Was greeted by bell personnel and helped into the lobby. The check in person was very nice and helpful. She was also able to give me a room with a bay view, which was greatly appreciated. The room was nice, but a little out of the way to get to, as I had to walk outside then down to another lobby to take the elevator.
Rooms were clean and fresh. Housekeeping did a fantastic job during my stay in freshening the room. The hotel also offers a free breakfast (some days it was great, others were a disappointment), as well as an evening reception. They have a selection of local wines and cheeses as well as other snacks. I great welcome after a long work day.
The immediate area is nice...the surrounding area is not. There are also trains that run regularly, so I would recommend a room on the water. You still hear them, but not as bad. They do offer a free shuttle service that left right on schedule throughout the day though that would take you door to door to businesses in the downtown Oakland area.
Since staying here, I have recommended others to stay here, and they too have all had good experiences.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrating the spirit of Jack London Square, the Waterfront Hotel blends the unique atmosphere of the Oakland waterfront with a vibrant, nautical decor. Comfortable, modern, and stylish, our 145 rooms and suites are ideally located for exploring, and many of them offer balconies, fireplaces, and views of the San Francisco Bay. Amenities include complimentary weekday shuttle service to downtown Oakland, weekday wine and cheese social, and valet parking. Don't forget to take a dip (or dive!) into our outdoor heated pool! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterfront Hotel, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Oakland
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