The pros-the night staff was courteous, except (Andre) who was less equipped to manage his position. The site manager was also accommodating to the situation at hand. The lacking or delay in systems, that caused me to be turned away from checking in at a acceptable hour. As well as the custodial employees that should at the mimimum be able to respect the do not disturb sigh clearly posted outside our room.
This place was disgusting. The staff not friendly or helpful. I would recommend it to anyone regardless of circumstances.
My room stunk of stale cigarettes. I tried changing rooms and the next room smelled worse. Avoid this dump like the plague.
Michelle (i think that was her name) upgraded us so we could get an early check in; our reserved room wasn't ready. Other than Michelle, the other staff was apathetic and not particularly helpful. E.g we went to the front desk to request the shuttle for 15 mins later. The shuttle driver was there and said, "I was about to take lunch, but I guess I'll take you. It has to be in 15 mins." We came back 15 mins later and waited another 15 mins before he took us. There was another valet/shuttle driver so not sure what that was about. It was Sunday afternoon, not busy. We were also charged $10.85 for a beer and a smart water from the mini bar even though we never opened the mini bar. They did reverse the charge after I saw it on my credit card statement and called but seemed sketchy. Overall, it was disappointing. I'll stay the Renaissance in walnut creek over this place.
Pool and spa area are beautiful. Rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Great location, close to freeway and BART. 20 dollar per night parking fee. Our room had a view of the kitchen roof.
Luxurious. Friendly. Paid almost $700.00/2 nights. I only used it to sleep so it was not worth it to me. The parking fee seems too much when hotel fee is already high. The toilet paper is rough. They checked me out for a different persons room and when I called it took them a while to find the mistake.
Courteous staff. Ice machines. Dining area. Would have liked a small refrigerator in room. Would have liked free snack, fruit and yogurt with coffee in the morning. Would have liked block out curtains between the exercise area and the bar/entry area. Would have liked exercise bikes facing out, so that athlete doesn't have to face wall, having people watch her backside bounce on the treadmill.
What did you like? You were one of the only hotels with an indoor pool in the area. We booked two rooms next to each other for our family and a group of teen-age friends. With the door open the rooms felt like one contiguous room; it was easy to go back and forth. The outside patio was very nice and no one else was using it. The front desk staff were very nice. We liked the lobby; it had several areas, including a fireplace that felt homey. The housekeepers were very courteous. What didn't you like? No negatives.
Staff very friendly Nice bar Very clean No fridge in standard room No usb outlets Very hard, lumpy uncomfortable bed No separate recycling bins in room
Clean with friendly staff easy walking distance for myself which is hard being disabled. So close to the freeway our view was of traffic all day n night
Very clean Super comfy bed Great staff Very close to fwy Very modern Room was a bit small
The room was very spacious. Liked the full kitchen, it's very helpful when traveling with children. Very quiet and relaxing at night, complimentary breakfast was great, convenient location with shops, theaters and restaurants within walking distance. The room was spot clean, overall a great experience. The shampoo and conditioner didn't work for me and it would have been nice to see a little more color in the room(my personal preference).
The rooms were clean, the bed and pillows were very comfortable, and an extra blanket provided. Everything I used in the kitchen and living areas worked well, and the room was efficiently designed. The front desk staff was extremely pleasant, the made-to-order omelets were very good. I liked the close proximity to eateries and easy freeway access. Ample parking. Key card readers at all exterior doors worked well (not always the case, so happy to see). My room had an extremely noisy bathroom fan and the shower did not drain properly, so I would stand in 3 inches of water at the end. There was no ice when I got in, so I turned on the ice-maker, which was very loud the first night. The noise from the adjacent rooms shower was a very high pitched squeal (they showered at 5am).
The gym and breakfast was the best. It was also great to be so close to dinning and the freeway. Maid service never came. Was a little disappointing.
Great rooms for a family. Nice accommodations. My kids love the breakfast.
