A sprawling and vibrant city, Oakland tends to get overlooked because of its high-profile neighbor, San Francisco. Just 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) east of the town that boasts the Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland is a bustling urban hub with plenty of interesting things to see and do. Stretching from a breezy coast to beautiful redwood-topped gentle hills, Oakland offers a wide terrain of unexpected pleasures such as a lively art scene and a brackish downtown lake called Lake Merritt that showcases 70 species of gorgeous native birds. If visiting Oakland is on your agenda then you need lodging. To stay in style and comfort you must read on to see the top lofts for rent in Oakland, California.
A gorgeous space that’s worthy of an uptown New York City address, this loft oozes style from every angle. A former creamery, this warehouse-style structure has been transformed into a chic living quarter. The neighborhood is bustling with everything from handy grocery stores to gritty pubs. The touristy Jack London Square Waterfront District is moments away and you can reach lagoon-like Lake Merritt on foot. If you’re a foodie this locale is prime, with a large assortment of eateries from fast food to fine dining.
Hip Large Lake Merritt Loft | BART & Highway CloseOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat amenities and beautiful apartmentthe apartment is comfortable and had all the amenities i needed for my staycool stylish place to stay love all the amenities of the chef style kitchen bed was super comfortable tooamazing espresso machine in the kitchen to q-tips in the bathroomi loved staying at renzo’s place very comfortable and stylish loft with some fantastic amenitiesthe whole place was sparkling cleanthe loft itself was clean and well decoratedbut it is a well-appointed and clean homethe loft was clean organized and modernvery nicely organized & clean
Host:renzo was a brilliant hostrenzo was an awesome hosthost was super responsive and helpfulstylish space great to host guestslovely renzo is an amazing host and his pad is simply fabulousRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful placebrilliant space ideally located a short walk from the bartconveniently located walking distance from bart and includes secure parking spacethe apartment is within walking distance of the lake marritt bart station which is awesomesafe close to food and easy to access entry
Boasting a roomy layout, this three-bedroom loft-style abode is great for a group of friends. This Victorian-inspired triplex offers cozy furnishings throughout, a cushy queen-sized bed in each bedroom, and a first-rate kitchen with high-end appliances. No cable TV is on hand but there is a smart TV so you can access streaming services like Nextflix. The neighborhood is active with tasty restaurants, charming coffee shops, and interesting art galleries. It’s just a quick stroll to the grocery store and tranquil Lake Merritt as well.
Top Floor Uptown 1-6 Guests, one parkingOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsworked out great for the conference we were attending -- space is very comfortablethe place is super clean the amenities are amazing and the beds are unbelievably comfortablethe unit's heaters were perfect tooffset a rather chilly visit to oaklandbig space and very comfortablebeds & linens were so comfortableclean and well furnishedclean spacious and very comfortable bedthis flat was very clean and easy to accessfirst all the good: this place was very clean and comfortablethe house was big clean and comfortable for our group
Host:great hosthost is very responsivedavid was an accommodating and helpful hostdavid is very responsive and a great hostdavid was attentive responded quickly and made everything so easyRead more reviewsgreat location near the lakethe location is awesomethe location is great near lots of restaurants and close to bartquiet location only a short walk to many good night spotsvery close to san francisco and ideal for visiting the bay area
Possessing shiny hardwood floors, colorful accent rugs, and easygoing furnishings, this three-bedroom accommodation in a bygone-era structure is a nice home away from home. Though very spacious, this Victorian-style dwelling still exudes a nice intimacy. This lodging is in an enviable locale: close to a convenient market, aromatic coffee houses, delicious eateries, thought-provoking art galleries, and more. If you want to enjoy some outdoor activity Lake Merritt is easily within walking distance.
