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Hotel North Beach

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel) (Chinatown)
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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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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a wonderfully clean hotel. You will be sharing a bathroom and shower with the entire floor of people so be sure to take shower shoes. It's also very noisy at night so be sure to bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. The location is a major plus. Located just between Chinatown and North Beach you can... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room wasn't clean when I arrived, the woman in the reception didn't even give a "we're sorry", just a "you're welcome" on my thanks. Bed was very uncomfortable and noicy. Bad smell in the room. No A/C. On the plus side, the location is perfect, there are enough restrooms and showers and the pricing is ok.

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Okay, I have to admit. I stayed at this hotel waaay to long, but all other affordable hotels in the neighbourhood was overbooked, soo... Advantages: The hotel has fast, free WiFi. It's pretty close to North Beach (its called North Beach but is actually situated in chinatown). Now to The bad part: The lobby is pretty much an illusion (with... More

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Kingsburg, California
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't know San Fran this Hotel is sooo hard to find it took us almost two hours to find and when we actually called the hotel for directions the lady just kept telling us were on the corner you can't miss us were right on the corner ugh no lady your not your right in the middle of... More

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Gardena, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good: Decent FREE wifi Clean-ish Bathrooms Conveniently located near Chinatown and Financial District 24hr front desk Charming hallways decor Bad: Room did NOT look like photos (Extremely bare, very Spartan) Noisy Shared Bathrooms Expensive for what you get (SF is always expensive though) No Parking Outlets were loose Charged $5 for a lost card key Paid for 2 Queen beds,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the very reasonable price paid, Hotel North Beach was good value. Shared bathrooms were of a very good standard, nice new fixtures and fittings. The room itself however, had an individual aroma. This did dissipate after a while though. Overall, average, good for travelling on a budget!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read mixed (ok, often negative) reviews of this place, before checking in I was slightly concerned about my visit. Even after turning up at the place I was slightly concerned about my visit - it just doesn't feel 'nice'. But after several nights here, I'm happy to report that it's absolutely fine. My room was not massive but did... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Front staff were rude. Room was claustrophobic and smelt of cigarette smoke from neighbouring rooms. Felt more like a homeless shelter than a hotel. Dingy hallways, dirty showers, disgusting carpet. I asked for a bowl one evening and I got told a rude "no". Way too expensive for what it is. Don't stay here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A major disappointment. From the dismal parking situation (had to park at the Hilton) to the fact this hotel is nothing more than a glorified flophouse, it was one of the worst lodging experiences I've ever had. The bathroom, filthy with urine on the toilet seat, is down the hall. I will never venture in that direction again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There was no screens in the Windows of our room, thus big flies were in the room and also in the halls. There was a strong marujuhana smell everywhere. On the website that we purchased the room, they didnt say the bathrooms are common. They only said that bathropes will be provided, but when we asked they said there is... More

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Address: 935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel North Beach 2*
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