I like Joie de Vie hotels in general -- friendly vibe and good service. The Waterfront Hotel doesn't have the wonderful zen hoopla and room "stuff"such as robes of the Vitale, for example, but for price-performance ratio you can't beat it. Very nice staff; amazing location that is only going to get more interesting over the next few months and years.
When I stay at the Vitale, I walk or run the Embarcadero. At the Waterfront, you can walk the Oakland Waterfront (not as long but also picturesque and much less crowded in the early morning.
Good restaurants nearby and lots of ethnic restaurants within a 10 minute walk.
It's easy to get to San Francisco as the ferry is at the Waterfront's side door. Good corporate meeting place -- lots of meeting rooms and when the group breaks, attendees can take a leisurely stroll and not feel like you're in a crammed city. Daydreamers can watch the many sailboats head out to the Bay or return in the evening.
- 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