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Jack London Inn

444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
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Ranked #40 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would stay again! PROS: GREAT LOCATION, this hotel is across the street from Jack London Square, many restaurants (right next to Chicken &Wafffles :) bars, and shopping nearby. Decent price, clean rooms, AC Cons: Shower is stand up, no bathtub, a lot of homeless people Outside hotel at night

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I stayed at this hotel despite the horrible reviews. I knew exactly what I was getting into so I was able to laugh through my experience. I took my chances because it was half the price of the other hotels in the area, I really needed to be adjacent to Jack London Square for ferry access and it was only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is horrible. The first room they put us in did not have a smoke detector. No room in this hotel had air conditioning they will give you a very small fan to "cool off" the room,and half of the windows don't open and when they do open they don't have screens. The pool was filled with trash. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am not a fan of staying at hotels that charge guests to park there more than they charge guests not staying at their facility. Their rooms had 2 queen beds as opposed to doubles at the Marriott down the road, plus a refrigerator and microwave. But their Air conditioning was not working. We were not told that when we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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