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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.5 of 5 10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent the weekend with my boyfriend and was greeted with the warmest reception from Imee, guest services agent. When presented with his identification, she acknowledge his birthday and made our stay the most memorable stay ever. I recommend this hotel 100% and please ask for Imee, she will make your stay the best ever.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a great place to stay in San Francisco (well not IN, but very NEAR The City)! For half the price of a tiny room on one of the seven hills, you can stay in comfort and serenity, just a 30-minute and gorgeous ferry ride across the bay, under the Bridge, and onto the dock at the Embarcadero. And this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not our first or last trip to the Waterfront Hotel. We were lucky to be there on a warm, calm weekend. The Estuary and the Bay were gorgeous with amazing sunsets. The ferry is right in back of the hotel and an easy, quick ride to San Francisco. There are many restaurants very close by with options of... More 

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Naperville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling with a large group and had a block of rooms. No troubles with group and we were well taken care of. Waterfront views are amazing - rooms seem updated. From outside looks like an old motel, but looks can be deceiving. Close to a great bagel place down the street in the mornings and the (overrated) Blue... More 

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

therockandsister, thank you for the great review of our hotel. We appreciate your support and excited to hear that you had a rock'in time in this area. Just like others, location makes a big difference in our area and it helps to be right next to the water. Our water view rooms are popular and the amount of restaurants makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our room was gorgeous viewing the water huge balcony excellent customer service with Imee I will make sure we definitely come back and even request the same room!! Or even a much better one. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone worth the price.

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

Romalovee, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We will let Imee know what kind of impression she has made for you during your stay. She will be excited. We are so grateful that you had a wonderful time we are happy to hear you love our hotel. Please let us know the next time you are in town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was just there briefly, but every employee couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. A nice little cafe to have breakfast outside; pleasant walk on the Square w some nice restaurant choices; sat poolside for relaxation; and close to Amtrack station to get where you need to go. Best place in Oakland I bet.

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

Kathytmolonee, thank you for the great review and support of the Waterfront Hotel. We are excited to hear hat you had a wonderful stay here at our property. It is about location, location, location where you have wonderful restaurants, and nice beautiful area to take a stroll and plenty of opportunities for transportation options from Amtrak, ferry, Bart and your... More 

Morro Bay, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Waterfront Hotel four times, occupying rooms in three tier levels: city view, balcony with harbor view, and deluxe suite. The hotel is located in Jack London Square and a 5 minute walk from the Oakland Amtrak station. Restaurants abound nearby. It's a nautical-themed hotel throughout and right on the harbor. The San Francisco ferry is on... More 

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

CoastalResident, thank you for your time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront. Service is something we try to work on everyday. We are excited to hear that you had a wonderful time. I will take unusual any time. We want to be different from all the hotels. Our waterviews with balcony is one of our popular rooms. The best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for a friend's wedding weekend. We were nervous about staying in Oakland but were pleasantly surprised at how charming and safe the area was. The staff was more than friendly. The location was perfect. We enjoyed being waking distance to the ferry. This allowed us to stay close to the wedding location but also allowed... More 

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

AdrienneWolf, thank you for the wonderful comments of our hotel. We are thrilled and happy you shared your great experience of the Waterfront hotel. We love to surprise people. We always feel that our location is a hidden gem where you have great choices of restaurants and easy access to San Francisco. People forget we have a ferry that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay, as usual. I stay here once a month for business. Comfy, water-view, nautical-themed rooms. The shower was an older style but everything else felt new. Imee Flores at the front desk is fantastic and always there to help me out.

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

PLF85, thank you for your support and sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time at the Waterfront hotel. I am excited to hear that one our team members was able to make a huge impact on you. We will make sure we share and celebrate with her. Thanks again for your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Booked a waterfront room. Prior to arrival, I had joined the Joy of Life club online, which is the Joie de Vivre hotels rewards program, free to join. Checked in with Imee... all smiles and very welcoming. Due to the new membership, we were upgraded to a waterfront suite on the 2nd floor at no additional charge...great view of the... More 

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

VboysMama, thank you for the great review and support of the hotel. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful time here at the Waterfront Hotel. It sounds like location, location, location, and service, restaurants, views etc. We hope to see you on your next trip to Oakland. More 

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Address: 10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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