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Safest place to stay while in Oakland on business for 3 days

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Safest place to stay while in Oakland on business for 3 days

I'm an older woman from the Midwest travelling alone to Oakland in April for training at the Kaiser Center downtown. Is it safer to stay at a downtown hotel or near the airport? Training starts at 8:00 am each day and runs till 5:00 pm.

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1. Re: Safest place to stay while in Oakland on business for 3 days

Is this at 300 Lakeside Drive? There isn't many hotels near there. I would recommend the Clarion Hotel City Center, or the Marriott City Center. I would not suggest staying near the airport.

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2. Re: Safest place to stay while in Oakland on business for 3 days

Are you referring to the Kaiser Center at 300 Lakeside Drive? There are lots of Kaiser buildings around town...

I recommend staying at an AirBNB around Lake Merritt, at a hotel in the downtown area, or at a hotel off the BART (subway) line somewhere else. Depends on your budget, etc. Oakland hotel options include the two Marriotts in downtown, the Washington Inn (in Old Oakland), and Inn @ Temescal (near MacArthur BART Station).

I do not recommend any of the hotels near the airport, as they are out of the way and the area lacks nightlife.

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3. Re: Safest place to stay while in Oakland on business for 3 days

See if a free shuttle is available, while you're doing your research.

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4. Re: Safest place to stay while in Oakland on business for 3 days

Susan M, welcome to the forums.

Stay at the Marriott City Center in Downtown Oakland or Jack London Square at the Waterfront Hotel or the Z Hotel.

Do NOT stay by the airport.

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