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Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family vacations, I book this hotel in the picture look nice and clean and it also said, continental breakfast. There is no continental breakfasts only terrible juice, cereal with flavor and milk, there is no bar in the bathrooms to put the towels, the sink got flooded .They don't come and clean the rooms correctly or completely. Also the floors... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I booked a room for a week for business at this motel. They made threatened to tow my truck because they had inadequate parking! They told me "to park somewhere down the street." ...no. The rooms are tiny and have a smell to them, my towels were dirty when I got them from the front desk (there were none in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Pros: Nice staff, seemed clean, good security, good location that was close to BART station Cons: Old and shabby room with no towel bars in the bathroom, even though we had a no-smoking room we were innundated with dope smoke coming in from room next door, noisy location, breakfast consisted of coffee, cereal, and toast

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Seriously - if I could give them NEGATIVE Stars, I would. This place is a dump - pure and simple. EVERYTHING about it is a dump...except the people - they are fine. They even have a new Manager, but nothing can save this place unless and until they shut it down and make MAJOR renovations. Old, filthy, musty. Bed Bugs.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I came to Oakland on business, and chose this hotel based on location and price. I looked at the photos on the website at the time of booking. When I checked in yesterday, I was appalled at what I saw. Room was filthy, damp towels, no towel rack or OUTLET in the bathroom, and bugs in our bed! I am... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is the cheapest motel in Oakland. The location is good - very near the lake, not far from downtown, near a ton of awesome restaurants. It's not the quietest neighborhood in Oakland, but I've never been seriously hassled in that part of town either. It was a solid choice of a cheap motel in Oakland.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this is the location. It is right off Lake Merritt and you should try to walk around the lake if you have time. This is a good deal for the price - and if you want an even better deal you should join their Value Club. Breakfast is very basic - coffee, juice, cereal and today.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

It's cheap -- in comparison to other places nearby. We did not expect much and it lived up to those expectations. Loud, grimy, old, slightly creepy. But a bed to sleep in, clean sheets and towels, and hot water....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice location which is almost in downtown Oakland plus lake Merritt is one minute away from the hotel where you can have loads of fun, friendly staff and clean rooms, recommend it to people visiting Oakland. They also serve you free breakfast as well.

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Sean C, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt, responded to this review

Dear Munir N, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback with our readers. This helps everyone know that we are always striving for a great experience for all our valued guests. Our staff will always go above and beyond to assist anyone at anytime. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Sean Clark, General... More 

Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel once before, and I wasn't very impressed. But I decided to give it another chance. And much to my surprise I was very impressed with its change. The outside was clean and neat. My room was clean and free of odor. I slept well, only because it was very quite. This hotel must be under... More 

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Sean C, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us an for sharing your experience with our readers. We love to hear that your stay was a "Great experience". We are perfectly located and hope that our service and friendly staff were excellent. Please keep us in mind next time. All the best. Sean Clark, General Manager. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

Address: 122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606 (Formerly Economy Inn)
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $101 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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