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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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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Chico, California
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For that area it is the only place to stay. What I mean by that is if the only safe place to stay. In the evening it feels safe walking from several of the restaurants around there back to the hotel it's expensive.I truly feel it's overpriced but now you're paying for safety. We have stayed at two other hotels... More 

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

ladj2014, thank you for your support and taking the time in sharing your review with us. The waterfront rooms are the way to go. Enjoy the calm waters with a glass of wine and taking a deep breath. Bliss. Then you have all the restaurants and bars you can choose from. Thanks again for your support of our staff and... More 

Temecula, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were skeptical about staying in Oakland and this was by far the nicest hotel we could find by the Paramount Theater so we decided to give it a try. The location is great! It is right on the water in the middle of Jack London Square which is where all the restaurants and nightlife seems to be on the... More 

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

Thank you for the great review from Temecula. It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time and you took advantage of all the things to do here in Jack London Square. We are a hidden oasis where you can have a glass of wine and relax and stare at the sunset. If you need to escape into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to stay an extra night in Oakland and booked the Waterfront the same day. Imee in the reception was welcoming and upgraded me to a great room. I've had a busy week, and this stay recharged me, beautiful place, comfortable beds, amazing attractions around... I recommend you check out Yoshi's across the street, great live music and sushi!

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

Luis, thank you for the great review of our hotel. I am glad you were able to recharge your batteries and used us as an escape. We will share with Imee the great impact of service and gratitude. Yoshi's is a great place and they have wonderful performers. Great music, great food and all is just walking distance away. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a last minute need to stay in Oakland and had the pleasure of booking at the Waterfront. The bed, the room, the view was just wonderful and an absolute no brainer. Furthermore, I would like to extend a special thanks to the staff, especially IMEE who was extremely kind and made my stay more memorable. Staying away from home... More 

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

Adam, thanks again for the wonderful comments regarding your stay. It is fantastic to see you were able to enjoy your stay and convince you in being loyal to our hotel. We will say hello to Imee. I am glad she made a huge impact with your stay. The next time you are in Oakland, we expect you here at... More 

Napa Valley California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 3 very nice rooms and all the "goodies" one could ask for. Comfortable beds, very nice "bay views" and individual room temp controls. Every single person we dealt with was personable and cheerful and helpful. They even made a very special effort to help one of our people celebrate her 75th Birthday ~ Champagne, card and flowers and... More 

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

CarylAnnn from Napa, thank you for choosing our hotel with your visit to Oakland. We are so proud to hear that your stay was fabulous. Our team pride themselves and ensures to create wonderful experiences. Happy 75th birthday!! We love to share moments like those and hopefully create memories at the hotel. The next time you want to share please... More 

Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... or at least that is what the fantastic staff of the Waterfront Hotel let us believe. The entire stay - we had it our way... so you know: "we" were a group of 7 happy adults looking for a really fun and delightful kick off to our Christmas 2014 season. Yoshi's, basically across the street, AND Waterfront Hotel delivered!... More 

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

SocialDir from Stockton, thanks for your wonderful review and support of our hotel. I am glad your crew was able to enjoy the amenities of our hotel and the wonderful restaurants in the area. Yoshi's is a great venue, food is great and the atmosphere is exciting. You have to keep an eye on the upcoming artists who performs there.... More 

Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Waterfront has been a wonderful place to stay. Having to be away from home a month at a time is never easy. The hotel staff (especially Imee) always welcomes you with your name, and always make sure your needs are met. The restaurant is also awesome!

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

Reddickhebert, thanks again for your time and your great review of our hotel. We are proud to hear that we were able to make an impression during your stay. It is a wonderful feeling that we are a home away from home. The next time you want to visit San Francisco, stay in Oakland and we will make sure we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was extra polite and helpful. The hotel, though a little older, was very charming and super clean. The location was perfect, too, right by the water and just a ferry ride away from SF. I definitely plan to stay here again.

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

Sisterbearsie, thank you for the great comments. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at the Waterfront. You are right about the fun ride from the ferry which is feet away and taking a cool, calm, relaxing boat ride to the Ferry Building or Pier 41 which is next door to the sea lions. Thanks again... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In our quest for the perfect dog friendly hotel in the Bay area, we choose the Waterfront hotel. The prices seemed right so we called about the dog. We found out that the price quoted was for the train side of the hotel, so we opted to spend a chunk more for the harbor side. My husband made the call... More 

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

We do accept dogs here. Chloe, thank you for taking time in sharing your experience. Dogs are welcome and many of the restaurants in Jack London Square are inviting for dogs too. We provide the beds, bowls and some snacks in making your dog feel comfortable. The water view rooms are the best, for a relaxing stay and less noise... 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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