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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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Private Arrival Transfer: San Francisco International Airport to Hotel
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Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“farmers market” (54 reviews)
“scott's seafood” (10 reviews)
“bowling alley” (18 reviews)
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Oakland, CA 94607
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+1 510-645-9292
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"farmers market"
in 54 reviews
"scott's seafood"
in 10 reviews
"bowling alley"
in 18 reviews
"nice waterfront"
in 7 reviews
"catch the ferry"
in 17 reviews
"waterfront hotel"
in 16 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 20 reviews
"water front"
in 8 reviews
"ferry to san francisco"
in 8 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 7 reviews
"last chance saloon"
in 13 reviews
"bocce ball"
in 11 reviews
"walk around"
in 17 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 8 reviews
"oakland waterfront"
in 7 reviews
"place to eat"
in 7 reviews
"people watch"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Jack London Square to meet friends and take the ferry to SF. We had coffee at one of the cafes in Jack London Square. Then boarded the ferry. Jack London Square has many interesting shops and restaurants. When we came back, we...More

1  Thank 22Janjim20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel - Waterford Fun - Plank / Ben & Jerry's, Yoshi's/ Regal Stadium 9... Food - Plank, House of Chicken and Waffles, Bevmo Downside - No convenience stores!!!! All JLS needs is a CVS, or even an ABC Store like they have in Hawaii, and...More

Thank JulesLeftfield
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to re-connect with the area after many years. This seams to be a nice place by the marina where you can come out and take a stroll. It can be great for pics too--especially at sunset. There are some stores and plenty...More

Thank ricsandimas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Jack London territory. There are historic displays about and a statue of the writer at the shoreline along with a cabin he is said to have lived in. The place has some attractive shops, restaurants and artwork, and hopefully it is busy in...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super Cool Venue. Great place to get some exercise and take in some local sights and sounds when visiting from out of town.

Thank Joanna O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area has some cool stuff to look at but, overall it feels unfinished. There are lots of places that are closed down. We were there on a Tuesday and Wednesday and there weren’t many people around. It felt safe and quiet except for the...More

1  Thank Monique D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go down to the waterfront, smell the fresh Bay air and see the boats bobbing in the harbor, it’s lovely and charming. Catch a bite at a nearby seafood restaurant: all good. But, wander a block or so off of the waterfront and you encounter...More

Thank Patty8888
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Jack London Square valiantly attempts to compete with San Francisco counterparts, and it has some nice stores and restaurants.....but I'd rather go to San Francisco.

Thank Liars N F
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Some good seafood restaurants. Close to ferry that takes you to SF. Also has a couple hotels, including The Waterfront Hotel which was pretty nice.

Thank esharar
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Beyond the history of the area there are good eating places from quick stops to fine dining and some interesting shops to brouse. Like many places in Oakland clutter is a spoiler. More trash removal needed.

Thank AL B
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Lori E
23 February 2017|
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Response from G L | Reviewed this property |
My two cents worth, though this doesn't directly address your question. Check if you could book a room with a water view at the Waterfront Hotel with a heated outdoor salt water pool, a fireplace in the lobby. A decent... More
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E4468HCjerryb
31 July 2016|
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Response from Katey B | Reviewed this property |
Yes - There are a couple of parking structures and lots. Parking in the structure closest to the ferry is validated if you take the ferry.
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Kirstin W
16 May 2016|
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Response from cindykbromberg | Reviewed this property |
JLS has an annual bike fest/-athon. All the avid bikers I know have been there because Oakland is a very bike friendly place. Lots of long flat trails (including along the waterfront and around Lake Merritt) as well as... More
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