The Oakland Marriott City Center is a good place to have a conference without having to worry about accommodation or location. Plush rooms and suites have all the trappings of a comfort haven for those weary traders and travelers. The 12th Street Oakland BART station is right across the street and the hotel is right next to all of the downtown eateries and nightlife spots. And if the family is along, let the front desk recommend fun activities. Sailing and hiking activities are conducted nearby. For golf enthusiasts, the Tilden Park Golf Course is within close proximity.