"Good value for the price"
If you are frustrated with $200 to $300 per night hotels in San Francisco, this is a good alternative. It is often priced at less then $150/night. Located in Jack London Square [JLS], you have access to decent restaurants, the Ferry service to San Francisco and easy access to the freeway. It is also close to Oakland Chinatown if you want some inexpensive […] yet authentic Asian food. The rooms are comfortable and clean for the price. My only criticism is the $25/night for valet parking. But you can use the public garage in JLS as an alternative [although I did not check the price for comparison purposes]. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Waterfront Hotel is an excellent place to stay when visiting Oakland, CA. I was located in the heart of Jack London Square in a fully furnished suite with a wrap-a-round balcony and perfect views of the harbor, small boats, San Francisco Ferry,, and the early morning walkers. The lobby is a charming sanctuary with a continuous burning fireplace. All […] members of the hotel staff wee extremely friendly and helpful. The Lungamare Cafe provided excellent food each morning. When visiting Oakland, I will always stay at the Waterfront Hotel and reccmmend to other family and friends. . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room and staff were great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Jack London Square is now filled with great restaurants - we tried the room service from Lungomare once, and it was very good! Good free wifi in rooms, views of marina are amazing and worth the extra money, but the $25/night car parking fee is steep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Tissue paper thin walls and very noisy. Expensive valet only parking. Relocated to a hotel just down the road and was much happier. Not a very nice place for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice vibrant area"
The hotel was nicely set up, the staff was great, and the room was comfortable. The view of the dock was also a plus. There were many restaurants within walking distance and downtown Oakland was only about 10 minutes walking. I took the Amtrak to Jack London Square which was only about a 5 minute walk to the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice room, very big. Location was good next to lots of shops and food. Only thing was no hot tub which I usually really care about, but we went to see Pearl Jam so it didn't matter.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel highly recommend it!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice nautical theme"
Hotel is nice and the staff is excellent. Great water front location. Had a negative experience with valet parking, rental vehicle was damaged while parked overnight. Didn't notice damage until after departed hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location for an Oakland visit"
Waterfront Hotel is ideally situated for walking and taking public transportation to restaurants, bars, and sights in Oakland. The Ferry to San Francisco is easy to get to from the hotel. The bayside room we had has a beautiful view over the pool and boats docked at the marina. Staff was friendly and helpful. We scheduled a family event in the attached […] Lungomare restaurant which went very well thanks to excellent food and service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place that was a trip down memory lane for me"
hotel has improved with age, great way to visit SF by using the ferry, will come backGenuine Expedia guest review
"a great get away with someone you love"
the staff was courteous. The room was very clean and comfortable. My wife and I really enjoy ourselves and we will definitely be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great room, great hotel, and a great experience!"
Incredible view of the bay, along with exemplary service and walking distance to top-notch dining. Excellent!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
JoJo at the front desk gave me the best service I have received anywhere in at least a decade. In this day and age he stood out as one who really wanted to help people!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best in the area, but priced accordingly"
It was nice, close to ferry across bay and Jack London Square is a nice place to stay. But had to pay for valet parking and they were so busy when we were checking out that we had to valet our own car. I wish we'd had time to request a refund of that night's cost of valet parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Paper thin walls"
This is not the place if you expect any sleep. Paper thin walls, you can hear people in the hallway talking, ice machine, voices carry up from the lobby and from outside, especially the active train tracks on the east side of the hotel...which should be disclosed on the site or in the hotel description. Room was otherwise ok but small and bathroom outdated. […] Overall, not a good value. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Nautical Experience"
Loved this hotel! Was so impressed by the room and the location for what we paid for it. The restaurant connected to the hotel has an amazing brunch, and its location to other shops and restaurants was very convenient. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Oakland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was large, bed was comfortable. The area is somewhat remote. They charge for parking. Overall room was very comfortable. They have wine & cheese from 5-6 pm daily.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were on a family trip and had some bumps that the staff happily helped us through. The hotel is okay, nice to be on the water and I was happy to see a sauna in the gym. But what was best was the helpfulness if the staff. Kudos!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best hotel of our stay"
We stayed at 2 hotels in Oakland area. This was the better one. It had all the amenities we were looking for plus a beautiful view. Staff was great. The room was spacious. Beds were just right. Ample space in the bath. The room was quiet and everything worked.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great location in Oakland"
