$133 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 29, 2015 Check-out: Mar 30, 2015

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
Anniversary

It was beautiful to stay in a room overlooking the water. We stayed for Anniversary and would also... See full review

  • Arnold T.
  • Feb 18, 2015
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
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.

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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:
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.

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Guest Reviews (116)

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

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
3.7
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

5
5.01.0
Roberto Flamingo
Business
San Diego
Apr 22, 2013

Great Hotel!

The staff is extremely friendly and very accomodating. Great location in Jack London Square.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fan Wu from Shanghai
Business
Shanghai, China
May 20, 2013

Good for family vacation

We went there for my daughter's graduation. It felt luxurious and personalized, and we had an amazing view of the bay and the boats on the water. The valet drivers were thoughtful and kept us company when we were waiting for the cars.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Chez Panisse is one of the few Michelin 3 star restaurants in the area (only a 10-15 minutes away from the hotel in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto!) and worth it for experiencing the flagship restaurant of chef Alice Waters. Make sure you make a reservation a month ahead for the downstairs dining room; believe me, it's worth the experience.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ron Pointman.
Business
Madera, CA
May 21, 2013

Business Trip

Walking distance to the water and the best resturants in Oakland. The staff was helpful all the time. I DO NOT have any complaints. NO disappointments here.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Best resturants at the palm of your hand.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
boghos
Business
pasadena
Sep 9, 2013

good

we enjoy this hotel ..great hote great clean nice room, and great place

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
paint daddy
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SF Army Wife
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

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

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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

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
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 6, 2011

"The Waterfront was Wonderful"

The service was great, even the valet personnel were helpful. The room was beautiful, even the towels were soft, not hard like everywhere else. The goose down comforter was so nice...the only thing it didnt have was a microwave and fridge...but everything else was perfect:):) I will definitely be coming back Waterfront:):)

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Leave your car at the hotel, for $20 bucks? You are going to spend that much anyways on parking...and you can get anywhere on the trolleys, BART. If your going to San Francisco.

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