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Carl Hotel

198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I had an interview at UCSF Children's Hospital and Carl Hotel is just a 10-15 minute walk from there. The room is very clean. And yes, the amenities are a little sparse (14" tv, older bathroom) but the condition is good, there weren't any "holes" or "cracks" that I would associate with an older hotel. The front desk staff, Bill... More 

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Anacortes, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

The room was small but clean and affordable, just what I was looking for. I could walk to the hospital (UCSF Parnassus). I did wear my ear plugs to drown out some traffic noise but overall it was a good experience.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

We needed a cheap place to stay near UCSF. There are no elevators, so if you have a lot of luggage, hopefully you are strong. And if you have a lot of luggage, the room is very small. There is a fridge, microwave, and free wi-fi! The bathroom is very small and makes funny noises sometimes and the sink is... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

I stayed in room 108, which was unfairly bemoaned in earlier interviews. The room is certainly small, but it was very clean and spacious enough for me to feel comfortable doing work in the room during the day. There is some street noise from the muni that runs down the street, but I had no problem at all sleeping and... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

I was very impressed by the Carl Hotel. The service was fantastic. They even let me come back after my interview to change even thought I had already checked out. The rooms are nothing special, but they have everything you need, including a fridge, microwave, and free wireless. It's the best location if you need to go UCSF for an... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

Both times I have stayed overnight in Frisco, I chose Carl Hotel because price and location were my main criteria for where to stay in the greatest city on earth. Carl is a great pick. On my first visit my girlfriend and I paid about $70 for a ground floor room facing the street. On the first night we had... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2009

Especially in room 108. It was a shoe box. Full size bed pushed up against the wall. No clock, hair dryer, bathroom sink in the main room, no closet, dirty carpet, no screen on window, very noisy, no parking, tacky place. We were to tired and to lost to complain or try to find another place. We have to return... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

Definitely follows the saying of "you get what you pay for." The Carl Hotel needs some serious upgrading, or minimally some fresh paint and carpeting. BUT, it's a cheap stay, relatively clean, and in a very convenient location.

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St. Louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2007

I was looking for an inexpensive place to stay while visiting my son who lives in the Haight area. When I found the Carl Hotel, I was suspicious that it would be unsafe or dirty because the price seemed too cheap for San Francisco...I had my son check it out, and he gave it a thumbs up, so I took... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2006

I needed to stay close to UCSF when my husband had surgery there last fall. We stayed there a few weeks before for a pre-op procedure and stayed on the second floor. It was a small but clean room. My only complaint was the muni train noise (it didn't run all night thank goodness). When my husband was in the... More 

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