Urban Uptown, 1-6 guests; one parkingOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewshuge space excellent facilities including washer dryerthe bed was extra comfortable and the kitchen had all of the amenities neededcould fit double and be comfortableheated toilet seat was a pleasant surprisethe living rooms were large and comfortablenice and cleanvery clean roomy and exactly as listedthe unit was both clean and tidythe house was clean cozy and lovelyincredibly clean huge space very comfortable
Host:david is a great hostdavid was a great hostdavid was very responsivegreat host that communicates welldavid is very responsive and helpfulRead more reviewsparking location was safe and closeeasy walk to the bart stationeasy walk to train stationlocation is fantastic close to lake merritt for a walk close to the bart station alsogood location close walk to the 19 th street bart station
Residing alongside lovely Preservation Park and the grand Pardee Mansion, this serene accommodation is a dream for architectural buffs. The room in this contemporary condo is intimate and inviting with a cushy double-sized bed and a private, nicely stocked bathroom exclusively for guests. The well-appointed and shared kitchen is fully stocked and the living room offers a relaxing spot at the end of the day. Luxuries include speedy WiFi, cable TV, a washer, a dryer, and more.
2Stops2SF - Modern space next 12thStBartOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi worked perfectlycomfortable and cosy room with all necessary amenitieswe appreciated the shampoo soap and lotion in the bathroomthe room was smaller than we had expected from the photos but was clean and well presentedthe apartment is nice and the energy in the space is gentleextremely clean and chic loftvery clean and tidyit was a nice clean private roomthe apartment was clean and very stylishquiet clean and comfortable
Host:regina was a wonderful hostregina was an amazing hostshe was quick to respond and an amazing hosthost is friendly and approachable recommendedshe was also kind enough to allow me to drop off my luggage when i arrived earlyRead more reviewsregina’s place is conveniently located in a very cute buildingit’s close to bart and downtown which is an ideal locationgood location within walking distance of bart and several good restaurants in downtown oaklandthe location is just 4 blocks from bart so it is super easy to getthe location is great if you are working in oakland or need to access bart
Awash in a cool gray color scheme and captivating artwork, this huge converted garage is now a handsome private room ideal for couples or solo travelers. No kitchen area or even a microwave is on hand but you may not miss these items given the selection of yummy restaurants in the neighborhood. A convenient coffee machine is provided so you can get your morning cup of fresh java. Retail fiends can get a nice fix at the shopping available in the area and the locale offers easy freeway access.
Modern Bedroom and BathOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe room is much bigger than the pictures would show and our overall experience was a positive onevery clean with designer's touchplace was clean and is beautifully designedroom was absolutely spotless and stylish and tina was a great host & had great communication
Host:tina is an excellent host and a lovely persontina is a helpful gracious and friendly hostthank you so much for hostinggreat host great space highly recommendedtina was very responsive to all our questions and gave us just the right amount of privacyRead more reviewsthe room is in a nicer part of oakland close to alameda and it’s many restaurantsthis place is amazing to stay in
Once a lightbulb factory, this wonderfully renovated space is now an in-demand accommodation in West Oakland. The moment you walk through the door you notice the fantastic exposed-wood ceilings with impressive steel beams. With the amount of streaming sunlight, your attention is easily drawn to the huge windows. The concrete floors are pristine and the custom-made furnishings - along with the accent lighting - add a laidback sophistication to the surroundings. The collection of greenery is also a nice, delicate touch.
Light-filled Modern Designers’ LoftOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsnick's place was great convenient location and cleanRead more reviewsthere is a great coffee shop just 2 blocks away which was perfect for the morning
Constructed with great care, this spacious three-bedroom loft displays an industrial feel yet with lots of cozy appeals. This former factory is replete with many eye-popping features such as eclectic decor, stylish furniture, and massive windows for lots of natural light. Situated in the center of West Oakland, this accommodation is packed with high-end features from a top-tier chef’s kitchen to a wildly fun photo booth with props! A convenient grocery store is within walking distance and public transit is also nearby.
Z-PlaceOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe apt is architecturally stunningthe space gets great light and the kitchen has all the toys and tools for a home chefthe kitchen was open and inviting and we all agreed that the artwork was epicaccess to nice strong wifi is a big plusa well-provisioned kitchen and lots of space make this a perfect spot for business or pleasureit is spacious clean and funsuper comfortable and cleanthe place was clean and complete with what you need for a staythis place was not only really clean and comfortable but also really interesting and funit was everything that i love; quiet comfortable and clean
Host:david is a great hostdavid is a great hostdavid is very nice host and i really like his placethe owner is very helpful and quick to responddavid was a great host and was a pleasure to deal withRead more reviewslocation was perfect to uber aroundthe location is great in terms of getting around the bay area and beyondeasy to get to easy to parkthe place was out of this world unique in a great waythe other good thing is that it's two train stations from downtown san francisco
Once you set foot in this marvelous one-bedroom loft you may never want to leave. The main living area is an architectural dream featuring high ceilings, huge windows, beautiful furnishings, and a nice breakfast bar. The outdoor deck is a fantastic spot to unwind: possessing a relaxed Bohemian flair. Guests are welcomed with healthy fresh fruit, indulgent chocolates, and other tasty snacks by the friendly host. Public transit is within easy reach if you want to explore beyond the immediate surroundings.