Our room was fantastic. We paid a little over $100 and we were put in a room with a nice chaise lounge, a comfortable King bed, and (to our surprise) a kitchenette larger than the one in my first apartment! It comes stocked with all of the dishes, utensils, pots and pans you need to cook full meals! The staff was helpful, and they had no problem accommodating my request for no down pillows (I'm allergic). Overall, it was a fantastic stay at what felt like a luxurious hotel. We will be looking to stay here again when we come back to San Francisco.
I had a room I requested an early check-in by e-mail. I received a text saying I could check in at 2pm. Staff told me check in is at 3pm, period. Did not even check to see if rooms were available.
Room is spacious with view and amenity look friendly. Internet connection is slow. Car parking is expensive.
Ariana at the front desk was incredibly helpful, professional and very friendly. Ariana should be commended for her customer service. I booked the room via Kayak. I thought I was getting a King Bed. When I checked in the front desk gal ( who was not very helpful!!) said that the hotel was oversold because there were 2 family reunions going on and she needed to put me up in another local hotel. I didn't have time to do that, as I needed to be in SF within the 1/2 hour. She allowed me to go up to a meeting room to change clothes and said that the meeting room had a pull out sofa. So, I told her that instead of running around Emeryville to another hotel, I would just take the sofabed. Ends up there wasn't a sofa bed. She also said she would send up my bags...but she didn't do that either! Housekeeping had to come in with a blow up mattress. NOT a comfortable night's sleep. However, a gal named Ariana was now working at the front desk. She gave me free parking and 2 vouchers for some food/wine. I also called Kayak and they spoke with the hotel and my room was comp'd all together. I appreciate that greatly...but would also like to mention that if the hotel was already oversold...I shouldn't have been able to reserve a room. A lot of hassle...but between Kayak and Ariana...it was resolved to my satisfaction. Thank you!
I like the bathrooms and set up of room The kids that were unsupervised scattered through building The noisiness The front staff
The View and breakfast were great Elevator was dinging all night....and yes being so close to the elevator probably didn't help, but that is something that they should be able to mute for individual floors as needed
Easy highway access, decent size room and good response to problems. We didn't like being charges 15 a day for parking and that the common areas were unkept even in the early mornings, ie overflowing garbage cans, ashtrays and glasses left from the night before on the patio area.
The bilinds were not fully functional. Minor maintenance. That's all.
Great room set up. Good desk and chair for a business traveler. Like the coffee in the lobby now as well. Sad you have done away with glassware in the room. I think of motels as having paper cups and nice hotels provide glasses. I enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day and don't like it in a paper cup. You have also dropped the level of amenities provided in the bathroom.
Easy highway access and good response to requests. We had booked three rooms for a family business trip. One room had a cracked sink, two rooms had ill fitting front doors which let so much light under the door as a light was left on. One room had drapery that had holes in it.
The hotel was very modern and clean which is a big plus for me, especially with children. I loved that it was so close to the Bay bridge and minutes away from SF. Staff was friendly and the overall location was nice and close to the water. n/a
Breakfast was good with decent variety of foods. The week day front desk staff not helpful or friendly.
Overall good experience Parking limited
We asked for ice and got it right away. The bed was comfortable. The walls and floors were so poorly sound insulated that we felt we were living WITH the people next door. We heard every word, every TV program, and every time they flushed their toilet or showered. Luckily, most people were quiet after 10:30 PM. Lastly, for the price we would have expected rooms to be upgraded instead of plastic showers and routine accommodations. Maybe if we had a quieter room, the other elements would not be so troublesome. However, we didn't.
Convenient to San Francisco and the East Bay. Nice view of The City and The Bay. Good comp breakfast changes every day.
Location happened to be right for me. They charged more for delux double which was a little bigger but the hotel itself not good enough to charge more for that extra. Booking was no problem Overall it was ok and staff were kind. The price was a little high. May be prices all high in that area. They asked me credit card for in case of room service. I dont know that $50 was actually charged and redunded back.
