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San Carlos Inn

1140 Morse Blvd., San Carlos, CA 94070
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in San Carlos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

STAY AWAY! This is the nastiest, dingiest, dirtiest motel I've ever stayed at. And I'm ok with an occasional stay at a basic motel at a reasonable price, but I expect a basic level of cleanliness and privacy. Given this motel is right next to fairly nice San Carlos downtown, it's surprising it survives there, given how bad it is.... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my first stay at this hotel and I liked it very much. It is centrally located on the El Camino Real about half way between San Francisco and San Jose. It is close to everything you might need with excellent restaurants to fast food all close by. The room had a refrigerator and microwave and small table and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The owner is a wonderful individual and the accomodations are very comfortable. The location is extremely convenient to downtown San Carlos and close proximity to Menlo Park and Burlingame. Very well run operation.

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South San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is small inn but an enjoyable stay. It is located in San Carlos between San Francisco and San Jose and not far from the san francisco airport. The staff was friendly and the parking was free. The television had a lot of channels and the room/bathroom were big compared to other hotels. It was nice and clean inside the... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

One of the best values in hotels in the city. A small hotel [15 rooms] with very spacious and clean rooms. Service top of the line. Very safe with a gate and 24hr guard. They welcome your arrival with a no-charge a drink. Be sure to ask if you can get a drink of your choice in case you don't... More 

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largo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We checked in late, my reservation was made for 2 queen beds when i arrived our room was one king. I called the front desk and she stated that it would be an additional 61.00 per night for two beds instead of one. the original price for the double room was 61.00 she was trying to charge me double for... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Found this place last minute online. It was very basic, no frills, clean, quiet, the cheapest we found due to a conference in the SF area, and it was about 11 miles to the SF airport (our destination the following morning). The TV had plenty of channels, and the staff was friendly. Check in/out was quick.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This very small hotel was among the cheapest in the SFO airport area and had some good points: 1. Free WiFi that worked 2. Good shower 3. No bad smell in room 4. Reasonable location in that it is not noisy and close to shops and restaurants. However: 1. The staff (who appeared to be family owners) were very unfriendly,... More 

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San Mateo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Unfortunately the system doesn't allow me to rate is as 0 point, otherwise I will definitely make it 0 out of the 5. It's the worst hotel I have seen in the United States. I am very surprised that it's marked as 2 star and got good customer rating. It's way too off from my expectation. The room has terrible... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

San Carlos Inn is nice place to stay in the San Francisco bay area. I am happy with my stay at this hotel. Nice, very clean and quiet. I checked in 2 am with no issue clerk was very nice and helpful. Very safe neighborhood its very easy to get train for San Francisco. There are numerous great restaurant in... More 

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