Americas Best Value Inn

Americas Best Value Inn

6.54 reviews
Ranked #6 in Berkeley hotels
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1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This hotel is located in Berkeley, and Berkeley Marina, University of California Berkeley, and Greek Theater are area attractions. Additional attractions include Berkeley Art Museum.


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Inn features air conditioning in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. The front desk is open during limited hours.

There are 25 guestrooms at Berkeley Inn. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature showers. Televisions have cable channels. Air conditioned rooms also include electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is available. Rollaway beds are available on request.


Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.


Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed

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Local from Berkeley, California

The exterior spaces of Golden Bear Inn look shall we say unimpressive. But as soon as I stepped into my room I was pleasantly surprised. Super cute decor with unusual little touches like cut out vinyl stickers of dandelions on the wall. The staff is friendly without going overboard.

Dogs are welcome and you can choose a room with carpet or flooring.

Right across the street from the Golden Bear Inn is Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Right next to them they have delicious little wine bar were tasty treats. It's very small but so delightful.

Do venture up a block and meander down Gillman -- there is treasure after treasure of shops and restaurants. In particular, the Brazilian outdoor patio for great food and local beers on tap.

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San Francisco, California, USA

This place surprised me for its size and good location. The building could use some updating, but overall I thought it was pretty clean and loved that it was a pet-friendly property.
Considering the prices at other places in the area, this is a pretty good value for what they offer. There's free parking, a TV, microwave and mini-fridge in the rooms. If you don't expect luxury, then you might find it comfortable enough for a couple of nights.
There's a location of the Acme bakery right in front, so make sure you enjoy a good loaf. Also, while here take advantage and visit the many eateries and bars in University Avenue, it's all within walking distance.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The Golden Bear Inn is definitely a deal, but you are most certainly getting what you pay for here. A traditional postwar courtyard motel with some of its original details, this place has potential to be a lot nicer than it is. If the owners added some double paned windows to cut down on the huge amount of street/parking lot noise (you can hear every passing train nearby, too) and put in carpet that didn't smell vaguely like wet dog, this might start being the "boutique motel" they say it is on their website. On the upside, everything seems very clean and the front desk staff are nice. And everything seems really well maintained and taken care of, despite its age.

Local from Pleasant Hill, California, USA

I put my parents up here once, thinking that they would be impressed by the combination of thrift, comfort, and a neat Midwest friendly retro vibe. That turned out OK, but they were less impressed by the walk around the "urban" neighbourhood, including their own perceptions around safety and things to do. As a result, I did a much better job the next time (at least in their eyes), by putting them up at the French Hotel in North Berkeley.



Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, truck parking
  • No elevators
Traveling with Children
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free local calls
  • Access via exterior corridors
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 40
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Year Built 1946
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