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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at The Waterfront during an east bay trip. The location is good to visit Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley and it is easy to get to the Bay Bridge and drive into SF. The room was big and clean. The staff were...More

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Scott H, Thanks for staying with us and for your review of our hotel. We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you'll come back and see us again soon. All the best, Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my daughter for a college visit. The room was nice and so was the staff. It was clean and comfortable. The only thing I would change at this place was the trains going by even throughout the night. They do have...More

Thank Monique D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal location, terrific bar, pleasant enough room. But if you drive to Jack London Square, here's a tip: Park in the nearby city garage. With minimal signage and no indication from the valet who insisted on taking the car key, we were shocked to find...More

Thank ElizabethR_95685
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights. All the usual stuff--beds, towels, shower, etc-- were at least very good. This is a pet-friendly hotel. It is just a couple hundred steps to the SF ferry, a reasonably priced and traffic-free way to get into SF. And by...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everyone was very helpful and answered all questions. I t was a overnight stay so do not expect to much. I have stayed with you many times in the passed . I have a big weekend planed very soon and have some friends that will...More

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Response from Waterfront H, Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Larry, Thank you so much for your response. We truly appreciate and value your feedback as it helps us in bettering ourselves and the service we provide here at the Waterfront Hotel. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to...More

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Top amenities
Pool
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
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Pool
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
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US$170 - US$456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$170 - US$456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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toobastar
26 October 2017|
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Response from Alvin R | Reviewed this property |
No. Not walking distance close
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917cecilyl
28 August 2017|
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Response from Nathan B | Reviewed this property |
Smoking is not allowed on the balconies, you must be physically away from the hotel outside to smoke.
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MGafill
31 May 2017|
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Response from SavBlancLAK | Reviewed this property |
I'm a bit surprised- the management was very responsive. It's a lovely property- I'd give them another chance.
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"stay above ground floor"
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"Water view and not first floor"
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"overlook the water."
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"Waterside rooms have lovely views. Are quiet and well-appointed."
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