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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could I would put 0 dots... I payed 135$ A NIGHT for it and the room was filthy, not sure if the sheets were clean, there were holes in the curtains and light filtered through, carpet looked disgusting. No toiletries and breakfast not included. LOTS of homeless people around at ALL HOURS of the day and a car... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for just a weekend for San fran pride. Hotel ok but could use a bit of an upgrade. Room was OK but a little bit noisy due to being fight next to the back stairs where a group of young guests used to sit late at night and talk a lot.

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brother, sister-in-law, and I were hoping to save a few bucks in the city when they visited a few weeks ago. Place didn't have a great rating on Booking.com but we went with it. From the front of the hotel, it doesn't look bad. When we first arrived, we had to park on the back side of the building because... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found ourselves in the middle of a dodgy neighborhood well known for abundance of drug users and prostitution. This is not a place for family. We felt very unsafe the one night we had to stay there. I was almost certain we would find the car smashed or robbed in the morning but grateful that didn't happen. The motel... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this place for parking/view of motorcycle. It's a very bad motel! Rooms smell of damp and air freshener. There is no A/C - windows open but no screen or security to allow them open without worry of someone entering. It's 4am I've been up all night from heat, smell & discomfort. The bathroom has black mold around tub/... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very dirty and old. The building smelled like urine, drugs and dirty brothel. It is not a safe environment. We decided not to stay there. The front desk employee is very rude, not helpful at all. The price is way to much for a place like that. We found a much better hotel at a very similar... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The pictures I saw on booking.com from this hotel were so deceiving compared to what we encounterred when we checked in. The room smelled like feces and the comforters had brown stain on the inside part of them, it was so scary we booked anotehr hotel immediately and ran away. My impression is this is one of those places by... More 

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Gosport
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on a trip along the coast. Pictures on booking.com have been very well photo shopped. Halls smelt of urine, my room smelt of smoke, hardly any of the plugs worked in the room. For the money I paid though, it was central and a good place to get my head down!

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Rough part of town. Tip of Tenderloin. Big City stuff going on. Lots of homeless, drugs etc. So lots of yelling and noise and looking over your shoulder. If this is ok with you, and you are on a budget, then yes, stay here. It is clean, inside and the towels and sheets are properly laundered. On the plus side,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely hated staying here. People were having sex in the walkways with prostitutes, people were selling cocaine and weed in the car park, homeless people at the rear car park we warning us our car will be broken into. Bed sheets had fag burns through them, mattress and sheets were dirty and stained. I felt threatened, depressed and extremely... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Civic Center Inn

Address: 790 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7909
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $90 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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