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Z Hotel Jack London Square
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Nashville, Tennessee
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323 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to park the family”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

While at a wedding nearby I needed a place for all of our adult kids and a few close friends, and Ii was paying, so I wanted it both nice and affordable. This hotel was perfect. They even had a pool and a good place to eat next door that did room service. It was walking distance of our venue and the staff was most helpful in both booking and suggesting things. Our family had so much fun at this vintage CA motel style place with the easy garage and, with, easy on and off bus to get around Oakland, and access to JL Square and with the ferry, to San Fran. This was perfect for us!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Northridge, CA
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

My husband & I stayed at this hotel many times a few years ago when it was part of a chain, and we often had issues. Now, however, it has been renovated and is greatly improved. Since we were driving, it was a "plus" that they offer free parking. Also, the adjacent restaurant/coffee shop is outstanding (always has been.) This "new & improved" Inn At The Square offered a very clean & comfortable room. When we stayed here years ago, the noise from the nearby trains were sometimes annoying, but this time we were not disturbed at all. The staff was courteous and had honored my request of booking a room that had a tub (some rooms do not). Our room was ready upon our arrival and we had one with a tub. We will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reno, NV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2011

This was the perfect location for attending an event at Jack London Square, very convenient. My room was large, comfortable and I had a microwave, coffee maker and a refrigerator. Ok the hotel is older, so there were a few cracked tiles in the shower, but it was not dirty. There were two sinks (one outside the toliet room), which was great. In new hotels the door closes fast, hard, and LOUD. Here you have to close your own door - which means no loud slamming doors all morning. It was quiet and I loved this. I will definately stay here again. It's not elegant, it is clean quiet & convenient - I parked my car and walked everywhere I needed to go for the weekend. Yes, you'll hear minor distant train sounds, which I considered cool. I only ate breakfast on property and it was inexpensive, with good sized portions, and a good, fair price.

My favorite dinner restaurant is also across the street: Everett & Jones serving southern style Bar-B-Q, totally terrific.

Room Tip: Ask for a courtyard rm (shileded frm st noise)
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed January 26, 2011

LOVED MY STAY HERE!!! After a nightmare ordeal with the jack london Inn - do not make that mistake! We switched our hotels to here at the last minute. The woman at the front desk was WONDERFUL! When I asked her if the rooms were clean, she knew we had just came from jack london inn across the street. The price $95/night was a great value! the rooms were fantastic, clean soft sheets, fresh towels daily, wifi, nice flatscreen TV. It was a very pleasant experience would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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SeaFarer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2011

Have stayed several times only because of price and location is excellent. city offers free bus service to my doctors office and BART. Often no towels and there is NO HEAT in this bldg most of the time. They do have a long term special that cant be beat.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

Although the room was adequate, the train noise makes it impossible to sleep. The bed was very comfortable, he staff very friendly and accommodating, I was not able to sleep for more than two-three hours each night (I stayed three nights). Not only were the trains running constantly, but the blowing of train whistles was endless. If I had an alternative, I would have moved to a different location.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Z Hotel Jack London Square
Address: 233 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-3802 (Formerly The Inn at Jack London Square)
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Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Z Hotel Jack London Square 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Z Hotel, located in the heart of Jack London Square puts this boutique hotel in sync with the new Oakland vibe... "One of the coolest cities in America." The hotel offers first-class hospitality and an array of amenities. First on the list of amenities is Oakland's extraordinary climate... ranked #1 in America. With relatively cool summers, warm winters and little rain, you can get out almost anytime of any day. Second, on the list, is the walk ability of the neighborhood. And walk around you should... there are dozens of things to see and do. The Z's unique location puts you within walking distance of: The waterfront, marina, open spaces , bike trails, sailing, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and rowing. 50+ restaurants, coffee houses, bars, beer gardens and urban wineries. Convention Center, Business District, Historic Old Oakland, City Center, Chinatown. Nightlife, live music, theater, movies, galleries and more. Free Broadway Bus Shuttle, San Francisco Ferry, BART, Amtrak Train and the A C Transit The Z... easy to remember, hard to forget! ... more   less 
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