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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We stayed at this Inn for our visit to SFO & Berkeley last month. We booked this room through PriceLine and I can't really complain that I got a Queen Bed as I normally prefer a King bed. The price was ok.. Rooms were clean and decent. TV was fine as well as the wi-fi. Only issue was probably there...

Thank vinehand
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Our family of 5 was booked for a suite with 1 Queen and 3 Twins, but that was overbooked so they gave us one room with 2 queens and the "cottage" for the same price. The "cottage" is a small house adjacent to the motel with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a full kitchen and a living room. 3 TVs. Very...

Thank UncleCharlie
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This was like a well-maintained southwestern Route 66 motel, right in the heart of Berkeley. Great prices, friendly/helpful staff, cute rooms and building - we loved it and would live there if we could.

1Thank chantastic
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Stayed here because the hotel was close to where I was going. The hotel is dated but very clean and comfortable. The hosts were very friendly. The internet reminded me of the old dial up but I was able to get my emails. Overall I would recommend this hotel. The sushi restaurant next door was OK also.

Thank cmswartz
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2012

stayed two nights,it was easy to find and was clean and comfortable.The bed was really comfortable after a 11+ hour flight and sleeping off jet lag.I would stay here again,ok its a bit dated but we felt welcome there

1Thank gerard q
Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

Loved it here. Will stay again. Room 141. It's like an apt. Clean and cute. Great location. Great price for a busy concert night. Fun lights on at night. Free wi fi. Will stay here again for sure. Thanks for a nice night.

Thank Zacksplace
Central Valley, CA
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We stayed here with our two children the night between seeing two S.F. Giants games. The property is vintage and has been in the area since the 1940s. It has a quaint, Spanish-style charm that our whole family loved. The staff (Chris at the front desk) was friendly, helpful, and accommodating (able to get us into our room almost 2...

1Thank NorValCal
Florence, Oregon
Reviewed 9 July 2012

It's a little trip back in time as the bathroom had all the original tile dating from the 1960s or 1970s..I can't remember, but quaint. Was clean and pretty quiet. Right across the street from a fabulous bakery so I was happy.

1Thank Shadow9301
Grand Rapids MI
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed three nights recently, just so we could be near our friends, that live around the corner. The hotel is styled in classic old California motel, which actually is pretty cool. The rooms are nothing special, but have all the basics. I know some have complained of rock hard beds, but ours was rather soft and we slept just fine....

6Thank vandertown
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 December 2011

We stayed approx 15 days there in Aug 2010. 3 stars for the comfort level - just about OK . A quiet place with comfy rooms but no breakfast arrangement . 5 stars for the extremely helpful staff there . Overall a 4 star experience.

Thank Quonan

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel was built around 1946 with classic Spanish architecture in mind. The Golden Bear Inn remains a part of the Berkeley landscape and is a well renowned place for travelers from all over the globe. With its unique style and comfortable facilities the Golden Bear Inn has kept guests returning year after year. Check in starts at 2 PM and ends at Midnight. For special arrangements please call the Front Desk. Check out is at 12 Noon on the day of departure. All cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the check-in date to avoid penalties. We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Price Range: €85 - €144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Americas Best Value Hotel Berkeley
Golden Bear Hotel
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“Ask for a room in the back off San Pablo Avenue. It will be quieter.”
SanDiegoBJ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else...............”
michael755, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Front desk people are very informed on local events/attractions”
GordieSeaquist, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Come early, ask for a room away from the highway. If you call and ask for a quiet room, there is a good chance they will lose your request.”
sandymZ1665LW, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Do the finger test like I did. [see pictures] And DON'T EAT POPEYE'S CHICKEN!!!!”
  • Needs paint!
  • Painted around Lamp [lol]
  • Filthy Furnace cover
  • Soap Dish with HOLE IN THE BOTTOM.
  • Door Jamb falling apart
Sissygrl, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
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