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"Was very basic. You get what you’re paying for here. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 10 Apr 2019

Hotel Description

Motel near Jack London Square in Oakland

City center stay

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Oakland Museum of California and 2 miles (3 km) of Jack London Square with a stay at this Oakland motel. Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 70 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, showers, and free toiletries are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$79* Per night/room Jul 27 - Jul 28

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.3 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt

Everyone (14)
2 out of 5
The motel required a $200 cash deposit, which required a late night ATM run. Most stays ask for a "cash" deposit but allow for it to be charged to the credit card. Very noisy and loud music from other people staying at the property. Spend the few extra dollars and go elsewhere!

Posted by , from Oakland on Oct 8, 2020

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Oct 8, 2020 by Mina

We are so sorry to hear about the unwanted noise you experienced during your stay. Did you reach out to the front desk, so that we could have fixed this issue? It would be a privilege to earn another chance to impress you with the relaxing experience we know we can provide.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

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Mar 3, 2020 by Mina

Thank you for the positive feedback!

1 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

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Feb 25, 2020 by Mina

We apologize that our accommodations were not what you expected. Our team is always eager to hear ways we can improve, so if there's anything specific you'd like us to know regarding your reservation, we encourage you to reach out to the hotel directly so we can assist you. It would be a privilege to earn another chance to impress you with the relaxing experience we know we can provide.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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Aug 22, 2019 by Mina

Thank you for your positive feedback!

2 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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Aug 22, 2019 by Mina

We apologize that our accommodations were not what you expected. Our team is always eager to hear ways we can improve, so if there's anything specific you'd like us to know regarding your reservation, we encourage you to reach out to the hotel directly so we can assist you. It would be a privilege to earn another chance to impress you with the relaxing experience we know we can provide.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2019 by Mina

We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us. So we're saddened to learn that your experience was not positive. In the future, we would appreciate another chance to provide you with the stay you expected and deserve.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

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Jul 12, 2019 by Mina

Thank you for your honesty. It is upsetting that your experience did not meet your standards or expectations. Our team is always eager to hear ways we can improve, so if there's anything specific you'd like us to know regarding your reservation, we encourage you to reach out to the hotel directly so we can assist you.

3 out of 5
Was very basic. You get what you’re paying for here.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2019 by GM

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking to the time to review our motel. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Bay Area, and we hope you come see us again. Sincerely, Dale V General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 3, 2019 by General Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our hotel. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Dale V GM

1 out of 5

Worst stay

There was roaches in the room. The refrigerator or a/c didn't work. Rotten food outside the window. The manager wouldn't move us to another room. The manager wouldn't refund us any money.

Posted by , from CA on Oct 23, 2017

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About the Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt

Location 122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

Property Features

Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Oakland motel.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) (14.5 km / 9 mi)
  • Train station: Oakland-Jack London Square Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lake Merritt Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Americas Best Value Inn Oakland Lake Merritt offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary toiletries. 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
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

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

  • Cash deposit: USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Cash Breakage deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Service fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.