Oakland visit

Old Dec 26th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Oakland visit

Looking for suggestions for a place to stay for a few days in early February - it can be a B&B, motel, hotel - need something reasonably priced and clean, preferably 'close' to Oracle Arena - ie short taxi or bus ride
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Old Dec 26th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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You don't really want to stay anywhere near the Arena. (Not many B&Bs in that are for sure )

There is a BART station right there so you could stay in lots of different areas.

But what is your actual budget? Reasonably priced could mean anything.
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Old Dec 26th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Like Janis says if you stay on a BART line you can take BART directly to the Arena and not have to actually stay in Oakland. Without a budget, it's hard to know a good recommendation though.
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Courtesy ITA month-long search:

Prices for this route don't change that much throughout the month of February.

Your options from most expensive to least (prices include all taxes & fees):

1) NON-STOP Vancouver to SFO on Air Canada or United for "about" CA$520

2) Vancouver to Oakland with layover in Seattle or Portland for "about" CA$410 on Alaska Air

3) Vancouver to SFO with layover in Seattle for "about" CA$400 on Alaska Air

4) NON-STOP Seattle to SFO on American Airlines, Delta, Virgin, United, or Alaska - all for about CA$220

5) NON-STOP Seattle to Oakland on American Airlines for about CA$130

The real question is whether the cheaper air fares from Seattle are worth the extra three hours drive (or MORE depending on border congestion) EACH WAY?
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 07:36 AM
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many thanks bardo - that seems to cover all bases and I will gladly pass on the info to my b.c. friend
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OK -I am sooooo confused

Bardo's post seems to have been helpful . . . but what does it have to do w/ what you asked?? Wast that meant for another thread?
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Why stay in Oakland, the Detroit of the West Coast? Stay somewhere nicer and go to the arena as needed.
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Bardo's post prob for this:

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...bay-area.cfm?2
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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actually, looking into hotels in downtown SF near the BART station (so we're on the same page for the acomodations)
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I worked just across the street from the Oracle arena for 7 years, and I would never want to stay in that area.

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He's not looking in Oakland anymore. The Hyatt Regency would be my choice. You didn't mention a budget, but rooms there can be had for under $200 especially on the weekends.
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Try TheMosser.com

Great location, clean rooms and reasonably priced. On 4th, just south of Market and close to BART station.
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