Lobby bar. Walking distance from amtrak station Phone battery was dead. Exhaust fan in Bathroom didn't work.
Not much TV did not work, no hot water in sink, changed rooms and tv still didn't work, yucky smell.
Location - close to Berkeley 1. Heater didn't work. Got cold in the night. 2. It's a ghetto run-down building, branded as a Sheraton. I fell for the name. 3. Next to busy highway and streets. Woke up several times in the middle of the night to the sounds of fire trucks and cars and trucks.
Clean rooms, good location, free parking. Windows were not sealed well, thus there were some noise from outside.
Spider crawled down from the ceiling whiel working on own laptop. Ice machine did not work on the floor.
Great location! Easy free parking. Staff was nice. It should be half the price for what you get. There was water leaking from the ceiling. The carpet is gross. Terrible smells. There was a man in the parking lot who appeared to be selling drugs, as evidenced by the stream of visitors he received over night. There is no fridge or microwave as advertised (none available when requested). Only one working elevator.
great staff every one was so helpful and friendly
Had everything we were looking for: pool, rec equipment, restaurant, internet, comfortable rooms with fridge, microwave, and safe. Even had a patio. The staff made every effort to make us feel welcome: said hello and asked if we needed anything each time we passed by. They accommodated every need expressed. The staff wore costumes on Halloween, which is nice for a traveler that can't be home that day. We'd stay there again. For those with allergies, they use down in their bedding but will fit your bed with an alternative if you ask. Selected "Okay" on Comfort because there was an odd cloying damp smell in the hallways throughout our stay that could be overwhelming at times. They were remodeling rooms, so might have been materials associated with new carpet or paint. Some of the fixtures didn't work correctly and the dresser had baskets instead of drawers. The cable system is from the '00s with limited selection and profers conservative outlets; no PBS, no AMC, HGTV, Comedy Central or other channels common to hotels, but has HBO. The internet is open. No password or room specific login required. We were able to access at a nearby restaurant so take care when using.
The hotel was not clean. There were no luggage carts. The housecleaning staff came a day early and told Mrs. Sutti she had to be out at 4 PM ( ! ? ! ) after it was confirmed the Suttis were leaving on Oct. 1. Very poor service. We will not use this hotel again.
No cooking utensils or dishes in kitchenette
Kitchen was reason we chose site. Our fridge was broken and was not repaired sufficiently for our 3 day stay. Front desk staff helpful but manager was UNRESPONSIVE to multiple phone calls.
the staffs are very friendly and the room is in good and clean condition. the sink is leaking!!!
Staff was very friendly and efficient. The location makes it easy to get onto the Bay Bridge quickly, and decent places to eat are within an easy drive. There were well-lit places to walk our dogs. The room, while not huge, was comfortable and had been recently maintained. No water glasses in the room. One of my dogs found things under the bed that the vacuum cleaner missed, fortunately none of them dangerous. Woodwork in the bathroom could have used a little more frequent cleaning.
I wish I could pick out something positive to say...the one employee Kristina at the desk was friendly and at least the door locked so we had somewhere to put our stuff and be out of the rain. The rest of it was like a bad joke. Here is the laundry list: the location is creepy, you can see an enclave of homeless (and everything they were up to) under the tangle of overpass from an entire side of the building and we were harassed for money every time we went out. The traffice noise is awful. We were given a smoking room when non smoking was requested and necessary. The smoke detector was right over the bed and had multiple bright flashing lights over us all night and had gaps all around the mounting and appeared ready to fall out of the ceiling. The mattress was better than the floor, barely. The hotel was out of shampoo. The towels had stains and looked dingy. We got ONE partial roll of toilet paper. The shower rod had been replaced and had all the holes left unrepaired in the drywall around where it was previously mounted. The breakfast was a joke, but at least there was coffee. The staff felt mopping the entire lobby at CHECKOUT TIME so it was slick and wet was a smart idea. The staff at the desk during checkout was curt, which is the nicest thing I can say, and never asked how our stay was or if anything had been acceptable...I am not sure WHAT was wrong with the elevators, but if they'd gone any slower they'd be moving backwards...I am sorry, but this place was a joke for the money we spent.
