Joie de Vivre

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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 d├ęcor.

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Services & Amenities

Waterfront Hotel Pool

Our beautifully appointed Oakland hotel offers all the comforts you would expect from a Joie De Vivre hotel.

Hotel Services

  • Complimentary weekday wine and cheese hour
  • Complimentary weekday shuttle service to downtown Oakland (limited hours)
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary luggage storage
  • Valet parking ($25 per day)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room Service
  • Free Nationwide Phone Calls

Dog friendly

Your dog will love to walk along the boardwalk in Jack London Square and play on all of the green areas surrounding our hotel! Waterfront Hotel understands that dogs are part of the family and provides a dog bed, water bowl and treats to all of our furry guests.

Please note that Waterfront Hotel requires the following for all dogs (limit of 2 per room) staying at the hotel:

  • Dogs must not be left unattended in the room
  • Dogs must weigh less than 30 lbs
  • Dogs must comply with local legislation requirements
  • Dogs must be registered upon check in
  • The Hotel reserves the right to charge guest's account commensurate to the cost of such damages 

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • 24-hour sauna
  • Onsite fitness center 

Business Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour business center with Mac computers that can run both PC and Mac platforms
  • Meeting and event  spaces 

Guestroom Amenities

  • Many rooms feature water views and private balconies
  • 37" or 42" flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Keurig coffee makers
  • Work desk with ergonomic chair
  • Electronic safe
  • Luxury bath products
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Green cleaning products used on linens

JDV Gives

Joie De Vivre strives to have a positive impact on our community. Each of our hotels is dedicated to donating a minimum of $200 per guest room per year to organizations in their communities. Examples of these donations include gift certificates for hotel stays or dinner for two at one of our restaurants, donating meeting space and food to a nonprofit for fundraising events or meetings, organizing an event to raise money for an organization, donating employee hours for time volunteered or cash donations.

Waterfront Hotel's philanthropic partner in the You Can Make a Difference program is , which is a hands-on, 12-week employment training program. The program helps prepare people for fair-wage positions in the food and hospitality industry.

Since its creation in 2007, the Kitchen of Champions has produced results that promise a life of stability and unlimited potential. Over 300 students have enrolled in the program, and over 200 have graduated. Please allow us to add an additional $1 to your hotel bill for each night of your stay. If you prefer not to participate, please inform our staff at reception during checkout.