Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Oakland/Lake Merritt

Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Oakland/Lake Merritt

122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606, United States
+1 510 444 4949
R1 495

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based on 533 reviews

About Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Oakland/Lake Merritt

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free
Located in the heart of Oakland, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Oakland Museum of California, Jack London Square and Oakland Convention Center. Oakland City Center and Fox Theater are also within 1 mile (2 km). Lake Merritt Station is 10 minutes by foot and 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is 19 minutes.

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Standard rooms(R1 556 - R1 949)
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King rooms(R1 495 - R2 177)
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Double rooms(R1 598 - R2 514)
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Amenities at Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Oakland/Lake Merritt

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Cribs available


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating


  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast included
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Microwave

Health and safety

  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Designated smoking area


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • 24-hour front desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Complimentary breakfast

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Shower


  • Alarm clock

Things to do

  • Canoeing


  • Pool

Reviews of Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Oakland/Lake Merritt

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3,1 Poor
Pros:Amia was nice . She was the manager . She can be great but lacking training
Cons:The maid took all my things out the room and threw them in the dirty floor in the maid area and didn’t even tell from desk that there’s still stuff in room when she went to clean it . They had a mix up with front desk . My hundreds of dollars of clothes dirty and stained from some jelly substance.. I can keep going . Took my iPhone chargers
4,0 Mediocre
Pros:Easy access to rooms
Cons:Curtains to give me privacy from everyone outside looking in were broken, smelled really bad, no soap, no towels.
2,8 Poor
Pros:The location.
Cons:The staff was incredible unprofessional and rude and there were bugs in the room and on the towels. Definitely will never stay here again.
6,8 Okay
Pros:Staff is very nice
Cons:no coffee at 05.30am
9,7 Wonderful
Pros:Ilove how nice the staff was it was very easy to find it was bye the water I CANT WAIT TO STAY THERE AGAIN
6,0 Okay
Pros:The staff was almost perfect. The front counter attendant was super friendly, courteous, and quick to check us in. His name was John and definitely was great. The location makes travelling to San Francisco fairly easy by car (25 minutes until downtown). The lake nearby (1-2 blocks) is very nice. The area doesn't feel ghetto, but definitely not super classy. There is graffiti/mural on the building behind the motel and it was so insanely gorgeous (my bathroom window had the perfect view of it). The place looks fairly maintained externally. Some Mexican guests next to us decided to blast some Mariachi/Folk Music at 2:30AM outside their room on an external speaker sitting in front of their room door for who knows what reason and we had to call the front desk and they handled the situation, but then our rude neighbors decided it'd be quieter to bring their speaker inside which made it even worse so after a second call the staff came to the room and told them in person to stop and then it was quiet. Situation was resolved in about 10 minutes in total. The paint is clean and doesn't look old and the outside of the building and parking lot also looked very clean.
Cons:The staircases need some lights, both the adults (Sister and I) missed the last step coming down and luckily we didn't fall and just tripped. The bedroom we first got had hair on the sheets (I didn't personally see, but my sister had changed the room while I unloaded car and had a smoke). Our new room had used tissues in the drawer of the dresser. We had 2 Towels, 2 Washrags and 2 Hand towels for a 2 Double bed bedroom and it would definitely go a long way to do more washrags at minimum (I don't mind reusing towels, but not washrags and no washrag for face if you decide to shower). The floor had what looks like animal hair. So definitely if I had advice to this place, put out a ton of safety strips on the steps and lighting. Also, either fire your cleaning staff and hire some new ones, or start checking rooms they sign off on because they are not doing their job. Also, I would strongly suggest an enforced quiet time of 11PM weekdays and 12AM weekends and put a 1 warning policy before you kick people out. There are just some really small changes that would go a long long long way in improving the overall value in staying here. I didn't bother with the breakfast they offered (didn't even go in to look), but I heard it was pretty much slim offerings so a small variety increase would go a long way too.
8,5 Very Good
Pros:The clean room and the excellent cleaning staff.
Cons:The bathroom sink kept stopping up.
6,0 Okay
Pros:Liked the flat panel TV and King bed
Cons:Room had an odor
4,8 Mediocre
Pros:the Location to on the bay area was convenient for a business trip
2,0 Poor
Pros:Poor and not totally safe neighborhood. At the motel many occupants were outside their rooms screaming and drinking alcohol. Room stank with bad smell, Floor needed vacuuming. Bathroom too small. No privacy, can hear next room's tenants speak. Weekend price increased significantly, probably to accommodate prostitution nearby.


122 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

What's nearby

  • Oakland Museum of California0.6 km
  • Oakland Public Library0.6 km
  • Lake Merritt0.7 km
  • Children's Fairyland1.2 km
  • Fox Theater1.6 km
  • Paramount Theatre1.6 km
  • Jack London Square1.8 km
  • African American Museum1.9 km
  • Pardee Home Museum1.9 km
  • USS Potomac2 km
  • Morcom Rose Garden2.6 km
  • Mountain View Cemetery4 km



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Distance to city centre

1,4 km

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10,2 km