$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 12, 2015 Check-out: Jun 15, 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
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.

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 123
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yazeed s.
Business
N/A
Mar 20, 2015

great

Catered to every need I asked for and water view is nice also.

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

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.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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.

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mrs. Garcia
Business
CA
May 14, 2014

Mother's Day weekend

The location is beautiful! Staff was helpful and respectful. Their restaurant could use a little cleaning (dusty, spiderwebs by the tables). Overall a nice experience, but felt was a little bit expensive for this type of hotel, I don't think it is a 4 star, maybe 3.

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

Business

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Review of Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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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