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1.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   179 Julian Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Formerly Julian House Hotel) (Mission District)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Its a cheap place to stay, cheap for San Fran but you still pay around $70(incl.tax) per night. Its in a very bad area where a lot of homeless and crazy people around so you don't feel safe. We were very much looking forward to San Fran but our experience with this hotel didn't make our experience very enjoyable. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place is horrendous!!!!!!! Do not stay here. When we arrived (it's in a terrifying neighborhood ) the proprietor mentioned (drunkenly and rudely on the phone) he would not be there to let us in for another 4 hours. Meanwhile, you have to pay $20 for a late check- in. I have never in my life experienced such terrible service.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

To get the best idea of this place, visit Yelp @ http://www.yelp.com/biz/julian-house-hotel-san-francisco#hrid:gKLVb50YT2crWfrQXvHvCA/src:self I saw a Craigslist ad and a YouTube video for this place that made it seem like a nice place to stay in the city for a week while I looked for a lease. - Check in is made INCREDIBLY difficult. I called at least half a dozen... More 

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Address: 179 Julian Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Formerly Julian House Hotel)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Mission District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Sentient SF 1.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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