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Hotel North Beach

935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
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Ranked #188 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I came here in Nov. 2014 with my sister and her two younger kids. We were only staying one night because we did a quick getaway to SF for two days. We were a little surprised when we realized the bathrooms were shared. But for under $60 it wasn't something we were gonna have a fit over. The room was... More 

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

i had encountered some negative reviews when evaluating this property, and almost did not choose it. however, one review from a single mother changed my mind. yes, the bathrooms are shared. however, i never was unable to find a clean, dry one on my floor. yes, the building is old. however, my rooms were clean and in excellent repair. the... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This "hotel" is nothing more than an extremely overpriced and filthy hostle. With shared bathrooms and closet sized rooms, for half the price you can get a better room at Best Western. My husband was absolutely mortified when he showed up after multiple delays in his flight and an awful traveling experience. He was greeted with the worst customer service... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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26 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have the choice of staying here or sleeping on a bench in a park THE BENCH IS CLEANER & SAFER... this place should be shut down by the San Francisco board of health AVOID !!!!!!!!! when i was checking out, thankfully i survived this I found a rat trap under the bed ,,, enough said... was put here... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'd say if you can book a room here for less than 70 bucks you made a good deal. Location is great, close to asian and italian restaurants, 10 blocks from downtown, and bus accessible. The hotel itself is not bad and people are polite enough almost always. The room is small but if you are traveling solo like me... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When I States at the hotel on October 2014 it skellet terrible! I even trues to change rooms but it Was the same! A sweet pungent smell - awfull! The location is great and the rooms are ok. Clean and the bathrooms in the hallway are also fine and clean - but that smell!!!

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Biel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was truly disappointed by this hotel where I've just been staying for a week this October 2014 - all people at the reception were truly rude & unfriendly all the time (apart frome one single lady who was truly lovely & helpful - I think her name was Lorrie - she worked during a couple of nights while I... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The shared bathroom was nice and clean, lovely powerful shower. Bedroom was small as was expected but clean and a sink in the room. Excellant location, we were able to walk to fishermans warf in 20minutes. Neighbourhood felt safe and lovely cheap vietnamese and chinese and Italian resturants all close by. Considering other hotels with a private room would be... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located near Chinatown, downtown and North Beach, about a 1.5 mile walk to the Wharf, and the price ($130/night) is great for the location. BUT...this hotel advertises itself as a by day/week/month rental, and there are several rooms rented out to people on a long term basis. This is ok, but these people bring and leave... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very small room, the bathroom and restrooms are not cleaned daylie, i know since i spend allmost a week at the hotel. The rooms are small and there is no fan or ac, we would have need it in september 14. The staff do not even look you in the eyes when you are talking with them wich i think... More 

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