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Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn

1620 San Pablo AvenueView Map
3.5/5 - Average
(115 reviews)

Why This Hotel?

Good Location
Free Wifi

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Review and Rating of Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn

#19 of 20 hotels in Berkeley (115 reviews)

Overall Rating (3.5)

Cleanliness (3.5)

Sleep Quality (3.5)

Value (3.5)

Service (3.5)

Location (3.5)

Rooms (3)

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Vintage Property, Great Location

by obleak1 on 12 Jan 2017 (Couple Traveller)

This is a primarily one level "old school" lodging that was probably built in the 1930's or 40's in classic California style. The check in was very easy and the front desk staff was super friendly and helpful. They had a flood in some rooms and my reserved double queen room was replaced with a single queen and my account was credited for the difference immediately. This place is old, and sadly, a bit shabby. But it is clean. The bed wasn't the most comfortable, but for one night, it's ok. ...
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A no frills stay

by Nyanyika B on 25 Sep 2016 (Business Traveller)

This is a mom and pop motel. For the area, which is very expensive, it is not bad. I would certainly recommend if you are just passing through for the night. I was in town for business and the wifi was out the entire time I was there. And, while the room was clean, it was very outdated. It was a no frills type of stay. There was a microwave and fridge in the room. The neighborhood was great though with lots of food and the university nearby.

Great for the price!

by SanDiegoBJ on 25 Sep 2016 (Couple Traveller)

I enjoyed the walkable location on San Pablo Avenue and was able to visit many shops and restaurants that were good. The front office staff were friendly and helpful. The room was basic and clean. We stayed in the single level portion and parking was convenient outside our door. I would return because of price, location and the kindness of the staff.

One Night Only

by michael755 on 23 Sep 2016 (Couple Traveller)

A very old and seedy property, definitely limit your stay to one night. Filthy carpets, linens, and bathroom. No air con, limited internet, and a clientele that will make you want to run away. Never again!

Clean and safe!

by Sine-Wave on 19 Sep 2016 (Couple Traveller)

We were told in advance that the neighborhood was "edgy" but experienced no safety problems at all. Quiet and clean with comfortable beds, lovely toiletries, great service and free parking. A few blocks from Whole Foods where we ate breakfast daily. Affordable basic accommodations in an expensive part of the state. Please note: We were initially offered a room with an unpleasant odor but were immediately given a different room at our request. Also: Yes, homeless people are everywhere in Berkel...
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Hotel Location


1620 San Pablo Avenue

san francisco, california, united states

About Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn



Business center
Handicapped accessible
Reception 24 Hrs
Air conditioner
No smoking
Conference room
Safe deposit box
News stand
Cable satellite tv
Coffee maker
Pets allowed