it necessary for them to do so. The bed was hard, no pillow-top here, but comfortable enough for sleep. Two relatively thin pillows equaled my pillow at home. The microwave oven and refrigerator, both small, worked just fine. There was no iron and ironing board in the room. I did not ask the office if they had one for use. I was glad I brought shampoo from home because they only furnished a small packet. The staff was nice and polite. They stored my luggage because check-out was 11AM and my flight did not leave until 6PM and there was more stuff do in the area. If it weren't for the lack of closet space, I would probably give this place a 10; well maybe not a 10 because there was no pool, but you get the idea.

Price was very reasonable. No coffee pot in the room and no breakfast at all but since I was only sleeping there I would recommend it if you are looking for price and nothing else. Room was recently remodeled and clean. Not having coffee in the morning was not good though!

With an easy walk to BART for a 30 min ride into San Francisco, this hotel served it's purpose however the room was a bit disappointing. A rather small double bed, very dated décor and a carpet you wished you hadn't sat on! The bathroom could do with a makeover too. The room did have a fridge and a TV but as soon as our neighbours put their a/c on it was so loud you could tell how thin the walls were. Ice machine outside was broken and looked rather dirty. Overall this is a very economical place, we did feel safe and with a real good clean and spruce up would look much better.

683 West MacArthur Boulevard Oakland CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a mile (2 km) of Children's Hospital Oakland, Bay Bridge Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Paramount Theatre. Each of the 22 rooms at this motel includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and a TV. Near the airport, it's also near Oakland Museum of California and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.


Bay Bridge Inn's 22 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and phones. Guests can expect TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

At Bay Bridge Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

26% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 43 reviews