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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We booked this property last minute to get out of the city for the weekend. I can't believe we were just over the bridge in Oakland. There was a lot going on (a wedding, I think) but the hotel didn't seem crowded, even though it was full. One of the managers, Bryan I think, knew it was a special occasion...

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

Nicholas Joseph, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time here. "Staycation" from the city to recharge for the week is always necessary. We always felt that the location is a hidden gem just 15 minutes from SF. There are so many things to...

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

I think this hotel offers the best views in all of Oakland. Felt very save here and it was in a great location - very close to the ferry terminal and right in Jack London Square right by all the action.

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

BrookeU, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with our hotel. We are excited to here that you were able to enjoy your stay with us. The ferry ride to San Francisco is such a smooth and comfortable ride. The cost is about 7 dollars. You can depart at the Ferry Buildling walking distance to downtown SF...

Sutter, California
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Be very careful when you book this hotel that you ask for the east portion of rooms. this is my second stay at this hotel. The first was a disaster because of the run down room. I was again booked at this hotel because of a meeting. If i had a choice I would not have returned. This time however,...

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

Marsha953, thank you so much for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. I am sorry to hear that we were not able exceed your expectations. I am suprised reading your review and hearing about the service recieved from our hotel. We are not perfect but we are also would not have made those errors consistently. I...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

The Waterfront Hotel gave my family a relaxing stay near Jack London Square. We were walking distance from all of the restaurants and shops. We experienced outstanding service that was courteous, helpful and professional. The room was gigantic and clean with all of the amenities. We loved the mariner themes presented throughout the hotel.

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

Merger07, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront Hotel. We are excited to see you have a wonderful time here. That is our goal is you to have a relaxing stay. The rooms that face the water is the best if you want to get away from the city and have a "staycation". I...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I had a lovely 4 night stay recently. The staff were welcoming, the restaurant was wonderful with outdoor waterfront seating. I had several meals there, all quite good. The cafe served served excellent coffee (I am a coffee snob) which I would sip each morning on my balcony overlooking the water. It was such a peaceful way to start each...

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

Susanlynn212, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoy your 4 evenings with us. I hope you took advantage of our wine hour on one of your nights where we serve wine and cheese in the lobby at 5pm to 6pm complimentary. Our management team are...

Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

I actually stayed here in July of 2014 and didn't get around to review this place. My boyfriend and I absolutely love this hotel. The staff was friendly and had great customer service. The room was to die for. It had a beautiful vintage nautical theme. The room was clean and spacious. It had an amazing view of the bay....

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

Raquel C, we love you too. Thank you for the great review and support of the Waterfront hotel. Our team is thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay with us. We strive to be the best and if we are not, we listen and learn from opportunities. It is all about the views and location. You...

Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Staff was very helpful, room was clean, nice pool, on the bay. Kinda on the edge of the sketchy part of town but not to bad. Got us in late and had room when not a lot of places did. Valet parking for a decent extra cost, and room service.

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

Jason B, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay here. Jack London Square is a safe area where they have activites monthly. So far we had movie nights with Children movies on the lawn, Dancing under the stars where couples...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I've long had my eye on this hotel, particularly because it is JdV, and it is in such a great location in Jack London Square, with the ferry to San Francisco on one side, the train on the other, and walking distance to BART--so much going for it! But I must admit to being underwhelmed. The furnishings are cute but...

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

Byelka, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience here at the Waterfront hotel. We understand you have many choices in Oakland and we thank you for choosing us. Your feedback is important to us and we do appreciate your feedback. I want to apolgieze that we were not able to exceed your expectations. The mishap will be...

Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel. A little dated but cute. Close to everything. Easy to get to. Right on the water. A little expensive but so was everything else. Restaurant was ok. Get a room with a water view. Worth the money. Not many other choices in the Oakland area. I'd definitely go again.

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

Leslie T, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience about your visit at the Waterfront Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonerful time. Waterviews are the favorite and if you add the balcony, it is fantastic. Have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and be lost by staring into the...

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Lovely hotel, no complaints whatsoever. Really nice average-sized room with two queen beds; nice bathroom and amenities, great linens, no issues for me. The hotel is right on the train line and there are a lot of trains that go by 24/7, and they are required by law to sound their horns. I was briefly awakened several times, but I...

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Cathyhub, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront. I am glad you recognized the laws of the land regarding the trains. Currenlty we do have double panned windows on our city side view rooms and working on getting the water side also. Jack London Square itself if very safe where they have encouraged a...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: ₹ 11,651 - ₹ 26,705 (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 Family Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
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