Hotels Close to Oakland Airport

by Patrick M. Lind

Oakland International Airport (OAK) lies across the San Francisco Bay, and offers visitors an alternative to enter the Bay Area compared to the San Francisco International Airport. Visitors will find many hotels - mostly larger, well-known chains - located close to the airport that provide traveler-friendly services and amenities, as well as quick and easy access to San Francisco.

Hilton Oakland Airport

The Hilton Oakland Airport lies less than 2 miles from the terminal. The hotel's complimentary shuttle service covers this distance in just a few minutes and operates 24 hours a day. Additionally, the shuttle takes guests to the nearby BART subway station and the airport's rental car terminal. Guest rooms have a standard layout and come with basic amenities; the large floor-to-ceiling windows give the rooms a light and airy appearance. The hotel has two dining facilities, a traditional sports bar with a 10-foot projection TV and numerous flat-screen TVs, and a cafe that serves soups, sandwiches and burgers. Guests can bring their pets with the payment of a non-refundable fee.

San Leandro Marina Inn

The San Leandro Marina Inn offers accommodations close to the Oakland Airport without falling into the category of a typical airport hotel. Its bayside location allows guests to overlook the water and the yachts parked in the marina from the comfort of their room. Jogging trails pass by the hotel and guests can take one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles for a ride. Marina Park and two golf courses lie within walking distance. Guest rooms have a modest nautical theme and feature soundproofing, wireless Internet and complimentary bottled water. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and shuttle service to the airport.

The Park Plaza Hotel

Guests of the Park Plaza Hotel stay just outside of the airport, approximately five minutes (2 miles) from the airport. The hotel's 189 guest rooms come in vibrant colors and feature dark wood furnishings and complimentary wireless Internet. Guests can enjoy traditional American cuisine like eggs, pancakes and steaks at the hotel's restaurant. For recreation, take advantage of the fitness center and outdoor swimming pool and sun deck. The free airport shuttle operates 24 hours a day and is available on demand. The hotel offers a "Park, Stay & Fly" package that includes accommodations and up to 10 days of on-site parking.

Best Western Oakland Airport Inn and Suites

The Best Western Oakland Airport Inn and Suites puts guests in a convenient location in a residential setting just 2.5 miles from the airport. The hotel also sits near an entrance to Interstate 880 with direct access to downtown Oakland. Guests can enjoy a plethora of freebies, including breakfast, 24-hour coffee, high-speed Internet, newspapers and 24-hour airport shuttle service. Guest rooms have a traditional layout and come with standard amenities; some rooms feature in-room Jacuzzi tubs. Off-site dining options include a Subway and a sushi restaurant, which are reachable by foot.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.