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N.E Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

This is a well maintained motel with an attentive staff. Room rate was reasonable and I plan on staying there again when I am in the area.

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ckoertge, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a response. We are glad to make your stay enjoyable as we aim to give good customer service, hopefully the best, and a nice clean room to stay in. Thanks again, we look forward to your next visit! Chris Koertge and the Golden Bear Inn Staff More 

Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

If you want cheap, this is your place. It's run down, everything needs to be replaced- its either broken, stained, lumpy, cracked, chipped, warped, musty and just plain discusting. I stayed one night and that was all I could have handled. There was a big group of us staying there for my brothers wedding, and one room had a crack... More 

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ckoertge, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review my property. I want to personally apologize that your stay was not up to your expectations. At the Golden Bear Inn, we strive to give our guests the very best experience when on the road away from home. We will continue to work to improve our property where needed and suggestions like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2008

This is located in a cute, multi-cultural, hippie part of town. Lots of great little restaurants and shops nearby. We came just for a cheap place to stay while we visited San Francisco, and it was much better than we expected. The staff were very nice, and the architecture looked like an old, Spanish courtyard. Of course the rooms were... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

Our trip to the Bay Area was a long time coming. We travel on a budget. So while we were saving, I used my favorite Trip Advisor to narrow down our options. I am diligent in my search for a three star hotel for a one star price. I poured over my fellow reviewers observations and found a motel that... More 

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

I was in CA to visit some friends and needed a local place to stay. A friend recommended the Golden Bear Inn based on its centralized location and affordable rates. Its appearance reminded me of being in an old Spanish-style building with its white exterior walls and red tiled roof. Benches provided ample seating outside the rooms to allow guests... More 

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Lozangeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2008

I don't ask much from the Golden Bear Inn, and it delivers. I have a kid to visit at Cal, I need a place to lay my head, and I don't want to spend much money. I get what I expect at the price. It's clean, the shower works, the bed is decent, there's a small fridge and a small... More 

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Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2007

I would only recommend this hotel if you don't find anything decent around in town. The room,service was quite ordinary. The bathroom was quite old and crappy. The walls are quite thin and you keep hearing your neighbors now and then. The good thing about the place is the location since everything around Berkeley is easily accessible. There is a... More 

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litchfield
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2007

This motel was clean, the staff was friendly, and the bed ok. If that's all that matters to you, then a stay here is a bargin. However, we had to put up with stained carpets, difficult to close windows, and a sticking bathroom door. The thing that bothered us most was the thin walls, Neighbors could be heard talking on... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2007

The Inn was very clean, the rooms had charm and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definately stay there again on my next visit to Berkeley. The Golden Bear Inn is well located and has a special charm. Great place, Great Value!

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2006

I enjoyed my stay at the GBI. The rooms were a bit worn but they are being gradually updated, i.e. the showers. The carpets should be next on the list. The location was great - close to BART and on a major bus line. I spent most of my time traveling not lounging in my room. I was by myself... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel was built around 1946 with classic Spanish architecture in mind. The Golden Bear Inn remains a part of the Berkeley landscape and is a well renowned place for travelers from all over the globe. With its unique style and comfortable facilities the Golden Bear Inn has kept guests returning year after year. Check in starts at 2 PM and ends at Midnight. For special arrangements please call the Front Desk. Check out is at 12 Noon on the day of departure. All cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the check-in date to avoid penalties. We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1318
Location: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $91 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Americas Best Value Hotel Berkeley
Golden Bear Hotel
Golden Bear Motel
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