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Imperial Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #14 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014
advisor464 Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 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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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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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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