A nice hotel, but... A review of Marriott Oakland City Center
I stayed for three nights at this hotel on a business trip. I arrived on a Sunday around 2:00 in the afternoon and had to wait almost two hours for my reserved room to be ready. Eventually, I was checked into a room on the west side with a great view of San Francisco's downtown in the distance.
The higher floor rooms on this side appear to be bigger than the rooms on the east side, which overlook downtown Oakland. This hotel is pretty comparable to most Marriott high-rises, with one notable exception. Being an older hotel, the rooms still have the old locked but connecting doors between adjoining rooms. Because of this, there's a tremendous amount of spill over in noise between rooms; yes, you can hear the person in the next room talking on the phone, or listening to TV until late in the evening (or hear when their shower is running in the morning). I'm surprised that Marriott has not sealed these walls with noise proofing materials. Because of the noise and difficulty sleeping for three nights, next time I will stay at the Courtyard across the street. I stayed once at the Courtyard previously and it was quieter, although make sure to request a room in the interior and off the street.
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