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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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Ranked #9 of 48 hotels in Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011
Me64068 Liberty, Missouri
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liberty, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011 via mobile

I was looking for a hotel in the Oakland area that was pet friendly and was a certain rate per night. There are not alot of choices in downtown Oakland and the Waterfront Hotel was the only hotel that met my criteria, but I was slightly leery because I could not find alot of reviews on it, and the ones... More

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

Dear Me64068 Thank you for taking the time to write about us on tripadvisor. The Waterfront Hotel which offers a blend of “Business Casual, Festive, Adventurous, Soulful, Stimulating” hospitality in an atmosphere of timeless elegance, unique atmosphere of the Oakland waterfront with modern and luxurious designs, beyond comfortable and stylish rooms, unmatched harbor view, our restaurant, Miss Pearl’s Jam House.... More

Henderson, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

My husband and I stayed here with our pets two years ago and had a fine stay. Therefore, we decided to stay at the Waterfront Hotel again. Great location, decent value, and pet friendliness all factored in to our three night stay. The night manager that checked us in promised us a pet friendly room. Unfortunately, the floor didn't look... More

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

Dear Casademccollem, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the cleanliness issue in your room. We have addressed the issue with the bathroom floor and it is now spotless. The Waterfront, and most hotels that allow pets, request that the pets not be left unattended in guest rooms. The strange surroundings and strange noises, in a... More

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I recently stayed here on busines. Loved the location. Nice to be on the water and within walking distance of several good restaurants. And for business - it's nice to be able to switch it up a bit and stay at a a boutique property vs a national chain. I'm with other reviewers though - the rooms on the street... More

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

Dear Mykingsdomaine, I wanted to take a minute and thank you very much for writing on Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at Waterfront Hotel. We genuinely value the feedback our guests provide – both when we get it right and when we fail to do so – as it is extremely helpful for us to discover areas in which we... More

Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

My husband and I got married in Oakland, and reserved a block at the Waterfront Hotel for our guests. We also stayed there ourselves after the wedding. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the Waterfront staff. They were very accommodating and provided excellent service to all our guests - changing rooms last minute, helping plan day trips, arranging... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We just did a ten day trip to California and this was the best of 4 hotels we stayed in, hands down. The room was beautiful, the view was superb, even the fee was very reasonable. I have nothing but good things to say. We stayed only one night, because we needed a hotel close to the Oakland train station,... More

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I love the Joie de Vivre hotel group, and have stayed with them several times, but this location left me cold. The facilities are good. I like how Joie de Vivre takes broken hotels and fixes them up. I'm even OK with the fact that they clearly don't always update everything, which keeps their rates within reason for such quality... More

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

Dear Jonny G, Thank you for taking the time to write on Tripadvisor about your recent stay at the Waterfront Hotel. We genuinely value the feedback our guests provide – both when we get it right and when we fail to do so – as it is extremely helpful for us to discover areas in which we need to improve... More

Mahnattan48
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed one night after making the winning bid on a charity auction. The hotel is quiet, clean and pleasant. The rooms are a bit small, but the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Manhattan48, I wanted to take a minute and thank you very much for written about us on Tripadvisor. We genuinely value the feedback our guests provide – both when we get it right and when we fail to do so – as it is extremely helpful for us to discover areas in which we need to improve our service... More

Paris
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

A nice place, on the harbour, with great view. Plenty of restaurants nearby, some of them very good. But you have to be lucky or to insist when checking in to have a room on the harbour. If not, you will hear trains all night. Not far from the subway and you can also use a ferry to go to... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

The noise (both exterior and from adjacent rooms) is significant. If you aren't crazy about staying in a pet motel, make another choice. Many rooms around us had one or more dogs. The barking kept some people we were staying with awake all night. The second night we were there, there was a late-night party in the room above us.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Lovely hotel with large, clean rooms with nice amenities. I enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the attached restaurant (Miss Pearls Jam House), which also provides room service. The one thing you should be aware of is the fact that there is a major Amtrak rail line just one block from the hotel and high-speed trains roll through on a regular... More

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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Oakland
Waterfront Hotel, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Oakland
Address: 10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
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