Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley

1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, United States, 94702  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn is a 2-star venue placed about 13 km from Fisherman\'s Wharf. The property opened in 1946 and features Spanish architecture.

The venue is 14 km away from Union square. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Berkeley city center.

25 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport and 10 minutes' walk to Berkeley train station.

Rooms

This classic property features non-smoking guestrooms fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, a ceiling fan, cable TV, pay TV and a private toilet. The rooms offer a shower, guest toiletries and towels supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Cafe Fanny treats guests with Mediterranean and Californian meals and is about 50 meters away.

Services

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn provides computers, a business center and a copier along with 24-hour security, maid service and wake up service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • No elevators
  • Exterior corridors
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Children above
2 years or adults
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley Berkeley location
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Hotel Address:

1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, United States, 94702

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City Center
  • Berkeley
    2.0 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.3 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    29.3 km
Train Stations
  • Berkeley
    1.0 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.1 km
Restaurants
  • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    10 m
  • Bartavelle
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Boasting free Wi-Fi and cable TV, this room is equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge and microwave.

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Room size:

    33 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
One Queen Bed Non-Smoking
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.9 km

Places of interest

  • Trumer Brauerei800 m

Train stations

  • Berkeley900 m

Sport related

  • Berkeley Community Theater2.0 km
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre2.1 km

Amusement

  • Town and Country Billiard Parlor1.2 km
  • Tilden Regional Billiard1.2 km

Museums

  • Two Weavers100 m
  • Integrated Arts1.7 km
  • Telluride Film Festival1.7 km
  • Berkeley Historical Society2.0 km

Parks

  • Albany Recreation and Comm Svc1.4 km
  • Eastshore State Park1.9 km
  • Berkeley City Parks and Wtrfrnt2.0 km

Halls

  • Finnish Hall200 m
  • Finnish Brotherhood Hall700 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Intermix Universal Academy100 m
  • Saint John's University600 m
  • Bay Cities Bible Institute700 m
  • CA Institute For Clinical900 m
  • Asians For Job Opportunities1.9 km
  • Cil Computer Training Program2.0 km
  • Vista College2.0 km
  • Institute For World Religions2.0 km
  • U C Berkeley Extension2.0 km
  • University of California Ext2.1 km

Air business related

  • Bay Area Cab1.0 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Institute-Childhood Resources200 m
  • Birth and Bonding Family Ctr1.7 km

Local attractions

  • Berkeley Marina1.9 km
    201 University Ave
  • The Pasta Shop2.1 km
    Berkeley, CA
  • Cesar Chavez Park 2.2 km
    11 Spinnaker Way
  • The Bone Room2.0 km
    1569 Solano Ave
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre2.1 km
    2025 Addison street, Berkeley

Near the hotel

  • Cactus Jungle680 m
    1509 4th St
  • Sur La Table820 m
    1806 Fourth St
  • Fourth Street700 m
    Fourth Street

Restaurants nearby

  • Genki Sushi10 m

    Address: 1610 San Pablo Ave
    Phone: (510) 524-1465

    56% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Acme Bread20 m

    Address: 1601 San Pablo

    90% likes this, based on 27 reviews

  • Smoke BBQ40 m

    Address: San Pablo

    82% likes this, based on 36 reviews

  • Bartavelle20 m

    Address: 1603 San Pablo Avenue
    Phone: (510) 524--2473

    83% likes this, based on 6 reviews

  • Cafe Fanny40 m

    Address: 1603 San Pablo Ave
    Phone: (510) 526-7664

    66% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
    Price Range: NZD 2 - NZD 28

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40
Cities nearby
  • Alameda hotels - 12 km
  • Walnut Creek hotels - 19 km
  • Richmond hotels - 10 km
  • Oakland hotels - 7 km
  • Emeryville hotels - 5 km
  • Pinole hotels - 15 km
  • San Pablo hotels - 12 km
  • Tiburon hotels - 16 km
  • Lafayette hotels - 14 km
  • San Francisco hotels - 17 km

Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 60 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 8.8

    Just nice older property. Clean and accomadating.

    No tub

  • 5.8

    Location

    Buckled flooring/tiles in shower, stained bedspread

  • 7.0

    Didn't have any problem, room was OK, coffee machine in there, WiFi working enough good, staff there when I needed them, easy check-in and check-out...

    At least 30 mins to SF, but that's your choice... No breakfast.

  • 4.6

    Proximity to Cal Berkeley was great. Friendly staff.

    No air conditioning. Very old decor and carpeting.

  • 7.8

    location, breakfast, parking, room was clean.

    breakfast space was so small that there were no chairs for most of the morning. Would like to get rid of all carpeting and go to smooth floors that are cleaner

  • 7.8

    The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Location is a touch out of the city but easy to get in and out of downtown from here. Nice area to bike around. Dated, but clean.

    I asked to change original room since it was tucked away in a corner. I was easily accomodated. The place is dated and is definitely a no-frills type of hotel, though coffee is always available in the lobby. Main office is closed late at night. For a more reasonable, safe place on the outskirts of town, it is a good deal.

  • 9.6

    I loved the room we received it was in its own corner and private. The room was very spacious and good quality.

    That there wasn't breakfast..but that's neither here nor there.

  • 3.2

    Nice tile in the bathroom. That's the only good thing I can say.

    when we first got there, the toilet was intermittently running and wasting water during our historic drought. I called the office, and eventually someone came. He looked at it, then said he would fix it the next day, which he didn't. To top it off, I got bit by bedbugs that night! No wonder the place reeked of bleach when I checked in. They probably had an infestation and didn't warn me. Stay away from here.

  • 4.2

    nothing

    If you stay for a night like us it is ok but room incredibly stinky, beds are noisy. Please consider before book. also is wi-fi very poos and slow.

  • 7.0

    Clean

    A motel like this can be expected in the middle of the desert, not in the center of Berkeley. And the price was more in line with Berkeley than the desert...

  • 5.4

    Staff was nice, room was clean.

    Room was rather dark, squeezed into the back and not really pretty or modern. Bathroom was tiny and could have needed an update as well. No breakfast. Too expensive for what was offered.

  • 7.0

    Decent location near UC Berkeley and the Friendly staff who helped me with a very late check-in.

    Bed and pillows were quite stiff. Very loud if your room is near the road - couldn't close the bathroom window to cut off the noise.

  • 7.0

    Quiet

    The sink and toilet were so close to each other there was no room for two people and toilet is too low for seniors with problems in getting up.

  • 5.8

    The front desk staff was very nice and the outside roses are nice but other then that?

    Old room the bed felt like box springs grease points on walls "like car grease" the door lock wouldn't work and the housekeeper thought at 8am she would just open the door no knock first.

  • 6.6

    The setup as a courtyard was a nice safety quality for the area. This also have a cute Mbiance wuth the style of building and the roses and lights around.

    Bed was like a rock, no padding.

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn - Berkeley Berkeley location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, United States, 94702

Get directions
City Center
  • Berkeley
    2.0 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.3 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    29.3 km
Train Stations
  • Berkeley
    1.0 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.1 km
Restaurants
  • Genki Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    10 m
  • Bartavelle
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40