Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

7.88 reviews
Ranked #2 in Oakland hotels
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10 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This Oakland boutique hotel is near Jack London Square and USS Potomac. Additional attractions include Oakland Museum of California.

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Boutique Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Oakland property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Additional property amenities include a marina, a coffee shop/café, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke free property.

There are 143 guestrooms at Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, phones, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer voice mail and complimentary weekday newspapers. Televisions have pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, desks, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request refrigerators and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 20 per day
  • Pets: US$ 35 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Local from Berkeley, California

The staff at Waterfront are super helpful and friendly. Eagerly offering to tell you about the features of the hotel (wine and cheese happy hour in the lobby every night, complementary coffee all the time, free wifi, etc.) as well the low down on getting past the tourist places. The location can not be beat!

Generally the "city view" looks at the parking lot. It's only $10 or $15 more for the water view. Some water views can actually see SF. So, I recommend requesting water view.

They show movies on the green that used to be their parking lot in the summer. You are practically on top of the ferry that will take you into SF. Double paned windows block the sound of the train.

One great offering is the free shuttle that goes 4 miles into Oakland -- anywhere you want to go! What a service!

Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersArt & Design Lovers
San Francisco, California, USA

The Waterfront hotel is such a beautiful building, it was designed to resemble a ship with balconies looking out to the bay.
The hotel is located right in front of the water in the heart of the lovely Jack London Square in Oakland. The view from the hotel is incredible. If you stay here you will enjoy beautiful sunsets, the marine breeze, the many birds that live in the area and more.
The whole building is beautiful and has a charming nautical décor, I specially loved the fireplace in the lobby. The hotel is surrounded by sailing shops and kayak rentals, as well as a movie theatre, restaurants and a Ben &Jerry's just steps away. Anything you need you can find it within walking distance.
If you'd like to visit San Francisco things couldn't be easier, just get on the ferry that comes steps away form the hotel and within 20 minutes you will be across the bay.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The Waterfront Hotel is a typical Joie de Vive hotel-a great location (this time by the water), funky brightly colored interior, and a friendly hip staff. Right in Jack London Square, there are a ton of places to eat, drink, and shop. There's a monthly craft fair just outside the hotel door and downtown Oakland is a short walk away. A restaurant, Langomare, is attached to the restaurant.
The hotel lobby has a fireplace and business center and there's a fitness center and pool in the hotel too. The pool overlooks the waterfront. The rooms are nautically themed and the hallways have a funky aqua and stripes aesthetic. Some rooms overlook the water so if that's important to you, definitely ask. It's a great place to really feel like you're on vacation and despite being just a short walk to downtown Oakland it feels like you could be far far away.

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An older hotel located in Jack London, it has its charm. The decor is nautical themed, color patterns are orange browd wood, complemented with a shade of blue (ocean). Amenities aren't all that great and it does get noisy with the train tracks being close by, but it does have a great view of the harbor and sunset.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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This hotel was just OK. After not being able to get a room at the Marriott, Courtyard, or Parc55 in San Francisco, I stayed here.
The trains seem to go by every 15 minutes or so and you can hear the gates go down, the alerts go off and sometimes a train horn blowing. Made for a very difficult night of sleep.

San Francisco, California, USA
Stockton, California
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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Marina on site
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free area shuttle
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 13
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free reception
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 143
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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