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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time onboard the barkissimo! We actually got engaged on the top deck during our stay so a very memorable trip for us. Vaughan was great, very friendly and helpful as were the rest of the staff. Breakfast was amazing, it was three courses! Comfortable stay and great place, jack London square has lots of restaurants. We...

1Thank Faye G
Barkissimo, Owner at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

dear Faye, Thank you so much for your kind words. we are thrilled that your fiancee' chose our yacht to propose to you. We are grateful to have shared in your special moment in our small role. I hope your stay aboard Barkissimo will be a part of your engagement story whenever you share it with your friends. Sincerely, Scott...

Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a long review for those who want details. But in a nutshell: What a FUN experience! We loved the whole idea of a floating B&B and were prepared to love it. Our expectations were FAR exceeded. The details: We arrived and called the number given and were met within 5 minutes by Vaughn who carried our bags and...

2Thank CaliforniaLuRN
Barkissimo, Owner at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your thorough and extremely complimentary review. We strive to pamper our guests and I am glad we once again succeeded on your stay. We hope you will return soon. Sincerely, Scott Locker Owner

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were the first guests at the new location in Oakland. We were received with a very warm welcome. The boat looks fantastic. There are nice lounge areas with a view on the water. Breakfast was delicious. Bed was very comfy. The ferry located close by will bring you in 15 minutes to Fisherman's wharf. Would definitely stay here again...

2Thank Jasper d
Barkissimo, Owner at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

thank you, It was a pleasure to have you aboard as our Oakland christening guests. Please tell your friends! Best, Scott Locker Barkissimo

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Want a different type of stay in the San Francisco area? This is an actual bed and breakfast on a boat. This boat is located in the Emeryville marina. My wife and I have stayed here 2 times now. Have loved the trip both times. It is a large boat. 3 guest rooms, large top deck to hang out on...

Thank Steve W
los angeles
Reviewed 17 May 2016

i have stayed in Emeryville a dozen times over 20 years -- and i could not pick out one hotel from the other. This was a short stay to attend a wedding -- but the two days felt like a longer vacation. Just walking down the marina pier gives you the illusion of a journey -- and the views from...

1Thank lulabelle53
Barkissimo, Manager at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the detailed wonderful feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and have informed our future travellers on what to expect on a floating bnb! It was such a great pleasure having you aboard here at Barkissimo. Again, thanks!

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We booked this spot just to be different and check out what it is all about! The marina is far larger than one could have ever imagined! Perfect for a delightful evening. We had no idea what to expect at all.. it is a bit of a trek from the parking area to the boat. A good 10-15 walk if...

1Thank KokoPowder
Barkissimo, Manager at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your stay but saddened it did not end well. Indeed, it was a shame that we did not learn about your interest soon, as we prepare food fresh and try to ensure that guests have great experiences with their breakfasts. In order to serve this way,...

sacramento, ca
Reviewed 3 April 2016

My husband and I popped into the Bay Area to watch a Warriors game and chose to stay at Barkissimo; what a wise choice it turned out to be! I'm not exaggerating when I say that this may be my favorite lodging ever. The unique setting, the comfort, the level of hospitality - it all combines to a full five-star...

Thank cyndo68
Vancouver, WA
Reviewed 24 March 2016

When I recently planned a trip to the Bay Area to visit my son for his birthday, I thought I would stay in something different from a regular hotel like I usually do. So I googled 'unique bay area hotels', and I stumbled across The Barkissimo. This is a converted fishing boat turned into a bed and breakfast that is...

1Thank TravellinDad909799
Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

Ahoy, mates! Thank you for your great review. And yes we hope you can try breakfast next time you stay. It is indeed the other half of the B and B (Boat and Breakfast). We are happy for your great review and the information that you impart to other travelers. Keep on with your adventure! Cheers!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I know how rare it is to find true hospitality-minded hoteliers/ B&B operators, those gifted managers who think and breathe Guest Comfort at every level, from the proper way to serve tea down to the brand of chocolates on your pillow. Max Macasieb, the "GM" of the Barkissimo, is one of these exceptional individuals, and clearly the heart and soul...

1Thank MARY R
Barkissimo, General Manager at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

Ahoy, there! Thank you so much for staying with us. Likewise, it was such a pleasure hosting you in of our rainy season. Your detailed feedback is highly appreciated and very helpful to us and for future guests. We hope to keep up the great services we offer. Yours and other guests continued support do keep us on track. I...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

If you want a special place to stay, near San Fransisco you should go here, your in the bay with great views, the breakfast is well taking care off and just wonderful, the staff is friendly and wiling to help with everything, a new experience of a Bed and Breakfast. The room where we stayed in was great, not big...

Thank AstridErica
Barkissimo, Manager at Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, both. Have a wonderful and safe travel. We hope to see you when you get back and try our bigger rooms and enjoy the visit of the city of San Francisco. It was such a pleasure meeting you both!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barkissimo is the San Francisco area's most interesting B&B, located on a classic motor yacht which boasts fine amenities, fantastic food, gorgeous accommodations, and spectacular views. We are located on the eastern side of Oakland's Jack London square, the heart of the hippest city in the country. There are many restaurants within walking distance. Your comfort and privacy are our goals here on Barkissimo, so please join us for a truly enchanting stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel

Address: 600 Solano street, Waterfront district, Oakland, CA 94585
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $275 - $1,584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barkissimo Classic Yacht Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Navigator's Cabin-smallest of the 3. It's under the stairway and the kitchen-hear all the foot steps”
  • The bed touches 3 walls. The only walking area is part of one side of the bed..
  • Navigators Cabin-couch/closet-this is the whole floor space
  • Navigators Cabin
  • Toilet sink and shower all in one room. Worked great.
 of 5 bubbles CaliforniaLuRN, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Captain's Quarters for solo travelers or old marrieds, the Owner's Stateroom for special occasions and splurges”
  • Jacuzzi tub in Captain's Quarters- notice tilework in back
  • Captain's Quarters with library and LED candles
  • Owner's Stateroom with fur pillows & throw
  • View from the walkway across from the Marina
  • Wall-mounted remote-control fireplaces
  • Built-in sofa/daybed in Owner's Stateroom
  • Artisan tile in shower in Owner's Stateroom- with bench
 of 5 bubbles maryrC365UR, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I think any cabin would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles debiCanberra, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Quiet, comfortable and very different”
  • Our accomodations
 of 5 bubbles mjb19532014, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Select the Owners Stateroom for extra space and a private bath and shower”
 of 5 bubbles derekd307, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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