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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Oakland for a wedding, and stayed at the Waterfront Hotel. The rooms were very nice, quite clean, and fairly spacious. The staff was friendly and helpful. The decor is nautical, and a bit old fashioned. There is usually a fire in the fireplace in the lobby, and we spend some time there talking with friends. Coffee and... More 

Thank Samuel S
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in a room on the third floor, facing the harbor. I recommend facing the harbor not only for the view, but because there is a busy train track on the north side of the hotel. Our room was quiet and comfortable. We wanted breakfast on Saturday morning before the main dining room was available. We were a little... More 

Thank Seanne K
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent a night at this hotel so we could enjoy a concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland. We found the hotel to be slightly understated but charming. We enjoyed some complementary wine and cheese in the lobby on arrival. We also enjoyed a delicious meal at a chic restaurant very close to our hotel. Although... More 

1 Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is updated & has a nice restaurant & coffee shop accessible without having to leave the hotel. The staff is extremely friendly & anxious to please. Love the cozy lobby fireplace too. Other fun things to do within walking distance.

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bosaki, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We are excited to hear you had a wonderful time and took advantage of our location and restaurant. Our fire place is very relaxing especially it works well with the fact that Oakland has had a chill for the last couple of day. Thanks again for staying... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful from the moment that we walked up to the front door of the hotel, especially Kenny, Allie, and the rooms service staff. The rooms are well decorated, clean, and comfortable. The view was gorgeous. The food was good, and the in-room dining staff made changes to my room service order to... More 

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bosaki, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you lorraineramirez for your kind words of our hotel and your experience here. I am happy to hear that you took advantage of our room service. In Jack London Square there are many other restaurants that are fantastic like Bocanova or Haven. Please come back and experience the rest of Jack London Square or just relax have room service... More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay here for around a week in october 2016. We got a larger room that was really nice for entertaining friends during a wedding. There is a small balcony but it was still nice to look out on the square and the water. It is not exceptional in terms of individual elements such as view, comfort... More 

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bosaki, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Epsmith, thank you for taking the time in sharing you thoughts of your experience. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of our neighbors. I am sorry about the issue with your TV but it sounds like we took care of it pretty quickly. The ferry is something that not too many people know about.... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Located right the heart of Jack London Square. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. We were told that its quite unsafe to leave our car overnight in the public carparks. Quite frankly there is not much of a difference in price and the hotel valet is probably just marginally more expensive - but at least you can be certain... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Desk agent upgraded us to a harbor view room when I mentioned it was our 1 year wedding anniversary. Porters and concierge were very helpful about local attractions and transportation. Room was bigger than expected, clean and had a cute nautical theme. Best hotel in Oakland for location.

1 Thank Agent86MaxwellSmart
bosaki, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Agent86MaxwellSmart, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time and thank you for giving us the opportunity in serving you on your special day. Congratulation on your one year anniversary. We hope to see you on your future anniversaries with us. More 

Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last weekend. Location is good if you want to be in the jack London waterfront area. Hotel is decorated as old Oakland waterfront. Rooms nice enough, but mattress was hard. Request a room facing the bay. Staff was great but rooms are getting dated. Ok but definitely no bargain.

Thank LewBowers
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everyone is always so helpful. Every time I come to the Jack London area Water Front Hotel is my 1st choice. Normally we pay less but due to a convention in town the price was more than we typically pay. Still best place to stay!

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Thank Sherri L
bosaki, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Sherri, thank you again for your wonderful comments regarding your stay with us. We appreciate you and your loyalty. We will see you next time. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Celebrating the spirit of Jack London Square, the Waterfront Hotel blends the unique atmosphere of the Oakland waterfront with a vibrant, nautical decor. Comfortable, modern, and stylish, our 145 rooms and suites are ideally located for exploring, and many of them offer balconies, fireplaces, and views of the San Francisco Bay. Amenities include complimentary weekday shuttle service to downtown Oakland, weekday wine and cheese social, and valet parking. Don't forget to take a dip (or dive!) into our outdoor heated pool! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: ₹ 11,387 - ₹ 35,729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
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“quieter rooms are on the city view side”
 of 5 bubbles J705HCsamuels, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the harbor side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“request a harbor view”
 of 5 bubbles lorraineramirez, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is amtrak service, we had double windows so did not have a problem but you might want spend more and get the waterfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles epsmith360, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a harbor view!”
 of 5 bubbles Agent86MaxwellSmart, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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