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 2-star Americas Best Value Inn lies within 2.1 km from Robert Lowie Museum of Anthropology, 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. Fairyland, Grand Lake Theater and Aquatic Park are located 1200 meters from the hotel.

This hotel is conveniently placed close to wine bars and restaurants.

A 10-minute walk from Berkeley train station. A few minutes' drive from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

All 40 non-smoking rooms at Americas Best Value Inn feature a telephone, free Wi-Fi, heating, a work desk and an iron with ironing board. A fridge, a microwave and coffee/tea makers are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy local dishes served at the pizza restaurant.

Services

Business facilities at Americas Best Value Inn include a copier, a business center and a meeting room.

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
  • Wake up 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/Extra bed
  • 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

  • Carpeted 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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
  • Bartavelle
    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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Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
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Boasting free Wi-Fi and cable TV, this room is equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge and microwave.

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    Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed
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      Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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        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
          • Bartavelle
            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

          Train stations

          • Berkeley - 3000 ft

          Sport related

          Amusement

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

          Museums

          • Two Weavers - 400 ft
          • Integrated Arts - 1.1 mi
          • Telluride Film Festival - 1.1 mi
          • Berkeley Historical Society - 1.2 mi
          • Tattoo Archive - 1.3 mi

          Parks

          • Albany Recreation and Comm Svc - 4600 ft
          • Eastshore State Park - 1.2 mi
          • Berkeley City Parks and Wtrfrnt - 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
          • Vista College - 1.2 mi
          • Institute For World Religions - 1.2 mi
          • U C Berkeley Extension - 1.2 mi
          • University of California Ext - 1.3 mi
          • U C Extension Ctr For Media - 1.3 mi

          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

            • Acme Bread - 100 ft

              Address: 1601 San Pablo

              90% likes this, based on 27 reviews

            • Smoke BBQ - 200 ft

              Address: San Pablo

              82% likes this, based on 36 reviews

            • Bartavelle - 100 ft

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

              83% likes this, based on 6 reviews

            • Cafe Fanny - 200 ft

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

              66% likes this, based on 26 reviews
              Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
              Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              40
            Hotels nearby
            Berkeley Inn
            2 stars
            0.2 km

            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

            Individual 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
            • Bartavelle
              100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              40