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“Waterfront hotel close to Jack London Square” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606   |  
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Ranked #3 of 47 hotels in Oakland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Waterfront hotel close to Jack London Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This hotel is located on the waterfront and has beautiful views from the water side. It is close to Jack London Square where there are many restaurants, a Farmers Market & other attractions. It is near Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum & Urban Legends winery as well! The staff is warm and friendly, the hotel rooms are bright & spacious with a refrigerator & microwave and the hotel offers daily breakfast & dinner (Monday- Thursday)! It's so convenient for business travelers! I enjoyed my stay & would definitely return!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

So... we were trying to stay in Downtown San Fransisco but selected this hotel since nearly every hotel we tried was sold out. The property is across the bay bridge so you will need to ensure you bring taxi money... (approx. 70$ via Uber from Doorstep to 2nd and Folsom in SF.) But the property is clean, staff is nice, and the rooms are perfect. I would recommend this hotel for anyone that wants to save some bucks visiting SF...

My only complaint is the sub-par exercise room. (1 treadmill, an Elliptical machine, and a handful of free-weights. I'm appreciative, don't get me wrong... but I typically expect a bit more effort in Hilton family hotels)

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will give the suggestion of getting more exercise equipment to our upper management. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Excellent accommodations with comfortable and inviting atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff offering us helpful tips for the local area and convenient restaurants, great location for our access to local sites and events, reasonably priced that allowed for a well managed trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright.
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Modesto, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Relatives from out of town for a wedding reception stayed here with multiple suites. The large gathering room/lobby was great for the kids who hung out and played card games. Very friendly/helpful staff

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright
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Goleta, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Pet friendly for a price, 75.00! Hot tub and Pool not working! Clean rooms, good service, good breakfast and close to the freeway. There is enough room to walk a small to medium sized dog. Bring poopey bags with you, there are none available there. Overall, very good place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. Our Hot tub and pool are closed for the winter and will open back up in April. I will make sure to speak with our maintenance department to get the puppy bags stocked outside. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night. The hotel staff was excellent. The hotel is centrally located near shops & restaurants. Our hotel room was very spacious and clean. I liked the wet bar in our room. Room was equipped with a fridge & microwave. Our room faced the railroad tracks which was kind of an eye sore, but it wasn't too bad. We didn't want to pay the extra money for a view of the marina. We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was a perfect location for us! It was right on the bay and I definitely recommend a room on the water side, because so much more quiet and a lovely view. The front of hotel is on the highway. The breakfasts were great and a light dinner M-Th was good too on the night or two we took advantage of this. There is a shuttle that can take you to restaurants, the ferry or BART (train) to go directly to San Fran. We would definitely stay here again. The staff was very friendly and helpful! There is nothing walking distance, except a Starbucks but a nice place to just wander along the bay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Homewood Suites by Hilton

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Darcella W, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to get to know each of our guests. I will certainly share your comment with the rest of the staff. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Darcella Wright
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Address: 1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront 3*
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