East Bay on a Budget

Low on cash? Get a lot for a little at these city favorites.

Updated: July 16, 2004

Cheap Eats


Top Dog

2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

A variety of hot links are offered at this kitschy joint where you can fuel up for less than $5.


Budget Hotels


Hawthorn Suites - Oakland/Alameda

1628 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501

Kitchenettes and a free daily breakfast buffet are some of the perks of staying at this comfortable all-suite hotel.


Oakland Marriott At City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

This downtown high-rise offers reasonable rates without sacrificing comfort and convenience.


Marina Village Inn Staysf Hotels

1151 Pacific Marina, Alameda, CA 94501

Enjoy waterfront views at this intimate lodge, where guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast.


Free Attractions


Uc Berkeley Art Museum

2626 Bancroft Wy, Berkeley, CA 94720

The galleries and public programs are free on the first Thursday of every month.


Jack London Square

311 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Stroll by the waterfront, visit the famous author's Yukon cabin or window-shop at this seaside attraction.