$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
27 out of 113
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cherylinornage
Business
Orange, CA
Dec 3, 2014

The Staff Makes This Place!!!

The staff here is friendly, helpful and just all around delightful. We had a very nice room, very clean and well appointed. We were there 5 days and had a wonderful stay. Just wish their internet would have been a bit more reliable. That being said, we will definitely return. Thank you .

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Besides the Lungomare café and restaurant, there is a great coffee shop/diner called Buttercup. We thoroughly enjoyed a very hearty breakfast there.

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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

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
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

2
5.01.0
Vera Hong
Business
NY
Jan 27, 2014

Room comfort

Everything seem okay. But both room's water pressure was not adequate.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rofuli
Business
Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 12, 2014

Unsafe area?!

Forced to use valet parking as people at check-in said, this was not a safe area! Really surprised me. Could not park the car elsewhere. Hotel was fine - rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Book a room with sea view if you like marinas. It's cool. Very poor was the gym and have you ever seen a dry sauna without a shower? Very unhygienic.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patti Traveling Mom
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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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