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“Good value for money - great service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

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Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt
Ranked #34 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
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“Good value for money - great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Hi,
we stayed about six nights in the motel in september '13. Yes, it is in between a decent and a sketchy area (as previous comment says). After searching for a motel directly in Frisco (there was none for a good price available due to America's Cup), we came across this ABVI and booked at once. It is as described by first comment, it is reopened, the staff is very motivated and engaged, especially the General Manager made it a comfortable stay. The first room was a bid loud due to other guests, next day we could change the room easily. Once, the fridge was broken, it was exchanged with no delay. The motel is located best, by car or by train (BART) you can reach Frisco Downtown within 25 minutes (incl. walk to the station!). We got borrowed a hairdryer and an extension cable easily (some baths do not include hairdryer and/or AC/DC sockets). The Motel offers 24 hours coffee, this one was the best coffee, we got during our 10 different hotels/motels we visited in California during our first stay in US. It is just good value in money, the surveillance cameras offer some security, also, the second gate closes very early, so that staff has to see everybody who's about to enter. Maybe the management can put away that thick glass safety window in order to show safety of this motel.
All in all, good value for money when visiting Frisco/Bay Area. We wish the Team of ABVI Lake Merritt all the best for future!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ABVIOaklandCA L, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the feedback! Great Room Tip too!
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

This hotel is on the border between a very decent area and a very sketchy area. As a single female traveler, I did not feel safe here. In the lobby, there is a very thick glass safety window between the guest and hotel staff; the photo of the lobby is much nicer than it actually appears. My room was very spare and the towels were cheap and stained. They have taken other security precautions like a big iron fence around the parking lot (that is left open?) and several security cameras, but I did not feel that the two young men behind the counter were prepared to come to my rescue should something happen.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Manager Paul was committed to make our stay a good one. Very good value. Just a few miles from downtown San Francisco. Our room was recently refurbished and was nice. One comment would be to remodel the lobby.

  • Stayed August 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ABVIOaklandCA L, Front Office Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! Anything that we can improve on is much appreciated!
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

Property: Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt
Address: 122 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606-2230 (Formerly Economy Inn)
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 49 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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