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Imperial Inn

490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This choice was excellent for us as it was closer to where our kids live and half the price of where we used to stay. It also had free parking. We only needed a place to sleep at night and it met our needs in that it was clean, had refrig. and microwave. Really minor issue was that we had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

okay we started our trip to upper Cali a little late,we call the hotel and told them we would n't be there until around 3;am. This is were it got interesting as soon a we got there the clerk told us that he traded our smoking room to another guest because he said he didnt thick we where going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel. Clean and nice room. Very nice and cooperative management. I highly recommended it. I once broke something and the management did not charge me anything. It is close to dining and grocery. We loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Best two star hotel in Oakland. Pro: The bed and linens pillows and furniture clan and somewhat current Indian theme. Price Gated parking Good front desk Walking distance to Bart Quiet Con: scratch on Tv

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is one of thoseD older hotels that serve just a place to sleep and clean up. I booked here for a few days after arriving in OAKLAND from Finland. I chose this hotel because of two things, the value (downtown OAKLAND is not a cheap place to stay) and because of its close proximity to a BART station. From... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Absolutely terrible. The building is decaying with cracked walkways on the 3rd and 2nd floor. The rooms have stains, marks, and scratches on the walls, doors, and furniture. We were made to go down and get towels multiple times. Terrible service. Our towels had holes I'm them! The WiFi is unusable and the walls were very thin. The area is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice hotel, comfi kingsize bed. I had a non-smoking room with an ashtray standing on the nightstand. It kinda smelled like smoke inside so I guess this used to be a smokingroom. But the owners were kind, the bed was really comfortabl and overall the experience was good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

RUN!!! Its HORRIBLE, from the outdated furniture to the rude people, the environment is beyond creepy and scary. There is a waterfountain which is loud and dirty and smelly, the price is overrated, Please do not stay run run, as fast as yoU can, You will Thank me later

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Large rooms with fridge, micro and BATHTUB (plus shower, of course). On the 'good' side of Telegraph avenue, not the scary side :). Heated bathroom floors are a nice touch. This place has the usual things that will bug people who don;t like budget hotels -- cracks in the plaster, maybe some dirty grout -- but the rooms are freshly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff were extremely pleasant. Grounds were well kept and tidy. Free parking is always good. Rooms are warm and comfortable. Yes, the place needs a little work but remember that this is not a $150/night motel. Rooms were clean and the king bed was comfortable. Walls were a little thin and the activities of our upstairs neighbour were... More 

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