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Americas Best Value Inn

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1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Americas Best Value Inn
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Ranked #17 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2009
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Somerset
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2009

It was my Second Stay in 4 years and enjoyed Both, No Problems staying again, and I will hopefully do that next year, Highly Recommended, down town Berkeley just 2 BART stops away.............Staff very Helpful with any needs and Local Info. Roll on Next Year............

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cleveland, ohio, u.s.a.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

The Golden Bear is a well-preserved '50s-era motel with simple, well-maintained, spacious rooms. I was surprised to find a mini-refrigerator and a microwave, which would have been great had I stayed longer. The location is convenient to several city bus lines, and there's a nice coffee shop right across the street. My room was clean and everything worked just fine,... More 

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N.E Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

This is a well maintained motel with an attentive staff. Room rate was reasonable and I plan on staying there again when I am in the area.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a response. We are glad to make your stay enjoyable as we aim to give good customer service, hopefully the best, and a nice clean room to stay in. Thanks again, we look forward to your next visit! Chris Koertge and the Golden Bear Inn Staff More 

Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

If you want cheap, this is your place. It's run down, everything needs to be replaced- its either broken, stained, lumpy, cracked, chipped, warped, musty and just plain discusting. I stayed one night and that was all I could have handled. There was a big group of us staying there for my brothers wedding, and one room had a crack... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review my property. I want to personally apologize that your stay was not up to your expectations. At the Golden Bear Inn, we strive to give our guests the very best experience when on the road away from home. We will continue to work to improve our property where needed and suggestions like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2008

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

I don't ask much from the Golden Bear Inn, and it delivers. I have a kid to visit at Cal, I need a place to lay my head, and I don't want to spend much money. I get what I expect at the price. It's clean, the shower works, the bed is decent, there's a small fridge and a small... More 

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Berkeley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2007

I would only recommend this hotel if you don't find anything decent around in town. The room,service was quite ordinary. The bathroom was quite old and crappy. The walls are quite thin and you keep hearing your neighbors now and then. The good thing about the place is the location since everything around Berkeley is easily accessible. There is a... More 

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litchfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2007

This motel was clean, the staff was friendly, and the bed ok. If that's all that matters to you, then a stay here is a bargin. However, we had to put up with stained carpets, difficult to close windows, and a sticking bathroom door. The thing that bothered us most was the thin walls, Neighbors could be heard talking on... More 

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