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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 13 November 2015

My wife and i chose to use the Waterfront Hotel for our friends and family during our wedding weekend. The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. I got excellent recommendations for breakfast and food nearby for my family. The rooms my family stayed in were very clean and spacious. My wife and i...

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

UBrady118, thank you for sharing your experience at the hotel. We are excited to see that you were able to enjoy your stay with us and your acknowledgement with our staff is fantastic. We are in Jack London Square and there are many option of activities. The local favorite is the Farmer's Market on Sundays where local farmers share all...

Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Excellently sited property overlooking the harbor. The service from each staff member was courteous and friendly. They were helpful with my special request to remove the feather pillows from my bed. Although I did notice the desk clerk radioing the housekeeping dept about the status of my room. The radios being used for that purpose were not discreet. I'm pretty...

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

lqdyofthelake, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We appreciate your constructive feedback and it will be shared with the executive team. At this point we are looking into making some changes in the hotel to help enhance the look of the hotel. But we are glad to hear that our staff was able...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 11 November 2015

My wife and I stayed here last weekend for a wedding in the Oakland area, and we were so happy we picked this property. The location was great, right in the heart of Jack London Square, so it was convenient to walk right outside of the hotel and have a plethora of restaurants and some stores at our disposal. Our...

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

Robert T, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Service, service and service is what we thrive at the hotel and if not we always try to learn and grow from it. It looks like you really took advantage of our location where...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Fabulous location right on the water at Jack London Square. Rooms have nice balconies to enjoy the water and city views. However, the rooms, while large are in dire need of a remodel. The paint is peeling and carpets are stained. The bathrooms haven't been updated for decades and need a serious gutting. The age of the hotel means that...

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

Avid_Travelerz, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We appreciate your feedback and honesty regarding the your stay. We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay because of our service and you are right about the views. You cannot go wrong with that. We are currently working on some...

hawaii
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a decent waterfront property , or this is a noisy trainfront property. Take your pick. If trains rumbling by every hour all night long blowing the whistle floats your boat, hey... Me, i would rather sleep. That said, if you get waterfront room this property is just fine

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

DougieDD, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you had a good stay and the water view are popular rooms for the hotel. We have also placed double panned windows in our rooms. We will be working some room renovations for 2016 and we are excited. Thanks again...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

really fabulous service but not fawning. unbeatable location. just jump on ferry to visit sf for 6 $. bit weather bitten but very clean and modernized. very good restraurant and right on the water. walking distance to Amtrak. do pay the extra to be on the waterside

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

John S, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay at out hotel. This is a hidden gem in Oakland where it can take all your fears of parking prices in the city and transportation that is made easy from our hotel...

Hastings
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Very friendly and engaging staff, along with a wine and cheese open house made for a pleasant check-in and first impression. Hallways are a bit beaten up, and the carpet could use replacing. However, the room was clean enough and well stocked. Those earplugs on the dresser were a curiosity until around 2am when the freight trains started their required...

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StoddardC, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We are so glad to hear that you taken advantage of our wine and cheese hour from Monday thru Friday. It is a great amenity we provide that gives you the opportunity to enjoy some great wine and sit next to your colleagues next to our...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I suppose if you were being forced to stay in Oakland this would be your best bet. However, this is nothing more than a motel 6 trying to pass for a botique hotel. Each room comes with ear plugs ! Trust me you will need them. Rooms are clean but old . Location is fine. I would highly recommend staying...

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Work2travel 2011, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. I am sorry to hear that the location was not up to your expectation. There are plenty of options here in Jack London Square and yes this is not San Francisco but I hope you were aware of the options we have to travel down...

Brea, California
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This hotel, with its special ambiance in a beautiful setting, coupled with a 5 Star restaurant, has the very best staff I have ever encountered. From the front desk to the housekeeping department, the Waterfront is second to none in customer service. With 30+ years of business and personal travel, I especially applaud Imee, Michelle and Andre for always making...

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

Mark T, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with our hotel. We are excited to hear that you had a great time here. Imee, Andre and Michelle are excited to see that they were mentioned. Service is one area we pride ourselves on and if we missed we always learn and grow from it. I agree...

Turlock, California
Reviewed 25 October 2015

There were a lot of things to like about this hotel. The location couldn't be better for a fun weekend at Jack London Square. Lots of places nearby to eat, and a beautiful bay view from our room. The employees were all very friendly and helpful (special shout-out to Monica, who was very cheerful and kept asking whether there was...

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

Depahl, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at our hotel. We understand you have many choices in Oakland and we appreciate you letting us serve you. Location does help and so many things to do and restaurants to eat and if you wanted to head to SF, you can take the ferry or BART. The price...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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 - $545 (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
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
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