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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The service from Lisa at the front desk was exceptional! Had a water view and a fireplace in my room which I thought was cool! Great location with a ton of fun spots to eat/drink and a good vibe, hotel does have some character but overall happy I stayed here

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reese, Thank you for a stellar 5 Star review! Our team's mission is to create memorable experiences for our guests. It looks like Lisa made an impression on you! We'd love for you to come back whenever you're in the area. All the best, Chris

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was hard to rate as room was lovely, staff was nice, but guests next door were very noisy in night and they weren't handled soon enough. Loud music was being played very late and sounded like party. I called desk once and know others below them complained. They said would call them or I could change rooms ( I...

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear JulieCandfamily2014, Thank you for your review of our hotel and for staying with us. I would like to apologize for your experience with us concerning noise. I have forwarded along to my team so that we may use this an opportunity to get better. I hope you'll come back to stay with us when your travels bring you back...

Concord
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a waterfront suite for one night and saw a show at Yoshi's. Everything was Wonderful. Very professional, excellent room and location. The room service menu could offer a little more, but all in all a great experience to build some great memories.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the time spent and the service provided by the staff. I felt welcome and cared for by everyone I encountered during my stay. No request was responded to as unreasonable. This hotel is conveniently located near lots of places to eat, shop, and play. If you not a walk along the waterfront type of person, you can go bowling...

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear IkesEx, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write your 5 Star review of our hotel. Our team certainly appreciates your kind words and it's confirmation of their hard work. Please come back and stay with again. We'd love to have you! All the best, Chris

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought the kids for a quick "stay-cation" at this landmark lodge. What a neat building, fantastic views, lovely in-room amenities, and just a hop-skip-and-a-jump to the one-and-only Everett & Jones BBQ. We enjoyed the nearby passing train whistle and didn't need the thoughtfully provided earplugs. Sumptuous bedding, fun nautical decor. Appreciated the superior service provided by Lisa at the front...

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear eastbayseniorcom2017, We loved having you here with us. Thanks for recognizing the heart felt work of Lisa and Daniel. Our entire team wants your stay to be memorable with us and there's nothing better than hearing positive comments from guests like you. I hope you'll come back and see us again. We can't wait to welcome you back. All...

Antioch, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hosted an event at the Waterfront this weekend and booked 5 sleeping rooms. Here's my experience: EVENT - Michelle, the Event Manager was awesome! She was patient with me and was always available to answer my many questions. It was a private birthday celebration that was held in the Spinnaker Rooms. I got so many positive compliments regarding the...

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear ebwhyte, This is the kind of review we love to read! Thanks for staying at the Waterfront and your wonderful comments about Michelle and our team. Our goal is to provide you a relaxing fun experience. I have shared your feedback with my team and we'll look into the items you pointed out for improvement. Please come back and...

Minneapolis
Reviewed 1 week ago

the waterfront is my home away from home. I have to travel to the east bay often for business, and there is no other place I will stay. Comfortable, great staff, fabulous location, valet, and safe. I especially love the rooms with balcony's and I love the sound of the bay at night! Thanks Waterfront staff, you always make me...

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear EpicuriousHeidi, Your 5 Star review of the Waterfront just made our day! Our team is passionate about creating and delivering memorable experiences. We would love to have you back when your travels bring you back to the area. Thanks for staying with us. All the best, Chris

Sacramento
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurants, Yoshi's, and the US Potomac are all within walking distance. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. I recommend looking for discounts as the regular price is a bit high, but you won't regret your stay here.

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sactokaren, Thanks for the great review of our property. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your recommendation of our hotel. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Chris

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay here when I have conferences to attend in Oakland. Walking distance to all the restaurants in the Jack London Square area. Clean rooms, and you can open the windows for fresh air on the harbor side.

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trametes, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. it's really good to know our team was able to deliver the experience you deserved. Please come back and stay with us again soon. We value your loyalty to our hotel. All the best, Chris

Placerville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice, easy overnight getaway. The front desk was very accomodating in getting us a room prior to actual check in check in. The room was clean,quiet and comfortable. The farmers market on Sunday was wonderful. Our only issue was finding breakfast on a Monday morning. The cafe associated with the hotel had a very limited menu, a...

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Waterfront H, General Manager at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear 108deenap, Thank you for staying with us and for your review of our property. I will certainly pass these along to our team. I have also passed along your comments about our restaurant to our Chef. i know the restaurant's goal is to provide every guest with a high quality breakfast and outstanding service. We hope to see you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Celebrating the spirit of Jack London Square, the Waterfront Hotel blends the unique atmosphere of the Oakland waterfront with a vibrant, nautical decor. Comfortable, modern, and stylish, our 145 rooms and suites are ideally located for exploring, and many of them offer balconies, fireplaces, and views of the San Francisco Bay. Amenities include complimentary weekday shuttle service to downtown Oakland, weekday wine and cheese social, and valet parking. Don't forget to take a dip (or dive!) into our outdoor heated pool! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $253 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oakland
#3 Family Hotel in Oakland
#3 Business Hotel in Oakland
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“Room 254 has a great view of boats, estuary and Alameda”
 of 5 bubbles eastbayseniorcom2017, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing away from the train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles sactokaren, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the harbor side for both the view and the quiet. A train passes the other side and is quite loud.”
 of 5 bubbles trametes, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Save yourself the money on a balcony room. It isn't worth it and really overlooks the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 108deenap, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for second floor and water view”
 of 5 bubbles expectquality1942, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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