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Barkissimo, a floating oasis

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3310 Powell Street, Boat Is on Slip C-26, Emeryville, CA 94608
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Canberra
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we stayed only one night on this lovely boat. We were leaving the next morning on the Zephyr Train to Chicago. The detail in the furnishings was amazing, everything had been thought through and done to perfection. Robert was very attentive and served us a beautiful breakfast and even helped us get to the train station on time by... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to Oakland area for a wedding last summer and couldn't believe how expensive hotels were so we started looking online for a B&B. We stumbled upon Barkissimo website and thought it had to be a joke- a boat and breakfast?! Well the joke was on us- it was AMAZING! After a long day of traveling from east... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found Barkissimo by accident on Expedia, I think. It is a converted fishing trawler now B & B located in Emery Harbor in Emeryville California. Emeryville is the closest Amtrak station to San Francisco which is what brought us here. I was a little apprehensive about Barkissimo simply because it was so different. But my fears were unfounded. Max,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was the last stop on our road trip and we were expecting a lovely place but wow we were blown away with this place. Driving into the marina you get amazing views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge we parked up and were met by Max with wheel barrows to take our cases along the marina and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to San Francisco and a few destinations north. We spent our last night on the Barkissimo yacht. This is a beautiful ship in a nice marina. The crew, including the ship's owner Scott, made us feel very welcome and had great advice on local attractions and restaurants.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We loved loved loved our stay at Barkissimo. I really had no idea what to expect but the reviews all raved about it and the price was right. We were met in the parking lot by one of the crew, and he brought all of our luggage in a big wheelbarrow down to the boat. The head chef / cruise... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Not nearly as hard as I'd feared to locate the right place, get our car parked, and use the giant wheelbarrow to bring luggage (and we had a stupid crazy amount of luggage because of other parts of our trip) into the boat, even though we arrived after 10 pm, it was pitch dark, and we were not expecting the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The crew of Max, Vincent and Pia (dubbed MVP by me) is utterly and unutterably amazing. The boat is "kept at Bay" and provides a tranquil and serene stay. And God, I can't get over the wonderful breakfast. The hotel is named Barkissimo (Latin for "the Best Boat") for a reason (or multiple reasons) !!!!!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The setting is stunning, especially on a clear evening or day. The gulls and ducks fly by your porthole. The ever so-gentle waves rock you to sleep. If you require all the amenities of a Hilton Hotel, Barkissimo is probably not for you, but you'll miss out on an adventure. The boat had great wifi, the bed was extremely comfortable,... More 

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muncie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They are running a unsafe boat.There's a plug that they know is melting because of plugging to many aps from the dock..Plus they have NO FIRE ALARMS AND THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT.We have called the coast guard but the fact they still allowed people to stay on board is just wrong and greedy.Please think twice before you stay... More 

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