$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 20, 2015 Check-out: Feb 23, 2015

Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4 stars
10 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94610
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
113 reviews
Great Christmas night

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

  • S Coordinator
  • Jan 25, 2015
Great place to stay

This hotel was awesome! Great location, clean and cute decor. Love the restaraunts around it and... See full review

  • Holly J.
  • Jan 12, 2015
Luxury Oakland accommodations on the Oakland Harbor, in the heart of historic Jack London Square, the Waterfront Hotel offers a uniquely luxurious experience. As a guest, you will enjoy private fitness center, valet parking, heated pool and sauna, high speed Internet access, chartered boat services, private boat docking facilities and spectacular views of San Francisco. The experienced concierge staff is on hand 24-hours a day to assist you in all your leisure activities. Please note: This hotel is 100% non-smoking. Free Local & Long Distance (US only) Calls to all guests, starting January 2013 Valet Parking surcharge applies

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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
Handicapped 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:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (113)

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
113 out of 113
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jlgayton
Business
Warner Robins, GA
Sep 18, 2014

Ideal Location

We attended a couple of concerts at Yoshi's and ould not have been more pleased with the location. The view from our window was beautiful. The bathroom was a bit small with the shower door hitting the toilet, but the room itself was very comfortable with a Keurig, microwave, and refrig.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Pay for premium seating at Yoshi's that way you do not have to eat in their overpriced, loud rest.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
timth
Business
ny, ny
Aug 29, 2014

Oakland by the bay

wonderful experience - wedding was just a block away - so that was the driver - but it turns out the ferry to SF was right there, too - which wasn't quite clear while planning. so it was super easy to get into SF and a good bay trip was a bonus - then switching for another ferry to Sausalito - again bonus - much easier than anti pated. the hotel staff was friendly and helpful - while their knowledge of the Oakland area and making it easier to understand what oakland has to offer for a few hours was sketchy - they tried - - the hotel even shuttled us over to an area to get a feel for Oakland - but we stumbled on the museum by Lake Merritt by accident - there was no mention of it at the hotel and there isn't a lot of simple information online - it just becomes a massive jumble - nonetheless - the hotel is very pleasant, the rooms comfortable - the bathrooms seem dated or sparse or empty or something - while clean and functional - not the same as appealing as the room itself. we would stay here AGAIN for sure.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fat Lady is a great restaurant a block away - there is a movie theater a block away - - - and a Ben&Jerry's, too - in the other direction - only three blocks away are two other easy local restaurants - Oakland Grill and the Buttercup.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grandmajb
Business
Southern California
Aug 19, 2014

Family friendly

Heated outdoor pool was exceptional and cafe with delicious gluten-free options an unexpected bonus.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel Cafe had delicious gluten-free options.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jsugar
Business
Grass Valley, CA
Aug 10, 2014

Close to Jack London

Very nice staff & helpful. Close to the A's coliseum, Thanks!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

To the baseball game, but BART is a little confusing to an out-of-towner

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
QOSB
Business
Santa Barbara CA
Jul 11, 2014

Lovely spot in Oakland

We were in Oakland in order to look for housing for our daughter. That process involved driving all over the East Bay area. Each evening we looked forward to returning to our room facing the water and a balcony to catch the sun and fresh air. Being in the heart of Jack London square meant nice walks and convenient restaurants within walking distance.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dr. EMD
Business
Queens, NY
Jun 23, 2014

Wonderful hotel in Oakand

We had a great stay at this hotel located at Oakland's Jack London Square. The area has a bit more going on compared to when I lived in Oakland back in the 1990s. But there are still a few vacant properties in the pedestrian walkway along the waterfront. Across the street from Yoshi's if you like jazz, a few blocks from Merchant's if you like punk, and a short walk to Chinatown.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
paco001
Business
san jose, ca
Jun 9, 2014

Convenient Excellent staff

Hotel is walking distance to Great restaurants and night clubs, Police and security presence is excellent. Yoshi's, Kincaids, and Scotts seafood just to name a few restaurants. Highly recommend

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jepper
Business
Reno, NV
Jun 9, 2014

What A Find

The recently completed renovation was very well done. Customer service was A+ and location can't be beat. One of the best quick getaway locations we have found.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Jack London Square is full of day and evening activities. Ferry to San Francisco is next door.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rabbit2345
Business
Sacramento
May 5, 2014

business trip

Great by the water. Would recommend getting a water view.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TBoogie
Business
Santa Barbara, CA
May 2, 2014

Biz + concert getaway

The Waterfront is in a great location, in Jack London Square so everything you want is walking distance- including short walk to ferry to SF or the BART. Great concert venue across the street. Staff at the hotel are wonderful.

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

Business

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