$162 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 5, 2015 Check-out: Jul 7, 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
123 reviews
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
great hotel

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

  • Justin B.
  • Apr 8, 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
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.

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

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 123
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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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
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

5
5.01.0
mwein
Business
pecos, tx
Sep 28, 2014

Everything you expect

Didn't have one issue here. Paid a reasonable amount. Surrounded by amenities and entertainment. I will return here.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Great bar and restaurant.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Businesstravelerval
Business
DC
Nov 9, 2013

Not bad, but NOT 4 stars

I was expecting more based on the star rating. It was a bit old. After looking in the tub, I chose to wear my flip flops into the shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurants in the area, though.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ahumphreys
Business
Dothan, Alabama
Sep 2, 2013

Needs some upgrades

The Waterfront Hotel has been around for many years, it has a great location, but like all hotels near a the ocean, the rooms require constant upgrades due to the ordor from the sea.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JOS MD
Business
Stamford, CT
May 22, 2013

Perfect Location in Oakland

Convenient to BART and the ferry to SF. Charming waterfront location. Easy walk to restaurants and next to Farmer's Market held on Sunday. Great value compared to expensive SF hotels.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Shuttle to BART Station

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