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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn is set in a marina area of Berkeley next to Berkeley Rep, Greek Theater and Lawrence Hall of Science. This classic hotel was opened in 1946 and renovated in 2002.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property.

The venue is notable for the convenient location within a 20-minute drive to Oakland International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 40 rooms that are non-smoking and personalized in design, and feature a telephone, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, central heating and a wardrobe. Some rooms overlook the garden. Bathrooms are appointed with towels, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at Cafe Fanny and Smoke BBQ, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Wake up service, maid service and 24-hour security as well as a vending machine, free parking and a designated smoking area are available for guests' use.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Exterior corridors
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/ Extractor

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet 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

hotel Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley Berkeley location
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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)
    20 m
  • Acme Bread
    30 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 28 m²
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  • Air conditioning
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    Bed type: Queen-size bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley Berkeley location
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    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)
      20 m
    • Acme Bread
      30 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      40

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.9 km

    Places of interest

    Train stations

    • Berkeley - 900 m

    Sport related

    Amusement

    • Tilden Regional Billiard - 1.2 km
    • Town and Country Billiard Parlor - 1.2 km

    Museums

    • Two Weavers - 100 m
    • Integrated Arts - 1.8 km
    • Telluride Film Festival - 1.8 km
    • Berkeley Historical Society - 2.0 km

    Parks

    • Albany Recreation and Comm Svc - 1.4 km
    • Berkeley City Parks and Wtrfrnt - 1.9 km
    • Eastshore State Park - 1.9 km

    Halls

    • Finnish Hall - 200 m
    • Finnish Brotherhood Hall - 700 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • Intermix Universal Academy - 100 m
    • Saint John's University - 600 m
    • Bay Cities Bible Institute - 700 m
    • CA Institute For Clinical - 900 m
    • Asians For Job Opportunities - 1.9 km
    • Cil Computer Training Program - 2.0 km
    • Institute For World Religions - 2.0 km
    • U C Berkeley Extension - 2.0 km
    • Vista College - 2.0 km
    • U C Extension Ctr For Media - 2.1 km

    Theaters

    Air business related

    • Bay Area Cab - 1.0 km

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Institute-Childhood Resources - 200 m
    • Birth and Bonding Family Ctr - 1.7 km

    Local attractions

    • Berkeley Marina - 1.9 km
      201 University Ave, Berkeley
    • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - 2.8 km
      2625 Durant Ave 2250, Berkeley
    • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology - 3.4 km
      103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley
    • Indian Rock Park - 2.7 km
      950 Indian Rock Avenue, Berkeley
    • Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden - 3.1 km
      1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley

    Near the hotel

    • Aquatic Park - 1.2 km
      Northern end of Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

      Restaurants nearby

      • Genki Sushi - 20 m

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

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

      • Cafe Fanny - 50 m

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

        70% likes this, based on 36 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
        Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 26

      • Sabuy Sabuy Jr Thai Cuisine - 110 m

        Address: 1532 San Pablo Ave
        Phone: (510) 663-1529

        82% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai

      • Acme Bread - 30 m

        Address: 1601 San Pablo

        93% likes this, based on 6 reviews

      • Smoke BBQ - 50 m

        Address: San Pablo

        84% likes this, based on 4 reviews

      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)
        20 m
      • Acme Bread
        30 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        40