29.0% Based on 136 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt places you in the heart of Oakland, within a 10-minute walk of Oakland Museum of California and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Paramount Theatre. Highlights at this motel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and free local calls, featured in all 72 rooms. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

This smoke-free motel has free WiFi in public areas and a 24-hour front desk.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Oakland motel include Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

29.0% of guests recommend out of 136 reviews

Excellent 11
Good 19
Average 22
Poor 28
Terrible 56
Value <span>2.5</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>2.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>2.5</span> out of 5
Service <span>3.0</span> out of 5

About the Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt

Location 122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

Property Features

Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This Oakland motel is smoke free.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) (13.9 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland Jack London Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lake Merritt Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Americas Best Value Inn - Oakland / Lake Merritt offers 72 accommodations with air conditioning. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Oakland motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Cash Deposit Required


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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