Motel 6 Oakland - Embarcadero

1801 Embarcadero 94606 OaklandUSA
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About Motel 6 Oakland - Embarcadero

Boasting an outdoor hot-tub and free parking, Motel 6 Oakland - Embarcadero is a modern waterside property offering budget chain lodgings off the Nimitz Freeway in Oakland, California. Downtown is five minutes’ drive away for shopping, dining and nightlife.

Colourful, modernized rooms, some offering bay views, feature 32-inch flat-screen cable TVs, en suite bathrooms, granite countertops, air-conditioning, wood-effect flooring and free local calls. Mini-fridges and microwaves are available on request. Accessible rooms are offered.

Amenities comprise a 24-hour reception, vending machines and paid Wi-Fi throughout. Kids can stay free. Pets are accepted.

Morning coffee is complimentary. There are cafes plus bar-grill, fast food and seafood restaurants situated within one mile.

Smoke-free Motel 6 Oakland - Embarcadero is roughly 15 minutes’ drive from Oakland Zoo. Five miles away, American football fans can see Oakland Raiders clashes at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Fruitvale BART station is five minutes’ drive away for light rail services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


1801 Embarcadero , 94606 , Oakland, CA, USA
Telephone: +1(510)4360103 | Fax: +1(510)4367428 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Popular waterside location near downtown

Guests welcomed the waterside location of this motel, saying it was fairly tranquil considering the proximity of Interstate 880. It was reportedly easy to reach downtown Oakland plus sports venues, shopping centres, parks, beaches and the port. Furthermore, San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose were also within easy reach. The free parking was another plus for motorists. Travellers also liked the way there were eateries plus convenience stores and public transport stops in the vicinity.

Great customer service

Travellers spoke highly of the great customer service offered by pleasant, professional and obliging employees. The pet-friendly policy appealed to animal lovers.

Rooms and shared amenities praised

According to many reviewers, this property was a little gem because it offered affordable room rates plus pleasant marina and bay views, which were available from some parts of the accommodation. Many guests enjoyed taking in sunsets from their remodelled rooms featuring new look decor and flat-screen TVs. Plenty of reviewers said their rooms were smart, spacious and more than satisfactorily clean and comfy for a stopover. The outdoor hot-tub also appealed. Those prioritizing affordability often said they got decent bang for their buck.

Negative Reviews

Unpopular Wi-Fi charges

There was criticism of the Wi-Fi charges at this property. Moreover, some visitors claimed the network speeds were sluggish from time to time.

Noises, smells and security issues criticized

Light sleepers were disturbed by nuisance noise from adjacent rooms at times. Meanwhile, overpowering cleaning product odours also bothered several guests. Mild security concerns were expressed by some critics who spotted possible non-guests hanging around the premises.

Minor maintenance and cleanliness problems

Cleanliness and maintenance issues disappointed visitors in certain rooms. These included malfunctioning air-conditioning, poor quality linens, dim lighting, stained bedding and bedroom floors that could have been more thoroughly cleaned.

Rating Overview

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6.9 /10
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    7.1 /10
6.9 out of 10 based on 1109 reviews