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Imperial Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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    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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Warsaw, Poland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much cheaper than motels in San Fransico and close to BART, which will take you in 15 minutes to San Francisco, it will be faster than finding parking place in SF  To small parking area, it was hard to find place for the car. No breakfast. Average clean.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn is inexpensive, but is clean and was a very good value. It is not in a tourist area, but is only 3 blocks from the MacArthur BART station so you can quickly get anywhere. I was there on a business trip so it was perfect for me. The only minor problem is that there doesn't seem to be... More

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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 day only, wi-fi was really slow, the room wasn't clean enough but after all we stayed good, it is just a place for sleep nothing more nothing less. The shower was little bit dirty and we didn't find shampoo. The price was ok, so not bad.

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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Do not discount this place because of its location! My trip Oakland was made at short notice and accommodation plans for the first few nights had to be made quickly. I spent hours researching motels via Tripadvisor, yelp, etc. Finally decided on the Imperial Inn. It rated well on tripadvisor, but I knew it was in what is considered a... More

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Athena, Oregon
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We came to Oakland for a friend's wedding and needed to be there by 4 pm. From the first phone conversation, the hosts (it seems to be a family-run business) were willing to make our room ready for us early, so we could have more time to rest, shower and change. We really appreciated that. The building is rather old,... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights while working in San Francisco. Checking in the guy was friendly, and it was done quickly. The grounds and the courtyard were kept clean. The room was great. The bed was clean, with some nice linens. The bathroom was clean. The room overall was very clean! Conveniently close to BART so was able... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
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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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london
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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*
Number of rooms: 20
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