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Jack London Inn

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Overview
  • Excellent3%
  • Very good7%
  • Average6%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible66%
  • 3 days ago
    “Hellscape”
  • 1 week ago
    “This place was not good”
444 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607-3706 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
2 Star accommodation
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Sep 30Oct 1
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stay away!! This place is dirty, run down, its very obvious whoever owns/runs it has just given up. When you pull into the parking garage, the first thing you see is garbage and debris everywhere . It smells like piss. When you walk into the...More

Thank Angela M
Response from Dilip C, General Manager at Jack London InnResponded 2 days ago

Hi Angela. Thanks for taking the time to put review on your experience at our Hotel. Yes, we are in a renovation process. We haven't given up and will never give up. We are in a transition phase and I make sure you will not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

No A/C. A fan was in the hallway when we got off the elevator. I knew it was going to go down hill from there. Wrinkled maybe not clean linen. Dirty baseboards and furniture. I immediately asked for a refund. I was refunded 1 of...More

1  Thank LaTanya C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is a dump, parking sucks, AC broke And dont bother to tell guests via email before we get there. I booked a king size bed, when ingot there they gave me a queen size, still wantsd go charge me higher price! Four people ahead...More

Thank Campero13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights. At check in, we noticed a couple asked for a refund and wanted to check out immediately. We realised why when we entered the room. The corridors and room was smelly. Carpet old, grimy and stained. But we were very tired...More

Thank Nr H
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We booked this on the spur of the moment because we wanted to check out Oakland and the hotel was near the train station we would arrive at and near the ferry to SF. The price seemed too low to be a smart move but...More

1  Thank beowulf1944
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About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
110
Price range
$80 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jack London Hotel Oakland
,
Jack London Oakland
Location
United States > California > Oakland
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
110
Price range
$80 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jack London Hotel Oakland
,
Jack London Oakland
Location
United States > California > Oakland
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Traveler (54)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (1)
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1_aussie
I was looking at booking this property for an upcoming trip to Oakland, however these are the worst hotel reviews I have come across on TA. Is the Hotel/Inn really as bad as the reviews suggest? If so, how is it still operating? How has the property managed to pass inspections and remain accredited? Does it need to be reported to the local health department or any other relevant body? The Better Business Bureau perhaps? Is it legal not to have working air conditioning in the property if the rooms aren't fitted with fans? Is it legal not to have working/reliable hot water service? My son is a railroad enthusiast and would love to have a room that looks out onto the passing trains (even if we don't get any sleep during the night!) however this property seems completely unfit to be in business going by the reviews on this website and others.
July 12, 2018|
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Response from captvide0 | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak to the technical questions about how they are still in business and such but, I will tell you that the reviews, based on my stay there, are accurate. (Not to mention my own review.) There are other hotels in... More
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February 21, 2018|
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Response from captvide0 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you give the Hotel a call before you fly out and let them know that you will be checking in late. That's what I did just to be sure. As for a car picking you up, I rented a car at Oakland... More
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