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    Americas Best Value Inn

    1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1318
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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...More

    Thank SusanAndJim
    Response from TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value InnResponded 31 August 2016

    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...More

    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    This little motel is outdated and needs to update outlets to hold plugged devices but that is really my only complaint, water was hot, room was clean, no bug bites, and air that worked.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....More

    1  Thank Erika C
    Response from TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value InnResponded 13 April 2016

    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...More

    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.

    1  Thank GordieSeaquist
    Response from TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value InnResponded 30 March 2016

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

    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...More

    1  Thank HaddeMan
    Response from TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value InnResponded 30 March 2016

    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.

    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...More

    Thank bradmF8277MY
    Response from TheBearGM, General Manager at Americas Best Value InnResponded 21 January 2016

    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...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
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    • US$ 106 - US$ 147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
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    • Berkeley
    • Also Known As
    • Americas Best Value Hotel Berkeley ,
    • Golden Bear Hotel ,
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    "Ask for a room in the back off San Pablo Avenue. It will be quieter."
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