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“Affordable but Dingy” 2 of 5 stars
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Imperial Inn
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609   |  
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Ranked #23 of 48 hotels in Oakland
Tempe, Arizona
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Affordable but Dingy”
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 pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Get something above the first floor and not facing the courtyard (sound echoes a lot)
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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19 helpful votes 19 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 it may have been bed bugs. The gaps between the door and the door jamb were enough to let any bug in.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2007

The rooms were decorated in a 70's theme and carried a dingy smell to them.

The coverlet on the bed looked and felt as if it had not been changed in quite some time.

The throw pillows on the bed had this woven cover on them.

Although the hotel is right off of the 580 freeway and surrounded by other hotels, there is VERY little to do if you need to walk around.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Cleanliness of the room
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Imperial Inn

Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel
Address: 490 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 48 hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Imperial Inn 1.5*
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