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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is on top of our list of places to stay when we visit our son at UC Berkeley! We had originally booked the room and asked for one overlooking the marina. When we arrived the room was not available, but they apologized and upgraded us to a suite, no fuss. And what an amazing suite! Master bedroom with...

Thank Hesham E
Oakland, California, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've had "staycations" here and found it comfortable and quiet. It's a good spot to enjoy the attractions of Jack London Square: wiine tasting, outdoor performances, Yoshi's, and Sunday Farmer's Market. Try to get a room with a view!

Thank zenon368
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit leery after arriving and receiving a lukewarm reception from the front desk (interesting how this makes a huge first impression,) and a first floor hotel room, but was pleasantly surprised with the corner view and spaciousness of the room. The bathroom was dated, but clean and serviceable. Other than the fact that passersby could look into your...

Thank WeekendWoman
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brothers girlfriend works at The Waterfront Hotel and she got us a very nice corner room on the top floor with water view and balcony. It was our first time in Oakland and we came to spend Thanksgiving with my brother and his lovely girlfriend. First of all, location-location-location! Second, relaxing view & history! Third, wine & cheese hour...

Thank paolosninjet16
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were driving around the Berkeley-Oakland area on Christmas Eve looking for a hotel (very New Testament) and we found the Waterfront Hotel on Jack London Square in Oakland. They gave us a beautiful corner room right on the water...it was more of a suite! It was very reasonable too! We could not have been happier with...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went to Oakland for a wedding, and stayed at the Waterfront Hotel. The rooms were very nice, quite clean, and fairly spacious. The staff was friendly and helpful. The decor is nautical, and a bit old fashioned. There is usually a fire in the fireplace in the lobby, and we spend some time there talking with friends. Coffee and...

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were in a room on the third floor, facing the harbor. I recommend facing the harbor not only for the view, but because there is a busy train track on the north side of the hotel. Our room was quiet and comfortable. We wanted breakfast on Saturday morning before the main dining room was available. We were a little...

Thank Seanne K
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent a night at this hotel so we could enjoy a concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland. We found the hotel to be slightly understated but charming. We enjoyed some complementary wine and cheese in the lobby on arrival. We also enjoyed a delicious meal at a chic restaurant very close to our hotel. Although...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is updated & has a nice restaurant & coffee shop accessible without having to leave the hotel. The staff is extremely friendly & anxious to please. Love the cozy lobby fireplace too. Other fun things to do within walking distance.

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

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We are excited to hear you had a wonderful time and took advantage of our location and restaurant. Our fire place is very relaxing especially it works well with the fact that Oakland has had a chill for the last couple of day. Thanks again for staying...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 November 2016

All of the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful from the moment that we walked up to the front door of the hotel, especially Kenny, Allie, and the rooms service staff. The rooms are well decorated, clean, and comfortable. The view was gorgeous. The food was good, and the in-room dining staff made changes to my room service order to...

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

Thank you lorraineramirez for your kind words of our hotel and your experience here. I am happy to hear that you took advantage of our room service. In Jack London Square there are many other restaurants that are fantastic like Bocanova or Haven. Please come back and experience the rest of Jack London Square or just relax have room service...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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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 94607-3751
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $211 - $544 (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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“Check out the suite, you won't regret it.”
  • Dinning Room
  • Living Room
  • Marina & Ferry view
  • Expanded suite view
  • The Marina view
  • Computer area
  • Full size Kitchen
  • Suite Entrance
 of 5 bubbles 84heshame, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for view of the water.”
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“Ask for water view”
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“Take the upgrade!”
 of 5 bubbles paolosninjet16, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the water above the marina!”
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