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|"Location and staff very helpful."||(in 71 reviews)|
|"Perfect location and wonderfully kind staff!"||(in 102 reviews)|
|"Good price for downtown Oakland"||(in 16 reviews)|
|"The staff was rude and discriminatory."||(in 30 reviews)|
|"This hotel was disgusting very poor."||(in 85 reviews)|
|"Air conditioners not working"||(in 59 reviews)|
|great location||in 288 reviews|
|train passing||in 234 reviews|
|right next to train||in 210 reviews|
|staff was friendly||in 190 reviews|
|worst hotel||in 188 reviews|
|air conditioning||in 166 reviews|
|poor breakfast||in 154 reviews|
|parking lot||in 133 reviews|
|free parking||in 122 reviews|
|outside the front door||in 59 reviews|
|jack london||in 58 reviews|
|homeless people||in 54 reviews|
|room was cold||in 52 reviews|
|train station||in 49 reviews|
|close to restaurants||in 41 reviews|
|open a window||in 33 reviews|
|san francisco||in 33 reviews|
|bed was comfortable||in 23 reviews|
|extra blanket||in 22 reviews|
|falling apart||in 19 reviews|
|blowing horn||in 16 reviews|
|portable heater||in 16 reviews|
|early in the morning||in 15 reviews|
|rooms very dirty||in 7 reviews|
Actually cleaning the room. Shower stall needs replacing, not multiple coats of paint.
The staff did their best with the poor facilities.
This is not a place for mothers and young children. Rooms were not clean until after check-in time, common bathroom looked like the homeless lived in it, ceiling tiles were missing, the door latch was on it's last legs and looked like one good kick could easily break open the door, there were no comforters in the room, the heating system was broken (they had space heaters available), the shower looked moldy, and the toilet in our room leaked a substantial amount all over the floor (when I told the front desk, she apologized and said she'd send someone right up, but I got the sense there was no budget for facility repairs and this was just a line she was forced to repeat). The continental breakfast provided shelf-stable calories from refined carbohydrates (toast, muffins, sugary cereal) but no fresh fruit or eggs.
Clean, but oh so tired
Price. Desk made effort to get us parking space.
Sketchy neighborhood. Limited parking. Shabby interior. Dump outside window. Freight train tracks 20 feet away; trains pass every hour blowing horns. Room walls torn up. Tiny thorny thistles all over carpet. Shower door wouldn't stay shut.
Lack of cleanliness in common areas. Non-functioning elevator. Insufficient parking for paying guests. Noisy icemaket on 3rd floor
Jack London Inn Is Terrible
- tv didnt work - phone didnt work - air conditioning didnt work - loud train went by every hour - condom on the floor when i walked inside
It was dirty, one older white guy was very unfriendly and I got a dirty room. It was all under construction.
Accessibility to free shuttle to Bart to San Francisco and the Amtrak station
Breakfast buffet cancelled, no notice in advance. Air conditioning was broken, opened window, too noisy, did not sleep well.
No hot water, terrible facilities
There was no hot water during my 3 night stay The complimentary breakfast was poor The door card did not work at times
Perfectly cromulent stay
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.
Great value for location
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.
Wi-Fi doesn't work.
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.
Jack London Inn is a budget-friendly hotel located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, in central Oakland, California. It is an ideal lodging option for business and leisure travelers seeking a comfortable, down-to-earth-lodging option in the area. The hotel is located just a stone’s throw away from the Oakland Ferry Terminal and countless other sights and attractions.
The hotel boasts 110 simple, well-equipped rooms. Guests can choose from king rooms, queen rooms, queen rooms with two queen beds, and accessible rooms. All rooms are kid-friendly and smoke-free. Pets are not permitted inside of the hotel.
All rooms feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, coffee and tea making facilities, air-conditioning, clothing storage spaces, a workspace with desk and chair, iron and ironing board, and daily housekeeping services. Mini-fridges can be provided upon request.
Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. Paid parking is available onsite. There is an onsite exercise room equipped with free weights and modern gym machines. Room service is available 24/7. Business travelers can utilize the onsite business center which features meeting rooms, conference spaces, and audio/visual equipment. Guests can unwind in the outdoor swimming pool which features a pool deck and lounging area.
A complimentary continental breakfast buffet is served each morning in the dining area. There is a casual onsite restaurant serving classic Southern-style dishes like chicken and waffles, as well as a bar serving alcoholic beverages.
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Jack London Inn is located at 444 Embarcadero West, 1.1 km from the center of Oakland. Jack London Square is the closest landmark to Jack London Inn.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Jack London Inn.
No, Jack London Inn does not offer free Wi-Fi.
No, Jack London Inn does not offer free parking.
No, Jack London Inn does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Jack London Inn is 10.5 km from Oakland. Jack London Inn is 21.3 km from San Francisco.
No, pets are not allowed at Jack London Inn.
No, Jack London Inn does not have a pool onsite.