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This older boutique hotel is located right next to the convention center which is perfect as that is where I was attending an event. The room I was in this time was spacious and very nice. However because I was facing out to a main street it was noisy a bit later in the night than I would have liked.

This property is not as described and I highly doubt the reviews are from real customers. Immediately you’ll notice a moldy & dusty smell to the building that carries through to the guestroom. The sheet are dingy and scratchy. Considering all the lint and hair I found on the covers, I’m not sure they get washed. The condition of the furnishings, carpet, walls is extreme wear and tear (literally chunks of carpet missing). People that say this is a great place to stay on business trips are out of their mind. There was only 1 visable outlet and it was located in the sink area of the main room (the sinks are located at the foot of the beds and are pedestals which means there is 0 countertop space. A teeny, narrow shelf sits above the sink with barely enough room for most basics. The lights & clock weren’t even plugged in, just dangling, because there was no place to plug them in! Found 1 spare outlet behind the nightstand that was too far to plug anything on the desk into. And the best part of the stay was NO HOT WATER in the mornings. And forget telling them, “no other guests have that problem“ according to staff and there is “nothing they can do to fix it”?!?! Met lots of other guests attending the same conference across the street that also complained of the water issue. Hardest pill to swallow is that there are equally affordable places in the area. This place price gouges due to the proximity to the convention center. 2 horrible nights of sneezing, coughing, dirtiness.

It’s historic appeal. In need of refurbishment and update guest rooms.

I really like this property. It's kind of old though so it's quirky: the elevator can only have 2 people at a time and it always stopped on the 2nd floor. BUT it's close to the convention center and lots of places to eat and BART.

From my traveler who stayed there, "I would say it's a pre-boutique hotel - old, lots of character, in need of a little TLC—like most of Oakland I saw. I’ll have to go back for another meeting and I wouldn’t mind staying there again."

The hotel was dingy, the bed and pillows too hard, the ac unit was noisy, breakfast boring. I enjoyed bartender who is friendly and interesting.

Room was very small and out dated. No Closet, Wardrobe unit door did not close and the coffee maker had a loose electrical connection.

This was a rare find in Oakland. A nice clean hotel at a great price. The rooms were surprisingly well appointed and history of the property was interesting. Breakfast was disappointing but there is a great little coffee shop about a half block away.

Good location and excellent rate. Breakfast was sarisfactory. Room was quiet.

The location is very good, across from the Oakland Convention Center and a block from the BART station. I enjoyed old Oakland, China Town, and Jack London Square. The Hotel is probably over 100 years old and has some charm. The staff were very helpful. However, paint was peeling in places, the Wifi was slow and intermittent, and I occasionally had intermittent hot water. I saw other hotels in the same area for not much more money.

The location is very convenient, just a block away from the BART station and across the stree from the Oakland convention center. While parts of the neighborhood were a little sketchy, I found old Oakland and Jack London Square to be very entertaining. Staff were friendly and helpful. The free continental breakfast ws good. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. The hotel is old, but it does has charm. Unfortunately, the wifi was poor and intermittent. Hot water was also sometimes intermittent. Paint was chipped.

I loved this hotel. It was adorable, perfect location, and the staff was amazing. The ONLY downfall was the wifi. It was atrocious.

No hot water for 2/3 days..made it difficult to have a nice stay

The hotel is rundown, the paint is peeling everywhere, the public and private spaces are unclean and I had to sleep with 15 pillows stacked together because they were all so flat. Don't stay here!

Very quite hotel near the center of downtown. Elevator did not work and it had been out of service for several days. Free breakfast was nice but good have had a few more amenities such as lids for the coffee cups, etc.

Clean, comfortable, historic, and worth the price. Old? Yes. Old world charm. Absolutely. Feel like it’s 1928.... and like it. Or spend at least 50 more per night at the over priced Marriott across the street. Boom. Done.

This is an aged property in a bad neighborhood. It could have been worse — but it was not good. Small room, old beds and flat pillows, tiny bathroom, dirty carpets. Maybe 50 years ago this place was ok. If you are looking for a clean new hotel in Oakland you may want to stay near the airport! I don’t understand the good reviews on this place — it was creepy and claustrophobic.

10th St Oakland CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Downtown Oakland, The Washington Inn Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center. This 47-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 47 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

Guests of The Washington Inn Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Self parking is offered for USD 45 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a TV in a common area, and a banquet hall.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Washington Inn Hotel

Everyone (25) Business (3) Family (4) Friends (1) Other (1)
5
Business Business

This older boutique hotel is located right next to the convention center which is perfect as that is where I was attending an event. The room I was in this time was spacious and very nice. However because I was facing out to a main street it was noisy a bit later in the night than I would have liked.

By on Mar 15, 2020

1
Business Business

This property is not as described and I highly doubt the reviews are from real customers. Immediately you’ll notice a moldy & dusty smell to the building that carries through to the guestroom. The sheet are dingy and scratchy. Considering all the lint and hair I found on the covers, I’m not sure they get washed. The condition of the furnishings, carpet, walls is extreme wear and tear (literally chunks of carpet missing). People that say this is a great place to stay on business trips are out of their mind. There was only 1 visable outlet and it was located in the sink area of the main room (the sinks are located at the foot of the beds and are pedestals which means there is 0 countertop space. A teeny, narrow shelf sits above the sink with barely enough room for most basics. The lights & clock weren’t even plugged in, just dangling, because there was no place to plug them in! Found 1 spare outlet behind the nightstand that was too far to plug anything on the desk into. And the best part of the stay was NO HOT WATER in the mornings. And forget telling them, “no other guests have that problem“ according to staff and there is “nothing they can do to fix it”?!?! Met lots of other guests attending the same conference across the street that also complained of the water issue. Hardest pill to swallow is that there are equally affordable places in the area. This place price gouges due to the proximity to the convention center. 2 horrible nights of sneezing, coughing, dirtiness.

By , from Philadelphia on Feb 10, 2020

3
Business Business

It’s historic appeal. In need of refurbishment and update guest rooms.

By on Nov 21, 2019

5
Family Family

I really like this property. It's kind of old though so it's quirky: the elevator can only have 2 people at a time and it always stopped on the 2nd floor. BUT it's close to the convention center and lots of places to eat and BART.

By on Oct 30, 2019

4
Business Business

From my traveler who stayed there, "I would say it's a pre-boutique hotel - old, lots of character, in need of a little TLC—like most of Oakland I saw. I’ll have to go back for another meeting and I wouldn’t mind staying there again."

By , from Buffalo, NY on Oct 28, 2019

2
Family

The hotel was dingy, the bed and pillows too hard, the ac unit was noisy, breakfast boring. I enjoyed bartender who is friendly and interesting.

By on Aug 26, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Jun 28, 2019

3
Business Business

Room was very small and out dated. No Closet, Wardrobe unit door did not close and the coffee maker had a loose electrical connection.

By on May 20, 2019

4
Everyone

By on May 17, 2019

4
Business Business

This was a rare find in Oakland. A nice clean hotel at a great price. The rooms were surprisingly well appointed and history of the property was interesting. Breakfast was disappointing but there is a great little coffee shop about a half block away.

By on Mar 12, 2019

The Washington Inn Hotel

495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
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