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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