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The Washington Inn Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location was great. Room was sparse for the price. Orbitz charged about 2x the standard room rate. If the cost of the room was closer to its actual price, I would have been happier with the accommodations.

I stayed here when in town for a conference in San Francisco. I was looking for a place to stay where I could easily get to SF as well as down to my company's office in Fremont. This was just what I was looking for! It has a great old school feel, a friendly staff, very nice bar in the lobby for entertaining guests. The rooms are smaller but well-maintained and cozy. Thanks for a great experience!

This is an old hotel that has been refurbished to high standare. It is located close to putlic transport Oakland. We very much liked the breakfast .

In the morning I found they only provide coffee, juice and a slice of cake. When I ask where's the continental breakfast the reception says 'My manager decide no continental breakfast due to holidays season, not enough guest'. Really disappointing, I book this hotel for the continental breakfast, for the same price I could get better hotel in town.

There is only WiFi in the lobby, that’s the most backward thing I have experienced in such modern times. The floors creeked.The bed had other people’s hair on it befor I even sat on it They claimed continental breakfast all they had wa messily donuts and orange juice. The area where the microwave is is filthy ...there was water stain marks on the wall and the wall looked like it’s falling apart. The whole hotel just looked old and run down.The hotel could smell . The best thing about the hotel is that it’s centrally located . The towels didn’t look or smell clean.the hotel need to be remodeled

This hotel was great!! I the location was nice. The staff was really nice! The room was super roomy! The bathroom was really nice as well. There's a restaurant.. Ehh i wouldn't get food there, $6 for 4 mini moxzarella sticks. Plenty of restaurants around. The BART is a block away, can get you to sf airport for $9.45.

Good hotel for the price, right off the bay bridge

There are too many issues with the Washington Inn to list. I strongly suggest the manager/owner spend a few nights in their own property to realize how run down and uncomfortable this place is.

When we got to our room we realized the toilet almost overflowed when flushed. Told the front desk and they offered us another room. This room was on a floor lower and the toilet still didn't flush right. It was better than the first room but we needed to flush twice for it to do the job. What are the odds of us getting 2 rooms with bad toilets. This led us to beleive the entire hotel must have this problem. Other than that, the staff, cleanliness and proximity to everything was great.

Not what I was expecting looking at the photos (my mistake). Very small room, sink area 2 feet from bed. Low flow shower water and no/little hot water in morning. Outdated decor with need of fresh paint, carpet and general cleaning.

Clean and comfortable with helpful staff. Close to public transit and downtown Oakland businesses.

Stayed here for a business meeting. There's a Smart & Final right next door, and a pub behind it. Less than a block away there's a variety of food given it's Downtown Oakland, and a lot of closes fairly late. The room I got was large, with a king bed and a separate kitchen-like area (read: I had a lot of space, it was comfortable, and gave me the opportunity to store food I bought at Smart & Final and microwave when ready). The staff were very helpful as well. While an older hotel, it had a quaint feel to it. The only thing I would really complain about is the parking: it is officially at the Convention Center across the street, and while you do get a discounted rate via the hotel it does end up costing about $15 a day. I imagine there are more expensive places to park a car, but that really is the only complaint. With that said, regular parking at the Convention Center is closer to $50-75 a day.... so that is a great deal overall.

It was a great location, as I was close to all the festivities I was going to. However, they couldn't find my reservation. Once I got my room, there were no pillowcases on my pillows, had to wave down a cleaning person. Was right next to elevator and the door didn't close tightly( light was streaming through the crack), so I heard everything going on in the hallway.

Very nice accommodation. The decoration is very antique and clean. As an international guest, I am impressed in furniture layouts. Only breakfast is a little bit simple.

Pros: Price, Enough facilities to stay for business. Cons: Noise, very old elevator (some buttons don't work sometimes), No parking and no free parking around. You can get flat rate $15 per day from hotel.

Very good. Stayed two nights. Old hotel, but just fine. Comfortable. First (Saturday) night noisy, as hallway noise comes right into your room. Second night just fine. Would stay again with no problem.

Staff is extremely rude. Walls are thin. Rooms are tiny....etc... But the room was clean and comfortable. Worthy of considering if you get a cheap rate.

