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Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

5.3
OK

Based on 1,076 reviews
 
122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606, United States
  +1 510 444 4949
Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt - Oakland, CA, United States
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King rooms

$118+

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King bed
$118 per night
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$118 per night
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$120 per night
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$130 per night
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$133 per night
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$142 per night
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$142 per night
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King bed
$147 per night

Standard rooms

$147+

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Double bed
$147 per night
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Double bed
$163 per night

Double rooms

$114+

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$114 per night
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$120 per night
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$134 per night
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$142 per night

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downtown oakland
hotel employee
parking spaces reserved
blankets and not sheets on the bed
towels in the room
parking lot
close to lake
numerous stains
cereal coffee
smelled like smoke
toilet seat
king size bed
dirty hotel
cheaper hotels
bad smell
room was clean
unprofessional and rude
bed bugs
long way
  • Mediocre
    Jan 2018
    3.1

    Where’s my stuff

    Amia was nice . She was the manager . She can be great but lacking training

    The maid took all my things out the room and threw them in the dirty floor in the maid area and didn’t even tell from desk that there’s still stuff in room when she went to clean it . They had a mix up with front desk . My hundreds of dollars of clothes dirty and stained from some jelly substance.. I can keep going . Took my iPhone chargers

  • Mediocre
    Jun 2017
    4.0

    Basic

    Easy access to rooms

    Curtains to give me privacy from everyone outside looking in were broken, smelled really bad, no soap, no towels.

  • Mediocre
    Dec 2015
    2.8

    The location.

    The staff was incredible unprofessional and rude and there were bugs in the room and on the towels. Definitely will never stay here again.

  • Good
    Dec 2015
    6.8

    quick overnight stay

    Staff is very nice

    no coffee at 05.30am

  • Excellent
    Aug 2015
    9.7

    perfect

    Ilove how nice the staff was it was very easy to find it was bye the water I CANT WAIT TO STAY THERE AGAIN

    WASENT VERY MUCH PARKING GOT BACK KINDA LATE HAD TO PARK ON THE STREET MY CAR GOT SCRACHED

  • Okay
    May 2015
    6.0

    Great Staff, but some glaring issues that really h

    The staff was almost perfect. The front counter attendant was super friendly, courteous, and quick to check us in. His name was John and definitely was great. The location makes travelling to San Francisco fairly easy by car (25 minutes until downtown). The lake nearby (1-2 blocks) is very nice. The area doesn't feel ghetto, but definitely not super classy. There is graffiti/mural on the building behind the motel and it was so insanely gorgeous (my bathroom window had the perfect view of it). The place looks fairly maintained externally. Some Mexican guests next to us decided to blast some Mariachi/Folk Music at 2:30AM outside their room on an external speaker sitting in front of their room door for who knows what reason and we had to call the front desk and they handled the situation, but then our rude neighbors decided it'd be quieter to bring their speaker inside which made it even worse so after a second call the staff came to the room and told them in person to stop and then it was quiet. Situation was resolved in about 10 minutes in total. The paint is clean and doesn't look old and the outside of the building and parking lot also looked very clean.

    The staircases need some lights, both the adults (Sister and I) missed the last step coming down and luckily we didn't fall and just tripped. The bedroom we first got had hair on the sheets (I didn't personally see, but my sister had changed the room while I unloaded car and had a smoke). Our new room had used tissues in the drawer of the dresser. We had 2 Towels, 2 Washrags and 2 Hand towels for a 2 Double bed bedroom and it would definitely go a long way to do more washrags at minimum (I don't mind reusing towels, but not washrags and no washrag for face if you decide to shower). The floor had what looks like animal hair. So definitely if I had advice to this place, put out a ton of safety strips on the steps and lighting. Also, either fire your cleaning staff and hire some new ones, or start checking rooms they sign off on because they are not doing their job. Also, I would strongly suggest an enforced quiet time of 11PM weekdays and 12AM weekends and put a 1 warning policy before you kick people out. There are just some really small changes that would go a long long long way in improving the overall value in staying here. I didn't bother with the breakfast they offered (didn't even go in to look), but I heard it was pretty much slim offerings so a small variety increase would go a long way too.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2015
    8.5

    Peaceful and very comfortable.

    The clean room and the excellent cleaning staff.

    The bathroom sink kept stopping up.

  • Okay
    Mar 2015
    6.0

    Liked the flat panel TV and King bed

    Room had an odor

  • Okay
    Feb 2015
    4.8

    the Location to on the bay area was convenient for a business trip

  • Poor
    Feb 2015
    2.0

    Poor and not totally safe neighborhood. At the motel many occupants were outside their rooms screaming and drinking alcohol. Room stank with bad smell, Floor needed vacuuming. Bathroom too small. No privacy, can hear next room's tenants speak. Weekend price increased significantly, probably to accommodate prostitution nearby.

  • Poor
    Feb 2015
    2.0

    It was awful and dirty and smelled like marijuana.

    Nothing had bed bugs

    I didn't like anything. It was awful

  • Mediocre
    Sep 2014
    3.3

    The free parking was a plus.

    Everything else! The towels in the bathroom were dirty, the tv didn't work, there was hair on the bed, the shower was filthy, everything in the room was breaking, the bathroom didn't lock, the walls were so thin you could hear the people next door talking, the free breakfast was disgusting, and the whole place was right next to the ghetto!!! This is the first time I have decided not to live in a Hilton or Sheraton and I regret it so much. Never coming back here again! I'm embarrassed for booking this place and making my friends stay here!

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Overview

With a stay at Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt, you'll be centrally located in Oakland, a 2-minute drive from Oakland Museum of California and 12 minutes from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

5.3 OK

Based on 1,076 reviews

6.8

Location

5.9

Service

2.3

Cleanliness

1.7

Amenities

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

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AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Non-smoking rooms available
Pets not allowed

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Oakland Museum of California 0.5 km
  • Oakland Public Library 0.6 km
  • Lake Merritt 0.7 km
  • Children's Fairyland 1.2 km
  • Fox Theater 1.6 km
  • Paramount Theater 1.6 km

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