Jack London Inn Oakland Room Called “Dirty, Nasty” On Instagram

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(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

The , what should be an crown jewel establishment considering its prime location at , is anything but that, and this post by celiachashigirl shows how bad conditions are there.

She writes: “celiachashigirl #jacklondonhotel in #… @hotelsdotcom (Hotels.com) needs to drop them… im pretty sure there’s an electrical violation (no cover on wall thermostat), health code violation (blood on bathroom wall and light switch – also light switch didn’t work), and just a dirty, nasty room (floor is dirty, sheets had pee stains, room smelled like smoke)”

celiachashigirl even posted the business card of the Jack London Hotel manager, Dilip Chapagain. Take a look at and read of her entry:

That’s not the only bad review for the , as TripAdvisor gives it a lofty two-star rating, with reviewers writing some pretty awful things. Here’s a sample:

Keith B: Do not put your foot in the door
“ZERO STARS!
DO NOT STAY HERE! This is the worst motel I have ever seen and I travel for a living. When I first walked in, my gut told me this is a bad and an unsafe place. I had a bad feeling from the start. It felt and looked like a prostitution ring location…

Response from Dilip C, General Manager at
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest I am so sorry about the experience you have in our hotel. Yes, we are in a rapid rebuilding process and all the new amenities are being placed. You will definitely enjoy your next stay in our hotel. Thanks

DECEPTIVE/FRAUD/DRUGS
“I booked and purchased my reservation through the company online website where all the amenities including AC was described. When I arrived there was no AC (AC not working) in the entire building. I checked the room, it was hot so I had to open the windows. There was no screen so all the bugs and flies were able to go inside the room. Also a lot of guys smoke marijuana at the hotel garage/parking lot, the smoke goes to my room. I told the front desk about the condition, but he said he can’t do anything about it. The receptionist tried to transfer me to a different room but he said the windows are broke and won’t open, so it will be really hot.

I told him I did not purchase this kind of room service or amenities. I expected a room with AC. I asked him to get me a refund since I was not staying at the hotel and leaving the premises due to the lack of working AC and hot room condition.

I tried to reach the hotel management via phone and email but no response.

“They charged me a full price for not staying in their hotel!” BEWARE!!!!

-EaroL, Air Force”
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Date of stay: August 2018

And those entries in TripAdvisor were random selections. Any other hotel booking site had a rash of awful stories and takes about .

And this has gone on for some time. That the City of and the County of Alameda allow to stay in business is a mystery in itself.

Stay tuned.

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