A giant anchor tattooed on the front of the building alerts visitors what they’re in for at this nautical-themed hotel on an estuary of San Francisco Bay.
A historic waterfront neighbourhood originally used for shipping, Jack London Square has been regenerated with boutiques, restaurants and cinemas filling its old warehouses, and impressive yachts in the marina.
As a nod to the area's heritage, steamer trunks, starfish and compass roses bedeck the lobby and halls of the Waterfront Plaza Hotel. Rooms are papered with oar patterns and vintage oceanliner prints, lit by hurricane lanterns, and have sliding doors that open to patios. Free Wi-Fi and Keurig coffee makers are available in all rooms and the Waterfront bedrooms have stunning views of the marina. Small dogs (under 30lbs) are welcome.
During the week there is a complimentary afternoon wine and cheese hour hosted in the lobby. The adjoining restaurant Lungomare serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has won praise for its bayside location and "appealing" fare (Fodor's). Alternatively, there are a number of other options in the immediate vicinity. For fitness aficionados, work out at the on-site 24-hour fitness centre, or swim in the waterfront heated pool.
The hotel is right next door to the Oakland Ferry Terminal, where boats leave for Angel Island, the San Francisco Ferry Building and AT&T Park. Voyages take about half an hour. The hotel also runs a complimentary shuttle to downtown Oakland during the week. Be sure to take a walk around the neighbourhood on the weekend when there are farmer's and craft markets.
From the press:
"This thoroughly modern, pleasantly appointed Joie de Vivre property sits
among the appealing restaurants (including the hotel's own) of Jack
London Square" -- Fodor's
"A beautiful restaurant in a prime bayside location" -- San Francisco Chronicle
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
Complimentary shuttle within a 4 mile radius.
24-hour front desk
Complimentary shuttle service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Internet access (fees apply)
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Off-street parking (fees apply)
Parking (fees apply)
Public car park (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Children and additional guests
Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children up to the age of 3 in the King bedded rooms.
Extra bed available on request free of charge for
children and adults in the King bedded rooms.
Small dogs (maximum 2 dogs up to 30 pounds) are allowed on request, free of charge.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Oakland International Airport is about 15 minutes
southeast by car. San Francisco International Airport is about 40 minutes south
by car. The 12th Street Oakland City Center station of the BART mass-transit
line is about a mile northeast of the hotel.
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