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“Great Little Place” 5 of 5 stars
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San Carlos Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1140 Morse Blvd., San Carlos, CA 94070   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in San Carlos
South San Francisco
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Little Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

The room was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

When arrived to check in on a pre-paid reservation found that the our room has been given to someone else. Management then asked us to come back 3 hours later so they can relocate the tenants into another room and get it back to us. Once we were able to get into the room found that it was "superficially clean" and the smell was not the greatest. The showers are not easy to operate so you end up getting a hot water bath. There was a frozen dinner in the fridge that appears to have been there for ages.

Early in the morning got a phone call asking us to be out of the room by 10:30am (even though we had a 2 day rental) so the Maids can get in and clean the room. Needless to say, we checked out that same morning and went someplace else. There are no cash refunds or credits to another stay (not that anyone would care to stay). Will never stay here again.

  • Liked — Geographical location.
  • Disliked — everything.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

I'm giving this motel an 'above average' rating because it's so cheap in an area where far higher prices are the norm. I paid just $63.06 per night including taxes via Travelocity (But I'm not entirely convinced by the reviews of the hotel on Travelocity)

San Carlos Inn is a really basic motel and the decor was on the dull side, and though a bit worn the room was clean.

My fairly small room had two queen beds crammed into it, and a TV, microwave and refrigerator. No coffee machine - usually the room facility I use most (after the bed). No hotel wi-fi but its within range of free public internet that worked OK. No breakfast - but on San Carlos Avenue a few blocks away there's Vic's Family Restaurant.

The motel backs onto El Camino Real, but I didn't hear any road noise. And thohgh I did hear the rumble of passing trains, they didn't interupt my sleep, and I'm quite a light sleeper.

In summary, an adequate and cheap hotel if all you need is a night's sleep. You get what you pay for.

  • Liked — The price - my recommendation is for travelers on a tight budget
  • Disliked — The cheerless decor
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1140 Morse Blvd., San Carlos, CA 94070
Location: United States > California > San Carlos
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — San Carlos Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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