$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 3, 2014

Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4 stars
10 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94610
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
151 reviews
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... See full review

  • Dr. EMD
  • Jun 23, 2014
Convenient Excellent staff

Hotel is walking distance to Great restaurants and night clubs, Police and security presence is... See full review

  • paco001
  • Jun 9, 2014
Luxurious waterfront hotel in Oakland's Jack London Square

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.

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
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.

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.

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)
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
Policies and fees
  • 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.

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

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Hotel Map

37.795 -122.2786
Area served
Oakland.
Nearby airports
Oakland International Airport.
Area description
Twenty-minute ferry ride to San Francisco from hotel back door, Ten blocks from the Oakland Convention Center, Three-minute ride to downtown Oakland (including BART) with our complimentary daily shuttle service.

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.

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Guest Reviews (151)

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
151 out of 151
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rachelveli
Berkeley, CA
Jan 6, 2014

Great Oakland Location & Staff

We enjoyed our first one-night parent get-away so much , we came back for a second stay. The hotel is perfectly clean and affordable, great views from the waterside rooms and minimal noise from street side. Walking distance to great food, movies and entertainment. Both times we had wonderful customer service from the front desk. We even were upgraded free of charge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SF Army Wife
Crestview, FL
Jan 1, 2014

My Active Duty Husbands Birthday

Beautiful Hotel.....perfect location! The room was beautiful. We ordered room service for breakfast and it was very expensive and a huge waste. My husband ate the created flakes and that's about it. Dinner at the beautiful restaurant on site however made up for it! The views from our beautiful suite and the AMAZING FIREPLACE in the main gathering of the hotel.... perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Cobb comedy club in San Francisco! A MUST.... NUMBER 2 MUST DO: golden gate fortune Cookie.... AMAZE BALLS

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wazzup4u
Oakland, CA
Dec 27, 2013

Great all around - but

Restaurant food superb but crazy abusive head chef & hostess - good bartender & wait staff but intimidated by head chef who makes Gordon Ramsey look benign

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Oakland's best Bar-B-Q just off Jack London 2 blocks on Broadway

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Roihomme
NYC
Dec 25, 2013

Wonderful stay

Booked for two nights extended our stay for an extra two nights Great location staff is excellent chinatown an d Oakland Museum are a short walk away good selection of restaurants in Jack London Square very good restaurant in the café downstairs breakfast for two came to $25 including tip,tax

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Hot Mia
oakland, Ca
Dec 25, 2013

Great Views

Very relaxing, I will be back soon. Love the views right off the water and the staff also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
paint daddy
Middletown ca.
Dec 19, 2013

romantic night

excellent... the beds are very comfortable and we had a great view of the harbor dock area... and on Sunday morning there was an awesome farmers market right outside

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

there is a Bev Mo right around the corner for snacks and drinks or anything you need at the hotel does not provide

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patti Traveling Mom
Roseville, Ca
Dec 15, 2013

Lovely hotel right on the water, in the heart of Oakland

One of our family traditions is a trip to the Bay Area during the holiday season. We love to stay here: beautiful location on the waterfront, next to the ferry embarkation pier, and near great restaurants. We love Yoshi's for sushi and jazz

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Al.C
Orange County, Ca.
Dec 6, 2013

good visit

was offerred an upgrade for $15 and took it and it was well worth it. Did not remember seeing the $25 per night parking charge in the hotel review but perhaps it was there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dsgagirl
Business
Georgia
Dec 2, 2013

Last minute

The room was very nice. Had a very comfortable bed that you just melted in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leeeeeroy
Berkeley, CA
Nov 30, 2013

Great location

The location at the Jack London Square was excellent. Walking distance to all the nice restaurants. Was a little disappointed by the room itself. Not as new and nice as I had expected. Great staff!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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