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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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El Dorado Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here one night. We had tickets to a show at Yoshi's. The hotel is 1 block from Yoshi's which is a Japanese restaurant with a great jazz venue. The hotel is older, but the rooms have been updated. The rooms are spacious and beds comfortable. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area and... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
27 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a go to spot for me. Easy access to everything in the Oakland area. The train is a walk away. You stay on the water. Most rooms feel like you are on the water. The staff are great and meet any need. I enjoy the Jack London Square and all the cool spots within a walk. This is... More 

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Clovis, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We spend the first Saturday of every December in Jack London Square for the lighted boat parade and this hotel is head and shoulder above any other hotel in the area and the service and attention to detail is fantastic.

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Visalia, CA
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at the Waterfront and we were just as happy this time as the first. We like this hotel because it is within walking distance to the train station and walking distance to the Fox Theater - the main reason we come to Oakland is for concerts. You can hear the trains going... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

There are many great things I could say about the hotel itself (and staff) but I cannot recommend it due to it's very close proximity to train tracks. The trains run throughout the night making sleep impossible even with ear plugs. It is extremely loud; the tracks are maybe a block away. Any hotel in Jack London Square will have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We loved the Waterfront Hotel. The staff went out of their way to help us with hypoallergenic bedding immediately upon check-in, even though it was late. When we called down to ask where we could go to buy a bottle of wine, they sent up 2 instead (!!). The room was nicely decorated in a nautical theme, and we even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Friendly staff great directions. Clean rooms however walls are thin. Jo jo great guy and his supervisor as well. They gave me a bottle of wine because it was my birthday. Reasonabley priced. Stayed extra night so close to subway and oakland Raiders feild.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Staying in Oakland is tricky and I give the location and property a solid 3.5. Jack London is a decent transitional area, but still not as many restaurants or activities a vibrant waterfront area should have, but perfect for a few days in Oakland Walking distance to City Center, BART stations and Chinatown, just be careful walking late night. Property... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed here on business last week and if you're a sucker for on-the-water views this place offers over-the-marina views and is a very convenient location for Jack London Square and greater Oakland. Rooms were large, well appointed, and appeared to have been recently redone. However, this is not a business hotel from a business traveler's point of view. Only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Overall, I'm happy that I booked this hotel - I enjoyed taking the ferry to & from San Francisco in the sunshine, but the impression that I somehow got when booking was that Jack London Square was a cool place to hang out in the evenings. This turned out not to be the case. When I arrived at 10pm on... More 

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