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Imperial Inn Oakland

490 West Macarthur Boulevard, Oakland, California, United States, 94609  show map
 2 stars
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Imperial Inn Oakland

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

No pets allowed
Air conditioning
No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The 2-star Imperial Inn Oakland is placed about 6 km from The UC Theatre. Imperial Inn Oakland welcomes guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1950.

The center of Oakland is 30 minutes walk from the property. Such tourist places as a theater, a museum and a temple are fairly close by.

Guests can easily get to Oakland International airport, which is about 20 minutes drive away.

Rooms

This business hotel comprises 45 guestrooms with climate control, a private safe, pay TV, a refrigerator and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms overlook the terrace. In-room self-catering facilities include a microwave and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at Homeroom and Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

24-hour reception, ironing service and newspaper service as well as a free car park and a vending machine are available for guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Newspaper service

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 13 years
Existing bedding FREE
Children above
13 years or adults
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

490 West Macarthur Boulevard, Oakland, California, United States, 94609

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
    1.7 mi
  • Oakland Jack London Square Station
    2.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique (cuisine: Vegetarian, African, Ethiopian)
    1300 ft
  • Neldam's Danish Bakery
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

Imperial Inn Oakland photos Room
King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room offers a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Imperial Inn Oakland photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room offers a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Imperial Inn Oakland photos Room
King Room Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features a cable TV with satellite channels, a DVD player, a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. These rooms are only on the 2nd and 3rd floors, not the ground floors.

Imperial Inn Oakland photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds Smoking
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features a cable TV with satellite channels, a DVD player, a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. These rooms are only on the 2nd and 3rd floors, not the ground floors.

Imperial Inn Oakland Location

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Local attractions

  • Lake Merritt1.3 mi
    Lakeside Park
  • University of California, Berkeley3.1 mi
  • Greek Theater3.3 mi
    Off Gayley Road, Berkeley
  • Chinatown 1.8 mi
    388 9th St
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre3.1 mi
    2025 Addison street, Berkeley

Near the hotel

  • Telegraph Avenue3900 ft
    Berkeley, CA

    Restaurants nearby

    • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique1300 ft

      Address: 4069 Telegraph Ave
      Phone: 510-547-4520

      Cuisine: Vegetarian, African, Ethiopian
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

    • Everett & Jones Barbeque1500 ft

      Address: 3411 Telegraph Ave
      Phone: (510) 601-9377

      78% likes this, based on 11 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

    • Aunt Mary's Cafe2100 ft

      Address: 4307 Telegraph Avenue

      84% likes this, based on 24 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Neldam's Danish Bakery1500 ft

      Address: 3401 Telegraph Ave
      Phone: (510) 420-8889

      70% likes this, based on 16 reviews

    • Homeroom1500 ft

      Address: 400 40th St
      Phone: 510-597-0400

      66% likes this, based on 30 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      45
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    Imperial Inn Oakland Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Imperial Inn Oakland

    6.4
    GoodBased on229 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Main room was very comfortable.

      The following are not complaints but suggestions which may help improve conditions for people who stay at this establishment Coffee making facilities would be very much appreciated by travelers arriving late in the evening. Distance from emeryville Rly Depot. More information of location would be of benefit to international travelers like ourselves. Some rooms could possibly become non-smoking for the benefit of people with health problems as the smell of stale smoke con be upsetting especially to ex-smokers.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      The owners were very friendly and helpful. They gave us very helpful tips about accessing the local offerings. We felt very safe and comfortable in our room.

      The internet/WIFI access was poor and the room could use an alarm clock.

    • Couple
      8.2

      Everything worked just fine in our room. The family owners were super nice and location was perfect! It was a 5 min walk to the MacArthur bart platform (if you jaywalk and use the southeast entrance of the bart parking lot! The Emery-go-Round waits outside the bart too. It's free and takes you all over pretty little Emeryville for some shopping, the movies, great food @ the Marketplace, or a beautiful view of the city and the bridges across the bay as you stroll along the waterfront. :) Oh, and Carls Jr. Is right next door.

