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Imperial Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #20 of 47 hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig106 Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here because the hotel prices on San Francisco are unbelievable, the most expensive place I stayed on my trip through California. We stayed here for three nights and buzzed across to San Fran in the morning and at night on the BART which is within walking distance. The BART is cheap and really fast. You have to pay a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was called for a gig at the last minute, in an area of CA in which good, clean, SAFE & FRUGAL lodging it hard to come by. When two venues fell through, I was stuck. Set the GPS on Lodging and drove around areas of Emeryville and Oakland which have seen much better days. Passed by the Imperial Inn,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were visiting friends in Oakland and were pleased to find the reasonably priced Imperial Inn. While it met our needs, in terms of location and cost, we were honestly a bit disappointed in the quality and cleanliness of the room. Perks: free parking, free wifi, a fridge, cable tv, spacious room. Downsides: overall dingy feel to the room (e.g.,... More

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29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Well firstly it is important to point out that this is a value inn not a 5 star hotel. My 4 star rating is for the fact that we had a very good experience for the money spent. Good points - clean, big rooms, with cable. Quiet, despite being close to the road. Staff were polite. Location is convenient, it's... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I rate this place very good because everything is relative. In this part of Oakland you are *not* going to find a Hilton, or even a Holiday Inn. You will find quite a few places where you will probably not want to stay. This motel, however, may be the best in the neighborhood (which isn't that bad - great bagels... More

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Reno, Nevada
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Address: 490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Imperial Inn 1.5*
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