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Hotels in Oakland near Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

The Oakland Coliseum Introduction

Home of the National Football League's (NFL) Oakland Raiders and The Oakland Athletics baseball team, The Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (known as the Oakland Coliseum) hosts big music and sporting occasions. The Raiders average over 50,000 fans for home games, but the best atmosphere is in the adjacent Oracle Arena, when The Golden State Warriors basketball team are playing. A 15-minute stroll over the bridge across the Nimitz Freeway takes you to San Leandro Bay and, for bargain hunters, it’s just under a mile on foot to the Coliseum Public Market, a daily flea market with live music at weekends.

Hotels near The Oakland Coliseum

Oakland International Airport is just 4 miles away, so many hotels cater for business and overnight travelers. Popular choices within a mile of the airport include The Radisson Hotel Oakland Airport, a relaxed option with a restaurant, a Starbucks, and a fitness center. A more down-to-earth option is the Days Hotel Oakland Airport-Coliseum, which has a 24-hour fitness center, and offers free breakfast. Also within a mile is La Quinta Inn Oakland Airport Coliseum, which is a brightly decorated, but fairly basic lodging with free breakfast. All three offer a pool, plus free Wi-Fi and shuttles to the airport.

Where to stay near The Oakland Coliseum

With the airport so close, the immediate vicinity has a wide range of accommodations, many of which are found en route to the terminal. There is a good selection of hotels beside the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880), and another cluster of lodgings can be found off Doolittle Drive, close to Metropolitan Golf Links. Both locations have a mix of modest 2-star hotels and straightforward 3-star hotels. Slightly further afield, there is a significant concentration of hotels in downtown Oakland, with several chic waterfront properties.

Things to see near The Oakland Coliseum

Next door to the Coliseum is the Oracle Arena, which hosts professional basketball games and has seen performances from the biggest names in American music history, including Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, and The Jackson 5. Nature-lovers are well served with Oakland Zoo (4.8 miles away), and it's 7.9 miles to the dramatic Redwood Regional Park. In a clearing in the park, you can find the observatory at Chabot Space & Science Center, which dates back to 1883. To get a feeling for the city’s history, you could try the Oakland Museum of California, which is 5.2 miles away.

How to get to The Oakland Coliseum

The Coliseum is well connected for both local access and visitors from further afield. Oakland Station is located very close to the venue, accessed by the Bart Pedestrian Bridge. The station is on the Capitol Corridor line for trains connecting San Jose and Sacramento. If you are traveling by car, there are almost 10,000 parking spaces at the Coliseum, which is off the Interstate 880. The venue is only 4 miles from Oakland International Airport, which has passenger services to cities in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.