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Imperial Inn

490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long drive, the comfortable room we had at this motel was just right (after hauling all our luggage up the stairs to the third floor!) If you come here expecting a luxury hotel, you will be disappointed but do expect helpful, friendly staff. We were having problems with extending our stay but Sandip, one of the members of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Want a bargain budget hotel? Need to visit UC Berkeley? Want to stay just outside of San Francisco? We found this gem - The Imperial - to be just what we needed. Its not a luxury hotel, so if you're looking for that, keep looking. It's a very well kept, clean, up-to-date hotel with very nice managers. It's close enough... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Motel is located in downtown of the city of OAKLAND. Bart Station is in walking distance from the Motel. The people were very nice, especially 'Susie' who is very customer oriented. However, I would not want to stay in this hotel for a prolonged time. It needs some 'touch up' in many areas. The rooms are overall clean, but... More 

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nokomis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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 June 20, 2015

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 June 11, 2015

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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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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