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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The cleaning staff was able to find a receipt that I had thrown into the trash. Thanks again! Great service! Front desk was very cooperative. Beds were comfortable and the location is unbeatable. Recommend for sure!

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

Yoel L, thank you for takin ghte time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront Hotel. I am so happy we were able to "wow" you with our service. I heard about the story and the missing receipt. I believe our housekekeeping team spent their time in ensuring we find the receipt. Our goal is to make you happy and...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We spent two nights at this hotel recently. The room was spacious and comfortable, the hotel staff was very polite and helpful, and we had a very good experience. The pool is salt water, and the patio area was conducive to relaxing. The Amtrak tracks are nearby, and earplugs are supplied in the room, although we did not find the...

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

Tpr244, thank you for taking the time in sharing your review regarding your stay at the hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay and the level of service is to your satisfaction. We strive to be the best in Oakland and we pride ourselves in service. We hope on your next trip to Oakland or San...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This hotel is a great place to stay if you want to stay in Oakland, or you want to stay in San Fransisco without thier prices. There is a ferry that goes to San Fransisco a three minute walk away. You can leave the hotel and catch the ferry to SF and have breakfast at the food hall by the...

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

Travelers951, thank you for taking the time in sharing your expereince at the Waterfront Hotel. Location, location, location is a huge factor for the hotel. Your choice whether you would like to visit San Francisco and not bother about parking or driving up those hills, you can take a ferry or BART in from the Oakland station on 12th street....

San Francisco
Reviewed 24 August 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to do a stay-cation to get out of San Francisco for a weekend for a couple date nights and also to do a little bit of business planning (I know work doesn't count for a stay-cation). The Jack London square area is very quaint and full of life at night on the weekends. We had...

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

Mkmyeung, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with the Waterfront Hotel. I am sorry to hear that you worked a little as much we want you to relax and chill here and watch the boats float by. We are thrilled to hear that you have a fantastic stay with us. We strive to be the best...

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Website oversells the beauty of the place; it needs some maintenance for old age. Drapes don't close very well, carpet is older and the views are crummy once you look past a row of boats to the cargo port and dirt hills of Alameda. The staff lets people use the pool who are not guests of the property and our...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Average rooms, ok furnishings, and almost a good location. The area of Jack London Square is a civic gem. Great restaurants, nightlife, and seemingly safe in an otherwise risky city. But unfortunately it is situated in a bustling waterfront area. Trains constantly whiz past the property, whistles blaring and cross arms tolling. Seems like a train goes by almost every...

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

Twoguyswhotravel, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. I understand the noise can be difficult where we are located next to a port where cranes and large cargo ships float by. For trivia, the influence of the cranes help George Lucas create the ATAT walkers in the movei Star Wars which is pretty...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I stay at the Waterfront hotel every week as my firm has an office in the building next store. The staff at the Waterfront always goes out of their way to make sure I am comfortable. Imee has been especially helpful! The rooms are always clean and comfortable, and the room service is excellent. The hotel is also in a...

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

Wesley K, thank you for taking the time in shairng your experience at the Waterfront hotel. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Imee will be exctied to see her name mentioned. She is one of our many stars here at the hotel. There are tons of restaurants here in Jack London Square. From our restaurant Lungomare...

Reviewed 19 August 2015

We booked this property last minute to get out of the city for the weekend. I can't believe we were just over the bridge in Oakland. There was a lot going on (a wedding, I think) but the hotel didn't seem crowded, even though it was full. One of the managers, Bryan I think, knew it was a special occasion...

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Nicholas Joseph, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the Waterfront hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time here. "Staycation" from the city to recharge for the week is always necessary. We always felt that the location is a hidden gem just 15 minutes from SF. There are so many things to...

Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I think this hotel offers the best views in all of Oakland. Felt very save here and it was in a great location - very close to the ferry terminal and right in Jack London Square right by all the action.

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

BrookeU, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with our hotel. We are excited to here that you were able to enjoy your stay with us. The ferry ride to San Francisco is such a smooth and comfortable ride. The cost is about 7 dollars. You can depart at the Ferry Buildling walking distance to downtown SF...

Sutter, California
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Be very careful when you book this hotel that you ask for the east portion of rooms. this is my second stay at this hotel. The first was a disaster because of the run down room. I was again booked at this hotel because of a meeting. If i had a choice I would not have returned. This time however,...

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

Marsha953, thank you so much for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. I am sorry to hear that we were not able exceed your expectations. I am suprised reading your review and hearing about the service recieved from our hotel. We are not perfect but we are also would not have made those errors consistently. I...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $234 - $537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
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#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
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“Ask for a room facing away from the train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles sactokaren, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the harbor side for both the view and the quiet. A train passes the other side and is quite loud.”
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“Save yourself the money on a balcony room. It isn't worth it and really overlooks the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 108deenap, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for second floor and water view”
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“Ask for a water view!”
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