Two-story Loft With Trees + Deck and LoungeOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewshuge king bed was comfortablewe appreciated a variety of choices that add ‘breakfast’ to bnbnice big tv with netflix in living room and beautiful farmer’s sink in the kitchenthe big dining room table was perfect for getting work done during the day as wellthe place was extremely clean and beautifully furnishedthe windows bring in all the natural sunlight & the place was very clean
Host:he was super responsive and attentive to all of my questions/needsabsolutely amazing place loved it - and carlos is such a great hostfantastic carlos is the best such a wonderful house which has a fabulous ownerRead more reviewswe had easy street parking very close to front doorbeautiful place great location and easy check in/outthis place is so beautiful and was perfect for my quick trip to visit family
Awash in chic furnishings, deep-hued hardwood floors, and eclectic decor, this accommodation is a true gem. The towering ceilings and the collection of large windows add to the dwelling’s expansive feel. The full-service kitchen is an open space with many top-notch appliances and gadgets to prepare a hearty meal. For absolute convenience, there’s a washer and dryer so you don’t have to search for a laundromat. Guests are welcome to utilize everything from the TV with streaming services in the living room to the dish soap underneath the kitchen sink. Be aware two of the tenants of this lodging are cats.
2Br/2Ba Bright- airy loft - near SFOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewslovely loft style apartment with a lot of space and all the necessitiesi parked my new car and had no issues the space feels good and comfortablethis place was amazing big open lots of light and very comfortablevery comfortable and a lot of spacechris’s place was great it was a very neat space and quite comfortablevery clean and stylish home with 2 docile catsso clean stylish and coolvery clean modern and comfortablebathroom was super clean and bed mega comfythe place is big clean and nicely decorated
Host:the furry hosts are absolutely adorablegreat and responsive hosthe was very responsive and helpful throughout our staychristopher was responsive to questions and checked in regularly when we were therechristopher was prompt with all his communications and very kind when we met him and got the keysRead more reviewsgreat central location in oaklanddefinitely recommend this locationbest transportation to sanfran we found was ubering to the bart stationbeautiful and unique placeit's also "gated" so definitely a great location for the city
This impeccable two-bedroom loft is only a short stroll to downtown Oakland and so many diversions such as intriguing galleries, lively bars, and delectable restaurants. The sleep options are numerous with a cushy queen-sized bed in the main bedroom, a soft single-sized bed in the second bedroom, and a nice sofa bed in the common area. This space showcases cool art and fine-looking musical instruments to go along with its chill atmosphere. If you’re a musician or music fan you’ll love this lodging choice.
West Oakland Artist LoftOakland, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe space was large and very comfortablethe beds were comfortable and the artwork was so coolwe didn't have any trouble preparing meals as the kitchen was well stockedvery spacious comfortable beds cool art and instrumentsvery spacious and cleanit was clean and a unique space with everything we neededcheck in was easy and everything was cleanjosh prepared a pristinely clean place for us with fresh flowers in every room
Host:the host is thoughtful and attentivejosh was an amazing hostjosh was also an amazing hostjosh was an incredible host and was attentive and responsivejosh was extremely accommodating and responsive and had great recommendations for local funRead more reviewssuch a cute place located smack-dab in central west oaklanda perfect place to somehow take a break from the city while being in the citysuper stylish space that's close to everything in oaklandgreat location very spacious and cleanloved the location as well as the awesome artist loft
Oakland's loft retreats
Oakland’s cityscape offers a diverse travel adventure and is filled with fabulous lofts for a pleasant stay. From snazzy high-end lofts to cozy basic lofts, this town knows how to make visitors feel at home while away from home.
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