Imperial Inn Oakland

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

No pets allowed

Overview

The attractive Imperial Inn Oakland accommodates guests in a market area of Oakland. With accents of art deco architecture, the hotel was built in 1950 and renovated in 2008.

Guests can get to The UC Theatre, Paramount Theater and Oakland Convention Center in 20 minutes on foot. The venue is located within 30 minutes' walk from Oakland center.

The hotel is set next to a theater, a museum and a temple.

Imperial Inn Oakland lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Oakland International airport.

Rooms

This property has 45 guestrooms including king room and queen room appointed with coffee/tea makers, LCD TV, climate control, a private safe and cable TV with on-demand movies. The rooms look on to the terrace. They come with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in Homeroom and Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Guests can make use of a vending machine and a free car park on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 13 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Imperial Inn Oakland Oakland location
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Hotel Address:

490 West Macarthur Boulevard, Oakland, United States, 94609

Get directions
City Center
  • Oakland
    2.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
    2.7 km
  • Oakland Jack London Square Station
    3.7 km
  • Bus stop
    4.3 km
Restaurants
  • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique (cuisine: Vegetarian, African, Ethiopian)
    370 m
  • Neldam's Danish Bakery
    430 m
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:

    23 m²

  • 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:

    23 m²

  • 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:

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

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

    23 m²

  • 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:

    23 m²

  • 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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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • A Friend in Town1.6 km
  • Fairyland1.8 km
  • Paramount Theater1.9 km

Places of interest

  • Temescal Brewing400 m
  • Classic Cars West1.2 km
  • Morcom Amphitheater of Roses1.7 km
  • Children's Fairyland1.8 km
  • Mountain View Cemetery1.8 km

Museums

  • Creative Growth Art Ctr1.4 km
  • Golden State Bonsai Collection1.8 km

Parks

  • Oakland Parks Maintenance1.8 km
  • Oakland Parks and Recreation1.8 km

Halls

  • Sweet's Ballroom1.7 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Moler Barber College500 m
  • Samuel Merritt College600 m
  • MC Kinnon Institute of Massage900 m
  • Siat University1.4 km
  • John F Kennedy University1.5 km
  • University of Creation1.5 km
  • California College Arts Crafts1.6 km
  • California College of Arts1.6 km
  • Summit College1.7 km
  • Platt College1.7 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Alta Bates Summit Med Center600 m
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital600 m
  • Children's Hospital Oakland1.2 km

Public parking

  • Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center700 m

College Campuses

  • Samuel Merritt University600 m

Local attractions

  • The Cathedral of Christ the Light1.7 km
    2121 Harrison St., Oakland
  • Fairyland2.0 km
    Grand Avenue at Bellevue, Oakland
  • Chinatown2.9 km
    388 9th St, Oakland
  • Lake Merritt1.8 km
    Lakeside Park, Oakland
  • Lakeside Park and Garden Center2.1 km
    666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland

Restaurants nearby

  • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique370 m

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

    Cuisine: Vegetarian, African, Ethiopian
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 8

  • Everett & Jones Barbeque430 m

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

    78% likes this, based on 11 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 19

  • Aunt Mary's Cafe610 m

    Address: 4307 Telegraph Avenue

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

  • Neldam's Danish Bakery430 m

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

    70% likes this, based on 16 reviews

  • Homeroom450 m

    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
Hotels nearby
Berkeley Inn
2 stars
6 km

Imperial Inn Oakland Reviews

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

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 144 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, United States, 94609

Get directions
City Center
  • Oakland
    2.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
    2.7 km
  • Oakland Jack London Square Station
    3.7 km
  • Bus stop
    4.3 km
Restaurants
  • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique (cuisine: Vegetarian, African, Ethiopian)
    370 m
  • Neldam's Danish Bakery
    430 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    45