We stayed here four nights in late October 2013. Yes, it's an older motel and has some problems, but for four nights we paid about the same as we have for one night in a nicer place in SF. The location is excellent, steps from Lake Merritt, walking distance to BART, and surprisingly quiet. The room was clean and had clearly had a few recent upgrades. The manager Paul was very accommodating and will talk your ear off about his plans for the place! There's free coffee, tea, pastries and fresh fruit in the morning, and free wi-fi. We appreciated that it was a 100% non-smoking property.
The television only had a few channels (though watching tv was not high on our trip agenda).
The bathroom had no electrical outlet (when we asked Paul provided an extension cord).
The thick sheet of bulletproof glass at the office counter is tacky.
The door to the room was old (lock was brand new, though, and very secure) and had pretty wide gaps around the edges.
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