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198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Ranked #166 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Riverbank, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend was in the ICU at UCSF and this hotel was on the list of recommended hotels by UCSF. The first night I was supposed to stay at the hotel but my boyfriend ended up being placed in the ICU and I needed to stay. I called the hotel to cancel and of course I was charges anyways for... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed here Feb. 14, 2014 and I'd already read other reviews so knew what to expect. It's an older place, but located in an excellent neighborhood (Cole neighborhood) and close to absolutely everything. The front desk person was amazing, friendly and very helpful. Just loved him. The room was clean and the bed super comfortable. My only thoughts were... More

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Colfax, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Tiny rooms? Yep. Old and Dated? Yep. Noisy Muni train out front? Yep. But......if your looking for an inexpensive, quaint, very clean hotel in a great, safe neighborhood, here you go! We were in The City for Hardly Strictly and a Niners game. Since rooms that weekend are hard to come by, I expanded my criteria quite a bit. I... More

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in San Fran without any transportation and the Carl Hotel is right on the muni bus line which was in credibly convenient. It's also conveniently located near the golden gate bridge park as well as the Haight district - both within walking distance. Sure, being on the bus line it can get a little loud, but that didn't... More

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Richmond, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel is very dated; room is extremely small; sink is in the bedroom, separated from bathroom. Our room is on the second floor, facing the street. With all the traffic and muni train outside, it is extremely noisy. Location, location, location. It is very close to UCSF - probably the only advantage for staying here when you visit someone at... More

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Address: 198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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