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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 #6 of 47 hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hanford, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed only one night but I would definitely go back again. For once the view from my balcony was all I hoped for! Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Miss Pearls restaurant, though a bit pricey the food was excellent. We had drinks and dinner, and also breakfast there. The hotel is close to shopping and... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My wife and I had concerns about staying here due to review comments about noisy conditions, but this seemed like the best choice at Jack London Square and we ended up having a fine stay with no noise problems. Took advice of other reviews and booked a waterside room, which ended up being over the pool with a nice view... More

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

How sad to give this hotel a low rating after several previous delightful stays. I recently stayed at the Waterfront Hotel 2 weekends in a row and was disappointed both times. The service was not what is typical of Joie de Vivre hotels. The hotel has a lovely view of the Oakland waterfront in Jack London Square. Several great restaurants... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

My friend and I were on our way to Yosemite via Amtrak and since we were scheduled to board the train quite early, I booked the hotel in order to be closeby. The personel were informed, polite and helpful. My car was secure and I never gave it another thought. The hotel was exactly as pictured, clean, well appointed and... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Stayed two nights for a business trip. Strongly suggest you ask for a room at the rear of the hotel, as the train runs 1/2 block from the front of the hotel. Did not sleep for two nights! Room was nice, clean, with free internet. Coffee provided in the room and in the lobby every morning. Location is great, however,... More

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Oakland, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I always have my parents stay here when they come to visit Oakland, and they love it. Nice big balconies with waterfront rooms, super comfortable beds, and reliable service. Next door to where the SF ferry picks up, and a couple blocks down from Amtrak. Some good restaurants and bars nearby (Fat Lady, Chop Bar, Night Light, and Yoshi's) -... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Waterfront hotel has very nice rooms, great views of the harbor, and a nice pool. The service is excellent. Some may be put off by trains passing by; however, I am a train nut. The ferry to San Francisco stops right in front; BART is a few blocks away; good restaurants are also in Jack London Square. All in all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The biggest question you must ask yourself is do I really need to stay in Oakland? We'd heard Oakland wasn't the best area in the Bay, but being fairly seasoned travellers we weren't put off trying it. However in the week we were in the area (we moved to San Francisco after 3 days and used the BART/Ferry/Taxis to commute)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

Came to Oakland for a show at the fox theater (exactly one mile away). The employees were very kind and respectful. Katrina, Tatiana, and Chris made my stay at jak London square amazing. After the show at 12am I called the fromt desk to see what resturants were open. Chris came up to my room with a detailed map and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is THE hotel to stay in if you are arriving on Amtrak to Oakland. It is by far the very best choice in Jack London Square. You can walk to the hotel, about 4 blocks. When you arrive at the Amtrak station, cross the tracks and walk to the path near the water. If you want to take the... More

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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*
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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
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#4 Family Hotel in Oakland #5 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
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