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|"Friendly staff, affordable, and complimentary breakfast"||(in 27 reviews)|
|"The location was perfect"||(in 21 reviews)|
|"Free parking was offered"||(in 9 reviews)|
|"The worst experience ever"||(in 4 reviews)|
|"Very poorly maintained"||(in 3 reviews)|
|"The room was dirty."||(in 45 reviews)|
|room dirty||in 126 reviews|
|staff was friendly||in 75 reviews|
|great location||in 60 reviews|
|parking lot||in 49 reviews|
|bed was comfortable||in 47 reviews|
|free parking||in 42 reviews|
|clean towels||in 16 reviews|
|bread for toast||in 13 reviews|
|homeless camp||in 10 reviews|
|smelled like smoke||in 8 reviews|
|worst hotel||in 8 reviews|
|bathroom shower||in 6 reviews|
|poorly maintained||in 6 reviews|
|downtown oakland||in 4 reviews|
|poor condition||in 3 reviews|
|close to lake||in 1 review|
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
Easy access to rooms
Curtains to give me privacy from everyone outside looking in were broken, smelled really bad, no soap, no towels.
The staff was incredible unprofessional and rude and there were bugs in the room and on the towels. Definitely will never stay here again.
quick overnight stay
Staff is very nice
no coffee at 05.30am
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
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.
Peaceful and very comfortable.
The clean room and the excellent cleaning staff.
The bathroom sink kept stopping up.
Liked the flat panel TV and King bed
Room had an odor
the Location to on the bay area was convenient for a business trip
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.
It was awful and dirty and smelled like marijuana.
Nothing had bed bugs
I didn't like anything. It was awful
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!
With a stay at Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt, you'll be centrally located in Oakland, within a 5-minute drive of Oakland Museum of California and Oakland City Center. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in a common area.
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Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt is located at 122 East 12th Street, 1.4 km from the centre of Oakland. Oakland Museum of California is the closest landmark to Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt.
Yes, Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt offers free parking.
No, Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt is 10.2 km from Oakland. Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt is 22.3 km from San Francisco.
No, pets are not allowed at Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt.
Yes, Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt has a pool on-site.