Blogging Bayport Alameda

January 24, 2019

Welcome to Miami Beach

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

Well, it’s a hotel and it’s going to fill out the space where the scooter store currently is located.  It’s not that exciting, but according to the staff report when it’s full ramped up, the projection is that it will bring in about $400,000 in TOT to the City of Alameda without increasing the population of Alameda permanently.

There will be 96 rooms in the Holiday Inn Express and I do like that they’ve activated the corner of Buena Vista Clement and Park Streets by anchoring the lobby in the interior.

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Instead of offering a hotel shuttle to different locations and the airport, it looks like the Holiday Inn Express will offer free ride sharing services 24 hours to its guests in the form of Uber and Lyft.

This will be on the Planning Board’s agenda on Monday night.


  1. It looks like it was designed by North Korean architects….hang a big poster of Chairman Kim facing Park Street to complete the look.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — January 24, 2019 @ 6:23 am

  2. *Park St and Clement

    Comment by BMac — January 24, 2019 @ 7:25 am

  3. Lovely. Something to make the traffic congestion at Park and Clement–and the backup to the Park St bridge–even worse. Can’t wait. And the added Uber and Lyft vehicular traffic will be a welcome addition to our carbon footprint.

    Comment by vigi — January 24, 2019 @ 9:52 am

    • The Hawthorne Suites on Webster, although only half the size of this proposed Holiday Inn, is hardly even noticeable to the locals who live around there. It doesn’t seem to generate any significant traffic, is on the bus line, and a walking distance to a lot of shops and restaurants. I think Park Street will be fine.

      Comment by Jason B — January 24, 2019 @ 9:15 pm

      • Jason B, you are “CORRECT”

        Comment by JohnP.TrumpisnotmyPresident. — January 26, 2019 @ 11:16 am

  4. Well, I live in the neighborhood and it will be nice to have a hotel within walking distance of my house. And the people staying there will have plenty of dining options within 2-3 blocks.

    Comment by trow125 — January 24, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

  5. Hotel McHotelface will have to put a dedicated Uber/Lyft pick-up zone within their parking lot in order to avoid traffic back-ups.

    Comment by Kristen Hanlon — January 24, 2019 @ 7:26 pm

  6. Looking forward to having it!

    Comment by Ron Mooney — January 25, 2019 @ 8:53 am

  7. I’m in favor with growth and increasing the tax base on Alameda. I’m opposed to bad graphic design – Holiday Inn should have the $$ to hire a decent artist.

    Comment by Ron Parodi — January 25, 2019 @ 7:04 pm

  8. It would be nice to not crowd the sidewalk so much and set the building back from the street a little more. I hate the way the parking structure and cineplex created a windy “concrete canyon” at Oak and Central, shading the sidewalk and chilling pedestrians and cyclists. I also agree that a less “cookie cutter” design with a bit more shape and imagination would be welcome…

    Comment by Jon Spangler — January 28, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

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