Celebrating the spirit of Jack London Square, Waterfront Hotel blends festive, nautical décor with the unique atmosphere of the Oakland waterfront. Experience Oakland, Brooklyn by the Bay.
Valet and TrainPros: Balcony, view, color, staff, proximity to office.Cons: told it'd be $20 for valet, but valet told me $25. I was charged $20. train sucked.
Outdated and tiny bathroom, no self parkingPros: The only thing we liked is its location, right next to Jack London Square. Cons: The bathroom is tiny and outdated. no tub for my children. Advertised "city view" was actually view of the back alley/parking lot. $25 valet parking was mandatory, no self parking. not going to recommend or stay there again.
Cons: The room was incredibly dirty and the beds uncomfortable. To be specific there was an unflushed toilet with something not so pleasant upon our arrival into our room. Completely unacceptable. The television did not work either. I will NEVER stay at this hotel again.
Convenient Location, Beautiful ViewsPros: It's been years since I've stayed at Jack London Square. It's definitely gone up a step. Waterfront Hotel is an easy access location - both for driving and the train. Great restaurants both right in the Square and a short stroll away. The rooms are clean and comfortable and it was surprisingly quiet even with all the events during our stay.Cons: The ONLY drawback was the hallway maze to our room. If we just followed the numbers we eventually got there...but no two paths were the same. Our coffee maker was broken but they delivered hot coffee to us immediately on request. The TV was also out but the cable was replaced while we were out for dinner. Perfect service.
Waterfront HotelPros: Clean rooms, close to downtown Oakland, waterfront views. Cons: Thin walls and ceiling, could hear everything our upstairs neighbors were saying and doing, including peeing into the toilet! We were placed in a weird room right off the lobby and could hear people arriving and checking in. Was not worth the money we paid.
Pros: The location is nice, good restaurants within walking distance in the area. The staff was pleasant and helpful and the wine & cheese hour was a nice touch. Everything was great with the exception of the thin walls, which unfortunately makes it a deal breaker for me.