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Z Hotel Jack London Square

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location is very good, Staff was very courteous, Property itself would benefit from some ‘freshening’.... easy walk to marina, train station, restaurants and bars

Hotel is in a great location. Close to entertainment venues (Yoshi's), restaurants, movie theater, SF ferry and some well known stores (Bed Bath and Beyond, Cost Plus, BevMo). Usually something fun happening at Jack London square on the weekends. The outside of the hotel is chic and modern but the rooms need updating (paint, carpet, tiling the bathroom...). Front desk staff was nice. My sink did not have hot water. Has a nice weight room and pool area.

This "hotel" is more of a motel - some rooms face an inner courtyard with a door leading directly to the outside and a window that people walk by and can look in. Thankfully, the courtyard is not accessible by the public. Rooms were clean but were missing some of the small touches you'd expect for paying so much (like a mini fridge or free water). The biggest issue I had with this hotel was the fitness center - it is in a room with one small fan, no AC and no water station. If you are going to work out in the heat, there should at least be a water cooler so that guests don't overheat. The machines are also very dated and the disinfecting wipes were all dry so you know the machines haven't been cleaned recently (maybe never).

The Hotel was ok, but my bathroom was not as clean as it should have been. I should not be looking at the floor trying to figure out if it dirts or mold in the corners or on the grout.. It shouldn't be either !! They have done some work since I last stayed there, but more is needed. I stay there more for the location to Jack London Square than I do for the overall quality of the hotel..

We chose this hotel because we were arriving on Amtrak and it was close to the station. The location was great - close to the train and the ferry to San Francisco. The room was comfortable and they had a very nice heated pool. Some coffee and danish in the morning would have made this a 5 but they did have a great diner next door for breakfast.

This is the third time I have stayed at this hotel and every time is a great experience. I go every year to Oakland for a music festival. Last year, I accidentally put in reservations for a hotel in Jack London that was a total bust. The staff at Z Hotel helped me get everything straightened and get me reservations there instead. I will always remember how they went above and beyond for me last year and suggest them to all my friends that come in for the music festival. It is so close to so many great restaurants and shops, the pool is amazing, the staff is so friendly and wonderful, and the hotel is so clean. I cannot recommend it enough! For the price you pay it is well worth it. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that they don't have mini fridges or microwaves in their rooms. Otherwise... it is the best!!!

Loved the staff. Very comfortable. convenient location. The restaurant next for I'd s it's it done as the Food is not so good.

Our stay was fine. They are in middle of reconstructing their lobby (finished Mid-November, they say) so I can't really fault them for that. The temporary check-in was in the parking garage. No frills, but it was fine. The hotel exterior was clean and charming- a modern pool area and cute furniture. The room was comfortable enough. Definitely an older hotel with a coat of paint-- that is chipping, in some areas. The bathroom fixtures are definitely due to be replaced. There was only one coffee pod, for the in-room coffee-- but a Starbucks across the street. You do hear the train when it goes by, but we left the window open so it's possible that the noise would be less if it were closed.

Rebecca and everyone very friendly and helpful. Only reason not all 5 is there was construction on the front of the hotel and office. Made parking tricky but that should be done soon. Beautiful pool and rooms very comfortable. thank you!

Stayed next to the gym room and they left tv on all day very loud from like 6 in the morning till late.

If you head toward Jack London Square and the great restaurants and shops along the water you are "safe" and it is fun. However, just one block away, particularly as the sun goes down, you will be mingling with drug dealers, prostitutes, etc. Its a shame.

Didnt know what to expect. When we checked in very impressed with location and staff.

Not as bad as it looks, but not exactly great, either. Clearly a refurbishment of a place that was once much more run-down. Cleaner and quieter than one might expect at first glance, but still: it's right next to a porno shop and two blocks from the train tracks, so don't get your hopes too high.

The hotel was nice & clean~ the bathroom vent thing was very loud, but overall comfortable. It was really nice having the restaurant right next door for breakfast!

This hotel was a great deal and nice for the price. It was within walking distance of the ferry and easy to access. The staff were very responsive and friendly and the room was nice.

The hotel was nice. We really enjoyed the pool area. I was surprised about the fee for the parking garage, it wasn't mentioned when i booked our stay.

Dive hotel? Is that a thing? Did not feel comfortable drinking water, or getting in the pool, for that matter.

The staff was so nice it hurts to write this. My wife nicknamed me Vinny from movie my cousin Vinny because of train whistles. On line info stated free parking, which was true unless you parked overnight duh, which cost $18. Of course, was told I could park on street overnight and came out to a $66 ticket. The hot water took about 2-3 minutes at least to turn from cold. Not enough and inconveniently located electric outlets. toilet paper was like sandpaper. Threw out wife's almost full bottle of water. Needless to say there were 16.9 oz of water in room for sale $2.75.

My sister and I stayed at this hotel while were checking a school out in San Francisco. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Everyone that worked that was friendly and helpful. We had to pay for parking, but as it was rather secure we didn't mind. The restaurant next to the hotel was absolutely amazing! Neither of us wanted to drive in downtown San Francisco and since this hotel is within walking distance of the ferry we didn't have to. Overall we had a wonderful experience here and would definitely stay here again.

This is a no frills hotel in downtown Oakland. Don't expect anything extra like a mini-bar or a remote control that works, but do expect a bed and a bathroom. There is a really yummy vegan restaurant nearby, though.

