One of the Bay Area’s three large cities, Oakland is a fascinating blend of cultures, history, and off the beaten track adventures. Most visitors to the Bay Area prefer San Francisco and Oakland has long-suffered with the reputation as the high-crime city just across the bridge. That reputation is slowly shifting towards a reputation as a cool alternative to stuffy and pricey San Francisco.
Check out Angel Island for excellent hiking and camping out on the Bay. Jack London Square (the famous author was an Oakland native) offers shopping along the waterfront. Lake Merritt is another central area bustling with activity and packed with great restaurant options. Hikes up in the Oakland Hills are also highly recommended.
The best places to stay are the Lake Merritt neighborhood for easy access to downtown and the rest of the city, Temescal for cool shops and food and the Oakland Hills for a more relaxed vibe and incredible views of the Bay.
The best time to visit Oakland is in the late spring, summer and fall when the temperatures hover in the low 70’s and rain is a non-factor.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Oakland. The hottest month in Oakland is July, when temperatures peak at 98 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 33 ˚F. The wettest month in Oakland is November with 6.84 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.31 inches of rain.
— I love that AllTheRooms has everything in one place when I need to find accommodations that fit my family. Plus it provides all the details I need to help me make the best choice. I often recommend AllTheRooms to friends and family visiting NYC and they agree that it’s a great. Such a time saver!
— When I plan a trip, I no longer waste time visiting multiple websites in search of the best accommodations. Now, I just go to AllTheRooms and immediately find everything from luxury villas to pet-friendly rentals! All in one place
— The great thing about AllTheRooms is their ability to cover all bases. If you are travelling solo, with a partner, friends or even a larger family. There is something there for everyone and that is a hugely powerful tool that I believe it boasts moreso than competitors.
At AllTheRooms.com we have rentals from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. AllTheRooms has 1,541 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Oakland, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. When traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Oakland is available at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Oakland costs on average $162 a night.
Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Oakland can choose from 1,172 places to stay that provide WiFi. 82 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 50 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Oakland by car, be sure to choose from 929 accommodations that provide parking. 32 vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to select one of the 161 pet-friendly accommodations available.
In Oakland AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 1,177 places to stay from Airbnb, 11 accommodations from Priceline and 11 places to stay from Agoda.
1,202 of our rentals in Oakland have been rated by previous guests. They rated 74% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 202 places to stay right now.