The Hilton Garden Inn Oakland/San Leandro is a quick 10 minute drive from Oakland International Airport, and about 20 minutes outside of San Francisco via the Oakland Bay Bridge (there is a toll westbound into San Francisco). Our room was a little smaller (with two double beds) than I had anticipated but it was clean and comfortable. There is a cable on the desk to connect your laptop to the free internet provided. There is also a small refrigerator, an iron, and a hair dryer in the room. The TV had your standard hotel cable and local channels. Parking is free. The hotel is right off the 880 Fwy but we could not hear any outside noise in our room. The hotel has an indoor pool and a gym but we did not use either. There is a small restaurant in the lobby that had an all you can eat breakfast buffet but we did not eat there. There is also a small 24 hour store next to the reception desk where you can get snacks and toiletries but the items were pricey. There are several fast food places to buy food within several blocks (Starbucks, McDonalds) as well as an Albertson's Grocery store, and a Wal-Mart. The staff we encountered was nice and welcoming. Considering how expensive it is to stay within the city of San Francisco, this hotel was a bargain and I would stay here again (although you do have to factor in parking fees within SF and toll bridge fees if you drive into the city). There are also lots of East Bay attractions that are within an hour's drive. If you're not comfortable driving around the Bay Area, you can also take the BART into San Francisco. According to the employee at the reception desk, they also offer shuttle service to and from Oakland International Airport.
Unique Quality: This is a great place to stay as a home base when visiting San Francisco if you are willing to drive or take public transportation into San Francisco proper. Also a good place to stay if you're going to the Coliseum to take in an Oakland Raiders game (or if your favorite team is playing against them).
Directions: South of Oakland International Airport - take the Lewelling Blvd. exit off the 880 South
68 San Leandro Marina, San Leandro
510 Lewelling Blvd
510 LEWELLING BLVD, San Leandro
16500 Foothill Blvd, San Leandro
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Address: 510 LEWELLING BLVD, San Leandro, CA 94577