      No matter where we kept it (or what we tried keeping it away from), our room keycard kept getting demagnetized so we had to keep getting it redone every evening. And stay away from walking anywhere but to and from the bart (or Carl's!) at night.....it's Oakland.

    • Single
      5.4

      Near to Bart, that was the best. The room was big and clean. The area wasn't so scary at the end.

      The staff gave me directions which weren't always reliable.

    • Older travelers
      3.8

      the only thing i liked about this hotel was that the tv worked and it had wifi.

      I did not like that our first room only had one bed when we payed for two. Next i hated that our second room smelled of smoke when it was suppose to be a "non smoking" room. The room was also dirty and the bed was broken. We changed rooms again and I was also unsatisfied with the size of the bath towles (which barely covered me), they were way too small and looked more like wash cloths. The hotel also said they would not refund our money after 5 mintues of checking in.

    • Couple
      7.4

      for trips to san francisco the hotel is very good located - near the highway; the rooms are very nice and clean

      the location of the hotel is in a dangerous area of oakland (we found out afterwards); someone broke in our rental car (nissan versa 4) and stole our holder for the navigation system .. not very important or expensive but because of the broken window in our car we had a lot of trouble; the hotel stuff didn't help us in any way to solve our problems .. they didn't even gave us the phone number of the police station ...

    • Couple
      7.8

      Free parking. We stayed here because there weren't any rooms free in San Francisco which was our destination. We stayed here for 4 days and overall it was very good. The biggest plus is polite and extremely friendly owner and his son who did us a favor after something went screwed with our reservations. Rooms are fairly clean, and really spacious with a tv inside. I gave max points for location but for Oakland, for San Francisco this location is good only if you have a car.

      We found some hair on the pillow on the first night. There was always problem with towels, every night we asked for 2 big towels for showering, and got them, but the next morning we would again be given 2 small ones. Got soap only after asking for it. Wireless working a bit, and then not working...

    • Single
      3.8

      Nothing. I hated my room.

      The shower curtain had mold and some of the towels were ripped.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      The hotel looked a little dingy from the outside, so we were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the room. We got a free upgrade at check in which we were very happy with. The room had free wifi and we could park our car close to the room for free. Staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is close to the bart station, so it's quick and easy to get to Berkeley.

      The neighborhood is not too nice, it's not a good place to walk around by yourself after dark and there was some noise outside during the night.

    • Older travelers
      4.2

      Clean.Was prepared for us earlier than check-in time.

      My life partner and I reserved the room and for two people and still had just one set of towels(wash cloth and shower one).No micro fridge, microwave in room. I stayed 2 nights and the staff did not replace coffee pack.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      The owners seemed to try to make the hotel as nice as possible.

      The bathroom was in need or remodeling. There was no baby crib available.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      1 bathroom floor is so dirty. I was so scare to step on it.There is no towel for the floor, That paper for bath floor look so cheap.It'd never been replaced during the 3 days that I stayed 2.There are only 2 cups provided, where is the coffee cup? 3 Two skinny towels just to take shower!!, What's about for face . 4.There is no coat hanger in clossett, in bathroom. Where can I hang my pant? There is no soap holder in bathtub, If you leave soap on the tub ege, It will slide down to the bottom of the tub once I turn the shower on. Thanks for asking and I hope you improve this poorly hotel I have ever stayed.

    • Couple
      5.0

      Low price, free parking, fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room

      Bad smell in the room, mouldy wall pictures, dirty armchair, dirty bed spread

    • Family with children
      6.2

      I liked that it was inexpensive and in a convenient location.

      I didn't like that the room smelled of damp and humidity and that there was a constant drone of water pressure in old pipes all night long.

    • Couple
      6.6

      The price, and the position! The Owner and his Family were very kind.

      The rooms services were really slow, and not very accurate

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Imperial Inn Oakland Oakland location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    490 West Macarthur Boulevard, Oakland, California, United States, 94609

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
      1.7 mi
    • Oakland Jack London Square Station
      2.3 mi
    Restaurants
    • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique (cuisine: Vegetarian, African, Ethiopian)
      1300 ft
    • Neldam's Danish Bakery
      1500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      45