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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast Available
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3 Star Hotel
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All reviewsjack london squarenautical themethe penthouseferry to san franciscoferry dockwine and cheesetrain noisefarmers marketjazz clubrestaurants and barsmovie theaterlight sleeperbusiness tripcity viewwater viewamtrak stationi highly recommend this hotel
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to experience Jack London Square and downtown Oakland you can't get much better than this hotel. It is right in the square with convenient restaurant and bar attached. On the weekends there are a lot of fun activities on the square but...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Service and accommodations were first rate. Staff were all friendly from maintenance to the Front Desk. Room was clean, beds very comfortable. Especially liked the dispensers in the bath/shower, great idea,More

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

Dear Matt, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Waterfront Hotel. We're so happy that you had a memorable experience and hope you'll be back again. We want to promote sustainability and give our guests an opportunity to participate in this endeavor with...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not have beds made up -- and no fresh towels except when we got them ourselves -- used, wet towels remained on floor of bath the entire time. Maid was friendly, but not helpful without request.

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

Dear brbliss, Thank you for staying with us and for feedback. We thank you for staying with us and hope to see you once again. All the best, Chris

Reviewed 6 days ago

Let me start by saying we're not hotel snobs by any means and I want to give 4 stars but I just can't quite do so here. We stayed just one night in July. First thing we noticed is that valet is pretty much mandatory...More

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Derek D, Thanks for staying with us and for your review of our hotel. We are happy you chose our hotel and we do have a great location location right here in Jack London Square. We are in the middle of a renovation for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waterfront Hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. Sometimes, when going with a unique hotel experience, one gives up a few comforts that the large chain hotels offer. This was not so with The Waterfront! Exceptionally comfortable and updated, clean rooms, but in a...More

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Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for your response. We truly appreciate and value your feedback as it helps us in bettering ourselves and the service we provide here at the Waterfront Hotel. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
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
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Concierge
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$171 - US$419 (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, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$171 - US$419 (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, Family Rooms
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Dining (10)
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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.
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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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"Maybe ask for a ground floor furthest from tracks to reduce noise"
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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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