Hotel Americas Best Value Golden Bear Inn

1620 San Pablo AvenueBerkeley94702USA
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About Hotel Americas Best Value Golden Bear Inn

The Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley/San Francisco is a classic Spanish designed motel that's less than two miles to the University of California Berkeley or Berkeley City College.

The heated rooms provide ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, coffee making facilities, ensuite, free toiletries, hair dryer upon request, flat-screen TV, free newspaper, free local calls, refrigerator, microwave and daily housekeeping.

The pet friendly motel features free parking, limited front desk hours, front desk safe, designated smoking areas and computer station.

The on-site restaurant, Genki Japanese Restaurant, serves lunch and dinner daily. There are also a number of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Americas Best Value Inn Berkeley/San Francisco is three miles or less to Eastshore State Park, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the Greek Theater.


1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702, USA
Telephone: +1(510)5256770 | Fax: +1(510)5256999 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Nearby Eateries Are Enjoyable

Guests mentioned that the on-site restaurant and the nearby bakery are quite enjoyable. So if you're looking for some yummy meals or snacks before or after a long trip you don't have to go far according to visitors.

Nice Location for Berkeley

For people looking to visit the Berkeley in an affordable way, guests mentioned that this hotel is rather convenient. It's also centrally located so that you have easy access to San Francisco as well as various shops that are within walking distance.

Shout Out to the Staff

Quite a few guests mentioned that the staff is friendly and accommodating. Furthermore, Housekeeping does a decent job of cleaning the location.

Negative Reviews

Thin Walls Not Helpful For Sleep

Whether it's your next-door neighbors or the traffic from the highway, chances are you'll hear quite a bit of noise according to guests. For those that have difficulty sleeping you may want to pack your earplug since they claim every little sound can be heard.

Beyond Retro: Needs Updating

Guests commented that some of the amenities were showing their age. They mention things like small TVs, outdated decor and worn-out furniture. Essentially, it's an old hotel that hasn't been updated in years; possibly decades.

Functionality Can Be an Issue

In addition to an outdated appearance, guests claim that they had problems like defective coffee makers, lukewarm water with showerheads that are too low, electronic locks that don't work correctly, no air-conditioning and heating units that don't function properly all-time. So if you stay, expect a few hiccups according to prior guests.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 412 reviews across the web
6.9 /10
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6.9 out of 10 based on 412 reviews