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Civic Center Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   790 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109 (Civic Center)
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Ranked #225 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this motel for four nights as part of a roadtrip with friends. San Francisco seemed more expensive than other places we had stayed so when we found this room for $418 for four nights it seemed like a bargain. Wrong!! We parked up and started to get our stuff out the car, whilst being watched by two men... More

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San Francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

rooms should be in slums, not in san fran. nothing worked in any of the rooms. when in lobby everyone who checked in had a complaint. excessive noise and undesirable staying there. the roomes had no place to hang your clothes and the towels like dish towels

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Ok so we road tripped from Las Vegas to LA then finally to San Francisco and didn't book our hotel prior to the road trip. BIG MISTAKE. We stopped off at a service station to connect to the WIFI and book a last minute hotel on the internet. We stumbled across the Civic Center Inn and saw (or rather thought)... More

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Ukiah, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have to be brutally honest about our stay and that was that it was terrible. Without reviewing the area which can not be helped although there was a homeless person camped below our room window which was not comforting. The check in was slow and the lady didn't even look at me when checking us in which I thought... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Unfriendly staff. Wifi and cable tv didn't work in the room, which reeked from clorin (could not be healty to sleep in!). Room was run down in general. No coffee machine or breakfast included. Limited parking. Very dodgy neighbourhood with a lot of homeless people and weirdos! Only plus was that access to public transportation was good, and union square... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Worst place I've ever stayed in! No light in the bathroom, so there was a floor lamp positioned in the bathroom with the power cord in the bedroom! We were shown 4 rooms after complaining and all were substandard The managers attitude was terrible also

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Whitestone, New York
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my life, and I have had my share of bad hotels. I was in utter shock that this place was $160+ a night. The room was dirty, smelled like cigarette smoke and there were burn holes in the curtains even though it was a smoke free room. The beds... More

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Citrus Heights, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We got this room and didn't realize it was in a horrible, run down, prostitute and homeless infested area. Thank god I brought my sleeping bag because just the look of the room made me shudder. The room was cooking, no AC and no fan to cool it off. The walls are paper thin. My work truck had people surrounded... More

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Additional Information about Civic Center Inn

Also Known As:
Civic Hotel San Francisco
Civic Hotel
Civic Center Hotel
Civic Center Motel
Travelodge San Francisco
Travel Lodge San Francisco
Address: 790 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Civic Center
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #225 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Center Inn 2*
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