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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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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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Agoura Hills, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is the single WORST hotel I have every stayed in. The room was disgusting. The sink would not drain and I had to use the bathtub to brush my teeth. I asked them to fix the sink and they said "no". The air conditioning did not work, the TV was broken, the carpet missing inn places, drywall missing, linoleum... More

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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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