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Americas Best Value Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The Golden Bear Inn in Berkeley, Ca has given us the right kind of peace of mind we needed. My family lives the look and feel of this place. It's so quaint and serene the minute you pull in the parking lot. In the lobby there is always coffee and yes available. Plus a computer station, with the coolest chair...

Thank Leah G
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a very old motel badly in need of renovation. It's cheap and shabby. Paint was peeling in the bathroom, in some rooms the windows wouldn't close, doors were squeaky, etc. The walls are paper thin and I spent several sleepless nights from people quarreling or partying hard. I went out several times two nights running to complain, but...

Thank agordon254
TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear about the condition of your room, we are always working to improve our property and are currently upgrading our rooms and bathrooms. It sounds like it is coming at a good time. As for the loud guests, unfortunately not everyone abides by the "Quiet Please" sign...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a primarily one level "old school" lodging that was probably built in the 1930's or 40's in classic California style. The check in was very easy and the front desk staff was super friendly and helpful. They had a flood in some rooms and my reserved double queen room was replaced with a single queen and my account...

2Thank obleak1
TheBearGM, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments and yes, the property was built in 1946 and holds classic California style. We are currently renovating the rooms with hardwood floors, etc. but also want to keep as much of the original charm as possible. Come check it out next time you're in town, we would love your feedback!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a mom and pop motel. For the area, which is very expensive, it is not bad. I would certainly recommend if you are just passing through for the night. I was in town for business and the wifi was out the entire time I was there. And, while the room was clean, it was very outdated. It was...

Thank Nyanyika B
San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I enjoyed the walkable location on San Pablo Avenue and was able to visit many shops and restaurants that were good. The front office staff were friendly and helpful. The room was basic and clean. We stayed in the single level portion and parking was convenient outside our door. I would return because of price, location and the kindness of...

1Thank SanDiegoBJ
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A very old and seedy property, definitely limit your stay to one night. Filthy carpets, linens, and bathroom. No air con, limited internet, and a clientele that will make you want to run away. Never again!

3Thank michael755
Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were told in advance that the neighborhood was "edgy" but experienced no safety problems at all. Quiet and clean with comfortable beds, lovely toiletries, great service and free parking. A few blocks from Whole Foods where we ate breakfast daily. Affordable basic accommodations in an expensive part of the state. Please note: We were initially offered a room with...

1Thank Sine-Wave
Bishop, California
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Always a nice place to go to when you're in Berkeley clean, the people that work here are kind helpful! Also proud to say this is my third time staying here and for the price and the beauty and the best hot water for shower"s I would highly recommend this place it's worth it the price is right! P.S to...

1Thank Robin A
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have been on a week-long trip that began in the LA area and included hotels in various touristy locations. The Golden Bear had TripAdvisor reviews on a par with most of the other hotels, but ended up costing more than the others while delivering less. As a result, we feel we grossly overpaid for this place....

Thank SusanAndJim
TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your feelings down for us. Yes, we are under some renovations at the moment, the bathrooms especially. As you were witness to, they need some tender loving care which we are working on at the moment. It's never an easy process and does take some time. I've credited you back some of your...

Reviewed 4 April 2016

This little motel is outdated and needs to update outlets to hold plugged devices but that is really my only complaint, water was hot, room was clean, no bug bites, and air that worked. We chose this thru Hotwire and proximity to the train station. Hotwire auto assigns a single room with them but they quickly set up q cot...

1Thank Erika C
TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Erika for the feedback. We are continuously working to update the facility. It's an older building so we are constantly working to improve and maintain it. One neat thing we are doing right now is laying hardwood floors in the rooms. I hope you have a chance to come back and see them when we are done, they look...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: $134 - $208 (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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“Ask for a room in the back off San Pablo Avenue. It will be quieter.”
SanDiegoBJ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else...............”
michael755, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Front desk people are very informed on local events/attractions”
GordieSeaquist, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Come early, ask for a room away from the highway. If you call and ask for a quiet room, there is a good chance they will lose your request.”
sandymZ1665LW, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Do the finger test like I did. [see pictures] And DON'T EAT POPEYE'S CHICKEN!!!!”
  • Needs paint!
  • Painted around Lamp [lol]
  • Filthy Furnace cover
  • Soap Dish with HOLE IN THE BOTTOM.
  • Door Jamb falling apart
Sissygrl, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
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