Americas Best Value Inn - Berkeley

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The unique 2-star Americas Best Value Inn offers non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel opened its doors in 1946 and was remodeled in 2002.

The property lies within a 10-minute drive from Lawrence Hall of Science, Tilden Regional Park and Greek Theater. Berkeley city center is 2 km away.

The hotel offers convenient location close to mountains.

The property is located next to North Berkeley BART city rail providing access to Eastshore State Park, The UC Theatre and Union square. Due to its location 20 km from Oakland International airport, it will take about 20 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Americas Best Value Inn features rooms with a personalized interior that come with a telephone, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a wardrobe for a pleasant stay in Berkeley. A fridge, a microwave and coffee/tea makers are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Cafe Fanny offers mediterranean and californian meals and lies within 100 meters of the property.

Services

Guests will benefit from wake up service, maid service and 24-hour security along with a vending machine, free parking and a designated smoking area.

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

Kitchen facilities

  • 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

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

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, United States, 94702

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City Center
  • Berkeley
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Berkeley
    3300 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    100 ft
  • Acme Bread
    100 ft
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 or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Family Room
    Size: 360 sq. feet
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      Superior Room
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      • Private bathroom
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        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 360 sq. feet
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          Comfort Guest Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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            Comfort Two-Bedroom Suite
            Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Americas Best Value Inn - Berkeley Berkeley location
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              Hotel Address:

              1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, United States, 94702

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Berkeley
                1.2 mi
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Berkeley
                3300 ft
              • Train Stations
                400 ft
              • Bus stop
                1.3 mi
              Restaurants
              • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                100 ft
              • Acme Bread
                100 ft
              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 - 1.2 mi

              Places of interest

              Train stations

              • Berkeley - 3000 ft

              Sport related

              Amusement

              • Tilden Regional Billiard - 4000 ft
              • Town and Country Billiard Parlor - 4000 ft

              Museums

              • Two Weavers - 400 ft
              • Integrated Arts - 1.1 mi
              • Telluride Film Festival - 1.1 mi
              • Berkeley Historical Society - 1.2 mi

              Parks

              • Albany Recreation and Comm Svc - 4600 ft
              • Berkeley City Parks and Wtrfrnt - 1.2 mi
              • Eastshore State Park - 1.2 mi

              Halls

              • Finnish Hall - 700 ft
              • Finnish Brotherhood Hall - 2300 ft

              Universities, Institutes

              • Intermix Universal Academy - 400 ft
              • Saint John's University - 2000 ft
              • Bay Cities Bible Institute - 2300 ft
              • CA Institute For Clinical - 3000 ft
              • Asians For Job Opportunities - 1.2 mi
              • Cil Computer Training Program - 1.2 mi
              • Institute For World Religions - 1.2 mi
              • U C Berkeley Extension - 1.2 mi
              • Vista College - 1.2 mi
              • U C Extension Ctr For Media - 1.3 mi

              Theaters

              Air business related

              • Bay Area Cab - 3300 ft

              Medical care and Hospitals

              • Institute-Childhood Resources - 700 ft
              • Birth and Bonding Family Ctr - 1.1 mi

              Local attractions

              • Berkeley Marina - 1.2 mi
                201 University Ave, Berkeley
              • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - 1.7 mi
                2625 Durant Ave 2250, Berkeley
              • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology - 2.1 mi
                103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley
              • Indian Rock Park - 1.7 mi
                950 Indian Rock Avenue, Berkeley
              • Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden - 1.9 mi
                1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley

              Near the hotel

              • Aquatic Park - 3900 ft
                Northern end of Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

                Restaurants nearby

                • Genki Sushi - 100 ft

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

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

                • Cafe Fanny - 200 ft

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

                  70% likes this, based on 36 reviews
                  Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
                  Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

                • Sabuy Sabuy Jr Thai Cuisine - 400 ft

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

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

                • Acme Bread - 100 ft

                  Address: 1601 San Pablo

                  93% likes this, based on 6 reviews

                • Smoke BBQ - 200 ft

                  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 Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value 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 - Berkeley Berkeley location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, United States, 94702

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Berkeley
                  1.2 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Berkeley
                  3300 ft
                • Train Stations
                  400 ft
                • Bus stop
                  1.3 mi
                Restaurants
                • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
                  100 ft
                • Acme Bread
                  100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Number of rooms:
                  40