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Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Reviewed yesterday

The room location was perfect. We were very happy with our accommodations. As I mentioned earlier, the carpet needs to be stretched or replaced as there are many wrinkles which detracts from of the overall experience.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place. Comfortable, clean, and friendly staff. Close to entertainment free and otherwise. Close to downtown to walk to everything such as entertainment, lots of restaurants, ice cream parlors, and the ferry to San Francisco. Nice scenic area and great architecture in this downtown area....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was encouraging to see a rainbow flag flying over the Waterfront Hotel where I came with my partner to celebrate our five year anniversary. We are Oakland locals, but we wanted a relaxing staycation this year and the Bay view room we chose was...More

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded yesterday

Dear OaklandTeddy, We celebrate diversity at The Waterfront Hotel and are so happy you felt welcomed. We try to create a joyful experience for our guests and team members along the way. Well you'll have to come back and bring your swimsuits this time. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the room was great,the view amazing. the room service quick and the food great. the bed and pillows were very comfortable.the staff were all like family and really made you feel welcome.we will continue to come back year after year.More

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Dear A TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Waterfront Hotel. We our overjoyed that you enjoyed your time with us and that our team took great care of you! I hope this means we'll be seeing you again soon. All...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the property is dated- however it has great potential. The surrounding area was not enjoyable at all with the lack of stores, shops, museums and restaurants. Again it has potential, especially being located on the bay.

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Response from Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear parentnancy, Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We began making updates to our property last year and are continuing that work this year. We invite you to come back and stay with us in the future. All the best, Chris

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Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
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Dry Cleaning
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Heated pool
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US$186 - US$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$186 - US$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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toobastar
26 October 2017|
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Response from Alvin R | Reviewed this property |
No. Not walking distance close
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917cecilyl
28 August 2017|
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Response from Nathan B | Reviewed this property |
Smoking is not allowed on the balconies, you must be physically away from the hotel outside to smoke.
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MGafill
31 May 2017|
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Response from SavBlancLAK | Reviewed this property |
I'm a bit surprised- the management was very responsive. It's a lovely property- I'd give them another chance.
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"Waterside rooms have lovely views. Are quiet and well-appointed."
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"Rooms facing the bay are quieter. Rooms facing the city have exposure to the Caltrain which runs fairly..."
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"Is very near the train track and Amtrak can be heard."
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"ADA room was very well set up."
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