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198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Ranked #180 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carl Hotel is probably one of the least expensive hotels in the area right around UCSF campus, and it is on the recommended accommodations list for UCSF patient families and those doing business with the hospital system. As many guests have alluded to already, it is located right on the Muni line, which makes it incredibly difficult to sleep... More 

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Orange County, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had to stay here because at the time it was the cheapest hotel in the Inner Sunset/Haight-Ashbury area. This is the strangest hotel I have ever stayed at, just because of the way it was laid out... There basically is no lobby, and the home-like stairs are right next to the front desk. There are stairs and turns in every... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed at The Carl for one night, booked the biggest room as we needed two separate beds, and we shared one private bathroom. What a strange place this was! The chairs (2) were cloth covered, and were really frightening as they looked as if more than one person had lost their faculties on the seat, gross!, had to place... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Everyone complains about the noise. We had a room on the second floor overlooking the bus stop on Carl St. I found it interesting to watch people coming and going at the bus stop and the sound was simply the sound often found in bustling, vibrant world class cities. The ease of getting around the city by virtue of having... More 

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed at Carl Hotel for one night with kids. Staff was nice at the hotel. Hotel was decent, but VERY NOISY, Dont recomend it, specialy if staying with kids. No vending machine either, no designated parking for hotel, street parking IF you can find it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The staff at the Carl couldn't be nicer and it was ideally situated for us. The Muni street car could take us anywhere we wanted to go. However, that same street car was so noisy especially early in the morning that it made sleeping difficult. Our room faced the street and we needed the window open or it would have... More 

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Washington, il
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, june 2 & 3. Good price and great location. Property needs updated, doesn't seem like they have put much into the rooms, shower was pretty gross too. No vending machine either would have to walk to walgreens a block or two down if you wanted a drink or snack.

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were staying in San Fran for four nights and looking for a reasonable place to stay, we hit the jackpot. The location could not have been better right on the city transportation line --walking distance to many places to eat and a very safe neighborhood. It was a pleasure to meet and speak with Bill and Ed. Our room... More 

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Pine Grove, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I was recommended by UCSF on Parnassus St. to stay nearby at the Carl Hotel. It is a very nice, quiet,older building less than 4 blocks from UCSF. It is in a very nice neighborhood. Restaraunts are a few blocks away, and as a single woman I felt very comfortable walking those few blocks alone in the evening. Yes, the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Pros: This place has a great location, particularly if you have an medical appointment at UCSF. There are tons of restaurants and a couple laundromats nearby. It is clean. Great water pressure in the shower. A stay here provides a unique and memorable experience. If you are low budget and easy going, it would be fine. Cons: The train which... More 

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Address: 198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 28
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