The Scoop is your resource for all the latest and greatest events, restaurant and bar openings and retail news happening in Downtown Oakland! Explore the features and categories below to get local insights about the best places to eat in Downtown Oakland, best venues to enjoy live entertainment, Oakland’s hottest retail shopping, live music, and more! To truly experience Downtown Oakland in all of its authentic glory, you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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Whether in town for business or play (or both), rest assured, Downtown Oakland’s hotels are certain to fulfill your needs. From large full-service facilities that cater to the business traveler to cozy boutiques, Oakland has something for every type of visitor. We’ve got lodging just steps away from the Convention Center and the Jack London waterfront, and all just minutes from shopping and dining. For more information on where to stay, please check out