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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3751 See on map
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Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
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3.5 Star accommodation
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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 ...More 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! Less
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$172 - US$465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Oakland
Waterfront Hotel Oakland
United States > California > Oakland
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Room & Suite (329)
Pool & Beach (40)
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Reviewed yesterday

Very clean, comfortable & spacious rooms, comfortable beds and friendly staff, also perfect location and a safe location. love it!! The views are great. The Amtrack and SF fairy is within walking distance from this location.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ambiance around the hotel of shuttered storefronts, homeless tents and trash spewed along the road as you drive in and the chaos in the parking lot as we drove in really sucked. The room was dated and the family of 7 in the floor...More

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

Dear lalinns, I would like to personally apologize for your experience with us. We have begun renovation at our hotel and expect to complete those by the end of this year. We will connect with our restaurant partner and share your experience concerning Room Service....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would have given the hotel 5 stars, the team were friendly, rooms clean, decent location. However I wouldn't stay there again. They have a policy of charging you twice and holding on to the funds for 10 days after you checked out. They secure...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have stayed here before and really enjoy this hotel -- it's right on the water in Oakland, next to the ferry dock. The staff is exceptionally friendly and attentive. We were in the older section of the hotel but the room was updated and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Waterfront is dishonest! Just saw another recent review about reservations not being honored. My company contracted with them for 25 rooms, paid a deposit weeks ago, had it confirmed in an email 4 days before they notified us they had sold ALL our rooms. Refused...More

Thank Rebecca C
Response from WaterfrontH, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rebecca, We are disappointed this event is not being held at our hotel. Our last correspondence with your group requested your rooming list and also informed the planner we needed this prior to the deadline listed on the contract. We never received a rooming...More

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Luke W
28 May 2018|
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Response from cjaorme | Reviewed this property |
Close to Oakland Airport. Travel to San Francisco Airport would be a BART trip across bay and through San Francisco Doable, but would take time - 1 to 2 hors depending on day & time.
26 October 2017|
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Response from Alvin R | Reviewed this property |
No. Not walking distance close
28 August 2017|
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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"get a room that faces the bay versus the city."
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"try to get a room away from the railway tracks"
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"The best rooms are facing the waterfront, not the city."
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"Ask to be looking at water. Higher floors feel safer."
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