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Hotel North Beach

935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
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Hotel North Beach
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Ranked #193 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first place that I stayed on my trip around the Western US and the accommodation got better after I left this place. The cons - Upon arrival I had to wait for half an hour for the staff to change shifts even though check in took a matter of minutes (particularly infuriating after travelling for 22hrs), the... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was nowhere near as bad as I'd anticipated due to all the negative reviews. We traveled as a couple and only stayed for one night, and were overall pleasantly surprised. Everything was very clean and well kept, and the rooms, though small, were pretty well decorated and homey. The communal bathrooms, too, were quite ornate and clean, though... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really worried when I read some of the reviews for this place, but it really wasn't that bad. I was in town for a conference, and Hotel North Beach fit my budget. Check in was fine- not rude, but not warm either. Just business-like. When I got in I tore my room apart looking for signs of bedbugs.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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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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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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