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The inn was very conveniently located. The structural condition of the room and building was terrible. The rooms were dirty, the walls need some good TLC and the floors were squeaky. Also, the room was not soundproof.

Staff very friendly and quick Parking was a bit of an issue

dirty, marijuana smoker at your door. your whole family will get a free high from the second-hand marijuana smoke. The booking price is $105 per night, but when you get there the price is $150 per night. extra fee at last minutes before your check-in.

The front desk staff wasn't friendly. The wall were very thin, and could hear noise from neighboring rooms late at night. The bathroom vanity/sink and toilet needs an upgrade.

The property was not as cleaned and neither was the room. You can hear your neighbors next door. Not enough outlets in the room. The cost was well over what the value of the room should of been. WiFi did not work at all. On the flip side, the parking lot was well lit and juice, coffee and cereal was ok along with bread slices. Good location by Lake Merritt except for the homelessness encampment right across the way. Price should definitely be less than what I paid for sure! Hope this review helps.

I had a bit traumatic experience here. I checked out within 10 minutes. Please refund my money. I'll be happy to provide more details.

The room had nats.found trash behind night stand.also it was clear that motel knew of the nats .you could tell they had been spraded and left on shower wall and floor .

Nice, but some noisy people chatting outside our room

Not a good hotel to stay at all. very cozy, wifi does not work, too many people smoking pot and hanging on doors. children are fighting next door whole night. seems too many homeless living in long term.

Nice location, with friendly staff. I would recommended this hotel.

The fact that this room was over $100 is a crime. I felt unsafe, the bed was like a straw mattress and I could not stand the thought of taking a shower in the dirty bathroom. The "breakfast" was hardly that. I don't understand why this place got any good reviews.

On a positive note, this hotel has free parking and is within walking distance to the Bart (train to San Fran). There is a $100 CASH deposit. The area and room did not feel safe. Our door looked like it had been opened a dozen times with a crowbar. I really felt that our car or room would be broken into. There is no artwork on the walls, no light bulb in the lamp, no shelf in the shower for soap, shower head meant for someone shorter than 5 feet, burn holes in my bed sheets and the view from the window was literally a brick wall covered in graffiti...not to mention the low flow toilet that you had to hold down to flush... Also, loud music playing late at night, a baby crying next door and people wandering around at 5am when we left to go to the airport. The room was inexpensive, the staff members were friendly and at least there were NO BED BUGS. After camping in the woods for a week with no running water or electric..next time I will spend a little extra to stay in a different part of the city.

It was not pleasant. The breakfast food was not healthy, unacceptable. The toaster did not work. Towels were not changed out, room service did not happen. The property is very old and not worth, time or money to remodel rooms. Americas Best Value Inn needs to recognize that this property is not up to the description as noted by the booking company and should be considered for demolition.

Outside of the hotel is not well maintained. Inside the room all the carpets and equipment hasn't been replaced in a while. It is located just one block of lake Merritt but its close to shady neighborhood. For the price they charge and the proximity it is to the city, it is an decent place to say if you are planning to save some money and are in the city for a day or two but try to avoid this place.

East 12th Street Oakland CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Oakland Museum of California
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Lake Merritt within a short walk of Oakland Museum of California, Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Oakland Convention Center. This 70-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All of Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt's 70 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also standard.


Property features

Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt offers free WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt

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Everyone

The inn was very conveniently located. The structural condition of the room and building was terrible. The rooms were dirty, the walls need some good TLC and the floors were squeaky. Also, the room was not soundproof.

By on Dec 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2019

Thank you for the constructive feedback. We are sorry for not delivering you pleasant accommodations the first time around and our team will take a closer look into this issue moving forward. It is clear we did not make a good impression this time around but hope we can impress you the next time you are in town.

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Everyone

By on Nov 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2019

We apologize that our accommodations were not what you expected. Our team is always eager to hear ways we can improve, so if there's anything specific you'd like us to know regarding your reservation, we encourage you to reach out to the hotel directly so we can assist you. It would be a privilege to earn another chance to impress you with the relaxing experience we know we can provide.

4
Everyone

Staff very friendly and quick Parking was a bit of an issue

By on Sep 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your time to comment on your positive experience with the staff. We are sorry for your inconvenience due to parking issues and rest assured will be looking into this matter. We hope to see you soon!

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Families Families

dirty, marijuana smoker at your door. your whole family will get a free high from the second-hand marijuana smoke. The booking price is $105 per night, but when you get there the price is $150 per night. extra fee at last minutes before your check-in.

By on Aug 25, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jul 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

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Families

The front desk staff wasn't friendly. The wall were very thin, and could hear noise from neighboring rooms late at night. The bathroom vanity/sink and toilet needs an upgrade.

By on Jun 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2019

We apologize that our accommodations were not what you expected. Our team is always eager to hear ways we can improve, we will definitely look into upgrading our bathrooms. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us.

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Families Families

The property was not as cleaned and neither was the room. You can hear your neighbors next door. Not enough outlets in the room. The cost was well over what the value of the room should of been. WiFi did not work at all. On the flip side, the parking lot was well lit and juice, coffee and cereal was ok along with bread slices. Good location by Lake Merritt except for the homelessness encampment right across the way. Price should definitely be less than what I paid for sure! Hope this review helps.

By , from Los Angeles on May 29, 2019

Review comment responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for your stay and the feedback. we hope to see you soon

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Everyone

I had a bit traumatic experience here. I checked out within 10 minutes. Please refund my money. I'll be happy to provide more details.

By on Mar 22, 2019

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Everyone

By on Mar 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We really do appreciate all comments. Sincerely, Dale V General Manager

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Everyone

By on Feb 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Dear guest, Sorry to hear we did not live up to your expectations. We do hope you will give us another chance on our next visit to the area. Sincerely, Dale V GM

Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt

122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606
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