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Americas Best Value Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Ranked #12 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sausalito5 San Francisco, California
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was staying at the Golden Bear Inn for a job interview the next day. Right when I walked into my room I found a box labeled “love cuffs” underneath my bed along with some make-up and goldfish. I don’t want to get into the images that were running through my head but it was a disturbing environment. I just... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love staying at this little hotel. The first room we were given...107...was old with bad shower. We asked to be moved and were given #112 which was updated and very pleasant. The hotel is always clean and so convenient to exploring Berkeley and Oakland.

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Yuba City, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The staff checking me in and out of the motel were very nice. The room was on the end by a main street but it was big with two rooms and 4 beds so it was pretty quiet. The furniture is dated and old, the beds just okay, wifi not so good and the room I was in smelled of... More

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ckoertge, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our property. I have shared your comments with my staff and will be working with them to help correct the issue. Attention to detail is something we aim to master and we will follow up with this to make sure it is rectified. Thanks again for the feedback and we hope... More

College Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

People here are very friendly and helpful. Especially, they are very trustful. I left my watch in the room when I checked out. Later I realized that I left it there. I contacted this motel and they were very honest and helpful in getting my watch back. Actually, it was my wedding watch so is very precious for me. In... More

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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Chris was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful at check in. Night staff also helpful. The exterior reminded me of the traditional motor courts with well-kept buildings and lovely decorative flowers and vines painted on the window frames. The room was simple but neat and clean. Refrig, microwave, decent bed, good sized shower. Clean, well-maintained. One-story, park in front of room. The... More

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California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This motel appears to have been built in the 1920's by the tile in our bathroom. Our room was very very clean, brightly painted colorful walls, comfy bed, some nice decorations on the walls. But it was the towels that I loved. Softest ever! The room was small by today standards but clean. The courtyard is right out of the... More

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shrewsbury
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed 1 night after flying into san Francisco before traveling on motel wasn't too bad but area looked and felt unsafe was glad only there to sleep before moving on.check in was easy and room had fridge microwave and coffee machine bed was comfy just a shame about the area.

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Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a good value for Berkeley. We arrived very late -- almost 11:00 p.m. There was a sign on the office that said "closed." Dang, we hadn't made arrangements for this. But a smiling guy came to the door and greeted us warmly. We felt instantly welcome. We dragged our tired behinds into the room. We stocked the empty... More

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you are looking for a good place to crash for the night, this will work for you. We stayed here for 3 days while visiting SFO late aug and found it ok. The room is spacious for SFO standards, but bathroom just has a shower cubicle no tub. The only real complaint we had was that the walls are... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I stayed in this motel with my family. We were on a two week vacation in Californina, and had stayed in several other hotels/motels during the trip. Initial impressions of the motel were that the room was shabby and needed renovating urgently. The smell of urine outside the room did not create a good impression. However, the position was handy... More

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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Hotel Berkeley
Americas Best Value Hotel
Golden Bear Hotel
Golden Bear Motel
Address: 1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel was built around 1946 with classic Spanish architecture in mind. The Golden Bear Inn remains a part of the Berkeley landscape and is a well renowned place for travelers from all over the globe. With its unique style and comfortable facilities the Golden Bear Inn has kept guests returning year after year. Check in starts at 2 PM and ends at Midnight. For special arrangements please call the Front Desk. Check out is at 12 Noon on the day of departure. All cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the check-in date to avoid penalties. We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to your stay. ... more   less 
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