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Hotel North Beach

935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
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Ranked #189 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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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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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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Hotel North Beach is a San Francisco tragedy. There is virtually no budget accommodation in this city, and this hotel finds exactly the correct price point, but the sleep quality is shocking because of bed bugs and insects. For what you pay for, you will be located in possibly one of the best parts of town, it's safe, it's close... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The staff is friendly, the location is one of the best (between the Italian neighborhood, Chinatown and market street). Do not expect more than a clean room and bathroom, cos that is all. I've stayed here two times because of the price, considering that I would only sleep at the hotel. If that is your profile, you will enjoy your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had five nights here, the location is good in the heart of little Italy and China town so lots of nice bars and restaurants near by. However the hotel was a complete disappoint! Having discovered how expensive accommodation is in San Francisco we chose a cheaper option so we don't expect luxury. However I do expect pleasant service not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I stayed in this hotel that was my company's mistake, they have the contract to save the money thats why!. Listen very care fully, this place to give you some kind a punishment. No A/C, very slow internet, not clean room, not including Bathroom, traffic noises, , on the reception drunk man … BOM PEOPLE are around and sick hookers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I will have been here for one week tomorrow. Yes, this place is a more affordable hotel than many, but I still have issues with being eaten alive by mosquitos because they do not have window screens. I was treated nicely only by one gentleman at the desk, and the manager whom I just spoke to said mosquitos are all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

The cleanness is very good, also the bathrooms are as clean as shared bathrooms can possibly be. Very good prices especually for longer stays. Best thing is the location: On the edge of Chinatiwn, next to little Itaky and the financial district too. Bus nearby. Ferry building and Fishermen's Wharf can be walked (10 / 20 Min). The free Wifi... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The location is very convenient, just next to the China town, so right in the centre. Do not expect the parking, which was the mistake we did, but kind staff navigated us to the garage where we could park our car (for like 25 dollars / night ). We stayed in the double room with shared bathroom (and nice view... More 

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