Location, Breakfast buffet, room Check in process : Brittany did not communicate very well and it resulted in some misunderstandings about our reserved room.
A safe spot in oakland
Great experience! Hotel was clean and well-kept. Rooms were very comfortable. Rooms facing the water were extremely quiet at night. A relief after staying at other hotels in Oakland with lots of street noise. Also a delight to look out at the water in the morning. Beds and desks were comfortable. Staff was generally very helpful. A couple times staff were curt, seemed irritated at doing their jobs. Also, they changed their shuttle service to only pick up and drop off at four locations, instead of anywhere within a three mile radius. The shuttle was still extremely helpful, and this wasn't that big of a deal, but it should have been properly advertised on their website ahead of time.
The staff was pleasant and the shuttle service was a nice convenience. Initial room assigned was already occupied. Hallways had an unpleasant odor. Building, rooms and furnishings all seemed in need of updating.
Pool area was too noisy our room was located right above it.
EVERYTHING! The customer service was outstanding, the rooms were large and very clean. Awesome location (it's worth the extra $ to have a water view room). I liked that they offer a free shuttle to Jack London Square. Parking at this hotel is FREE (unlike some other hotels nearby). The pool and bar is really nice, too. There wasn't anything I disliked about this hotel. I will definitely stay if I'm in the area again.
The hotel was very clean with friendly staff. The atmosphere felt comfortable and safe. No complaints at all.
The check-in folks were friendly. Your description of having rooms on the bay side or a 'view of the city' was very deceiving. The view of the city was a view of interstate 880, and was incredibly noisy since you're located right on the edge of the interstate. It was the noisiest room I have ever stayed in, and there was no way to get any sleep. The rugs were not clean, and the plumbing in the room was poor.
Staff was AMAZING. They bent over backwards to help me. They had free shuttle service to Downtown Oakland! Place was clean with delicious, free breakfast. Hands down, though, it was staff that made this place excellent! Nothing. I will stay here again. Best hotel in Oakland!
Nice staff, good room service menu & not that expensive for food. The bathroom was so small!
The first room tey gave us did not have a bathtub, which I really wanted. I called the desk and they upgraded us to a bigger room, with a tub, by sending someone up to our current room with a key for the upgrade. no
location, recent improvements to the hotel
Central location close to Jack London Square, hotel was of a high enough standard with nice pool. Near Amtrak station plus walkable or short taxi/bus from BART.Great vegetarian restaurant across road called Souley Vegan which does a fantastic barbecue tofu plus a bar next door to this with a seriously extensive selection of world brews, not sure of name but may just be called Beer. Only stayed one night but an enjoyable stay nonetheless. I would definitely go back to Oakland and this hotel plus would consider staying here for San Francisco if I could not get a reasonable hotel deal in Frisco in future visits, especially as only a short bart journey to Embarcadero in Frisco. None to report
Not safe !!! Had to park down 2 blocks in parking garage !!! No hotel parking like listing said !!! No deals like we were PROMISED FROM KYACK !!! You could tell our ROOM WASNT CLEAN...THERE WERE USED TOWELS EVERYWHERE AND WHEN WE CALLED TO COMPLAIN ALL THEY SAID WAS HUH THATS STRANGE !!!! Lame not worth it if your looking to go to a show and dont want to worry about your stuff...THEN DONT STAY HERE !!!! I work at hotels and this was by far one of our worst experince !!!
Staff was great took care of us and where on point which all the little details Needed more shampoo and conditioner!!...fit under my boob
I loved the room and the space in the room. When I walked through the hallway it smelled so good....awesome experience!
Es war sauber. Der Preis war unverschämt. Die Lage so lala und eher laut. Parken und Frühstück teuer.
The valet parking service was too expensive and too slow.