I stayed here the last week of February, 2014 while I took the California Bar Exam. The exam is administered right across the street so you couldn't ask for a better location. Also, it's substantially more affordable than the other hotels in downtown Oakland, making it a perfect choice for anyone attending an event at the convention center. The rooms are small and there are really no extra amenities, but it gives you everything you need at the most reasonable price in the area. Staff was friendly, no complaints in that department. Overall, this hotel is a great value and I would definitely stay here again.

Very nice hotel in the middle of Oakland, walking distance to most activities in the inner city. The price was great and the room was clean and nice. Try to stay in 309, a corner room with great views, breeze, and bright! Across the street from expensive hotels so we felt special. Good continental breakfast and very nice staff.

Internet not working and toilet didn't flush, refrigerator not working. Manager argues about my request for an equivalent room. Won't see me again!

495 10th St Oakland CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Oakland Museum of California
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown Oakland, The Washington Inn Hotel is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Oakland Museum of California and African American Museum. This 47-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Oakland and also a short walk from Jack London Square and Fox Theater.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

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


Property features

The Washington Inn Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Self parking is offered for USD 15 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 an ATM.

Guest reviews for The Washington Inn Hotel

Everyone (12) Business (5) Couples (4) Family (4) Friends (1) Other (4)
3

good location, sparse accomodations

Everyone

The location was great. Room was sparse for the price. Orbitz charged about 2x the standard room rate. If the cost of the room was closer to its actual price, I would have been happier with the accommodations.

By on Apr 23, 2018

5

nice old school hotel - great location

Everyone

I stayed here when in town for a conference in San Francisco. I was looking for a place to stay where I could easily get to SF as well as down to my company's office in Fremont. This was just what I was looking for! It has a great old school feel, a friendly staff, very nice bar in the lobby for entertaining guests. The rooms are smaller but well-maintained and cozy. Thanks for a great experience!

By on Apr 21, 2018

5
Everyone

This is an old hotel that has been refurbished to high standare. It is located close to putlic transport Oakland. We very much liked the breakfast .

By , from London on Mar 22, 2018

2

good location but bad service

Everyone

In the morning I found they only provide coffee, juice and a slice of cake. When I ask where's the continental breakfast the reception says 'My manager decide no continental breakfast due to holidays season, not enough guest'. Really disappointing, I book this hotel for the continental breakfast, for the same price I could get better hotel in town.

By , from New York on Dec 26, 2017

1

this hotel is old and need renovation

Everyone

There is only WiFi in the lobby, that’s the most backward thing I have experienced in such modern times. The floors creeked.The bed had other people’s hair on it befor I even sat on it They claimed continental breakfast all they had wa messily donuts and orange juice. The area where the microwave is is filthy ...there was water stain marks on the wall and the wall looked like it’s falling apart. The whole hotel just looked old and run down.The hotel could smell . The best thing about the hotel is that it’s centrally located . The towels didn’t look or smell clean.the hotel need to be remodeled

By , from Houston on Nov 22, 2017

5

great stay

Everyone

This hotel was great!! I the location was nice. The staff was really nice! The room was super roomy! The bathroom was really nice as well. There's a restaurant.. Ehh i wouldn't get food there, $6 for 4 mini moxzarella sticks. Plenty of restaurants around. The BART is a block away, can get you to sf airport for $9.45.

By , from NY, ny on Oct 25, 2017

4

good hotel for the price

Everyone

Good hotel for the price, right off the bay bridge

By on Jun 26, 2017

2

run down. poor attention to detail.

Everyone

There are too many issues with the Washington Inn to list. I strongly suggest the manager/owner spend a few nights in their own property to realize how run down and uncomfortable this place is.

By on Feb 20, 2017

4

overall it was good

Everyone

When we got to our room we realized the toilet almost overflowed when flushed. Told the front desk and they offered us another room. This room was on a floor lower and the toilet still didn't flush right. It was better than the first room but we needed to flush twice for it to do the job. What are the odds of us getting 2 rooms with bad toilets. This led us to beleive the entire hotel must have this problem. Other than that, the staff, cleanliness and proximity to everything was great.

By on Dec 20, 2016

2

borderline seedy.

Everyone

Not what I was expecting looking at the photos (my mistake). Very small room, sink area 2 feet from bed. Low flow shower water and no/little hot water in morning. Outdated decor with need of fresh paint, carpet and general cleaning.

By , from Sacramento on Jul 15, 2016