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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Arrived to stay here after travelling the coastal starlight. Great room , good size and very comfortable bed. Good wifi as well. Bedroom very clean. Amazing people work here , great welcome early left bags and they were put in the room ready for when we came back. Needed some washing to be done and was given a lift to... More 

Thank lillypad46
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I don't understand all the GOOD reviews for this place. This hotel is in a rather dicey section of Oakland. So that even the manager is behind plate glass at the desk and the reception door is always locked. First, if you tell the manager you will arrive around 7PM, if you are even a little late, HE CANCELS YOUR... More 

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Otterndorf, Germany
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Good accomandation for reasonable price .Clean rooms ,friendly staff and close location to everything in Oaklnd . Easy to get to the Bart Station to get to SF center . Also close to Piedmont and Oakland Uptown .You will find in walking distance good local and Korean resturants .I was standing here on long time and get all assistance .

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Loire Valley
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We were on a budget so chose to stay here rather than in SF itself, as the hotel was advertised as having easy public transport access. This was indeed true - just a few minutes' walk to the BART station which takes you directly to the centre. The staff were very helpful - letting us check in early even though... More 

Thank loireexpat
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

A bit worn down and dirty but that's what you get for the price and it's definitely worth it. The location is ok and the staff is nice as well. I wouldn't mind staying here again if I were traveling on a budget.

Thank Anthonia L
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The Imperial Inn is an old Red Roof Inn that is located .8 miles down the street from the Keiser Hospital in Oakland. It also about a half mile from the BART station. The facility has been renovated and is family run. The room was a good size with a small fridge and a microwave. The furniture was all dated,... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The hotel is very clean and the rooms I have been were extremely clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel is very good. I cannot say enough about Harry who is staff member at this hotel. He is exceptionally talented in figuring out the needs of guests and attends professionally and effectively. Matter of fact he was a factor... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I booked this hitel for 4 days through booking.com. I thought I'd save money if I stayed here and commuted to SF. I was wrong. My daughter gorgot her Disney roller suitcase with all her cloths in it. I called hours after I checked out abd the owner said that he personally checked that room as he does with all... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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189 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

I recently had a one night stay in Oakland. The Imperial Inn was a fraction of the price of the upscale hotels in the city that evening, so I took a chance with this motel. I was pleasantly surprised. The front desk attendant was very friendly. My room faced the courtyard and was pretty quiet. The space was fairly large... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a quick 2-night stay. Was a little hesitant as it is a motel with an outside door. However, the doors face an enclosed courtyard making is more secure. It is not fancy but had everything I needed: clean room and bath, wifi, nice TV , and the room was fairly large. I will say that the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Imperial Inn

Address: 490 W Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609-2826
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $90 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Imperial Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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