if i had to do it all over again i would not hesitate , this was a very nice hotel and very close toa lot of nice places in OaklandGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I enjoyed our stay and really appreciated the unexpected room upgrade.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Boutique Hotel"
This is a nice boutique hotel within walking distance of all the nice bars and restaurants in Jack London Square. They also have a wine and cheese social hour.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Above Average Hotel with very friendly staff"
The rooms were clean, the view from the rooms was great, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The downstairs was nice as well, but the second and third floors were dated - 70s era wallpaper and carpet. Also, the mandatory $25 valet parking was a surprise. Train whistle blows every hour throughout the night as well.Genuine Expedia guest review
My stay was quite good, but for the person that checked me in. She was not as friendly as I am used to. I felt like she was doing me a favor by letting me stay at your Hotel. There are quite a number of hotel in the Bay Area that I ca stay, a large number of them costing much less than The Waterfront, but I chose your Hotel. I would have hope to get […] the "WOW" factor from the service, but I did not. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was the perfect close getaway from SF to Oakland. Waterfront view, great service, clean pool, easy parking service, food by the pool was great and overall cost was good, could always better. Everything was great and staff were really helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Reasonablly priced, great location, friendly staff"
Great location , good resturant attached to hotel, friendly staff, The location and being close to resturants, transportation and ferry are the best traits of this hotel . Downside is the vallet parking 25.00 a day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"walking distance to BART"
Very comfortable, walking distance to resteraunts, nice neighborhoodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were thrilled with our room. Our first visit to Jack London Square....So peaceful watching the sail boats, and crew teams rowing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Really impressed - best hotel in Oakland!"
We had a water front room and the view was AMAZING!Genuine Expedia guest review
I reserved over a month in advance for my husband's and my wedding night. I reserved a waterfront room, and also called a week or so in advance to let them know we were newlyweds, and the gentleman I spoke to said they'd put a few special things in our room. We arrived to check in and they didn't have a waterfront room available, and despite their being […] a note on our reservation they hadn't put anything in our room. However, to make up for those things they didn't charge us the exorbitant valet parking fee, and they gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. However, it was still a little disappointing. The bed was relatively comfortable, the internet worked, the shower was fine (no bathtub), they give you nicer-than-usual toiletries. Unfortunately, the room we were in seemed to be under some kind of service area, and it was incredibly noisy. There were footsteps and thudding and clattering quite literally all night, which make it very difficult to sleep (not fun, since we were both completely exhausted). Soundproofing seems to be pretty nonexistent. We ordered breakfast the following morning and it was brought up quickly and everything was pretty tasty. In sum, not great, not terrible. However, definitely not as good as I would have expected for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wine and cheese in the lobby was a nice touch! Everyone was very helpful. Excellent location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent hotel. Clean and very comfortable bedsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and safe hotel"
Overall our experience at the Waterfront Hotel is good. The room was clean and it had all the amenities we needed. The front desk representative, Imee was incredibly helpful and kind. I needed to print out some documents for my trip home and she was able to assist me without any kind of hesitation, now that's customer service! I would recommend this […] hotel to my family and friends solely on the friendliness of the staff members. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and location, wrecked by train noise"
The hotel staff were wonderful, (except fro valet to collect car in the morning) Has plenty of access to many wonderful restaurants - and the location overlooking the Oakland estuary is wonderful However, if you have seen the movie My Cousin Vinny, there are those pesky trains that come through in the early hours of the morning. Everything else is […] good, but I wouldn't recommend it to any one who wants a full night's sleep Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"on the waterfront"
For a first visit to the city of Oakland it was the perfect landing spot! The waterfront location was wonderful and the customer service at the hotel was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Hotel and Staff"
I've stayed in the Waterfront Hotel perhaps eight or nine times-- usually for five or six days at a time. My recent visit was excellent, as it has always been. This entire team-- from management to front desk to valet and bell staff to housekeeping-- is outstanding. Rooms are beautiful, bathrooms are spacious and bright with large vanities. I have no […] complaints whatsoever. One other thing: This property is located in Jack London Square, and you are only 100 yards from the San Francisco Bay Ferry dock that will take you on a 20-minute trip to the Ferry Building or Pier 41/39 in San Francisco or to AT&T Park if the San Francisco Giants are playing. These boats depart and arrive all day. Go online and get a Ferry schedule. Finally, if you like Jazz, this hotel is a one-block walk from Yoshi's Oakland, a premier world-class jazz venue with entertainment seven nights a week. It is no longer exclusively jazz, but you can still find it frequently. Interestingly (or not), the Waterfront's proximity to Yoshi's is the original reason we began saying at this hotel. Yoshi's enabled us to find a jewel in the Waterfront Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly staff, lively area great view."
