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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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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 2 days ago NEW

Nice hotel. A little dated but cute. Close to everything. Easy to get to. Right on the water. A little expensive but so was everything else. Restaurant was ok. Get a room with a water view. Worth the money. Not many other choices in the Oakland area. I'd definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel, no complaints whatsoever. Really nice average-sized room with two queen beds; nice bathroom and amenities, great linens, no issues for me. The hotel is right on the train line and there are a lot of trains that go by 24/7, and they are required by law to sound their horns. I was briefly awakened several times, but I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at the hotel the end of May but wanted to post this review even though it is a litle late. The hotel has had some remodeling but it is still an older property with frayed carpet and burned out lights. It is convenient to Jack London Square and all the activities and restaurants the Square has to offer.... More 

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Kelseyville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I visit Oakland often. We love the Jack London Square area, so this time we booked a room at the Waterfront Hotel. What a great experience!! The staff was awesome. Very accommodating. Our room overlooked the marina. What a beautiful view!! I highly recommend this Hotel. Dog friendly also.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice accommodations in Jack London Square, a tony area with numerous restaurants. Excellent amenities including ear plugs (not needed). Sit out on the patio and view the bay. Staff and other guests are friendly. Great place and a good value. Have to back and go to more of the restaurants.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an unexpected treat! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was very spacious and nicely remodeled and we loved our view of both the water and the square. We loved the location right in the heart of all the action in Jack London Square, a perfect launch point for our boating adventures. They parked us right in... More 

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

Tania D, thank you for taking the time in sharing your story regarding your stay. We appreciate your kind words and we support. Location, location, location, where we have things to do, restaurants to eat and activities that keeps you busy. This summer they have several things you can do where you can watch movies on Thursdays on the grass... More 

Escalon, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and best location for events in Jack London Square. Close to great restaurants and the surrounding area is clean and safe. Within easy walking distance of Amtrak. Nice place for a get away weekend.

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

tom t, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience here at the Waterfront Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay. Just like the movie with Steve Martin and John Candy, Planes, trains and automobile, you have options here. Amtrak is 3 blocks away, you can take BART from the airport and our... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotels that leave no guesswork to their names are always the best, and the Waterfront Hotel is just that: a boutique hotel with lovely views of the water, marina and ferry terminal, with a bonus setting of the mostly-vibrant Jack London Square. Sure the place looks and feels like and older hotel with a fresh applique of whimsical color and... More 

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

Csinderman, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront Hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay here. Our balcony rooms are popular and I am glad you were ablet to take advantage of them. Sit outside and enjoy the calmness of the area and watch the boats come through. Just... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to this hotel for business. The conference facilities were fine for a very small event. It is nice that it is walking distance from PLANK! for an after hours event. Overall the hotel is showing its age. There was little attention to detail regarding maintenance. There were cute nautical details in the room but things like the globes... More 

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

Negrilbride, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with our hotel. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not as great as we want it to be. I was wondering if we can have a chat offline so we can discuss some of your concerns that you have expressed. Oakland in Jack London Square is... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is in a great location. Right in the middle of Jack London square and on the water. My room was on the 2nd floor over the pool and I couldn't have asked for a better view. In addition to the relaxing view, the staff was especially friendly and helpful. During my stay, Imee at the front desk was especially... More 

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

762johnnyV, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay and Imee at the front desk was able to make a great impression on you. She will be thrilled to find out that she was mentioned. Business or Pleasure, we do have places to... More 

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