I like the fact that the hotel was closed to everything that we needed from restaurants, bars and drugstores. The hotel staff were very friendly from the valet attendant to the front desk. Our flight got delayed and they were able to accommodate our check-in time. We understand that parking is an issued around the city but we thought it was expensive for the hotel to charge $45 for valet parking and there are a lot of homeless people walking around. I wouldn't walk around the city by yourself at night.
I always get a clean quiet room when I come here to travel with my family. Never had a complaint yet.
It was clean. Everything worked. The staff was not very friendly. We were put in a smoking room on our second night when we had asked for a non smoking room.
Very nice under every point of view..the room, the amenities, the pool, great breakfast and varied too. We could finally sleep well, great beds.
Simple but good breakfest, good price and next to San Francisco and friendly staff. I was booked a non smoking room but the room has a hard smoke smell.
We were given no choice but a "smoking" room. The smell was disgusting. The room was on the ground floor with no window screen so keeping the window open was not an option. The waitress at a nearby restaurant warned us it was a dangerous neighborhood.
It was cheap, available and not too scary. The front desk personnel were helpful. Room was clean. Heavy bleach smell in lobby. Free shuttle runs every 30 minutes so keep that in mind when getting ready for flight time.
Staff was extra nice late at night Hot tub ice cold after a long day drive. Not able to get on wifi perhaps bandwidth
I book this room last minute and was looking for value. I was visiting SF and wanted a place that was affordable. I went to school in Berkeley, so I somewhat knew this general area. Room's in SF were pushing roughly 150 a night not including parking. I booked this room for about 80 bucks and free parking! The room overall was nice. I was not looking for anything 5 star, but I sure as hell was not going to stay at some dump. 80 bucks for a place to stay the night seemed just fine to me. Also, this was a really nice excuse to explore a little bit of Oakland. =D
overall facility was above par. Pool, spa, continental bfast and computer/printer area met expectations. Biyonka was very helpful and smoking hot. My truck had all windows when I woke up in Oakland. Room pics online didn't match. Someone took the pics with a gopro
Room was clean. Bed and pillows were very comfortable. Easy check in and out. Friendly night clerk.
Ants in the bathroom, flies in the room... area was not nice and not very safe. Wound not go there again. TV was not clear. Basic cable only (at best).
The room was clean but a little small. The bed small for two persons and the current of water for the bath tub was really slow. The rate of the hotel is kind of pricy.
Dirty! Really dirty! I don't know why they got those good revives, I travel a lot, and read reviews before I book my hotels, this one was a totally mistake!
They had great customer service and the rooms were super clean. The bathroom, while clean, could use a bit of a face lift. This isn't necessarily a con, just a suggestion.
Nothing. I hated my room. The shower curtain had mold and some of the towels were ripped.
comfort Performing the work of servicing personnel
Free parking. We stayed here because there weren't any rooms free in San Francisco which was our destination. We stayed here for 4 days and overall it was very good. The biggest plus is polite and extremely friendly owner and his son who did us a favor after something went screwed with our reservations. Rooms are fairly clean, and really spacious with a tv inside. I gave max points for location but for Oakland, for San Francisco this location is good only if you have a car. We found some hair on the pillow on the first night. There was always problem with towels, every night we asked for 2 big towels for showering, and got them, but the next morning we would again be given 2 small ones. Got soap only after asking for it. Wireless working a bit, and then not working...
I didn't care for the third floor.
The room , the colors , and the cleaness of the room I didn't like that you could not renew your stay
for trips to san francisco the hotel is very good located - near the highway; the rooms are very nice and clean the location of the hotel is in a dangerous area of oakland (we found out afterwards); someone broke in our rental car (nissan versa 4) and stole our holder for the navigation system .. not very important or expensive but because of the broken window in our car we had a lot of trouble; the hotel stuff didn't help us in any way to solve our problems .. they didn't even gave us the phone number of the police station ...
The staff were pretty nice. Dirty mattresses. Molded shower curtains. Dirty furniture.
