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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
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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 Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was there for 3 nights from 10/2~10/5 and it was my first time to the San Francisco and Oakland area. It was my trip with my fiance. The weather was great and all the staff, especially the front desk lady, was nice. The view with the pier and the town itself was great. Rather than staying in the packed... More

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

Edward L. thanks for the support and great review of our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that your first experience in San Francisco and Oakland was great. This area continues to grow with new restaurants like Jack Oyster bar that just opened up 3 weeks ago and Plank, an upscale bowling alley with a beer garden and tons of... More

Calgary, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Waterfront is in a perfect location for restaurants and bars in Oakland, but quite a walk from the 12th Street BART station, so take a cab if you arrive via that way for sure. Our room was clean and quiet, side-facing the harbor. Trains frequently go by a block or so away blaring their horns, but we weren't affected... More

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

Great service and location. We love to hear it! We are striving to be the best and we are getting there. We appreciate your feedback and time in writing us your experience. There are so many things going on in Oakland and if you are a foodie, I advise staying at our hotel and try these great restaurants in Jack... More

Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stay a lot at another Joie de Vivre property and so decided to try this one. The good: Staff is awesome helpful and friendly (as you'd expect at a Joie de Vivre place), right in Jack London square, super handy to the ferry. The so-so. The harbor view isn't all that scenic (not bad, but not great), Jack London... More

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

Thanks for the wonderful comments and support for the hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. We just recently opened a new restaurant called Planks where you can bowl, play video games and watch you favorite sports. But you are right about the ferry access and having a different experience by using the... More

Groton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed at this hotel last week, while attending Oracle Open World in San Francisco. I was initially given a room facing the city and I stayed in it for one night. I could not breath because it was moldy, the furnishings and carpet were shoddy and worn out. Worst of all, the trains (both Amtrak and Freight trains) ran... More

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Stockton, California
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We love this little hotel, its location right on the marina of Jack London Square provides beautiful views in addition to fine restaurants and entertainment within walking distance. The staff are some of the nicest, most accommodating individuals we have ever encountered. The place is very quaint (a bit run down), but they are in the process of "sprucing up".... More

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

Location, location location makes all the difference. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy yourself here at the property. I am happy to hear that our team was able to make your stay fantastic. You are so right about location and convenience. If you need to be in Berkeley or Oakland, we are 10 minutes away, if... More

Oahu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Just recently completed a three day business trip to SF. I usually either stay near the airport or downtown depending on where I need to go. This time I ran into the Oracle Developers Conference and the prices in SF were outrageous. This hotel was recommended to me as an alternative. It proved to work out fine. Nice hotel, although... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My stay at the waterfront came about by accident when another Hilton property was booked and they were unable to accommodate me. The moment I arrived at this place I actually got excited. The decor inside the lobby is awesome with tattoo flash framed and roaring fire I actually hung out in the lobby instead of in the room, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

The accommodations at the Waterfront Hotel are absolutely spectacular! The front desk staff went way above and beyond in every way. I would like to thank the entire crew. You made a trip that will be remembered forever! I highly recommend celebrating any special occasion here. I know we will. Mary Ellen, Kenny, and the entire front desk staff we... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Staying here is like going home. Comfortable rooms (our corner with balcony 202) with killer views of the busy Oakland Harbor. The ferry to San Francisico is right outside your door. Excellent restaurants walking distance. Don't miss Bocanova and Jack's Oyster Bar. Chicken and waffles is close by for late nights too! The friendly staff, Keurig coffemakers in rooms and... More

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Joshua Tree, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a charming hotel a very nice view of the bay and docks very quiet and restful. What makes this place rock, is the staff. Starting with Pablo, the valet at the door, it just went smoothly from there. I would recommend this hotel.

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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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