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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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those who want a hotel in the East Bay, but who also want easy access to San Francisco, the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square in Oakland is a good option. The hotel is a four star hotel with a nice pool in a lively area on the San Francisco Bay. It is close to downtown Oakland and to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location right on the water and adjacent to the Farmer's Market on Sunday. The restaurant in the hotel was quite good. The staff were all helpful and nice. The hotel was clean but extremely tired. The exterior looks like a motel as do the guest rooms. There is dingy carpeting in the hallways. We... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This review is long overdue BUT I hoped that time would extinguish all the heated rage I felt inside me. Stayed 2 nights, October 10 & 11, 2014 for a Family event. Love the vibe of Jack London Square and through the years we have held many a milestone event at Scott's, etc. Front desk staff are personable and check-in... More 

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Carmel, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying on the east side of the bay for a Berkeley graduation. I had seen the hotel before and thought it looked like a nice place to stay. It was fine, but nothing to rave about. Our room was large enough and had a sofa and a fireplace, which were nice perks. The windows were filthy. And, although the... More 

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Winters, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here twice and it is such a great find! The hotel is so comfortable and clean, the staff is super nice and call to make sure you are comfortable. The water front is great, and there is something always going on in Jack London Square, which we were surprised for Oakland. Sunday there is a huge Farmers... More 

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

Brandi C, thank you for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time in sharing your experiences with the Waterfront Hotel. We are the hidden gem from the city. It is all about location here and we are glad you had a wonderful time. In the summer we will have more activites such as dancing under the stars, movie... More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! Located right in Jack London Square and was perfect for a work conference and nice stay. There are lots of great restaurants and activities around. One night we went to a fun bowling alley and played bacci. There is definitely a fun atmosphere around the square. The room was amazing and comfortable overall a great hotel.... More 

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

Jaime C, thank you for the great review and support. You are right about the hotel regarding location. Plank just opened up for some bowling and great place to watch our home team the Golden State Warriors fight through the playoffs. We also have some upscale restaurants such as Haven and Bocanovas and great views of the water with Scott's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So there really isn't anything wrong with this place. It's located along the water and it's close to the at&t park. We arrived on a Friday, we booked a king bed room near water, but when we arrived, much to our amazement we got upgraded to the penthouse! I can't say I'm not happy :)

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

Mrs. Lorranie T, thank you so much for the great review. It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time. I am so thrilled to hear that we suprised with a great upgrade. I am glad you were able to take advantage of the ferry ride to AT&T park. We have many guest who love to park in... More 

Lincoln, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a terrific time at the Waterfront Hotel - great location in Jack London Square. We had an amazing view of the harbor and a lovely room. The staff are terrific, and one of the valets gave us great recommendation for dining. Some other reviews mention the noise - we went to bed early since we were traveling with kids... More 

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

Lisa E, thank you for your kind words and support of the Waterfront Hotel. We pride ourselves with service and we are all excited to hear that we were able to make a difference in your stay. It is all about the views. Our waterside is fantastic and is our popular choice. Some guest are sensitive with the noise and... More 

Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I stay here for business on a weekly basis. This is my home away for home as I like to think about it. I think I stay here more than I do my own house. The beds and pillows are very comfortable and when you aren't at home that is very important. It is very nice being right by the... More 

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

Dogden2015, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. We are thrilled to hear that we are your home away from home. We strive and proud to provide great service and it is wonderful feeling that we can be that. for our guests. Thanks again for the wonderful words and we hope to see... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Waterfront hotel really felt like my home away from home. Cozy little fire place, Wine and cheese tastings (even though I don't eat cheese lol) I certainly drank a little wine. *smiles* The view...unfortunately, I didn't get the room that faces the water, but just a few steps outside of the hotel and you can see the San Francisco... More 

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

Lovelypeaches, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with our hotel. It is great to hear that we can be a home away from home That is our goal. The wine hour from Monday thru Friday from 5pm to 6pm is the place to be. The best thing to do is join us in the lobby, grab... More 

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