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Imperial Inn

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
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Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Oakland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed at the Imperial Inn during my U.S. vacation in June 2012 and primarily for visiting San Francisco. The location of the hotel is perfect for daily visits to The City by car or BART. The hotel itself is okay-ish if you don't have high demands and don't want to pay the overpriced San Francisco hotel/motel room rates. The... More 

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oakland, ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

nuff said. there are BED BUGS AT THIS HOTEL. do yourself a favor and stay away from the imperial. its not an imperial experience. to their credit they gave full refund but.....doing the laundry all day and then having to schlep around an unknown town searching for bed bug spray which was incredibly hard to find (bed bath and beyond... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

They do not honor their online specials. I rented online a 3 nights for 2 special. The evening of the second night, I returned to my room to find a thug like young man knocking on my door, claiming his girlfriend is staying there. I told him to leave. When I got into the room, my personal belongings knocked over.... More 

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Teplice, Czech Republic
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed in the Imperial Inn for 3 days and we chose this hotel because of overpriced SF centre hotels. It was about 90 USD per night. The rooms are well equiped with the comfortable king beds. The hotel is located close to the McArthur BART station which we wanted. By BART you can reach Embarcadero station (the first station... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I really enjoy staying at local, non-chain hotel/motels that I've found through TripAdvisor or Booking.com -- they're definitely cheaper, but usually have a lot more character ... and frequently charm. BUT NOT THIS PLACE!!! The Imperial Inn is creepy, dirty and nasty. The maids throw the bedspreads out onto the walkways while "cleaning" the room, then put them back on... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Room not clean and bad chemical smell, Towels is too small. Soap and shampoo made you feel like dishwashing liquid. The room door is just only keycard lock the feel not so secure. They did not receive credit card during my stay and no left luggage service.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Imperial Inn was a good motel that deserves a better reputation. The reviews on other websites do not do it justice. Location wise, its in Oakland, 20 minutes on the Bart from downtown San Francisco city (the tourist areas). This Inn was also a two minute walk from the BART station (one block), and the train ran every ten minutes... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I would never stay at Imperial Inn EVER!. Towels are small and very thin. Room has an odor. Once I got there, I changed to stay only 1 nite and they charged me higher. It is hard to find. Bathroom is tiny and shower is inadequate. For the price staying at Days Inn or Motel 6 is better

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Tempe, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

While cheap and close to San Francisco, our room was less than ideal. Cold (with a dusty heater), a rundown closet of a bathroom, dirty towels and shower curtain, and poor sound insulation made for a disappointing stay. I was woken up twice during the middle of the night by someone loudly stamping around the stairs and yelling. Not a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

The promised internet connection was down or not working. Much effort by them failed to get a connection.The bathroom tile floor was sticky but they came and recleaned it immediately. awakened in the middle of the night by a bug biting me on the neck. Discovered two more welts on my abdomen. Management sprayed poison in the room. I think... 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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