Very enjoyable stay. We travelled with our 2 dogs and were furnished food and water bowls and dog beds. The balcony is fun for boat watchingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Search For Greener Pastures"
The rooms need a refrigerator, even a small one. All major chains are now putting a refrigerator in the rooms. The location, while somewhat picturesque, is in a bad location, with poor accessibility to anywhere interesting. There are no super markets, quality restaurants, or even shopping available. After exploring the area, I would suggest a move to […] Walnut Creek and forget the waterfront motif. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"This was a perfect location in Oakland & comfy!"
Perfect hotel in great location in Oakland; staff were quite cordial and helpful in all areas. Would stay again for sure!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for a quick stay in Oakland."
The hotel was very nice. I liked the location, right on the waterfront and near several good places to eat or drink. I prefer the location to center city Oakland because it's still a decent place to walk around at night. Center city can be a bit sketchy. Still, this hotel is just about a ten minutes walk from the city center, or the free B bus that […] takes you there. I would stay here again if I had business in Oakland. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Valet means pay $25 and stand in line to wait for one guy to park your car on the street overnight in a no parking zone. Then be assured it would be moved but finding it still there in the morning. AC unit constantly made dripping sounds in overhead pipe. Smoke detector flashing green light in line of sight when lying on thé bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful location and very friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a great deal from hotels.com and a wonderful room on the docks. Beautiful sunset and an amazing bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everything was perfect for our wedding night."
Beautiful room and patio with water view Really high quality sheets on bed Friendly and thoughtful desk staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love the Waterfront Hotel"
My husband and I stayed here one year ago with our wedding party when we were married in Oakland. We came back this year in part because we had such a great stay last year. The Waterfront continued to be fun, classy, and quirky with professional staff providing excellent service. My only complaint is that I wish the mattresses were higher quality. Otherwise, […] everything was excellent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I did not know much about the area but it was nice and in a good location. very safe. nice viewGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best lodging anywhere near Jack London Square"
Great staff and convenient staggering distance to great bars and restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"enjoyed my stay a lot"
i loved it first thing when i checked in the lady at the front desk was wonderful. made me feel really comfortable. my room was great it was perfect.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, hotel needs double glazed windows."
I don't know why I always expect hotels to have double glazed soundproof windows, but I do, and they are something this hotel desperately needs. It is right on Jack London Square, and on our first night we were treated to the very loud sounds of a very noisy Salsa Dance Night (complete with MC yelling and DJ pounding out tunes) out on the square - right […] up until almost midnight! Soundproof windows would have gone a long way to improving our evening, Also, we were somewhat unpleasantly surprised by the $25 per night parking rate added to our room rate (with no other parking options nearby), The wine and cheese service in the evening was nice, but doing it for only one hour seemed a little cheap and confining. Also, even a continental breakfast beyond simple complimentary coffee would have been appreciated in the morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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