Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5
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4.2 / 5Very Good
1,905 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Oakland Museum of California
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    RingCentral Coliseum
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.)
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Oracle Arena
    15 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Oakland, Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is near a metro station. Berkeley Marina and Ferry Building are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley and Aquarium of the Bay. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at RingCentral Coliseum, or consider The Regency Ballroom for a night out. Our guests love the hotel's location for the nightlife.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Oakland Museum of California - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      University of California, Berkeley - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      RingCentral Coliseum - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Greek Theater - 13 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Oracle Arena - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Oakland-Jack London Square Station - 10 min walk
    • 12th St - Oakland City Center Station - 16 min walk
    • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 13 min drive


    • Serves breakfast.

    About this property

    Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

    3.5-star Oakland hotel in Jack London District, walk to Jack London Square
    A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, a free area shuttle, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a sauna are onsite. All 143 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include iPod docks, room service, and coffee makers.
    Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel offers 143 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
    This Oakland hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.
    In addition to an outdoor pool, Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel provides a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception on select days. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.
    This 3.5-star property offers access to a business center. This business-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services. A complimentary area shuttle within 4 mi is available for guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.
    Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Valet parking: USD 32.00 per day
    • Free area shuttle up to 4 mi

    Food and drink

    • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10-20 per person
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 bar
    • Free reception
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • 24-hour fitness center
    • Outdoor pool
    • Sauna

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free area shuttle
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Refrigerator (on request)


    • Ballroom
    • Banquet hall
    • Elevator
    • Free newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference space


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Braille signage


    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Heating
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination


    • Cable channels
    • Flat-screen TV
    • iPod dock
    • Pay movies
    • Premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator (on request)


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Free newspapers
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Bicycle rentals
    • Kayaking
    • Marina

    Where to eat

    • Serves breakfast.

    Very Good

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    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Used to be better kept - in need of attention!

    A lovely hotel - Jack London Square is a great location. The hotel is showing its age & needs attention - eg. curtains don’t open without great difficulty due to track, screen door ripped & did not slide, gaps in doors to the rooms (you could actually see them as you walked down the hallway!). Service everywhere except the restaurant was superb. Restaurant was busy, food is very good, service was poor (pleasant but not great - wrong food brought to our table twice, exceedingly slow at every step of the meal). I’ve been here before & brought my family back this time. Disappointed by the overall condition of our 2 rooms.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

      The whole experience at this Hotel was Absolutely Amazing! The Hotel staff were so helpful and extremely friendly, the room was beautiful with a stunning view, the hotel is near everything and is just beautiful. It's the best hotel we've ever stayed at, I highly recommend it! I can't wait to go back!

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


      • Liked: Staff & service
      • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

      Hyatt Price but feels like a Motel 6

      This place was deceiving. We’ve stayed at other Joie de Vie properties and they were always immaculate, well decorated, and a top notch hotel. Unfortunately, that’s not The Waterfront Hotel. The service was great ... I’ll give them that. The staff were always very nice, helpful, and accommodating. However, for the price of the hotel, I would expect better and updated amenities and room decor. I paid the price of a 5-star hotel while I stayed in a place like a patched up Motel 6. Very disappointed. The hallways were dark and gloomy. Some of the fixtures in the bathroom was barely hanging on. The room wasn’t thoroughly cleaned. The location of the hotel is very convenient though. It is central in Jack London Square. If they can just update all their rooms, similar to other hotels of Joie de Vie, then this hotel would be great!

      Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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