Why I Use Booking.com

It’s no secret that I travel a lot.  Sometimes it’s for work and then there’s those occasions that it’s for fun.  I get asked if I book through the hotel directly or how I do my research.  I do read reviews on different sites, but my go to for booking a hotel online is Booking.com.


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Why I use Booking.com

With 620,829 hotels worldwide and 45+ million hotel reviews, this makes it easy to go to one place, get a great price for a hotel in the exact location I am wanting to stay, and I can read reviews of people that stayed in the very hotel where I am looking to spend the night.

Recently I was heading out to San Francisco on a press trip for Pixar’s new movie Inside Out.  Traveling on a press trip is always fun, yet the schedule is usually so busy, we don’t get much downtime to see or do anything off the schedule.  So getting a rare chance to visit one of my favorite cities and hang with some of my favorite people, it was quite a treat to work with Booking.com and stay in the  Waterfront Hotel a Joie De Vivre Hotel.


I have used Booking.com for years, and it makes booking a hotel super easy.

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Booking.com is available to book anytime, anywhere.  With apps available at both the App Store and Google Play.  This makes saving time and money while booking a hotel simple.

Anytime, anywhere…

Easily switch between your computer, smartphone and tablet. Just sign in to your Booking.com account and we’ll sync your previous searches, viewed hotels, stored credit cards and lots more. Pick up where you left off – on any device.

Booking is just the beginning

Our apps are designed to assist you at every step of your stay. Follow our user-friendly maps to find your way to the hotel. Use our offline confirmations at check-in (no need for printers or internet). Call or email our Customer Service 24/7.

All the freedom you need

Our apps give you the flexibility to stop and explore along the way. Find a place to stay at your next stop, add a night or two when you can’t bear to leave, or cancel a booking if plans change. Be as free as the open road.



I was thrilled with the accommodations we had while in San Francisco.   Waterfront Hotel a Joie De Vivre Hotel was located right in Jack London Square.  We enjoyed the Farmer’s Market as well as some great restaurant choices, but the hotel had a great restaurant too.

Overlooking Jack London Square and the waterfront, only 8 miles from Oakland International Airport, this boutique hotel provides easy access to top area attractions and free Wi-Fi.

The Waterfront Hotel is ideally situated only a short distance from the area’s main sites.  The restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Jack London Square, the Oakland Convention Center and the city centre are only minutes away.

With complimentary shuttle service to Oakland city centre, 24-hour concierge services and a heated swimming pool, every stay at the Waterfront is sure to be enjoyable.  The hotel also offers a free weekday wine and cheese reception.

We speak your language!  Hotel Rooms: 144, Hotel Chain: Joie de Vivre Hospitality.  This property has been on Booking.com since 3 Jun 2009.

I loved the room, the view and the lobby.  I also loved that the hotel was pet friendly.  I met lots of new friends in the lobby.

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These beds were so comfy!

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The fireplace made the lobby that much more cozy!

So with Booking.com, making the reservation was easy.  No money up front, plenty of reviews that are true to the hotel, and photos that are real, so no surprises.  Not only will I continue to make my hotel reservations with Booking.com, but I plan on staying at Waterfront Hotel a Joie De Vivre Hotel again sometime.


*Booking.com arranged for a one night stay at the Waterfront Hotel a Joie De Vivre Hotel in exchange for this review.  I made the reservations myself to share the ease of doing so, and all opinions are my own.
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