My husband and I spent two nights at the Waterfront in a regular king room with no view. It was a comfortable, fairly spacious, no frills room. Just off the lobby entry, there is a nice sitting room with a cozy fireplace. There is an outdoor pool facing the Bay. I can't imagine it ever being warm enough to swim in, but it was nice to sit by. Several reviewers have mentioned noise from the train, which I didn't find to be a problem. The price was reasonable for what you get, but I would have appreciated some little extras like a fridge and microwave. Overall, I found the Waterfront to have a bit more charm than your average chain hotel, but the rooms without a view are a bit lackluster. I'd probably stay there again if I needed a place to stay in Oakland, but next time I'd spring for a room with a balcony overlooking the Bay, which would have greatly enhanced our experience.
- 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
- Waterfront Hotel Oakland