Best Value Hotels in the East Bay

Why spend more? For accommodations, the East Bay is rich in value. Check the list of amenities to see where useful benefits — the ever-important Wi-Fi and breakfast — are built in to the rate. Look into the major hotel chains connected to their most affordable brands and earn points or spend them for even more savings or upgrades. Here are our top picks for the best value hotels in the East Bay.

Feature Photo: Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel

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Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel

An 81-room sister property to the Executive Inn next door, this is Tripadvisor’s top rated hotel in Oakland. A hot buffet breakfast is available daily. There are spacious “city view” or “water view” rooms (to sleep a maximum of four), some with sofa seating areas and balconies, plus numerous accessible rooms. All have 42” LCD TVs with cable channels, a microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe, coffee and tea maker, blackout blinds, and free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a fitness center, on-site dining and coin laundry. Patrolled on-site parking is available at a nominal fee.

TIP:  There is an electric vehicle charging station.

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Courtyard Oakland Airport

Catching a flight? Save even more using the free airport shuttle to and from Oakland International Airport, just one mile away. Extras for guests also include free Wi-Fi, in-room coffee and tea, mini-fridge and microwave, cable TV, coin-operated laundry and a fitness center. The front desk can provide car rental, safe deposit box, a baby crib/play yard, a barber, nail services and more. Multiple accessible rooms.

TIP: On-site parking is available for a fee. Courtyard is part of the Marriott family

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Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove

On the sunny side of the bay at Oakland’s waterfront Embarcadero Cove. An outdoor pool and spa with chaise lounges overlook the water’s edge; inside the hotel, there’s a 24-hour fitness center. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, hair dryers, refrigerator, microwave, a safe, and complimentary toiletries. Bathrooms have walk-in, glass-enclosed showers (top two floors) or bathtub/shower combination (ground floor). The Lounge serves complimentary breakfast. On-site parking is available at a nominal fee.

TIP:  Complimentary shuttle for Oakland International Airport from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center

It’s a two-minute walk from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART station to this affordable downtown hotel with free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, and a fitness center. Complete with flat screen HDTV, a mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms, among the 121 comfortable guest rooms, there are hearing and mobility accessible guest rooms also equipped with a roll-in shower.

TIP:  Hampton Inns is part of the Hilton family. No on-site parking; no pet policy.

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Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville

Looking for value with a view? Look no further. This waterfront hotel in Emeryville is at the foot of the Bay Bridge overlooking San Francisco Bay. Some guest rooms are “bay view;” others looking toward Mount Diablo are called “mountain view.” Guest rooms have free Wi-Fi, a desk, a 42” flat screen HDTV,  microwave, Keurig coffee maker and a mini-fridge. Some rooms sleep four. There’s a fitness center and a casual restaurant.

TIP:  On-site self-parking is $20 per day and the Amtrak station is nearby. Note: No pets are allowed other than service animals

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Hyatt Place Emeryville

The guest rooms and suites are particularly spacious, decorated in pleasing taupes and warm wood finishes, and provide a cozy corner with a sofa sleeper to better accommodate families or to simply spread out and relax. Hyatt Grand Beds™ are known for comfort and rooms all feature granite countertops, a media/workstation, 49” flat-screen TV, single serve coffee maker, mini-fridge and more. Large windows give views of the San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge.

TIP: The Bar hours are 6 a.m. to midnight and the Market operates 24/7.

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