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Imperial Inn

490 W Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94609-2826
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#21 of 56 hotels in Oakland

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Oakland, Imperial Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Imperial Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Oakland.

Rooms at Imperial Inn provide air conditioning and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Imperial Inn guests have access to 24 hour front desk. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Imperial Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Oakland, Imperial Hotel is located a short distance from Chapel of the Chimes Oakland (1.6 km) and Preservation Park (2.6 km).

Oakland has plenty of diners. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Fentons Creamery and Restaurant, ButtercuP, and Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are interested in exploring Oakland, check out a science museum, such as Chabot Space & Science Center.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Imperial Inn is sure to make your visit to Oakland one worth remembering.

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24-hour front desk
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Jyothi Sanoj wrote a review May 2020
Los Angeles, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
clean and tidy. affordable. hotels in SFO was too costly so we chose Oakland. It is only 15 minutes drive from SFO downtown. We had to pay the bay bridge toll every time when we cross but that is still cheaper than staying at anywhere near SFDT
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Date of stay: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Inn
Responded May 3, 2020
Hey Jyothi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and rating your experience as positive. We appreciate it. We are glad that you found our accommodation clean and affordable and we hope your stay was comfortable and you had easy access to everything you needed. Please do let us know if there is anything that we can do to make the next experience even more enjoyable for you. We look forward to having you back for another pleasant stay during your next trip to the area. Best Regards, Imperial Inn, Customer Care Team
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Dean A wrote a review Oct. 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom156 contributions91 helpful votes
This worked out at about half the cost of a small hotel room in SF. Stayed for 6 nights. A good choice. Room was modern, clean, comfortable and well serviced. Reception friendly and helpful. Free WiFi. Location was good for motorists - next to major road intersection and just off the freeway. Also very good if you're relying on pubic transport. BART MacArthur is 5 minutes walk - could be downtown SF within 20 minutes of walking out of my room - which is better than staying in a budget hotel in SF where road traffic at peak times really holds you up. Location seemed safe enough to me. Overall I was very satisfied with the place and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Inn
Responded Oct. 29, 2019
Dear Dean, Thank you for your feedback; we are pleased to have provided you with suitable, comfortable, clean accommodation, and a great stay. We are pleased to note that you would stay with us again, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon! Best Regards, Imperial Inn, Customer Care Team
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HolaLondon wrote a review Sep. 2019
London21 contributions44 helpful votes
The room was clean, bedding and towels clean. Car spaces were fine a d felt secure in the hotel and area. Only 20 mins into SF, three stops on the BART. The microwave, fridge bathroom and everything else was super clean too. The hotel had lots of guest, lots of families, and all were happy and friendly. Most people walked to tye BART just like us..the area was fine.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre L, Reputation Management at Imperial Inn
Responded Sep. 9, 2019
Thank you for being our guest. We are happy to know you found us to be a good value and that you were impressed with our hardworking associates and well-equipped accommodations. We value your business and hope to welcome you back soon.
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Jenifer S wrote a review Aug. 2019
Sacramento, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
I know that being in Oakland they probably have to take extra caution as far as keeping guests safe but the way they have this set up you literally feel like you’re in a cage and that’s not the greatest feeling. In spite of being in a cage it was very clean and I believe they had just bought new comfy bedding.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre L, Reputation Management at Imperial Inn
Responded Sep. 2, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Imperial Inn, Oakland, Ca. We're glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and you found our facility very clean and comfy bedding. We're sorry for not meeting all of your expectations and we hope to have the pleasure of your company in the future. Thank you for your business!
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Jake J wrote a review Jul. 2019
Lind, Washington26 contributions43 helpful votes
I would like to give this place a few less stars but I really knew kind of what I was getting into by the price alone. I needed a place close to a job I was doing on Treasure Island. I stayed only one night. The office is locked up like a bank, complete with a teller window on the outside and another inside (accessed by pushing a buzzer to have the door unlocked). The room was okay for the price but it seemed like my room was grand central for water pipe noise. The bed was like granite and I like soft beds. I got to sleep around midnight but was awakened throughout the night by noise from the very busy unit above and from the water pipes. I gave up at 5 and just got up. Even with such a short time in bed I still got several bites on my legs, feet and one hand. The Carl's Jr. is next door. First one I have been to with a security guard.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Jerre L, Reputation Management at Imperial Inn
Responded Jul. 29, 2019
Thank you for being our guest and for sharing about your visit. We truly value our guests' comments and appreciate you alerting us to a few concerns that needed our immediate attention. We are sorry there were several issues during your stay and that we fell short in making you feel comfortable during your visit. As mentioned in your review the unwelcome visitors was unfortunate, but upon further inspection, we did not find any evidence, however, as a precaution, we did treat your room. Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back again for a much better experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imperial Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Imperial Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cat Town Cafe (1.0 km), Temple Sinai (1.1 km), and Eli's Mile High Club (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Imperial Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at Imperial Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Imperial Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imperial Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burma Superstar, Homeroom, and Cholita Linda.
Are there any historical sites close to Imperial Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oakland California Temple (5.9 km), Jack London's Cabin (3.7 km), and Chapel of the Chimes Oakland (1.8 km).