With a stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Oakland/Alameda in Alameda, you'll be in the suburbs and convenient to Jack London Square and Oakland Museum of California. This hotel is within close proximity of Oakland Museum of California and Oakland Convention Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a spa tub and a fitness facility.
A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Planning an event in Alameda? This hotel has facilities measuring 735 square feet (66 square meters), including a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
The Fireside Lounge is a women-owned bar located at 1453 Webster Street in Alameda. We offer a fun, friendly unpretentious environment with great music and cocktails. Our products include local craft beers and an extensive selection of high-quality American craft spirits. We emphasize cocktails inspired by classic recipes using fresh local ingredients. Our mission is to spread excitement and knowledge about the best craft distilleries. We aim to attract craft beverage enthusiasts from the greater Bay Area while providing a comfortable environment for our neighborhood locals. Every week we feature live music from a variety of local bands and up-and-coming musicians.
No hair idea is impossible. Take your creative hair idea to Salon 2004 in Alameda and watch the stylists work their magic.
Pump up your hair volume with a refreshing and hydrating hair treatment from this salon, such as hair cuts and color and highlights.
This salon is appointment-only to ensure they have time exclusively devoted to you.
Salon 2004's customers can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
So keep your hair looking on fleek and schedule an appointment at Salon 2004 today.
Everything I bake is made just for you. Nothing is ever frozen or even one day old. That's why I ask "what time do you want to pick up your order?" I love special requests for things that aren't on my brochure or my website.
Forbidden Island: A User’s Guide
Tiki Lounge | Handcrafted Cocktails | Organic, Scratch-Made Mixers | Fun, Excotic Vibe
Traditional tiki drink: a classic Mai Tai with
Appleton Estate rum from Jamaica, lime juice, orange curacao, and orgeat. Fittingly, the drink was invented a mere 8.8 miles away in 1944.
Shareable cocktail: served in a bowl, the Virgin Sacrifice, made with mango, cinnamon, and various rums, is served for six with an elaborate tableside show.
Small plate: fried coconut shrimp
When to Go: Stop in for happy hour (Tuesday–Friday, 5–7 p.m.), which features discounted Mai Tai, Navy Grog, well drinks, beer, and select bar snacks. If you’re in need of some hair of the dog that bit you, head in on Sunday morning for the special “Island Time” menu of exotic drinks.
Word on the Street:
USA Today named it one of the nation’s 10 best tiki lounges.
A feature in the [Wall Street Journal] raves about the decor, proclaiming “[It’s] as close as you will come to a tiki bar of World War II vintage”. They also gush about the drinks, saying “[They’ve] applied the new high-end-cocktail-culture insistence on hand-crafting and fresh ingredients to old, long-lost recipes . . . such as the Nui Nui, a delicious Don the Beachcomber original.”
“What makes this particular bar unique is its postmodern dedication to fresh, organic, top-quality ingredients . . . Even the maraschino cherries are naturally colored and flavored and free of preservatives.” — East Bay Express
“Wash up on the remote shores of this Forbidden Island, a cool, retro tiki lounge with waterfalls, bamboo huts and vintage cocktails.” — SF Gate
While You’re Waiting
Admire the kitschy tiki decor, including glowing pufferfish and velvet tropical paintings.
Take a load off in a high-backed wicker chair, or stage a reenactment of that one episode of The Brady Bunch in which Bobby finds a tiki god and mysteriously vanishes forever.
Check the calendar for theme nights, which may feature anything from live tropical music to actual luaus.
If you grab a seat on the patio, you’ll have to order your drinks inside and bring them out on your own; the lounge’s liquor license doesn’t extend to the outdoors.
Calafia Taqueria: A User’s Guide
Baja-Style Fish Tacos | Salsa Bar | Handmade Tamales | Brawny Burritos | Family Business
To start: complimentary chips and toppings from the salsa bar (try the red and the green)
Entree: one fish taco, one carne asada taco, and one shredded-chicken taco
To drink: horchata
The Vibe: Fun, fast, and folksy. You’ll order at the counter, where faux cacti stand sentry, and then grab some free chips and decorate them at the bountiful salsa bar. A painted señor and señora in traditional Mexican dress mark the doors to the restrooms.
Meet the Owner: With Calafia Taqueria, restaurateur Dominguez Garcia is continuing the family trade. He hails from Ensenada, Mexico, in Baja California, where his relatives have long specialized in cooking fish tacos in the local style: pieces of fish fillet battered and deep-fried, then served with lime and crunchy cabbage.
Tacos and burritos tend to be prepared on the spicy side, so ask to hold the salsa if you’re sensitive to heat. (You can always add a dab later from the salsa bar.)
Calafia opens a little earlier than the average taqueria—stop in at 10 a.m. and grab one of their much-loved breakfast burritos.
Praise from the Press: “Service is speedy and the freshness of the ingredients is unbeatable. Smoky carne asada tostadas, heaping plates of sizzling nachos and super-sized burritos at very low prices make this one a West End family dining destination. We also love the salsa bar, with pickled vegetables and varieties of salsa from mild to fiery.” – Alameda Magazine
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Play a collection of 90 working machines—some dating to the 1930s—at the Pacific Pinball Museum (1510 Webster Street).
After: Catch a local band while sipping locally made craft spirits at The Fireside Lounge (1453 Webster Street).