Step out. And into the hub of the city.

    When you stay here, you are steps away from Oakland’s diverse arts, dining, and entertainment scenes. Next door, you’ll find The Hive, a cluster of eclectic breweries, bakeries, merchants, and music venues. Head down Broadway to discover your new favorite band at the Fox Theater, or take a detour to stroll the three-mile trail around Lake Merritt, where you’ll find verdant greenspaces, mom-and-pop cafés, the Children’s Fairyland Amusement Park, and much more.

    Fox Theater

    5 Blocks

    Since it opened after a renovation in 2019, “The Fox” has been fueling the renaissance of Oakland’s Uptown entertainment district, surrounded by restaurants and nightspots. Catch world-famous bands and thrilling performances at this landmark 2,800-seat theater boasting a cutting-edge Meyer sound system.

    Lake Merritt

    5 Blocks

    ​This large tidal lagoon features three miles of grassy shoreline and is popular with walkers, joggers and rowers. It is also home to the nation’s oldest designated wildlife refuge, a fairy-tale themed amusement park, and a boating center where sailboats, canoes and rowboats can be rented.

    Jack London Square

    1.5 miles

    Named after the American author who spent much of his boyhood on this waterfront, Jack London Square offers visitors and locals a bustling hub of outdoor recreation, dining, special events, and entertainment. And you won’t want to miss the weekly Farmers Markets every Sunday!

    Oakland Arena & Coliseum

    The recently renovated Oakland Arena and Coliseum plays host to a number of live entertainment - from must-see concerts to exciting shows, in addition to serving as the home for the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Located moments from the hotel, Kissel is perfectly situated as an ideal homebase for attendees

    Kissel Uptown Oakland is the preferred hotel partner of Oakland Arena and Coliseum.

    • 00

      San Francisco

      11.5 miles

      Across the Bay, San Francisco is the perfect day trip, with no shortage of great things to experience. Try authentic Chinese dishes in Chinatown or fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf. Take a tour of the infamous Alcatraz. And don’t forget the Golden Gate Bridge, which you can always walk, bike, or drive across for a quintessential California experience.

    • 01


      42.6 miles

      Whether it's for a day, a glass or a meal, the legendary Napa Valley wine country is a short drive from our hotel. Explore world-class wineries and tasting rooms, shop charming local boutiques, soak up arts and culture, and find walking tours and activities to create your perfect wine country escape.