We live just far enough away from the excellent dining choices in the East Bay and the City to make driving home after dinner difficult, if not dangerous. We just had lunch at the cafe at Oliveto, and looked longingly at the dinner menu for the regular restaurant, but in order to take advantage of it, there's only one answer: stay overnight in the East Bay.
Does anyone have any suggestions for something in the sort of moderate/business traveler range? We like business hotels because they don't require a two-night stay on the weekend. I see there is a downtown Oakland Marriott, but we'd like something more north Oakland/Berkely.