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Jack London Inn

444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
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Jack London Inn
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Ranked #40 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE! STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL IT IS DANGEROUS, UNSAFE, AND FULL OF METH/CRACK/COKE HEADS!! When I arrived I was so excited to enjoy my night out with my friend. We wanted a nice hotel room near jack london marina and all the resturaunts. So we decided to try the jack london in. The first thing... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late at night and were very concerned when we walked in to the lobby. The place clearly needed a lot of work to go from seedy to decent. We weren't expecting the Ritz but... We took a chance when they said we were on the 4th floor and our room had been renovated. Well it turns out our... More 

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Clovis, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The whole place needs repair or updating. ac out. no towel rack just parts, asked for 1st floor due to handicap got 4th. HANDYCAP PARKING USE BY HOTEL MANAGER. Foe what I paid. I feel robed. No way would I recommend this place to a friend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Like stepping into a 90's Time Warp which was probably the last time the hotel had a refurb. We arrived late and got checked in by a myopic receptionist. After taking the rickety elevator we found our room (221) the hotel corridors were drab and depressing. Our room was simply furnished with a bed tables and a grey drab carpet.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I appreciate that the hotel is currently upgrading but this was a very disappointing stay. Very dated and did not feel clean. The sheets and towels were extremely thin. No hairdryer in the bathroom. The heating/cooling didn't work so the room was very hot. The car park was dirty and not inviting. The train that passes the hotel regularly blows... More 

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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I stayed at this hotel very recently and I have to say, it was one of the worst experiences that I have ever had. My shower did not work, and I had zero hot water. Every other room on my floor was being remodeled and it showed. There was a thick layer of dust coating every surface of the hall... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

ZERO - is completely and utterly deserved for this Inn. It most definitely is not a hotel.. and I've seen Motels in far better shape then this dingy dump. This entire experience was completely unbelievable! The only reason I was even brought to this place is because there was a group of us - 4 girls headed to the bay... More 

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Tangier, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

To avoid at least until total renewal, the room is ugly need more cleaning, old fashioned furniture, TV are with back; long time i didn't saw those TVs. beds are uncomfortable at all, pillow must be changed.... more care needed in rooms, the lift is so slow and give you the impression that will fell in breakdown any minute. WIFI... More 

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Tusayan, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you don't care that the rooms are super ugly and dated then it's Okay. Otherwise stay at the Marriott. The sheets were clean. The plumbing worked. The staff was nice and helpful. The only thing that bothered me was the TV only got 15 channels. 10 English and 5 Spanish. All local stations. There are no cable channels. I... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I stay at the Jack London Inn regularly. The new ownership has brought in a manager there, Rolando who has really turned the hotel around. The rooms are newly renovated with hardwood floors, marble showers, and amenities one would expect in more expensive hotels. They offer continental breakfast in the lobby and free parking. There just isn't any comparison to... More 

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