Our hotel near Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA is just a 10-minute walk away!. The lake is really a tidal lagoon, bordered on all sides by Oakland. It was America’s very first wildlife refuge, and while the natural wetlands that once surrounded the lake are long gone, it now has five restored islands that are home to birds year round. Our cozy hotel room is the perfect starting point for your outdoor adventure to Lake Merritt. Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our charming guest rooms!
Lake Merritt is a place where the city and nature meet, with 3.4 miles of shoreline, dotted with activities and sights—both near the water, and in it! You can rent a small boat, including pedal boats, row boats, sail boats, kayaks, and canoes, and make your own way around this city lake. Or, go for an authentic Venetian gondola ride. You can even bring a bottle of wine onto the gondola, and Gondola Servizio will provide the glassware, for a unique Oakland experience.