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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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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had clients that were in the area to run a race for cancer. Pricing was way out of line but I had to find something that was in their price range. This hotel cost $189.00 per night and should have been slum hotel price of $39.00 . Bullet hole in their window. Door looked like it had been forced... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An ok inn, not the best of neighbourhoods,drugs, people yelling all night and thin walls. You can hear everything people say and do. Do not stay here with kids! The room was clean, and we could walk to the things we wanted to see.

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Newport Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Good people running this place, but the area itself presents a challenge. If you stay on the bottom floor backside, you're walking through urine with homeless people sleeping in the lot behind and talking in the middle of the night. Get a room in front, and you should be ok, though the beds are old.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a very average place to stay, but I am a very budget conscious traveler and and dont mind to save on a hotel to spend in other places, such as shopping at nearby downtown San Francisco! With in walking distance from Union Square and all the attractions restaurants and night life the city has to offer. NO WIFI in the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic for the price and the staff are really helpful and good fun if you take the time to get to know them, especially Christina. It is close to everything and if you're travelling and just need somewhere to sleep and leave your stuff I can't fault it. Yes, there's some dodgy goings on but that's part of its character... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place is absolutely horrible!!!!! Not only is it on the edge of the tenderloin (apparently San Francisco's equivalent to skid row) the place smells like pee, there's needles all over the place, there's bums shouting across the street and the service is the worst I've ever seen. When we tried to get a refund or bargain with the front... More

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed in this hotel with my father, who was coming to SF for a medical appointment. I booked the room online for 2, no charge in advance. It was very hectic and stressful trip for us, so appreciated very friendly and helpful staff. When we were checking in we couldnt get the CC thru, they let us stay with... More

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Feltham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed here for 2 days. Room was extremely large so it felt too empty, had a king size bed nd bathroom was spacious. Located a couple blocks from the main road which we was able to get public transport. The thing is the room had this 'dirty' feel to it which i found uncomfortable

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Address: 790 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Civic Center
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Center Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Civic Hotel San Francisco
Civic Center Hotel
Civic Center Motel
Travelodge San Francisco
Travel Lodge San Francisco

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