Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4 stars
View map of 10 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94610

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
116 reviews
Birthday trip

Fun hotel, great location. We did a lot in a short time, all over San Francisco. Even went to... See full review

  • Cathy L.
  • Jul 23, 2015
Awesome Place

The staff was very friendly and accomodating. I was upgraded to a room with a balcony because they... See full review

  • Anita L.
  • Apr 30, 2015

The Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre property, sits in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square, offering guests breathtaking views of the water as well as access to the best of the Bay Area. Guests at the Waterfront Hotel enjoy a private fitness center, valet parking, a heated pool and guest rooms with maritime themes and high-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply). The ferry is just outside the Waterfront Hotel, delivering guests to San Francisco in 20 minutes. Rooms have plasma TVs and iPod docks.

Rooms

The Waterfront Hotel provides guests with 143 recently renovated rooms and suites, many with furnished balconies, fireplaces and views of the San Francisco Bay. Nautical themes permeate the guest rooms, which include either 37- or 42-inch plasma flat-screen TVs with On Demand movies and Nintendo, iPod docking stations with alarms and high-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply). The non-smoking rooms at the Waterfront Hotel have in-room coffee and tea makers, hair dryers, lighted mirrors in the bathrooms and Lather's Bamboo Collection of upscale bath products.

Property features

Sitting right on the water at Jack London Square, the Waterfront Hotel provides upscale luxury in the center of the action. Guests enjoy a private fitness center, heated pool and sauna. Shuttle service to downtown Oakland and nearby businesses is available during peak morning and evening work hours. The Waterfront Hotel has a 24-hour concierge and is a pet-friendly property. The ferry to San Francisco sits just outside the hotel's doors. Valet Parking surcharge applies.

Highlights
  • 2008 multimillion-dollar renovation
  • Ferry service out the back door, taking guests to San Francisco (fees apply)
  • Free shuttle to downtown Oakland
  • Pet friendly
Nearby attractions
  • Jack London Square (adjacent)
  • Oakland Chinatown (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • UC Berkeley (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Ghirardelli Square (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
Business
  • 16 unique and flexible meeting spaces
  • High-speed Wi-Fi throughout
  • Audiovisual equipment rental
Transportation
  • Oakland International Airport (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (13.6 mi/21.9 km)
  • Nearest Train: BART 12th Street Station (hotel provides free shuttle)
Policies
  • Valet Parking surcharge applies.
  • Free local and long distance (US only) calls to all guests starting January 2013.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Deluxe City
Room with king or 2 queen beds include In-room hairdryers and lighted vanity mirrors, Irons and full-size ironing boards, "On demand" movies and Nintendo, Non-smoking rooms, Twice-daily housekeeping, Complimentary in-room coffee and tea, Valet laundry six days a week, High speed Internet access, Two phones with data port and voicemail, In-room honor bars, safes and VCR capabilities. There will be no smoking allowed in any of the rooms.
Deluxe Water
Room with king or 2 queen beds include In-room hairdryers and lighted vanity mirrors, Irons and full-size ironing boards, "On demand" movies and Nintendo, Non-smoking rooms, Twice-daily housekeeping, Complimentary in-room coffee and tea, Valet laundry six days a week, High speed Internet access, Two phones with data port and voicemail, In-room honor bars, safes and VCR capabilities. There will be no smoking allowed in any of the rooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Oakland Arena: 5.2 mi
  • Oracle Arena: 5.2 mi
  • McAfee Coliseum: 5.2 mi
  • O.co Coliseum: 5.2 mi

Dining

Lungmare Restaurant
Full service Italian inspired restaurant

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cathy L.
Business
Lebanon
Jul 23, 2015

Birthday trip

Fun hotel, great location. We did a lot in a short time, all over San Francisco. Even went to Carmel and Monterey. Alcatraz, Giants tour and game, wandered the city. The Hotel was very nice, nautical themed. Valet parking is OK although I prefer to park and get my own car. There were limited spots by the hotel so it was actually easier to have valet in this case. Walking around was easy since cars couldn't drive in the Jack London Square area. Restaurant choices. Overall a good stay. Would love to stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anita L.
Business
N/A
Apr 30, 2015

Awesome Place

The staff was very friendly and accomodating. I was upgraded to a room with a balcony because they had one available and the room service was expiditious. Great Job!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Justin B.
Business
Santa Rosa
Apr 8, 2015

great hotel

The hotel decor was classy and comfy. We had a great stay. The location is nice and cute.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yazeed s.
Business
N/A
Mar 20, 2015

great

Catered to every need I asked for and water view is nice also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bora k.
Business
BROOKLYN
Mar 11, 2015

LOCATION!

Beautiful view, and great location. Decent Hotel for the $$. Good alternative to high priced SF Hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Roihomme
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

OK- Jack London

In the heart of Jack London Square, close to ferry to San Francisco, short walk to Chinatown and Oakland Museum. Receive room upgrade with balcony and view of the water. Many restaurants within 5 blocks. breakfast at hotel excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
S Coordinator
Business
osklanf
Jan 25, 2015

Great Christmas night

Hotel was clean and quiet. Beautiful view from our hotel balcony of Oakland holiday lights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Holly J.
Business
Oakland
Jan 12, 2015

Great place to stay

This hotel was awesome! Great location, clean and cute decor. Love the restaraunts around it and the one downstairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheila M.
Business
Canton
Dec 31, 2014

Great place on the water

Glad we stayed here rather than San Fran. Room was cheaper, super clean, and plush. Staff was friendly and very supportive. It was convenient to public transportation. All in all, it was a wise choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay here and get a great view of San Fran in a quiet, restful home away from home.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roslyn H.
Business
Bay Point
Dec 29, 2014

Nice overnight in Jack London Square

I was able to check in online and my room was available after noon. The woman who checked me in was kind and gave me great directions to find my room. Upon walking into my room, I was in awe. A fire place... In my room? Definitely a nice added bonus to my stay. Clean, comfortable, updated, and comfortable beds. Would surely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Wine and cheese from 3pm to 5pm.

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