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“DON'T STAY HERE!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1421 First St, Livermore, CA 94550   |  
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Ranked #9 of 16 hotels in Livermore
Roseville, California
2 reviews
“DON'T STAY HERE!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

DON'T STAY HERE!!! Just got home from staying here last night. I'm a long time Livermore resident and needed to stay somewhere while work was being done on my home here. All I can say is the city of Livermore should shut this dump down. Every complaint by previous reviewers is true. The bathroom was disgusting, mold and mildew everywhere. I couldn't bring myself to take a shower because it was so gross. They had tried to paint over the tile, which if you've ever tried it, doesn't work. The walls are poorly patched and you can see the previous color showing through. The refrigerator was so loud it kept me from sleeping. The sheets were so coarse and rough I didn't want to sleep on them, but the blanket was worse and there was no way I was going to touch the bedspread. All in all, I spent a horrible night here and advise others to say away.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
sorry but what you say about the room does not seem to be as is. this place is no dump but many have in fact said that this is a jewel in the middle of Livermore.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
San Marcos, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Basic motel room, park in front of door, ground level only, clean, efficient, good bang for buck. Across the street from food options. Room is a bit outdated with older TV and furnishings yet comfy like visiting an old aunt/uncle. CLEAN! QUIET!! Super old fashioned tile bathroom with great shower and a window that actually opens to fresh air..... Bed was comfortable. I'll stay again if the price remains moderate as opposed to the motels out near the freeway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
it's good to have aunts/uncles hhh !!!!! need to visit them more often to remind us what was life/living like in those good old days. thanks.
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Roseville, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This motel is like a motor lodge. 22 units, single story ( which is great ) and park in front of your unit. Nice size room with large TV and great water pressure in shower. Office staff, very friendly did all they could to accommodate me. For an older motel, I think they are doing a great job. I think the staff is doing a great job keeping the rooms as nice as possible. Also, quite a few restaurants within a few blocks. I will definitely stay here again when I am in the area. Again, Thanks

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
motor lodge feeling - how nice, I don't need to go far to get that feeling - I can have it right here.
thank you Gator !!!!!!!!! : - )))))
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed there one night before continuing to the Livermore Outlet Mall. The receptionist was very friendly and we received a warm welcome. Of course the rooms are not topnotch, but it's definitely ok for the price we payed (big, clean, huge TV). The WIFI was fast and there were some free snacks in the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
thank you for your warm words - : ))
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West Valley City, Utah, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I travel all the time and try to save money when and where I can. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! The room is horrible, Bathroom looks like you are walking into a bottle of PETO looking for a place to yak. Cobwebs in the corner. The towels feel like sand paper with stains on them, Hope they were washed. Walls in the bathroom had been painted but it looks like they ran out of paint as the old blue color could be seen through the white, they had painted the tile in the shower, don't have clue why. The wood on the doors could be pulled off by a two year old. Lets not talk about the green slime that was growing in the beautiful picture of the pool you see on the website. Slept on top of the bedspread cause I was afraid of the bedspread that came from the 60's. Wireless service and cell service, forget about it. I have never posted a review on a hotel/motel, take this for what you will.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
sorry, but i hope you did not have a terrible day at work to bring it out at a room that is nice and clean (regarding the age of the motel). the wifi service is one of the best in town if you even tried it.
and if you even tried lifting the bed spread, and to your amazement, you would have found snow white crispy sheets. have a nice day and do try us again. thank you.
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Hudson, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed at this older refurbished inn for eight nights while visiting family and friends. The location was terrific, ideal for those who don't wish to rely too heavily on there car. There were many good restaurants within walking distance and two shopping centers, one of which included a Trader Joe's. There is a great cinema two blocks away where you can have beer, wine and even dinner while watching the film of your choice. If you like to walk, the Arroyo Mocho trail is close by. If you want easy access to Bart, there is a RAPID bus stop to the Dublin/Pleasanton station nearby ( takes about 20 minutes). Our hotel room was clean and quiet and equipped as advertised. The front desk personnel were friendly and helpful. The price was great. We'll be back next year.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
you've given all the necessary info one would like about the surrouding area, how very nice :)
when you return next year, please remind us about this review - for a discount rate -:)))
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

It’s a mixed bag.
Their strongest and most appealing feature is the price. We paid around $60 per night and that is 35% to 50% less than what we would have paid at our usual Livermore area stay. The room has no bugs and water pressure of the shower was strong and their free Wi-Fi worked great.
As for the not-so-good stuff, the list is longer: worn out and scratchy sheets, a noisy in-room refrigerator, noisy plumbing sound from neighboring rooms (it woke me up one night), a clogging sink. The soap was rough and they provided very minimum number of towels; one wash cloth, one hand towel and two bath towels.
Water from the faucet tasted horrible and they only supplied us two mini bottled waters per day. It is an old building and their keep-up efforts are not successful; using a touch up paint that is several shades off and adding a dangling power cord to accommodate multiple electric appliances in the room. Free breakfast was supposed to be available but none was offered/mentioned to us although I saw some cereal and apples at the office when we checked in at night (they didn’t look fresh).
We knowingly picked this $60 per night establishment and expected to experience $60 per night level of amenity and comfort and we did. What do I say after the three nights stay? I am afraid the $60 level of amenity and comfort were not quite enough for me. But I am not expecting my financial status to improve anytime soon so I might have to learn to like (or tolerate) it. I could/will try this place again if I needed or feel like it but will try to find a $65 per night place first elsewhere and give it a try (I am kidding).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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mikeshah, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
thank you for your kind thoughts. please do try us again :) and ask for a room with a king bed.
you'll be surprised. rooms are nice, clean and quite.
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Address: 1421 First St, Livermore, CA 94550
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Location: United States > California > Livermore
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 16 hotels in Livermore
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
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