Imperial Inn Oakland

490 West MacArthur BoulevardOakland94609USA
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About Imperial Inn Oakland

Boasting well-equipped rooms and free Wi-Fi access, the Imperial Inn Oakland is an unassuming accommodation choice that possesses a convenient location in Oakland. The MacArthur BART Station is just a little over five minutes away on foot from the hotel.

All rooms at the Imperial Inn Oakland come equipped with a cable television, DVD player, hairdryer, refrigerator, microwave and coffee/tea making facilities. The air conditioned rooms also include a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

For the convenience of guests, the hotel supplies a 24-hour front desk to ensure assistance can be offered in an efficient manner. Free gated on-site parking is available for those traveling in their own vehicle.

Complimentary coffee is served in the lobby area. The hotel is also surrounded by a multitude of dining choices.

Lake Merritt is a ten-minute drive from the hotel. Downtown San Francisco is approximately 15 minutes away by car.


490 West MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA, 94609, USA
Telephone: +1(510)6534225 | Fax: +1(510)5956962 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • 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
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

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


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Pleasant and helpful staff

The customer service provided by the Imperial Inn was commended by most former guests. Along with always being available, the hotel's staff members were typically praised for their friendly and accommodating attitude.

Well-equipped rooms

In terms of the amenities supplied, the rooms were generally admired by previous visitors that stayed at the hotel. With home comforts such as a refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea making facilities and cable television, the accommodation's rooms have been judged as well-equipped.

Gated on-site parking a bonus

Past guests that used the facility were very happy about the Imperial Inn's free on-site parking. As well as an ample amount of spaces, the parking lot is also gated and secure - which gave people peace of mind about the safety of their vehicle during their time at the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Location not the best

Although it is conveniently positioned near to public transport links, the location of the Imperial Inn was not seen in the best light by some former visitors. As well as downtown Oakland being over 30 minutes away on foot, the hotel is also said to not be in the most pleasant of neighborhoods.

Hygiene standards a mixed bag

The cleanliness levels of the rooms at the hotel have received a mixed reception from past guests. Despite some saying they were clean, the rooms - with reports of stained carpets and furniture, pungent smells and bug sightings - have been criticized for their hygiene standards at times.

Bathrooms can be extremely cramped

Whilst the size of the living space in the rooms was rarely an issue, some of the private bathrooms were labeled as overly small and cramped by various previous visitors that stayed at the Imperial Inn.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1536 reviews across the web
6.6 /10
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6.6 out of 10 based on 1536 reviews