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Jack London Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
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Ranked #40 of 47 hotels in Oakland
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  • Location
    3 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
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Mills River, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really don't know where to begin with this place. The first "room" we had smelled incredibly musty. We soon found out that it was because the carpet in front of the bathroom was completely soaked from some type of leak. The room also had no towels, wash cloths, or shampoo, and we could not get the shower to turn... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cried when I arrived. 3 rooms later still stuck at this god awful place. No towels. Someone was smoking pot.no screens on windows. No towels. No pool due whatever. Missing light bulds. No latch on door. Unsafe. Stained carpets and sheets. Run away as far as you can.

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San Francisco
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Do not stay in this hotel. It is discusting. I will not come here again even if it's free. Trust me. We checked in and there were no light bulb left in room, no towels, musky smell, dirty sheets, etc. I told front office and they gave us even worst room. While we were leaving, it appeared to us that... More

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I wish I had checked here before booking this hotel. I thought if it was in Jack London Square, it must nice. Boy was I wrong about that. The room was dirtier than seedy hotels I've stayed in off the strip in North Las Vegas, and even the ones in deep rural Mexico I've stayed in. A sign that pointed... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We booked the room on booking.com, which was great, but when we checked in, I asked to look at two different rooms. We wanted windows that opened and those rooms overlooked the back alley and had mildew all over the window curtains and bathroom... The room that looked towards the bay didn't have windows that opened, so there was a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We decided to stay here out of the hustle and bustle of San fransisco, I would highly recommend this option, san fran is only 20 minutes away, but you get to come back to a relatively quiet place, the breakfast place downstairs is a must..

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Horrible! Bad service, front desk is friendly, but make empty promises. Toilet backed up and took over an hour for maintenance. In room with 2 Queen Beds only 2 towels, requested more and took almost 2 hours to receive. No phone, hairdryer, or alarm clock in room. Stains on floor, and furniture, burnt hole in curtains. I could go on,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely the WORST experience ever. I read the reviews prior to booking & wasn't expecting much. However, no heat, no phone, no blow dryer, filthy vents, no battery in the smoke alarm, and total lack of concern by all employees was just too much. I asked for a washcloth, as there weren't any & the 'maintenance man' brought me ONE... More

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Quite surprised it has such a low percentage on here as i found it to be okay. The beds were comfortable and the room was spacious and clean. The breakfast was okay (cereal, toast, tea and coffee). I also liked the location, right by the water and close to the centre, i've stayed in places way worse than this

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This place is disgusting! The room was not only not clean, but there was stuff growing on the walls and on the floor. Mold like stains on the carpet. The shower floor, and sink needed more than bleach to clean that mess up. We checked in at 3 am and checked out at 9 am because just the smell alone... More

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Address: 444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jack London Inn 2*
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