Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley

1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, United States, 94702  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The 2-star Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn lies within 13.0 km from Golden Gate Theater, Fisherman's Wharf and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This classic hotel was opened in 1946 and renovated in 2002.

Located in a marina area with a stadium and restaurants, guests will see why Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn is admired by many tourists. Berkeley city center is 2 km away.

The property enjoys convenient location within a 20-minute drive to Oakland International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 40 non-smoking rooms featuring a private toilet, wireless internet, cable television, pay television and a work desk as well as en suite bathrooms with towels, a shower and guest toiletries. The rooms look on to the garden. Guests can also use a fridge, a microwave and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

The onsite restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine. Serving a wide range of dishes, Cafe Fanny and Smoke BBQ can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn features such facilities as a vending machine, free parking and a designated area for smoking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • No elevators
  • Exterior corridors
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, United States, 94702

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City Center
  • Berkeley
    2.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Berkeley
    1.0 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.1 km
Restaurants
  • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    10 m
  • Bartavelle
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Room
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Boasting free Wi-Fi and cable TV, this room is equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge and microwave.

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.9 km

Places of interest

Train stations

  • Berkeley900 m

Amusement

  • Town and Country Billiard Parlor1.2 km
  • Tilden Regional Billiard1.2 km

Museums

  • Two Weavers100 m
  • Integrated Arts1.7 km
  • Telluride Film Festival1.7 km
  • Berkeley Historical Society2.0 km

Parks

  • Albany Recreation and Comm Svc1.4 km
  • Eastshore State Park1.9 km
  • Berkeley City Parks and Wtrfrnt2.0 km

Halls

  • Finnish Hall200 m
  • Finnish Brotherhood Hall700 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Intermix Universal Academy100 m
  • Saint John's University600 m
  • Bay Cities Bible Institute700 m
  • CA Institute For Clinical900 m
  • Asians For Job Opportunities1.9 km
  • Vista College2.0 km
  • Cil Computer Training Program2.0 km
  • U C Berkeley Extension2.0 km
  • Institute For World Religions2.0 km
  • University of California Ext2.1 km
  • U C Extension Ctr For Media2.1 km

Air business related

  • Bay Area Cab1.0 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Institute-Childhood Resources200 m
  • Birth and Bonding Family Ctr1.7 km

Local attractions

  • Berkeley Marina1.9 km
    201 University Ave, Berkeley
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive2.8 km
    2625 Durant Ave 2250, Berkeley
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology3.3 km
    103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley
  • Indian Rock Park2.7 km
    950 Indian Rock Avenue, Berkeley
  • Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden3.1 km
    1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley

Near the hotel

  • Aquatic Park1.2 km
    Northern end of Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Genki Sushi10 m

      Address: 1610 San Pablo Ave
      Phone: (510) 524-1465

      56% likes this, based on 23 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese

    • Acme Bread20 m

      Address: 1601 San Pablo

      90% likes this, based on 27 reviews

    • Smoke BBQ40 m

      Address: San Pablo

      82% likes this, based on 36 reviews

    • Bartavelle20 m

      Address: 1603 San Pablo Avenue
      Phone: (510) 524--2473

      83% likes this, based on 6 reviews

    • Cafe Fanny40 m

      Address: 1603 San Pablo Ave
      Phone: (510) 526-7664

      66% likes this, based on 26 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
      Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 25

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      40
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    Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn

    Average guest rating

    7.2out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 52 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      5.0

      Let's see. The room was not air conditioned and the days I stayed there were in the 80s. It had an ancient fan hung up in the corner of the room that sounded like a helicopter when you turned it on and was way too loud to have on while sleeping. So that meant you had to keep the windows opened if you wanted to breath at night. But then having the windows open (which had no bars around them so anyone walking by your room could punch the screen out to gain access) was not a great option either. Then there were the black-out curtains, which were nice, but then you had to choose between air (curtains open) and having anyone walking by your room (which is open to the parking lot and San Pablo Ave-- not a super-safe area) watch you sleep. I am not a fearful person, but as a woman traveling alone it was not comfort inducing. I was there on business and was hoping to be able to iron my clothes. The ironing board did not lower correctly and was stuck at about a 35 degree angle, but that didn't really matter since there was no iron in the room. The furniture is all chipped up and the bedspread had a big stain on it. I will say that the bathrooms were pretty decent considering the rest of the problems the room had. The man in the office was also very nice. But I wouldn't stay there again unless I was totally desperate.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Great relation quality/price and great staff.

    • Couple
      10.0

      The cleaning and front desk staff were great!

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The freindly staff and front desk help! WiFi.

      The room was clean but it had a funny smell.

    • Single
      7.4

      The motel was easy to find, was a central location for the things I had to do in Berkeley. It was quiet which was very nice. The room was large and included a microwave and a mini refrig. Good value.

      While the room seemed clean enough, it had that "motel" odor and hadn't been renovated for decades. The furnishings were a bit worn -- not a problem though.

    • Single
      8.8

      If you like good old-fashioned funky motels, you'll love this one. It could be anywhere in America, but it is a bargain in Berkeley. And the sushi bar which shares the parking lot is terrific.

    • Family with children
      3.0

      That it was in the city of Berkeley.

      Filthy, run down with smelly rooms. There was an unstable patron who required an ambulance and several police cars. Blocking my car and more than probably scratching it. All this occurred late and was very disruptive to our sleep.

    • Single
      3.2

      The only thing I liked about my stay here was its proximity to various business: Acme Bread, 4th Street shopping

      No AC - just a small round fan hung up on the corner of the room, old musty carpeting with a film on it (had to go to walgreens to purchase socks to wear when in), old linens/curtains/scratchy towels, indifferent help desk.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      Good value for the money. Easy access to good restaurants and within walking distance (10-15min) from the bart. Great friendly staff. We got upgraded to a larger room (since they had the vacancy) for no extra cost, and also left our car there for the day (free parking) after checking out.

      Hotel is very old, and the facilities are run down. It was ok as a place to crash at for a night, but it's not a "nice" hotel by any stretch of the imagination.

    • Single
      9.2

      Great value for the money. Good centralized location in Berkeley, Free parking is a plus. Front desk very helpful with directions and other info.

    • Couple
      7.8

      The staff member was incredibly nice and helpful. He engaged in conversation well.

      The bed was very squeeky and there was a wet spot that smells like cleaning solution. Very little water pressure in the shower.

    • Single
      7.8

      Nice Motel...It was very clean. They changed towels every day and cleaned the room in a very good way. Large fridge (with freezer), microwave and American coffee maker were available in the room. Very fast internet connection (I was able to make video-calling with skype without problems)

      The position is around 15 minutes walking from the bart station and 40 minutes walking from the Berkeley city center (Berkeley university)..No reception in the night.. Difficult to find some place where eat around it!

    • Couple
      9.2

      Cheap, nice room, comfy bed, lots of partking

      office did not open until 8am - I needed help (check-out and request for hair dryer) before that.

    • Couple
      6.2

      Clean rooms, plenty of parking, flat screen tv, good value for the budget traveller.

      A cab ride to the centre of Berkeley.

    • Family with children
      5.0

      The price was right and the staff were friendly.

      The rooms were outdated and they did not feel very clean.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley Berkeley location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, United States, 94702

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Berkeley
      2.0 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Berkeley
      1.0 km
    • Train Stations
      100 m
    • Bus stop
      2.1 km
    Restaurants
    • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
      10 m
    • Bartavelle
      20 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      40