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Jack London Inn

Overview
  • Excellent3%
  • Very good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible68%
  • 4 days ago
    “Nothing Fancy Here!”
  • 3 weeks ago
    “Do not put your foot in the door”
444 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607-3706 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
2 Star accommodation
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
110
Price range
US$76 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jack London Hotel Oakland
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Jack London Oakland
Location
United States > California > Oakland
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I came just to get away for the evening, knowing this was rated a 2 star hotel. I can confirm that this is 2 stars, but for the price and the location - it wasn't a bad thing. The parking definitely needs more lighting and the entire property can go for a face-lift at some point.
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ZERO STARS!
DO NOT STAY HERE! This is the worst motel I have ever seen and I travel for a living. When I first walked in, my gut told me this is a bad and an unsafe place. I had a bad feeling from the start. It felt and looked like a prostitution ring location right out of a mo
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Response from Dilip C, General Manager at Jack London Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest I am so sorry about the experience you have in our hotel. Yes, we are in a rapid rebuilding process and all the new amenities are being placed. You will definitely enjoy your next stay in our hotel. Thanks
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I booked and purchased my reservation through the company online website where all the amenities including AC was described. When I arrived there was no AC (AC not working) in the entire building. I checked the room, it was hot so I had to open the windows. There was no screen so
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This hotel was probably nice when it was first built. It's clear that this hotel has not been kept up through the years. One of the elevators wasn't working, there are always strange smells in the halls, lights were out outside the front door and the parking lot was full of trash
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This was by far the worst place I've ever stayed at. The so-called renovated rooms are not clean, chipped furniture, no A/C (fan if you want one), never felt my car was secure in their parking lot, human feces under trees just outside the hotel; and the piece de resistance.....pa
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I was looking at booking this property for an upcoming trip to Oakland, however these are the worst hotel reviews I have come across on TA. Is the Hotel/Inn really as bad as the reviews suggest? If so, how is it still operating? How has the property managed to pass inspections and remain accredited? Does it need to be reported to the local health department or any other relevant body? The Better Business Bureau perhaps? Is it legal not to have working air conditioning in the property if the rooms aren't fitted with fans? Is it legal not to have working/reliable hot water service? My son is a railroad enthusiast and would love to have a room that looks out onto the passing trains (even if we don't get any sleep during the night!) however this property seems completely unfit to be in business going by the reviews on this website and others.
I can't speak to the technical questions about how they are still in business and such but, I will tell you that the reviews, based on my stay there, are accurate. (Not to mention my own review.) There are other hotels in the area that are not quite as close to the rail line but may be better for your stay and, depending on how long you intend to stay, your son would be able to see the Union Pacific and AMTRAK rail services pass through. Like your son, I really like trains and, during my stay at this place I stepped out on to the pool deck to watch the trains go by. If anything, that was the most enjoyable part of my stay. If you get the chance, look at the photos that other guests took while staying there and that should help in making up your mind. I hope this helps.
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I paid and have a reservation for the 23rd of March which is when I will be arriving at the hotel. But my flight lands in San Francisco International airport at 23.25 from London. Is there any way I can check in as soon as I get to the hotel? I have already paid. Also can I have a car pick my father and I up? I will be happy to pay and of course that would make everything in terms of me checking in and you guys knowing of my arrival much easier.
I would suggest that you give the Hotel a call before you fly out and let them know that you will be checking in late. That's what I did just to be sure. As for a car picking you up, I rented a car at Oakland International. Hope this helped
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Does anyone have their email address? The one on the site is reported not to exist...
"Go anywhere else but here!"
"I doubt any room has an advantage over any other room."
"last options for a room"
"to find a good room go elsewhere."
"there could not be one nice room in this place."
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