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Fresno
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel on the waterfront. Very easy access to ferry over to San Francisco. Several restaurants close and within walking distance. Noisy train and water traffic. Beautiful waterfront view from several rooms

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The interior rugs and paint need refurbishing. They are dated and a bit shoddy. The rooms are better furnished than the public areas. The location is excellent and we have returned a number of times because of the location.

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Honolulu
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely boutique hotel with balcony overlooks the East Bay. Property is near the San Francisco Bay for easy convenience should you not want to drive into the city. Great amenities, including coffee and tea readily available in the lobby, along with an impeccably roaring fire. Amtrak train does whistle by, so use ear plugs that the hotel offers as amenity.

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Walnut Creek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly I thought the quality of the room (suite next to penthouse) was a little low for the price. Ive stayed in much nicer and cheaper suites. I believe i was somewhat misled by the internet discriptions. Staff was very nice, grounds were beautiful, but my room was disappointing.

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

Dear sarahpC1495IS, Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to review our hotel. I would like to personally apologize that your room did not meet your expectations. We'd love the opportunity to have you back and give you the experience you were expecting. We hope you'll come back. All the best, Chris

Oakland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to spend my 37th birthday here at the Waterfront. The service, staff and room was outstanding... However, the bed wasn't the friendliest, lol. I recommend you stay here whenever your in Oakland, California.

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modesto, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was great! all the hotel staff was friendly and helpful!!!! The restaurant at the hotel has wonderful food and drinks. Everything is fresh and beautiful presentation! We had a balcony in our room and loved sitting out and watching the boats and people!

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Hobe Sound
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was in a good location if your looking to stay out of San Francsico. The Ferry to San Fran was right at the hotel and it was a quick ride over to pier 41. The staff was friendly, the room was pretty clean and they have nice free happy hour in the lobby each evening. However, the hotel...

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

Dear 962paulq, Thank you for your review of our property. We would like to thank you for your kind words about the service our team provided. We will pass your comments along to our team. They work very hard each day to provide great service. We hope you'll come back and see us again. All the best, Chris

Burbank
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying at the Waterfront when traveling to Oakland for business. The daily happy hour in the lobby is a great way to meet other professionals and network. The room is great with a really comfortable bed. I had a fabulous view of Jack London Square and the marina. And I visited Jack London's Rendezvous, as usual, and networked...

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Lamont
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for a place to stay in Oakland look no further! The Waterfront hotel is right there at Jack London Square,60 second walk to the ferry whichtakes you to San Francisco with a 30 min ride!

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

Dear carriesgonnalose, Thanks for staying with us and for your recommendation of our hotel. We are perfectly located on the water and near everything you could possibly want. Please come back and see us again. We can't wait to welcome you back! All the best, Chris

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are adequate and the beds are comfortable. Right on the waterfront and adjacent to the ferry to SF and Fisherman's Wharf. About a 25 minute ferry ride. The noise from Jack London Square in the evening requires you to keep your balcony or windows closed at that time. Overall the hotel nice and it is a good value....

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM782 - RM1,798 (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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“Room 254 has a great view of boats, estuary and Alameda”
 of 5 bubbles eastbayseniorcom2017, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles trametes, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles expectquality1942, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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