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... prison cells via the showers and take the audio tour around the cell blocks. It is so surreal to be here and even more to go into the cells especially those in solitary confinment. The prison hospital was also open and here you could see their 'treatment' rooms and the bird man of alcatraz's cell as he got to stay here in a larger cell because he was a great minipulater of people. After the audio ...
... Park. We wandered around looking at the sites and ended up at the Japanese Tea Garden for lunch. The hot bowl of Miso soup was fabulous on such a cold day. We've worked out that you need to allow for wind chill here. You think you are warm when you test the weather outside the apartment, but walking out in the open is a different matter. Mind you - the 14 degrees here is preferable to the 41 degree Melbourne day we ...
... a lot and thought a lot. I attended a few yoga classes in Bali. Back in California, when I learned about the Niroga Institute's programs of providing life skills through yoga to prisons and juvenile hall inmates, my whole body resonated. I literally trembleled. Later I learned about the Prison Yoga Project and followed up by taking classes to become certified. The 200 hour yoga teacher training program was an amazing journey. The Yoga Garden ...
... of the next bus ride.
As we crossed Market Street to catch the 21 trolley bus at the Civic Centre, one was pulling away from ...
... up and move on. We only move a few blocks down, not great but better than the other one and we have wi-fi! We really wanted to visit Alcatraz but due to the Government shutdown it's not open :( so we decide to get a tour on the Hoho bus which gives us a good look around the main points of interest and some bits of history. Hmmm Union Square next......nice shops!!!!! Tiffanys, Mulberry, Prada, Fab Ugg shop!!! ...
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We stayed here for 4 nights on a family vacation (We have a 6 year old and a 3 year old) and had a great stay! The majority of people we saw were here on business, but there were a few families there as well. The hotel looked relatively new, and was clean.
We stayed at the Woodfin Suites in April 2005, sight unseen. We were pleasantly surprised! The suite was spacious, bright, and clean, and parking was free. Everyone at the desk was always pleasant and helpful and the breakfast buffet that was included each morning was wonderful. WS is convenient to shopping and the BART. In fact, we walked to IKEA and the new shopping area, took the hotel shuttle to the BART (5 min) and the Emery-go-Round shuttle back to the hotel from the BART. We will not stay anywhere else when we visit again next year!
Great Hotel for Dogs Too!
Our son attends school nearby and we love staying at the Woodfin when we visit. We bring our large yellow lab along too. They charge a pet deposit, but as long as nothing gets ruined they refund it right back upon checkout. The staff is very friendly and they treat all of us wonderfully. Ask for Minh and request a bay view if possible. You'll love it!
Woodfin Suites Hotel Emeryville Almost Heaven!
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. It is almost perfect! And the price is unbelievable for what you get! A full breakfast in the morning and during the week they have a social hour. The suite is just like an apartment and so clean! I've stayed in many so-called "first class" hotels and none match this one for cleanliness. Only one problem: my room was right next to the train depot and sometimes the trains are noisy at night. I would suggest that you request a room on the Bay side where it's quieter. But I stayed for five nights and didn't notice it until my last night so maybe it's sporadic. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the East Bay area.
I travel to the Bay Area for business every couple of months and have been staying at the Woodfin for over two years, even though it's not the closest hotel to my office. They always have government rate rooms, keep my information on file, and process reservations impeccably.
Needed a hotel for several Hospital appts. in the Bay Area and nothing compares to Woodfin Emeryville. Rooms are spacious (separate bedroom) Full Kitchen, huge bathroom, Free mini-dinner in evenings in lounge, with free cocktails, beer and wine, and free hot breakfast in morning! located near IKEA, which is a fun place to spend hours shopping at. Located next to many Bay Area freeways which make it easy to get around the area. Save your money on the high-priced SF hotel with outragous parking prices (free at the Woodin). Base yourself at Woodfin and take BART or AMRAK(bus) into the Cityor many surrounding areas.
Great place, nice views, close to Oakand and Berkeley, easo of access to bay bridge by car
Great place, close to Bay Bridge, easy to get to SF by car, close to shopping and easy to Oakland and Berkeley. Full kitchenettes.
We went up to the bay area to visit family and have done so for many years. This was the first time we stayed and the Woodfin and we no longer have to search for any other hotel. The stay was excellent!. We have 3 small children and the 2 rooms were a God send. The room was spotless and comfortable. The breakfast downstairs was delicious and convenient. I am online now making reservations at the woodfin for our next trip. Oh and btw, there is a train station behind the hotel separated by a large parking lot. the kids loved watching the trains and all we had to do was close the sliding door and most of the noise was gone.
I flew regularly to Emeryville for work and at one time or other stayed in all of the hotels there (Holiday Inn, Marriot Courtyard, Sheraton FourPoints as well as some in Berkeley). Woodfin is by far the nicest and most convenient, and through my company, at least, I was able to get the same rate as the Holiday Inn.
I have stayed at the the Woodfin Hotel twice in 2001--once with my wife and two children as a liesure guest and once during a business trip. In a word, the Woodfin Hotel is a class act! The staff is keyed to top-notch customer service, and the value-to-rate ratios of the Woodfin suites and rooms are absolutely untouchable by most hotels both above and below its class in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. My wife and I were able to enjoy special rate offers for both stays (Suite-$120/Room-$100). The ambiance of the Woodfin's lobby, dining room, general use spaces, rooms, and suites displays a modern decor that is at once tasteful, elegant, and simple. I found the free full-menu breakfasts, no-fee book and videotape library, and guest business support accomodations with PC sytems to be great value-added features of this fine hotel.