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198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Ranked #167 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013
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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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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I think this is not worth 3 whole stars, but it is in a great location and it was clean, but very dated and noisy. Almost worse than the outside traffic is the noise from the bathroom vent! The vent went on automatically with the bathroom light, and the light switch was on a wall 3 feet away from the... More

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hanford, ca
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13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I thought I would be able to tolerate the noise since I once lived off the same street years ago. Wrong. The Muni was noisier than I recall. I highly recommend ear plugs (or something stronger). Mostly clean. Dated. Seems safe. Serves the purpose. It was $110 here or $350+ at the Courtyard Marriott. Hmm. Extra change in the wallet... More

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Columbus, oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is located 20 feet from the train tracks, and the Muni train will keep you awake at night as it comes roaring. The rooms are incredibly outdated, even the nonsmoking rooms smell of smoke. It is very cheap and thus is a good value in SF, especially if you want to be close to UCSF.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It's a great stay for my son and I when we went to UCSF Medical Center Parnasus, SFO for his medical appointment. CARL HOTEL is accessible for both the Muni train and bus, there's Wallgreen and small restaurants around the area. THE HOTEL STAFFare nice and accomodating.. We occupied a room with 2 full beds, with TV and a very... More

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central california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

I needed a place to sleep and take a shower while visiting my mom in the hospital. That's exactly what I got at the Carl. It was walking distance and clean. It's an old hotel but for the price can't be beat! The man at the front desk was very accommodating. He even brought me an extra pillow and had... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We always have family stay at the Carl when they come to town. It is very reasonably priced and the staff is friendly and helpful. If you don't want to stay in the hectic downtown area, this is a great option, especially if you've got business on the West side of the city. The rooms are pretty small, and the... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This hotel will be your choice if you are hiddeng to the UCSF medical center . Either you are a patient or a visitor the location of this hotel is just excellent & very near to the hospital . The rooms are really clean but small with a microwave & small freg. The reception employee are really helpful in everything... More

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North Salem, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My daughter and I were visiting my other daughter who has recently moved to San Francisco. The Carl Hotel is 1/2 block from where she is living! So we booked it! And we were so pleased! The hotel is not plush, rather old European style... but clean and well cared for and we LOVED our stay! The convenience is amazing... More

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Ko Tao, Thailand
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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Carl hotel is just up the hill from the Haight and Golden Gate Park. It's two blocks to Cole and Carl; home to some great food, beer, wine, chai... name it. The rooms are clean, yet smallish - typical of SF, but indeed very cozy. Nothing fancy by any stretch, but if you are looking for a reasonably priced... More

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Long Island, New York, USA
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I needed a hotel in this part of San Francisco since my son just moved there, I was traveling by myself and safety is always a priority when I do so, there aren't many hotels in this part of the city and The Carl Hotel was one, I read reviews here and on Yelp and also asked my son to... 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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