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Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Luckily we didn't need to spend too much time in here. Tacky old motel although very nice shower but no condiments and very few towels, handy was parking right in front of the room if on ground floor. Walk in wardrobe but no fridge or tea/coffee ... got hot water from reception to make our own. Staff was very helpful....

Thank ivkadol
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We reserved online and upon arrival us and another lady were waiting over 45 min because the receptionist was tardy to work. We stayed for 5 nights, our room was cleaned 3 out of 5 times. The location was about s half hr walk to downtown. There's one store nearby however it's situated in a rougher area. The lake Merritt...

1Thank Siok M
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was not a breakfast Müsli with no milk. Butter with no bread and one day there was no breakfast at all. I ask why ,the answer was ,it's closed nothing more. The room was not really clean. Expensive for what you get. The good thing is the location on the lake and the short way to the train...

Thank kunzi28
Fresno, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Good: The hotel is located in a relatively safe area of Oakland across from Lake Merritt. It has free parking. It is relatively close, half a mile (7 minutes walk) to the Lake Merritt Bart station. The Bad: The rooms are very dated. Each room has different issue. Some have curtains which do not close all the way. Some...

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Was in Oakland for my sister's 50th wedding anniversary celebration at the Oakland museum, and booked this because it was a short walk to the museum, and close to the Lake Merritt B.A.R.T. station. No one at the office when I arrived, and the room wasn't made up (2:00 P.M.). Granted, I only needed a place to sleep (and I'm...

Thank James C
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The shower is literally just pieces of slippery tile just thrown in there. Also the ceiling above the shower was broken and their solution was tape with paint over it. Along with that, there were bugs in the shower. Also if you are staying there for more than one night better keep your towels because they won't give you anymore...

Thank sanfran1986
Saint Paul
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is the worse hotel I ever stayed. I rented 2 rooms and they both have issues. One room has toilet flood. The other have sink leaking. Water was coming out of the drain. Poor customer service. I went for help and no one on the front desk( July 27, 2016). The pictures online look good, but it not like...

Thank Yang Y
Reviewed 28 June 2016 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...

1Thank Sonia S
Reviewed 27 May 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...

1Thank DPAHC
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 May 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

1Thank Evebonnie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

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

Address: 122 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606-2230 (Formerly Economy Inn)
Region: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $103 - $206 (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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“No elevator so you might want to take the lower floor if you have luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles CoastRider, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Third floor gives the best view of Lake Merritt and the nightline view.”
  • Night line
  • Lake Merritt
  • Shower only
  • Walk in closet
  • King size bed
 of 5 bubbles 590RebeccaC, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“this is where we will stay when my sister has dr visits in SF”
 of 5 bubbles debrac135, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Maybe being on the second or third floor might keep vagrants from asking for Candy at two am.”
 of 5 bubbles smU1581PV, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Middle level rooms away from traffic areas.”
 of 5 bubbles Rainbowsalwaysrule!!, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
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