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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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Ranked #167 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

This is a great location! At the base of Chinatown and convenient to all things San Francisco. This is a former SRO (Single Room Occupancy) building. That means that the bathroom and showers are communal and located in the hallway. With that being said, there is a sink, microwave and mini frig in the rooms. Wireless internet is available free... More

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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14 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I have stayed here several times, and the single rooms are clean, with a new cube refrigerator, closet with a door, TV, and night stand. The beds are simple (a little hammocky), and the baths and showers are in the hallway, so they can be clean (or not), depending on the other guests. Many of the rooms overlook Columbus Ave.,... More

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spokane, wa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Stayed here 4 nights last week while on a conference. I was a little concerned beforehand, after reading several reviews, but it was actually a pretty cool experience. The room was small, but comfortable. The soundproofing was good... walking down the hall I could always hear the TV in the room next to me, but as soon as I went... More

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Orange County
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

So yeah, it's old and kinda dirty but you're in San Francisco, what do you expect? My partner and I got a basic queen room- a bit cell-like but with a high ceiling. probably 12x16 or something. There was an included microwave and fridge which was probably my favorite thing about the room. Overall, good place for the money. No... More

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Haiphong, Vietnam
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I paid less than $1000 for a month in this hotel. The room is clean, the shared bathroom is ok. The service is kind of friendly. Think of the hotel as a dorm-like building. The location is between North Beach and China Town (near Financial District). Cons: elevator can be out of order for a while; weird 'neighbors' (low-income residents... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011 via mobile

Staff made our stay great. Very accomodating and friendly. Location is the best! Within walking distance to china town, fishermans warf, Russian hill, red light district, italian district, bars n cafes and transportation lines. I felt very safe coming and going. Bathrooms n showers were always clean and available. Your in the middle of the city so bring earplugs n... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011 via mobile

My hubby and i stayed here 12 months ago - July 2010. The room was quite plain and did the job I guess. The toilet and showers were okay, but they were all unisex from memory so didn't smell so great. Location was really great, close to city, walking distance to pier 33 (but a decent walk) and little Italy.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

Don't bother, the place is not worth it. Don't even think of it, I stayed there for three weeks, because it was cheap. Not even worth that....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

I chose this hotel based on the cost--about $50 a night. I was afraid to find out that it had no elevator and no showers or toilet in the room. There is a shared toilet and shower for each floor, so if that is something you aren't used to, check another hotel. We checked-in with front desk at a busy... More

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

This hotel is great for the budget-minded traveller, especially solos and couples. It appears relatively recently renovated and has a nice lobby/check-in area. Now to be sure, my rating is based with the budget aspect in mind, and the hotel certainly is not comparable to 4 and 5 star accomodations, which I personally almost never stay in anyway. I paid... 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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