The hotel looked a little dingy from the outside, so we were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the room. We got a free upgrade at check in which we were very happy with. The room had free wifi and we could park our car close to the room for free. Staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is close to the bart station, so it's quick and easy to get to Berkeley. The neighborhood is not too nice, it's not a good place to walk around by yourself after dark and there was some noise outside during the night.
The location in Jack London Square, fairly spacious rooms Unexpected noise of the Amtrack as it passed very close to hotel
There is a shower only, no bath. The wall is thin. The noise were heared from the adjacent rooms or the passage. The room is narrow.
Clean rooms, close to downtown Oakland, waterfront views. 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.
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.
The only thing we liked is its location, right next to Jack London Square. 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.
Balcony, view, color, staff, proximity to office. told it'd be $20 for valet, but valet told me $25. I was charged $20. train sucked.
Lovely evening meal at restaurant having a limo called for us when we had asked for a cab!
Everything was perfect. Except the breakfast at the attached restaurant was fairly expensive and the service was not superbre, but the hotel itself is a true pleasure to stay in.
The staff did a wonderful job. very friendly Parking and the cost to park no breakfast for guess
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.
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. 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.
Dirty with bad beds and pillows
Nice staff, Good rates, convenient location. The room stank of cigarette smoke, and this was supposedly a non-smoking room
Great convenient airport access! If we had to comment on something negative, it would have to be the brochure for take out pizza on the counter. Hands down, worst pizza ever, otherwise our stay was good.
Easy access to and from Coliseum The doors would not close correctly so you had to really pay attention when entering or exiting the room to ensure the door was shut properly
Rooms are clean and comfortable. Refrigerator in room not working properly. No microwave as advertise. Breakfast could be better. Can add bacon, sausage, fruit. With extend hours: 10:30 or 11:00am
It was near the airport! staff were friendly! they have a shuttle bus to Oakland airport! They told me they didnt get the reservation from booking.com??? sooo , who's fault it is?? hotel or booking.com??? luckily they had rooms available and at the same price i booked.
the location was convenient to the airport. the pillows were terrible, the doors to the rooms don't automatically close, you have to pull them shut the last inch or so. the whole place just felt a little scummy. not quite worth the fee that was charged.
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Staff was professional and nice at front desk. Witnessed a drug deal on the street in front of the hotel and was followed by a crackhead begging for money to my car the next morning.
Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Door handle didn't work. People living in vans in the hotel parking lot, getting drunk and yelling at each other all night. Bathroom floor was slimy/sticky. Cigarette burns in the comforter Just about everything (dresser, bathroom door, etc...) was broken or nonfunctional. Shower was gross. Toilet didn't flush properly.
Very close to great entertainment and downtown. Hotel staff was very accomodating. I was surprise they did not promote the dinner next store
Bed was comfortable. Staff was very nice. There were food containers under the bed so can't say they did a good job cleaning the room. The Wi-Fi did not work at all. I was unable to work while I stayed there. I will not book here again.
Good price. Clean comfortable, no frills room. Attached to a fantastic country kitchen/soul food spot. When we arrived, they listed off everything they'd advertised that was under maintenance: the elevators, pool, gym, and air conditioner. If they had advertised these conditions in advance, I may still have considered it a good deal for the price but it was rough to get all that news after a long flight.
Nice room size, friendly staff, free parking, continental breakfast, great location. Definitely would stay here again Our shower door didn't shut all the way so water leaked out.
Right across the street from Jack London Square. Next to Everett and Jones, Chicken and Waffles and a half dozen other great restaurants.
Staff (the Hispanic one is good, the black girl was rude) were friendly and does her best to help. 1)The train passes right in front of the hotel, from 6am until 8pm-ish. Blows the horn every single time to warn drivers. 2)Hotel is in serious need of repair. Leaking faucets, damp carpet, ripped bedsheets., bad reception on tv. 3) no ice in the hall way 4) no towels provided until you asked for them