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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 #14 of 21 hotels in Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Pescadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel for many years. Its always been a great place to stay. Its convenient, fairly central to most things in Berkeley (most have a car to get to Shattuck Ave locations). Anyways, prices are always reasonable, way below the rest of the hotels on University Ave. And its always sold out at the end of every... More

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

PROs Total for Queen rooms $85 incl. tax etc. Rooms are clean with newish microwave/refrigerator. Beds comfortable with good reading lights. Table/chairs for computer work or snacks. Day and night mgrs always helpful and accomodating. Almost all rooms on ground floor if stairs are a problem. Good and moderately priced Japanese restaurant on premises. Convenient on/off tfreeways to SF/Oakland/Marin Berkeley... More

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Lake Oswego. Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Golden Bear Inn also known as Americas Best Value Inn is located in Berkely, Ca. not far off the major freeway 880. The facility is a motel and I must say I have travelled a lot with my music so I encounter a lot of motels, hotels. The Golden Bear Inn is from the 60's! Of course it's been... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed at this Inn for our visit to SFO & Berkeley last month. We booked this room through PriceLine and I can't really complain that I got a Queen Bed as I normally prefer a King bed. The price was ok.. Rooms were clean and decent. TV was fine as well as the wi-fi. Only issue was probably there... More

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Arroyo Grande
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We selected this property based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. I truly believe that the good reviews were written by the owners of the property. The property is dated both outside and inside. Bare light bulbs for lights. Tile in bathroom cracked, dirty and pulling away from wall. I would not go so far as to say the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our family of 5 was booked for a suite with 1 Queen and 3 Twins, but that was overbooked so they gave us one room with 2 queens and the "cottage" for the same price. The "cottage" is a small house adjacent to the motel with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a full kitchen and a living room. 3 TVs. Very... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was like a well-maintained southwestern Route 66 motel, right in the heart of Berkeley. Great prices, friendly/helpful staff, cute rooms and building - we loved it and would live there if we could.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here because the hotel was close to where I was going. The hotel is dated but very clean and comfortable. The hosts were very friendly. The internet reminded me of the old dial up but I was able to get my emails. Overall I would recommend this hotel. The sushi restaurant next door was OK also.

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Address: 1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Location: United States > California > Berkeley
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
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Americas Best Value Hotel Berkeley
Golden Bear Hotel
Golden Bear Motel

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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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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