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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
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Oakland, California, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am now a huge fan of the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square. There are really great and have fun design elements like framed tattoo flash in the lobby -- really great wooden oar wallpaper in the rooms etc BUT most importantly, everyone we encountered that works there was extremely helpful and very kind. Sara at the front desk... More 

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Pasadena, California
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76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice comfortable hotel, in a safe part of Oakland. The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff are friendly and efficient. There are many restaurants featuring many cuisines within walking distance. One thing to note is that the hotel provides earplugs to help with the passing trains, the construction going on and the potential noisy people in neighboring rooms. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite hotels in the Bay Area. I have stayed here multiple times and love how it's walking distance from the Ferry terminal so that I could take it into San Francisco. It's also surrounded by lots of yummy restaurants and is right next to the farmer's market they have on Sundays. The staff is very friendly, especially... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a solid hotel that is above average in the immediate area. Nothing fancy but a comfy spacious suite with a fireplace made a difference. The only drawback was a "thin" ceiling and we had to put up with an elephant upstairs.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came for work and felt like I was treated to vacation service. Kathryn and team made sure all was up to par. The housekeeping staff was lovely. The restaurant staff friendly, the Sunday farmers market a beautiful surprise. When I come back to Oakland I am definitely staying at Waterfront Hotel.

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1 Thank Candace R
bosaki, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Candace R, thank you for taking time sharing your experience at the hotel. We are thrilled to hear that Kathryn was able to make a difference during your stay. We will make sure we recognize her. She will be thrilled. The farmer's market on Sundays are great especially when it is located in Jack London Square. It is very peaceful... More 

Lompoc, California
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180 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent property with friendly staff and a good location. The staff goes out of their way to provide friendly, helpful and professional service. It's location is great for a Jack London Square visit, short walk to downtown Oakland and catching the ferry to the city. We would give it five stars if it weren't for the repeating... More 

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Thank Jbhes
bosaki, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Jbhes, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at our hotel. We are excited to hear overall you had a wonderful time. You did take advantage of our location and also using the ferry to SF. We are currently working on doing the double panned windows for the entire hotel. This will be a huge improvement for... More 

Fairfax, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waterfront Hotel has wonderful room service, friendly and helpful staff members and a great location on the water in Jack London Square. Parking is cheaper here than some other nearby hotels that do not offer rom service. Woke up this morning to have my excellent breakfast delivered to my room. I ate while watching the boats sail by past my... More 

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bosaki, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time in sharing your experiences at the hotel. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. We understand you have many choices in the city and we appreciate your business. The views are fantastic, a good glass of wine and watching the sunset or the smell of cup of coffee and watch the... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time lodging at the Waterfront and our expectations continue to be exceeded.. The room we stayed in was so comfortable and spacious, very perfect for what we needed. The restaurant downstairs has affordable, great food, where you can dine right on the water. But, it was the hospitality, attention to detail and care of the staff... More 

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Thank MelinaJones
bosaki, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

MeilinaJones, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at our hotel. We are excited to see you gave us 5 stars for your stay. We strive on our hospitality and if we don't make it perfect for you we will learn from it. We will share with Imee that she was able to make a difference. We... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight here before departing on an early mornings Amtrak train trip to San Diego. Located right above a marina in Jack London Square with lots of great restaurants nearby, it was a lovely port in the storm that hit that night as well as a great get away spot. The staff was attentive. Would love to return someday.

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Thank Pam O
bosaki, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Pam O, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at our hotel. There are many choices in traveling to our hotel whether it is planes, trains and automobile. But we do have an Amtrak station in Oakland in Jack London Square. Just a different and fun experience. We understand you have many choices in the Oakland and... More 

Texas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVE the Waterfront! Our daughter graduated from the US Coast Guard bootcamp in Cape May, NJ. Her first assignment was to Coast Guard Island, Ca. We wanted a place to stay that was close to base for her first day as well as a place that was well-appointed and comfortable. Waterfront met every expectation & superseded them as well!... More 

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Thank Leesa L
bosaki, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Leesa L, Welcome come Texans!!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity in serving you. We are thrilled and excited to hear you had a wonderful experience at our hotel. We will let both Pablo and Andre know how they were able to go above and beyond during your stay. You truly took advantage of the hidden gem in the bay.... More 

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