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Imperial Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #24 of 48 hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My mom and I wanted to find a room close to the Fox Theater for a concert. The Imperial was in a very close location to the venue and, as an added bonus, its vicinity to the Macarthur Bart station was unbeatable. The motel is dated on the outside but it seems like the family that owns the place has... More

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for one night as I was going to an event in SF. Rooms near the event were pricey or cheap but one risked contracting hep C by the looks of them. I stayed in Oakland for the price and this inn had several reviews recommending it. Check in was fast and the staff was polite. The outside was... More

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california
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I'm an easy going guy. I'm also CHEAP! I read some reviews about this place, and figured I'd take a chance at staying there for $70/night during the weekend. Well let's go down the list of why you should avoid this craphole: 1) I confirmed my reservations (I know people don't do that anymore), and asked the lady to make... More

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united kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

we stayed here for 4 nights as we couldn't get anywhere near san fran due to America cup. first impressions weren't great. neighbourhood isn't great where the motel I wouldn't feel safe to walk around at night on my own but saying that I didn't so it might have been fine. hotel rooms need proper cleaning and also could do... More

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Milan, Italy
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This hotel stopped in the 70's and it seems that nothing have been renewed or clean since that. Rooms have a bad smell, beds are not cleans and even the bathroom is dirty. Employees barely speak English. Stay away!!!!

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

After being quoted rates of $180 to $290 by the big chains around the Emeryville Amtrak station, I found a cab driver who introduced me to the Imperial! What a pleasant surprise! Large CLEAN room, comfortable king bed, refrigerator and microwave, along with coffee and bottled water; all for $75 including tax. I'll be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Excellent value. Close to BART and only 30 min to Embarcadero which includes walking to the station. Room was nice, quiet and clean. Bed was wonderful! We will be back next time we're visiting San Francisco.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Went to visit oakland, CA in late january and stayed here at the Imperial Inn for 6 nights. The first thing I noticed that caught my attention right away, was the complementary spiritual literature placed in plain view inside the office. With the Watchtower magazines being purposely placed, it indicated that the staff had a knowledge and Understanding of Our... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Lovely management Susie n staff Dev provided great, polite service even at odd hours way past midnight. Spacious rooms. Replenished toiletries n towels daily. Excellent location: next to Carls Junior n Korean restaurant; 5 minutes walk from Bart, half an hour bart ride to San Francisco. Also very short walking distance to Walgreens supermarket n more than 10 eateries serving... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have seen many nice photos of The Imperial so I was expecting that, but the reality is a bit less. Granted, with city taxes and all the price I paid for my room on a busy weekend was fair, but I'd like to see a few improvements. Good: Very helpful staff. I had a few problems with my room... More

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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel
Address: 490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #24 of 48 hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Imperial Inn 1.5*
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