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Imperial Inn

490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had a one night stay in Oakland. The Imperial Inn was a fraction of the price of the upscale hotels in the city that evening, so I took a chance with this motel. I was pleasantly surprised. The front desk attendant was very friendly. My room faced the courtyard and was pretty quiet. The space was fairly large... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a quick 2-night stay. Was a little hesitant as it is a motel with an outside door. However, the doors face an enclosed courtyard making is more secure. It is not fancy but had everything I needed: clean room and bath, wifi, nice TV , and the room was fairly large. I will say that the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I am not usually picky with hotels, all I need is for the hotel to be clean. It was a basic comfortable room with 2 double beds. Large dark stains on the carpet throughout the room and on the bedspreads. Bathroom was tiny. Good location, easy to get into San Fran, around the corner from the train station if you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Everything was fine. We were staying there two nights, room was clean except the mirrors. But all in all - after long drive it was really good place to stay and take a rest, the neighborhood was queit.

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Thank Agnė S
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Lets be clear, the area is not the nice you can expect like in San Francisco, but not dangerous. U have the Bart at 5 min and in 15 min u are in embarcadero or powel st, also great if u r travelling with the car, private parking. Rooms ok, service ok...dont expect luxury. But worth it to pay way... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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446 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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