233 Broadway Oakland CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Oakland Museum of California
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of Jack London Square, Z Hotel Jack London Square is within a mile (2 km) of Oakland Museum of California. This 100-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. African American Museum and Fox Theater are also nearby.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Buttercup, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with full breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 100 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of Z Hotel Jack London Square have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for USD 25 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard Area

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

1 King Mobility Access with Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

1 Queen Mobility Access Roll-in Shower

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Z Hotel Jack London Square

Everyone (12) Couples (39) Business (33) Family (35) Other (12) Friends (10)
3

convenient to amtrak and jack london square

Everyone

Location is very good, Staff was very courteous, Property itself would benefit from some ‘freshening’.... easy walk to marina, train station, restaurants and bars

By , from Santa Fe, NM on Nov 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 11, 2017

Hi Bob, Thank you for your feedback.I am glad that you found our staff very courteous. We are working on updating our guestrooms and courtyard area. We hope to improve our service and amenities for our guests. Thank you again for your comments. We hope to welcome you again soon.

3

good location

Everyone

Hotel is in a great location. Close to entertainment venues (Yoshi's), restaurants, movie theater, SF ferry and some well known stores (Bed Bath and Beyond, Cost Plus, BevMo). Usually something fun happening at Jack London square on the weekends. The outside of the hotel is chic and modern but the rooms need updating (paint, carpet, tiling the bathroom...). Front desk staff was nice. My sink did not have hot water. Has a nice weight room and pool area.

By , from Southern California on Oct 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2017

Hi Gina, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you were able enjoy the entertainment venues near our hotel. We are working on improving our service and amenities including updating our guestrooms. Thank you again for your comments. we hope to welcome you again soon.

2

disappointing

Everyone

This "hotel" is more of a motel - some rooms face an inner courtyard with a door leading directly to the outside and a window that people walk by and can look in. Thankfully, the courtyard is not accessible by the public. Rooms were clean but were missing some of the small touches you'd expect for paying so much (like a mini fridge or free water). The biggest issue I had with this hotel was the fitness center - it is in a room with one small fan, no AC and no water station. If you are going to work out in the heat, there should at least be a water cooler so that guests don't overheat. The machines are also very dated and the disinfecting wipes were all dry so you know the machines haven't been cleaned recently (maybe never).

By , from Portland, ME on Oct 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We will use your comments as a guideline to improve our service and amenities. Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back at Z Hotel Jack London Square in the near future.

3

the location is great for jack london square..

Couples

The Hotel was ok, but my bathroom was not as clean as it should have been. I should not be looking at the floor trying to figure out if it dirts or mold in the corners or on the grout.. It shouldn't be either !! They have done some work since I last stayed there, but more is needed. I stay there more for the location to Jack London Square than I do for the overall quality of the hotel..

By on Sep 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are working on upgrading our bathroom and other amenities. Actually, we have some rooms that already completed upgrading the bathroom. Please request for the upgraded bathroom when you stay with us again in the future.

4

nice hotel for train travel

Everyone

We chose this hotel because we were arriving on Amtrak and it was close to the station. The location was great - close to the train and the ferry to San Francisco. The room was comfortable and they had a very nice heated pool. Some coffee and danish in the morning would have made this a 5 but they did have a great diner next door for breakfast.

By , from Harrisburg PA on Jul 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2017

We appreciate your comments. I am glad that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again soon.

5

best hotel at the best price in jack london square

Everyone

This is the third time I have stayed at this hotel and every time is a great experience. I go every year to Oakland for a music festival. Last year, I accidentally put in reservations for a hotel in Jack London that was a total bust. The staff at Z Hotel helped me get everything straightened and get me reservations there instead. I will always remember how they went above and beyond for me last year and suggest them to all my friends that come in for the music festival. It is so close to so many great restaurants and shops, the pool is amazing, the staff is so friendly and wonderful, and the hotel is so clean. I cannot recommend it enough! For the price you pay it is well worth it. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that they don't have mini fridges or microwaves in their rooms. Otherwise... it is the best!!!

By , from Pittsburgh, PA on Jul 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

This is the feedback that we love to read. We appreciate your comments. We hope to welcome you back again when you are in Oakland next time.

4
Everyone

Loved the staff. Very comfortable. convenient location. The restaurant next for I'd s it's it done as the Food is not so good.

By on May 25, 2017

3

good location.

Everyone

Our stay was fine. They are in middle of reconstructing their lobby (finished Mid-November, they say) so I can't really fault them for that. The temporary check-in was in the parking garage. No frills, but it was fine. The hotel exterior was clean and charming- a modern pool area and cute furniture. The room was comfortable enough. Definitely an older hotel with a coat of paint-- that is chipping, in some areas. The bathroom fixtures are definitely due to be replaced. There was only one coffee pod, for the in-room coffee-- but a Starbucks across the street. You do hear the train when it goes by, but we left the window open so it's possible that the noise would be less if it were closed.

By , from Los Angeles on Nov 1, 2016

5

very nice

Everyone

Rebecca and everyone very friendly and helpful. Only reason not all 5 is there was construction on the front of the hotel and office. Made parking tricky but that should be done soon. Beautiful pool and rooms very comfortable. thank you!

By on Sep 26, 2016

4
Everyone

Stayed next to the gym room and they left tv on all day very loud from like 6 in the morning till late.

By on Jul 29, 2016