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Imperial Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 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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Rome, Italy
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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 helpful votes 6 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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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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