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790 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7909
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#234 of 248 hotels in San Francisco

Civic Center Inn is an excellent choice for travelers visiting San Francisco, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Full House House (1.3 mi) and Ghirardelli Square (1.5 mi) make Travel Lodge San Francisco a great place to stay when visiting San Francisco.

A 24 hour front desk and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this motel. If you are driving to Civic Center Inn, free parking is available.

Travelers looking to enjoy some tapas can head to Slanted Door, State Bird Provisions, or La Mar Cebicheria Peruana. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Mama's on Washington Square, Buena Vista Cafe, or Hollywood Cafe.

Should time allow, Lombard Street, Chinatown, and Mrs Doubtfire House are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in San Francisco!

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Free parking
Free internet
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi


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Travelling Kiwi wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I stayed here last year with my partner and accidentally left my ring behind in the room. I called them 10mins after we had left and asked if she could send it on to Houston for me and charge for the postage. She said had found it and was happy to, however when I arrived in Houston the ring never showed up. I called her multiple times and she hung up on me every time then stopped answering my calls. This was my grandmothers engagement ring and the only thing of centimental value I had left of her. Absolutely still devastated about this till this day....hope she gets her karma. Can’t believe the morality of some people.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
mark johns wrote a review Oct 2019
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Upon arrival, my wife and I were scared out of our minds. Homeless poeple who are manic surround this place. There were 2 cops that showed up while we were there becuse they got a call about someone on drugs staying at the hotel. The front desk told us people get their cars broken into all the time. We walked to our room, and it literally looked like a prostitute/crack house. We immediately cancelled our reservations and left. You will literally risk your life by staying here. It is absolutely dangerous and the hotel looks horrendous. PLEASE. I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW TO LITERALLY SAVE LIVES.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Turbo5er wrote a review Sep 2019
Stange Municipality, Norway13 contributions1 helpful vote
Room 214: Smells like urine and sewer. Trash in the room, holes in the bathroom door, dirty room carpet, open electric wiring, dirty beds, dirty bathroom. The place should be locked down! Looks NOTHING like the pictures. NO REFOUNDS FROM THE MANAGER! DO NOT RENT!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Chandra S wrote a review Sep 2019
13 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is surrounded by homeless camps, the scent of urine and the yelling of drug addicts in the streets and parking lot. The rooms are a wreck and non-refundable. Under no circumstances should you stay here! My husband and I had pre-booked 2 nights and upon arrival we quickly decided to take a loss on the $450 and we ran like hell out of there. Our safety and the safe keeping of our car and valuables was worth the loss.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Atreyu F wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you want to end up on The First 48, then this is the place they will find your dead body! As we walked up the urine smell filled halls my 14 y.o pointed out the drug needles laying by the rooms, the smoke detector was missing from our room and the AC didn’t work, needless to say we didn’t sleep very well due to the paranoia of the drug activity and homeless people all around the building, and beware employees sleep on the couch in the lobby, but glad to say nothing was stolen or broken in to, but definitely will never do that again!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$53 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Theater District / Little Saigon / Van Ness
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Frequently Asked Questions about Civic Center Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Civic Center Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tenderloin Museum (0.3 miles), Great American Music Hall (0.05 miles), and The Setup: Stand Up Comedy (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Civic Center Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and a 24 hour front desk.
Is parking available at Civic Center Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Civic Center Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brenda's French Soul Food, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, and Tommy's Joynt.
Is Civic Center Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Civic Center Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Civic Center Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (3.0 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.1 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (1.1 miles).