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"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 ... " More

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 Oakland Museum of California are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and onsite conference space. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

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.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Queen Bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$80* Per night/room May 10 - May 11

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Two Queen Beds)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Jack London Inn ratings based on 34 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 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Jack London Inn

Everyone (22) Couples (4) Family (7)
1 out of 5
This location photos are a misrepresentation The place was horrible and filthy Carpets filthy, stained sheets. No amenities, not even soap.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021

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1 out of 5
I would NOT stay there, we received rude service from the very first interaction with the clerk and the lodge was tacky at best.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020

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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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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 3000 square feet (279 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Jack London Inn also features multilingual staff and an elevator. Limited free parking is available 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
  • 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: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) (14.1 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland-Jack London Square Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

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. This Oakland hotel provides 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.

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


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • 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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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, debit card, or cash deposit 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

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • No gap period between guest stays


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

  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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.