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7 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a mom and pop motel. For the area, which is very expensive, it is not bad. I would certainly recommend if you are just passing through for the night. I was in town for business and the wifi was out the entire time I was there. And, while the room was clean, it was very outdated. It was... More 

Thank Nyanyika B
San Diego, California
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302 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I enjoyed the walkable location on San Pablo Avenue and was able to visit many shops and restaurants that were good. The front office staff were friendly and helpful. The room was basic and clean. We stayed in the single level portion and parking was convenient outside our door. I would return because of price, location and the kindness of... More 

Thank SanDiegoBJ
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A very old and seedy property, definitely limit your stay to one night. Filthy carpets, linens, and bathroom. No air con, limited internet, and a clientele that will make you want to run away. Never again!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were told in advance that the neighborhood was "edgy" but experienced no safety problems at all. Quiet and clean with comfortable beds, lovely toiletries, great service and free parking. A few blocks from Whole Foods where we ate breakfast daily. Affordable basic accommodations in an expensive part of the state. Please note: We were initially offered a room with... More 

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Bishop, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Always a nice place to go to when you're in Berkeley clean, the people that work here are kind helpful! Also proud to say this is my third time staying here and for the price and the beauty and the best hot water for shower"s I would highly recommend this place it's worth it the price is right! P.S to... More 

Thank Robin A
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have been on a week-long trip that began in the LA area and included hotels in various touristy locations. The Golden Bear had TripAdvisor reviews on a par with most of the other hotels, but ended up costing more than the others while delivering less. As a result, we feel we grossly overpaid for this place.... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write your feelings down for us. Yes, we are under some renovations at the moment, the bathrooms especially. As you were witness to, they need some tender loving care which we are working on at the moment. It's never an easy process and does take some time. I've credited you back some of your... More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

This little motel is outdated and needs to update outlets to hold plugged devices but that is really my only complaint, water was hot, room was clean, no bug bites, and air that worked. We chose this thru Hotwire and proximity to the train station. Hotwire auto assigns a single room with them but they quickly set up q cot... More 

Thank Erika C
TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Erika for the feedback. We are continuously working to update the facility. It's an older building so we are constantly working to improve and maintain it. One neat thing we are doing right now is laying hardwood floors in the rooms. I hope you have a chance to come back and see them when we are done, they look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Very clean, well maintained property with a helpful friendly staff. A refreshing experience. Restaurants and shopping are close. Great place for breakfast across the street. Ask the front staff for directions. We'll make a point on staying there again next time we are in town.

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

Thanks for the awesome comments and we hope to see you again on your next trip! More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

I've used this hotel for a number of business trips recently and found the rooms clean, and accommodating to my needs. I particularly like the refrigerator in my room, and that each room is unique. The front desk staff has been also helpful in recommending great places to eat around town. Easy on/off from the highway, and close to the... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to comment! We're glad we've made your business trips a success and we hope to see you in the future. I'll pass along your comments to the staff, they'll really appreciate the kind words. More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Homeless seem to stay here. There was a car parked next to ours that was filled with empty bottles. On one of the benches outside of the room, there was a barefooted homeless guy smoking a cigarette. In our room, it smelled strange. Our impression was that something happened in the room and they tried to use cleaners to cover... More 

Thank bradmF8277MY
TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, bradmF8277MY, for staying with us. While I can't speak on the car or person you mention, as we do not cast judgement on people or their property, I can speak on the room you stayed. We are constantly doing maintenance to upgrade and maintain the property. Your room was recently painted, which explains the smoke alarm being covered and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • 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
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: ₹ 5,882 - ₹ 10,601 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles SanDiegoBJ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else...............”
 of 5 bubbles michael755, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Front desk people are very informed on local events/attractions”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles Sissygrl, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
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