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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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Beverly Hills, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We blindly chose it based on Joie de Vivre management of Ventana Big Sur. MiSTAKE!! Property is run down, tattered, tired, in disrepair. Paper thin walls, toilet and vanity child height and pre fab shower is tight and shower head coming out of the wall. Unsightly spaghetti wiring all over room. Smoke alarm and remote control for TV needed batteries... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Have stayed here many times in the past when booked by the company and found it to be mediocre at best. Now that it is operated as a "Joie de Vivre" Hotel I decided to give it another chance. Decor in the rooms has been updated and the staff attitude has improved immensely. Very courteous attention from the front desk... More 

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Ashburn VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed here 4 nights on a business trip. Nice hotel right on the water with restaurants and bars in walking distance, unfortunately it is one block away from train tracks. Both Cargo and passenger trains go by the hotel all hours of the day, including through the night. The trains are required to blow their whistle a minimum of... More 

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Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and really enjoyed the overall appearance of the hotel. Unfortunately is the location of the hotel a big downer as it is very noisy (train passes all night long) and surrounding is shady at night (you don't want to walk as a women outside alone). As said, the hotel itself is very stylish... More 

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Sacramento
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great place to stay and enjoy the balcony rooms overlooking the water. We enjoy taking the ferry over to San Francisco and spending the day. Pittawat and Mary Ellen are Great people to work with at the hotel. The last time we stayed they upgraded us to the Penthouse Suite which was Awesome. The staff and valet parking staff are... More 

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Felton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

we have been here 3 times now. sweet spot, pool was great. staff was super. the ferry is right there so we took it to the giants game...an absolute blast. they let us leave our car and our bags until after the game ( check out was noon,,,we left our bags and car there until 5). market @ Jack London... More 

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed here for one night to go to a friend's wedding at Rock Wall Winery. We like to travel with our dogs, so that was why we picked the hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The staff was amazingly friendly and the location was quite nice. There is a big lawn right outside the lobby which... More 

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Redding, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed 2 nights this week, and had a great stay. Room was clean and bed comfortable, had a great view of the marina and pool. Nice salt water pool. Was a bit disappointed that wine tasting was not offered on weekend or the Monday holiday..... Went to Scotts for dinner, not worth the money. Would try something different next... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very friendly staff and a lovely view of the docks. I was a little worried about the area. It isn't the safest part of town, but hey, it's Oakland! I wasn't expecting a stroll down the Champs-Élysées, but if you're a woman traveling alone—I would not walk around by yourself. Like the other reviewers said, there are trains that go... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
50 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Background: we were travelling for a month around Hawaii and California. We had booked one night after arriving quite late at the airport, before picking up a car the next morning. Arrival: our reception was lovely, a delightful member of staff was quick, efficient and pleasant. The decor was wonderful. Unfortunately, there was nowhere for us to get any food... More 

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