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Americas Best Value Inn

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Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 June 2011

We stay here once or twice a year when we come to the Bay Area for an urban experience, since we live in a fairly remote area in Oregon. Golden Bear Inn is a cute old Spanish Revival style auto court, with pretty flowers. The rooms are OK: they are clean. They are basic. You can walk to a wonderful...

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Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 6 June 2011

I stayed at the Golden Bear Inn for two nights. It is a great bargain, especially given its location as well as the hospitality of the staff. The neighborhood was quiet and the hotel was right across from Cafe Fanny and Acme Bakery, which were a huge plus and more than took care of my breakfast and cafe-people-watching needs. Because...

2Thank sojournergu
Reviewed 21 May 2011

Very helpful at the desk when I arrived and quickly got to the room. The room was very clean although smelled a little of disinfectant when I first went it. Had to stay for eight days and parked my car in front of my room, no problem. Was cleaned daily by lovely Hispanic lady who was very polite and kind....

1Thank metro101
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2011

This is an older hotel, built in the late 1940s, but well maintained and now part of the Best Value Inn chain. My room was impecably clean. A bit of a walk from the North Berkeley BART station if you have much luggage but if you are driving it's a convenient location to much of the East Bay. My room...

1Thank beerwriter
TheBearGM, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We always appreciate when guests take time to review us and let us know how we are doing. Thank you so much. -Management

Oakland, CA
Reviewed 24 September 2010

I stayed at the Golden Bear Inn with a handful of friends who had come into town for a local show at the Greek Theater and we couldn't have picked a better place for what we needed. First off, the staff was excellent. Very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Yes, the place is a little older, but I like to think...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 July 2010

We rented the cottage behind the hotel so this review is about the little house and the hotel staff. The Golden Bear Inn was able to accommodate our need for an extended stay with a kitchen on a holliday weekend with no prior notice. The staff was very friendly and willing to help with whatever we needed. They frequently lent...

1Thank LucreziavonClot
orange county
Reviewed 10 July 2010

I read the reviews yet I was certainly not prepared when I opened the door to our room; it looked very old and worn. The paint or wallpaper (I can't even tell) was faded, the carpet was frayed, the sheets were dated, worn, and on one of the beds, torn. They offered free wireless internet connection but the connection was...

1Thank tntonthego01
TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your review, every comment helps us improve the property to make your next stay better. I will agree the hotel is old, it has been a part of the Berkeley landscape since 1946 but I can assure you that all the rooms are exceptionally clean. We have amazing housekeeping staff that strives to keep...

Venice, California
Reviewed 8 June 2010

I have stayed at this hotel 2 days per month for several years. This is an older hotel that is very well kept and superbly managed. They have held the same room for me most of the time. In my experience they really care for there patrons and do the best they can to accomodate their needs. The location is...

3Thank edyes8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2010

I've stayed at this hotel twice, it's a good balance between location (convenient to several places in Berkeley by car, walking, or bus) and price. It's an older place but good for what you pay. The walls are very thin - I heard my neighbour snoring! It's a very clean place. A lick of paint here and there would improve...

Thank Nitten_Traveler
Big Pine, California
Reviewed 18 May 2010

...and there's probably nothing that can be done about it, given that my room backed up to busy San Pablo Avenue. I could also hear my neighbors too well. A multi-ethnic, multi-cultural neighborhood, near good restaurants, and I enjoyed that. I cannot say I got a comfortable sleep, because of all the noise and lights from appliances and streetlights. I...

Thank kmsquared

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $137 - $209 (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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