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Imperial Inn

490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #20 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days 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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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands
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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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Oakland, California
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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 Its HORRIBLE, from the outdated furniture to the rude people, the environment is beyond creepy and scary.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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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The location is both good and bad. It's not in the center of SF, so you have to take the car and use the toll bridge. On the other hand the price was good compared to hotels or even hostels in the city center. Across the street there is a great korean restaurant.

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Warren, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights for a train convention. I was given a non-smoking room but someone had smoked in here before. there were cigarette burn holes in some of the decorative pillow cases and a quarter size burn hole in the blanket. The smoke detector needed a new battery as it was doing the low battery chip about once... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We moved to this motel after a not so great experience at another one down the road. This place is clean, very convenient for the BART station and generally a nice place to stay. Check in was fast, staff all very friendly and very helpfully allowed us to leave our car on site for several hours after checking out (we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is a good option if you're just looking for a place to crash outside the city center of San Francisco. If you are looking for something stylish and fancy then skip this place...if you will settle for something less it's ok. Room is clean and spatious, bathroom doesn't give a real good impression and has a bit of... More 

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