Hotels in Alameda

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What you should know about Alameda

A beautiful bay-side location offsets a vibrant culture rich in history and tradition in the charming city of Alameda, where magnificent Victorian architecture frames breathtaking views of San Francisco’s Bay Area. With a friendly, laid-back vibe and a host of exciting things to see and do, this city has it all. From long stretches of golden sand and sweeping bay vistas, to the bright lights of popular arcades and buzzing restaurants, there’s never a dull moment on a vacation in Alameda.

Hotels in Alameda

Hotels in Alameda are plentiful, with a focus on high-quality accommodation at great-value prices. There’s a wide choice of budget hotels in Alameda, leaving you with more cash to spend on sightseeing. Affordable Alameda hotels such as the Marina Village Inn and the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Oakland/Alameda are conveniently located within 15 minutes’ drive of neighborhood’s hotspots, while guests looking for a little more independence will enjoy the apartments at the Coral Reef Inn & Suites—a spacious complex replete with an indoor and outdoor pool, sure to keep the kids entertained!

Things to see in Alameda

Take a stroll along the shore at Crowne Memorial State Beach to enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful bay area, or enjoy a spot of wind surfing or kite surfing if you’re feeling more energetic. Culture buffs and historians won’t want to miss out on a visit to the WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet, a permanently berthed museum ship. Wander around and explore this fascinating space at your own pace, or take a guided tour, many of which are led by veterans who speak of military life with the benefit of first-hand experience. Fancy a spot of shopping? Antiques by the Bay is an enormous outdoor market and a true shopper’s paradise. With everything from vintage fashion to glassware and artwork, this market is a real treasure trove. End your day with a visit to the Rock Wall Wine Company and savor some excellent wine accompanied by incomparable views of the skyline and the Bay Bridge.

Good for families

With beautiful beaches, charming cafés and restaurants, and plenty of exciting activities to enjoy, a family vacation in Alameda has it all. Kids will love meeting resident local wildlife at the mud flats and pond at Crab Cove, while the fun factor merges with happy nostalgia at the High Scores Arcade, where both the young and the young at heart will love taking on the traditional games of Pacman, Tetris, and more. Add in a whole host of stores, museums, and movie theaters, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for family fun in this friendly district!

How to get to Alameda

Alameda is served by 3 international airports—Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, with Oakland International Airport just a 15-minute drive from the city. Rent a car or take a cab to whisk you directly to your Alameda hotel in no time. In the city itself, public transport options abound, with bus services, 2 ferry ports, and the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train system making travel in Alameda as easy as pie! The city is also bicycle-friendly and perfect for pedestrians, so hit the sidewalk and make the most of beautiful waterside views as you explore Alameda’s most popular landmarks.