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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
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bad Place to Stay”
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 on this issue for this hotel in may 2013.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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 check in without a credit card so this may be the source of the theft of credit card info.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Long Beach, California
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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 bedsheets looked like they had not been changed, the desk was full of white spots and the walls were an old yellow color. But the thing that pushed me over the edge was my partner screaming in horror. Why you ask? Well she was in the restroom and the toilet had stuck poop inside the bowl!!! GROSS!!!!! The toilet seat was stained a yellow/brown color. There's a vanity next to the bathroom that was stained by nail polish. For $95 a night I expect waaaayyyy more!!! I went back to the lobby, got my money and got the hell out! DON'T STAY HERE!!!!! p.s the pictures on the website did not match

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 is a good hotel for the price, just do not expect to get any towels. It is right next to train tracks, but you get used to it and the smell of marijuana.

Room Tip: Ask for the back for a quieter stay.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Burke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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 bathroom is a bit old but the shower is good. The walls are thin, and expect to be woken up by early risers in other rooms.
I asked the front desk for tea bags, but they couldnt be bothered to get us any.
The hotel is very conveniently located, and is in a safe area of Oakland.

Room Tip: The pool level has lot of traffic
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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 ironing board. Be prepared for no frills

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 attract the wrong crowd... we saved for this vacation... and made the best of it.. but would never come back again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Jack London Inn

Address: 444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 47 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jack London Inn 2*
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