Bay Area on a Budget in Oakland
Most Bay Area locals and frequent visitors prefer the smaller Oakland International Airport to San Francisco International. Add Oakland's ample selection of affordable hotels, and you've got the perfect home base from which to work and play.
Warm Winter, Great Rates
You won't find Super 8 prices so close to San Francisco, but you can find the best hotel deals from December to May, especially if you're able to book more than three weeks in advance. Prices go up in the summer and stay there until after Thanksgiving, so keep timing in mind.
Skip the Stadium Crowds
O.co Stadium in the Coliseum Industrial area is host to both the NFL's Oakland Raiders and the Oakland Athletics MLB teams, so the area can get hectic during football and baseball seasons. That's great if you're a fan, but visitors who want to avoid rowdy crowds may want to stay elsewhere.
Go by BART or Shuttle
Airport hotels like Hilton Oakland Airport, Holiday Inn Oakland Airport, and Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport offer complimentary round-trip airport shuttle service. It's also easy to get to the airport via the BART public bus system, which is also a great way to explore the city.
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Points of Interest
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