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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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Sacramento, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

lobby looks nice as we walk in, but that's as far as it goes. after waiting 20 minutes to run credit card because card reader was down we received key cards that took three trips back down to get into room that looked bad. holes in walls , carpet was dirty, furniture was damaged or missing parts, bathroom stunk with... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Worst hotel I've ever stayed in. I travel a lot with my family and this is far and away the worst hotel I've ever encountered. If you like being woken up by trains cruising past your room all night long, by all means, stay at this hotel. Also, the walls in the rooms are paper thin and I could hear... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My recent stay at the Jack London Inn was, for lack of better words, less than desirable. The 'hotel' was not at all like what was represented on the Kayak website. I have images that I can share with you as proof of this filthy location. The room as I walked in was dirty, but as I looked around it... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were placed in a back room with a view to the bins. The place smells smoke and it is not very well maintained. This was the last place were i use my credit card before the number was copied and used for an amount of 2.300 €; i don't want to mislead, but this is not the only comment... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed here mid-May 2013. Credit card info stolen and used in San Jose.Only time I used the card on that trip. So I'm looking to book a room in Oakland and I read a review of this place (on Priceline) and a customer's review (from April, 2013) said that credit card info stolen and used in San Jose. You cannot... More

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Long Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

First of all, the lobby smelled like smoke. The guy behind the counter was nice and efficient. We got our key, Room# 308. When I opened the door, the first thing I noticed was the stained carpet. That turned me off. Then I saw the windows were also stained and dirty, I swear I didn't feel like touching anything!! The... More

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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The rooms are run down, but clean. Our biggest complaint was there were four of us in a room and they would NOT give us four towels, even after repeated requests. We stayed four nights. The one time we got the extra two towels, housekeeping had a horrible attitude. If you are looking for a bed and a shower this... More

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Burke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

In a place like the Bay area, it is difficult to give an objective opinion on price vs worth. So I will try to keep to the "facts". I stayed here for 2 nights, using it strictly as a place for bed and shower. The room is clean and the room cleanup is good. Linen is fresh and clean, The... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

This was certainly very close to the concert we went to at Yoshi's - we were able to walk to the show a block away and the bed was comfortable but the place is rundown! Felt safe and there is a 'chicken and waffles' diner next door. The front desk was. The front desk attentive with our need for an... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

First, the rooms are disturbing... holes in the blankets.. holes in the curtains. . The room keys expire everyday... the doors broken... second: the two dudes were awesome... the red head. Worst attitude ever... not friendly. . And not willing to help at all.. the maintence man was cool.. not very family friendly because of the marijuana smokers... basically.. they... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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