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Jack London Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
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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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Delhi, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was depressing, old, curtains hanging on rods, opening onto a dilapitaded deck shared by four other rooms. No towels, no internet, no alarm clock. (Last two items advertised on web site) it was completely run down. Parked our rental car in their lot and windows broken and our laptop stolen. We were afraid to leave computer in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please avoid this place at all costs. Place was dirty, furniture broken, soiled carpet, dirty shower, noisy, drunk (live in) tenants arguing next door, train speeding by and honking all night, no channel changer, no towels, no shampoo, shouting and arguing outside, motorcycles revving... need I go on? My wife and I prebooked the room for four nights. After using... More

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San francisco
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So myself and a friend decided to stay here for the last few nights in San Francisco. We booked through tripadvisor and got a good deal. Both of us were working late the day of check in so we asked about that. We were told as long as it's before 3am we will be ok. We arrive at 12:15 am... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can imagine that the Jack London Inn could have been a decent place to stay in the seventies. But the thing is that it appears as if it had not been cleaned since then. Not only it was dirty but also stinky especially the bathroom. The shower did not work but we would not have jumped in anyway. Towels... More

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Mills River, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 July 8, 2014 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 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
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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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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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