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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived we were greater & treated like royalty! We received a lovely upgrade with a water view. The staff was wonderful & very accommodating. The room was comfortable & we appreciated the lovely wine sent to the room for my friend's birthday! The bath products were also lovely & the bathrobes were also a nice touch....

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

Dear SavBlancLAK, Thank you for the 5 star review. I have passed your comments along to our team as they take great pride in taking care of all of our guests and delivering exceptional service. We think our nightly wine receptions afford our guests the opportunity to spend time with us and learn a little more about the hotel. Thanks...

Chino Hills, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to hotel whenever we travel to Oakland to see a show at Yoshi's. The hotel is clean and there are many great restaurants, pubs and clubs within walking distance. The rooms are spacious and the view is awesome.

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

Dear Ernesto B, We really appreciate the 5 star review. Our team works very hard to take great care of all of our guests. It's great to hear when their work is recognized. Please come back and see us soon. It's guests like you that make coming to work so much fun! All the best, Chris

USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

clean and fine rooms. Food service was a small walk to nearby eatery offered coffee service both in room and lobby area. Lobby was cold since front door left open when weather in the 40's . staff was pleasant and appropriate. near to Jack London Square.

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

Dear Frequenttraveler13, We're glad you enjoyed our hotel and team. We are looking into the making our lobby cozier for our guests. Thanks for letting us know. Please come back and see us again. All the best, Chris

Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...

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

Dear Hesham, Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate the opportunity to let us take care of you! I'll be sure to pass your comments along to our team. we're please we were able to create a memorable experience for you! Please come back and see us again when you're in the area. All the best, Chris

Oakland, California, United States
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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!

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

Dear Zenon368, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our hotel. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Chris

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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...

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

Dear WeekendWoman, Thanks for taking time to write a nice review about our property. We're glad you enjoyed our Wine hour! It's a great excuse to socialize and get people together in the the hotel. We want to make sure all of our guests feel welcome during their stay. Please come and stay with us again soon All the best,...

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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...

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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...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: $235 - $536 (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”
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