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McKean, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

There are 2-sets of train tracks diectly in front of this hotel with a train going past about every half hour! I have never stayed at a more disgusting place. We were greeted by a bum taking a cigarette out of the ashtray and smoking it. Not secure at all. There was no control for the a/c and it was... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Due to the negative reviews, I expected the worst. I was pleasantly surprised by the delightful staff. Never having been in Oakland, I ask a lot and they answered a lot. Great suggestions for sight seers like me. The room was fine. Worn and old like many budget places I stay in, but I did not see anything during my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very surprised! Loved the central location. My room was pleasant and clean. Some stains on the carpet and some chips and wear. Did not need to use the broken lift. I am a very early riser so breakfast was great! The staff was very friendly and respectful. Deal was worth the price.

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Lemoore, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The hotel was conveniently located across from Jack London Square which was good since we were attending a two day event there. However, that is about the only thing good about this hotel. From the lobby to the rooms the entire place is not clean, the towels were even worse than Motel 6 (exfoliate with each use), bathrooms in disrepair,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great location and safer than it looked initially. Lift was broken had to lug suitcases to 3rd floor. Room was ok. Beds were a little hard. The noise from the trains was very loud and intrusive. Breakfast was good but you had to be in early to get any food. On the plus side the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Highland, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have a little short getaway at San Francisco but most of the hotels are booked so we went with this hotel in neighboring Oakland instead. So when we arrived at the hotel, we told by the front desk staff that we got a reservation for 2 rooms. They immediately told us that due to some "unfortunate" circumstances,... More 

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Oceanside, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling to the Oakland/Emeryville area, bust your budget and find a hotel better than this one which was arguably the worst place I've ever stayed. Cold water in the shower, nasty bathtub, faucet was loose, a spark flew of the electrical outlet when I tried to plug in my phone, just feet from the train tracks noisy,... More 

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San Diego, California
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stayed at the Jack London Inn for two nights. The hotel is simple, but the rooms are clean and the bed is comfortable and the shower had decent pressure and plenty of hot water. It has free parking and is close to several good restaurant and entertainment at the Jack London Square. For the price it is a good... More 

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Rolando C, General Manager at Jack London Inn, responded to this review

Hello There, First of All, I would like to thank you for you review! Secondly, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Jack London Inn- Oakland. We hope you travel to Oakland again soon and be sure to contact me let when you're coming so we can reserve a room for you. Thanks, Rolando... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

So I traveled to oakland because it was my first time I ever traveled to California. The price was right and it was right next to the waterfront and close to transportation. Service was awesome from the front desk and I even got an upgraded room. The room was neat, clean and met my needs. I would recommend staying if... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had been driving all day, so this little inn was a welcome relief. The neighborhood and look of the public areas of the hotel are a little scary, but once you get into your room it's really well-maintained and cute! We felt safe and slept soundly in spite of being right across the street from an amtrack, we didn't... More 

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Rolando C, General Manager at Jack London Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cayla, Thank you for taking the time and giving us such a wonderful review I am so glad that you guy's had great stay with us here at Jack London Inn- Oakland. We hope you travel to Oakland again soon and be sure to let us know when you're coming so we can reserve a room for you. We... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Jack London Inn

Address: 444 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $100 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jack London Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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“Avoid all rooms”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM869, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here unless all you care about is location.”
 of 5 bubbles sandybudziszewskis, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the 4th floor ;)”
 of 5 bubbles 15caylag, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Choose another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles alened2014, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Some second floor rooms have balconies”
 of 5 bubbles travelinxtech, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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