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Celebrating the spirit of Jack London Square, Waterfront Hotel blends the unique atmosphere of the Oakland waterfront with a vibrant, nautical décor.

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Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Hotel is your ideal launching pad to explore all the East Bay’s hidden treasures. San Francisco may get most of the attention, but Oakland has just as much to offer -- and without all the crowds. Jack London Square alone can keep you occupied for days with its fine dining, cinema complex, nightlife and boutique shops. You can even rent a kayak or charter a boat to see the Bay Area from a different perspective. On the weekends, you can amble through the outdoor artisan marketplace and farmers market.Beyond the square, there are museums and kid-friendly activities galore, including the Oakland Zoo and Fairyland. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore miles of trails in our extensive park system.Waterfront Hotel is no more than 20 minutes from the Bay Area's major professional and leisure destinations:

  • Twenty-minute ferry ride to San Francisco from our back door
  • Ten blocks from the Oakland Convention Center
  • Three-minute ride to downtown Oakland (including BART) with our complimentary shuttle service

We're also conveniently located near the area's transportation outlets:

  • Ten blocks from BART
  • Ten-minute drive from Oakland International Airport
  • Five-minute walk to Amtrak
  • Convenient access to Interstates 80, 880, 580, 980 and Highway 24
Jack London Square Market

Jack London Square Market

Explore the stalls full of fresh produce, baked goods, specialty products and more, every Sunday from 9am-2pm.

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California is the only museum focused on the art, science and natural history of California.

Yoshi's Jazz House & Restaurant

Yoshi's Jazz House and Restaurant

This hip spot features a spare room dotted with sleek cocktail tables and cozy booths surrounding the well-lit elevated stage.

Bay Voyager Tours

Bay Voyager Tours

Explore the Bay & Experience the Adventure. Bay Voyager offers the most comprehensive tours on San Francisco Bay! Your trip will be filled with beautiful views, historic landmarks and the ecological sights and sounds of this memorable local, Now departing from Jack London Square.


Lungomare Restaurant

Lungomare brings together the best of Oakland and Northern Italy on the waterfront at Jack London Square.