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By a verified traveler on Mon 23 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near Jack London Square in Oakland

In entertainment district

At this Downtown Oakland hotel, you'll be steps from Jack London Square and within a 15-minute walk of Oakland Convention Center. Oakland City Center and Fox Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the conference space and WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, patios

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 110 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include patios, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$80* Per night/room Jun 1 - Jun 2

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Jack London Inn ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 1.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Jack London Inn

Everyone (24) Couples (4) Family (6)
2 out of 5
There was no heating or ac in room hotel is old a resident died in lobby of hotel

Posted by , from Sacramento ca on Feb 12, 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020

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1 out of 5
Holding deposit fee that was not listed on the reservation or website.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2020

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1 out of 5
the heat was off I had already to booked and I didn't have any where else to go

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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1 out of 5
Let's start with the two front desk staffers with bad attitudes & worse manners. Do they just not get that they work in what is referred to as the hospitality industry ? What a pair of sullen, stupid and useless employees. Not welcoming & barely competent. too worries about who's nails looked better & talking smack about guests in front of other guests . Then there's the room. Dirty, no AC working, people fighting in the hallway outside & breaking glass. Broken glass never picked up, still there in the morning. Amenities? Oh you mean the free breakfast that they closed 15 minutes early & we were told it was " our own fault we were late " ? Oh hello. There are better amenities in hell or prison then there are at this rat-trap of a hotel. Did I mention the trains? One thing , VERY important left out of all of the hotels website & descriptions is that it is literally 4 feet from an active train track that conveys Amtrack commuter trains. They run all night long. We were treated to both the trains & their piercing whistles about 4-5 times between 11pm & 5am during our one night stay. The only redeeming quality this hotel has is that it is walking distance to a good number of restaurants & attractions. However I do not feel that justifies putting my safety & wellbeing at jeopardy , much less paying them for the pleasure of their rude, filthy little hotel.

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
We were informed upon checking in that the HVAC for the entire building had died - so on a rather hot day yup on the fourth floor, we were stuck using fans to try and stay cool enough to not sweat. Upon checking out we were told we'd have to call the manager about getting some kind of a discount - when we checked in, that going man told us that the a/c should be fixed/running by the time we returned from the show we were seeing that night - not so, it was still just as broken when we checked out the next day.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

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5 out of 5
Location, more character then Jack London's characters

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019

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3 out of 5
The first room we received was not clean. Floor was dirty and the bedsheets had stains on them. They upgraded up to a king bed on the 4th floor and the room was a little better. This inn needs a lot of work when it comes to the presentability. Based on the pictures on their website it looks great but that is not the case when you get a room. At least they had a working mini fridge and microwave. The rooms are very dated and needs some new carpeting and other ammenities. The free breakfast was horrible. Only bagels, frozen waffles, and bread. 3 choices of cereal and milk and OJ. I would not have booked this hotel with this package if i would have known about these issues. There was a lot of stuff to do within walking distance and they did have a port to SF within walking distance so you could take a ferry. All in all i would give a rating a 2 star at best

Posted by on May 12, 2019

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1 out of 5
I feel I deserve a refund or at least a complimentary night or two

Posted by on May 11, 2019

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 3000 square feet (279 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and an elevator are also featured at the business-friendly Jack London Inn. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Oakland hotel is smoke free.

  • 110 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3000 sq ft of conference space
  • 279 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (14.7 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland-Jack London Square Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Jack London Inn offers 110 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Jack London Inn has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 0.00 (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Jack London Inn
  • Jack London Inn Oakland
  • Jack London Oakland
  • Hotel At Jack London Square
  • The Inn At Jack London Square Hotel Oakland
  • Jack London Hotel Oakland
  • Jack London Inn Hotel
  • Jack London Inn Oakland
  • Jack London Inn Hotel Oakland

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.