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Hotel North Beach

935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
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Ranked #190 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So we arrived in San Fran and bustled into the foyer of the Hotel. The Hotel Manager and a customer were having a MASSIVE argument - yelling - the works! She didn't back down because we had arrived. The foyer area looked quite nice so I was hopeful the rooms would be the same. When we went up to our... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Checkin was painful. I booked the room over the phone a couple of days earlier and that took over 40 mins. They couldn't get my name correct. When I tried to checkin they couldn't find my booking. It turns out they that spelt my name wrong again, despite me spelling it out about 10 times. The room was tiny, it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and rooms were all terrible. The hotel is a infested with bed bugs and flies. Guests piss in the sinks and excrete all over the bathroom floor. It was disgusting. Security and front desk personnel both looked like drug addicts / dealers. Please stay away from this place.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read several of the reviews prior to reserving the hotel, but wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt given it's proximity to the Ferry Building. It was an ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE experience. Sensed it the second I walked into the hotel -- 'sketchy', 'shady', 'run down' are the words that come to mind. The front door security looked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Francisco is generally a very expensive city in which to stay, so it was a welcome relief to find reasonable rates at very short notice. The location of Hotel North Beach is very convenient, with excellent public transport links and just a short walk to the centre of town. If you're a fan of Chinese food, you will be... More 

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
27 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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