Hotels near Chinatown
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
- Lawrence Durrell
The Gold Rush left San Francisco with seedy docks and muddy streets—but just across the bay, 1860s Oakland offered an orderly, elegant alternative. Alongside a snug harbor, tidy streets were soon flanked with Victorian mansions for the nouveau riche. Today downtown skyscrapers abruptly stop just south of Oakland Convention Center, bowing to the stately Victorians and historic brick storefronts of Old Oakland. The city's best happy-hour spots keep a low profile in well-preserved buildings west of Broadway, and the Pardee Home Museum offers tea and tours of an 1869 mansion with Victorian trimmings, from billiards to corsetry. By the 1870s, Chinatown had put down roots east of Broadway, where ramshackle Victorians hunker behind modern storefronts selling authentic Cantonese dim sum, Vietnamese pho, and Cambodian papaya salad.

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O.co Coliseum
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland Marriott City Center
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4.0
792 reviews
1001 Broadway, Oakland
from $119
Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
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3.8
861 reviews
10 Washington Street, Oakland
from $129
Executive Inn & Suites - Oakland Waterfront
Executive Inn & Suites - Oakland Waterfront
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4.1
578 reviews
1755 Embarcadero, Oakland
from $97
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
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3.9
594 reviews
988 Broadway, Oakland
from $99
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Oakland Waterfront
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Oakland Waterfront
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4.2
213 reviews
1103 Embarcadero, Oakland
from $116
The Washington Inn Hotel
The Washington Inn Hotel
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3.0
826 reviews
495 10th St, Oakland
from $109
The Inn at Jack London Square
The Inn at Jack London Square
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3.5
964 reviews
233 Broadway, Oakland
from $138
Best Western Plus Bayside Htl
Best Western Plus Bayside Htl
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4.5
172 reviews
1717 Embarcadero, Oakland
from $127
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Oakland/Alameda
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Oakland/Alameda
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4.4
292 reviews
1628 Webster Street, Alameda
from $139
Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
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3.4
380 reviews
371 13th St, Oakland
from $99
More About Hotels near Chinatown...

The Gold Rush left San Francisco with seedy docks and muddy streets—but just across the bay, 1860s Oakland offered an orderly, elegant alternative. Alongside a snug harbor, tidy streets were soon flanked with Victorian mansions for the nouveau riche. Today downtown skyscrapers abruptly stop just south of Oakland Convention Center, bowing to the stately Victorians and historic brick storefronts of Old Oakland. The city's best happy-hour spots keep a low profile in well-preserved buildings west of Broadway, and the Pardee Home Museum offers tea and tours of an 1869 mansion with Victorian trimmings, from billiards to corsetry. By the 1870s, Chinatown had put down roots east of Broadway, where ramshackle Victorians hunker behind modern storefronts selling authentic Cantonese dim sum, Vietnamese pho, and Cambodian papaya salad.