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Hotel North Beach

935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 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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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carpet dirty, shower not very clean, just acceptable. One of the most important thing for me is that I slept very well... I did not take any breakfast. The person at the desk was nice but did his job correctly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online at the last minute through booking.com. Location is fabulous but the hotel itself is reminiscent of a student dormitory. For the price, I would far rather have stayed at a hostel which would likely be nicer than this hotel. Lady on reception at arrival was rude and unhelpful. The room itself was extremely small but thankfully clean and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

CONS: Terrible service, the lady at the Desk was very rude. She became upset when we asked for more towels.......?There was No AC, TV remote did not work, phone in room did not work. Bathrooms were ok, not too smelly. Pros: It's at a great location next to china town and little Itally. It's just blocks from Westfield Mall and... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an IT professional, and I moved to the Bay Area after getting a job in San Francisco. My company booked me two weeks at a Motel 6 by the Oakland airport while I looked for housing, but I was unable to move into an apartment for four weeks due to the previous tenant taking a bit longer to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were nervous about staying after seeing all the negative reviews, however we found the place to be exactly what we needed. China town is one block over and the Italian district is just up the road. Fishermans Wharf and Coit tower are easily walkable, we only used a bus once to get out to Golden Gate Park. The receptionists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's near everything you need to see in SF. Letting aside the poor service at check in and for our entire stay, we had a good stay. Rooms are small but that's normal. They don't have air conditioning and windows are the only options to get a bit of air. Don't take a room on the first floor and avoid... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at North Beach Hotel for three days visiting SF and it was a good deal, since the hotel is very well situated close to Central District, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, the piers (Ferry Building area), and of course Chinatown. Although the front desk staff is really not friendly and bit harsh, cleaning employees were nice. Rooms were clean... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pro: This place was in walking distance from everything great in San Fran Con: Had to wait 30 mins to check in because we came during cash out (10pm) Con: Rude reception staff Con: Entrance smelt of urine Con: No air conditioning, just dangerous open windows everywhere! Con: Dirty shared bathrooms and showers

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It's filthy! We stepped out the elevator to smell pee. We walked into our room just to see something crawl across the sink. Its very noisy, its not a place where you could get a nights sleep. The shared bathrooms were never really clean. They seemed only to be cleaned once a day. Most of the staff were very helpful... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed in north beach hotel with my wife from 14/7-20/7 at room 72. We knew it was a very cheap hotel but it was in our budget and we where ready for the "low" standards of the hotel. The rooms are very small but, if you are in a budget and used to it , you can handle it pretty... More 

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Chinatown
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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