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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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  • Average16%
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3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at this hotel for my birthday weekend as it was close to the Oakland Coliseum where we were seeing Pink in concert. The hotel is in a great location which is right on the water. Restaurants and bars all within walking distance.

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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed here to make it fun and convenient to attend a Giants day-game, and not have to drive home afterewards. It is located directly adjacent to the ferry, so that is really easy. The parking is a challenge, and $32 for overnight. That seems...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to have a staycation last minute while going to a music festival nearby and booked Waterfront and it was exactly what I wanted. A comfortable place with some character of the cute decor, super spacious room and the heated pool as an amenity is...More

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded yesterday

Dear Tussanee, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Waterfront Hotel and for recognizing the hard work of our team. We're here to take care of you and make sure you have a great experience. Thanks for staying with us and we hope...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved being in in the Square. Nice amenities. Some noise from the railroad however. Best to book water view Nice pool, restaurants right there and good energy all around Staff very helpful and pleasant

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded yesterday

Dear drcgwf, Thank you for staying with us and for your review of the Waterfront Hotel. We hope you'll stay with us again. All the best, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in Oakland, nice view of the marina! The rooms are a bit old and need to be updated, especially the bathrooms. But I like the nautical decor. My sink clogged while I was there. However, when I couldn't get the A/C fan to...More

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michelle, I would like to personally apologize for your experience with us. I'll follow up with my housekeeping team on the sink in your room. We are in the midst of a renovation of the hotel which began with our pool last year and...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$ 170 - US$ 391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 170 - US$ 391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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toobastar
26 October 2017|
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Response from Alvin R | Reviewed this property |
No. Not walking distance close
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917cecilyl
28 August 2017|
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Response from Nathan B | Reviewed this property |
Smoking is not allowed on the balconies, you must be physically away from the hotel outside to smoke.
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MGafill
30 May 2017|
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Response from SavBlancLAK | Reviewed this property |
I'm a bit surprised- the management was very responsive. It's a lovely property- I'd give them another chance.
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"stay above ground floor"
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"Water view and not first floor"
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"overlook the water."
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"Waterside rooms have lovely views. Are quiet and well-appointed."
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