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“Cheap and close to transport” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel North Beach
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel) (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #194 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Cheap and close to transport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Hotel north beach is cheap and close to transport. The hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are basic but come with a wardrobe sink desk bed draw and tv . Basic is all you need I'd your trying to be on a cheap hotel. It's shared bathrooms which is fine there are many to use. They are clean which is good. The hotel is a bit strange I think some people live there full time and some other rooms are used for hotel short rents . One thing is it is on the verge of china town and party town. Lots of loud people, drunks and strange people but it okay for a short stay on a heap budget. There is a few really nice Italian retardants up the road an transport is really close.
Good luck !

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I recently did a road trip around California. We were on a budget and opted for cheap and cheerful accommodation; somewhere to put our heads down for a night or 2. We appreciate that you get what you pay for and so would have been happy as long as it was clean and functional.

The North Beach Hotel was absolutely fine. The hotel staff were friendly enough and the room was clean albeit tiny. It was a double room with a shared bathroom. The room was just about big enough for the 2 of us and our bags but there wasn't much room left for manoeuvre. But then we literally needed somewhere to sleep for night so it was absolutely fine.

There was a weird smell but that would be my only other complaint.

The location was fantastic, we walked to all the attractions and there are some fantastic restaurants in the area.

Given that it was heaps cheaper than any other accommodation we could find in San Fran we were really happy with the North Beach. Great location, no frills but a clean and functional room.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to sleep, who doesn't mind sharing a bathroom and isn't looking for frills and luxuries. We would definitely consider staying here again for a short visit to San Fran.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I chose that hotel because every thing else was very expensive and I came for a long trip . The room was Ok, the towels and sheets weren't changed even once in a 3 nights stay. The shared bath was not cleaned very frequently. If you are on a low budjet you might pick this hotel because of its great location.

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Clean rooms with clean shared bathrooms and showers. I only paid $60 a night through Trivago.

With regards to comments about rude service, this 'Patrice' was not to be seen and all staff were warm and professional. Even when I was let in at 4am not a grumble.

Downside only is the fact that bathrooms are shared but at $60 it's fine.

Great place to stay, great price. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel is definitely overrated. I guess the reason is the amazing experience of the city itself which makes anyone extremely happy such that they forget how horrible and how overpriced this hotel is.

Paid 69$+tax for my room (my cell, in analogy to Alcatraz prison)
- no private bathroom
- pay more than what you've planned as tax is not included in your booking receipt
- overpriced
- very small room
+ they say it's good to be next to the China town, which in my opinion is the lamest attraction of this amazing city

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Oradea, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed there twice, each time for a period of 3 months. The location is great given that you could say North Beach is almost in the heart of SF. Price wise the hotel is a good deal, if you are only looking for a place to sleep at night and spend most of your time traveling around. A ten minutes walk will get you downtown or a 20 minutes walk will get you to Fisherman's Wharf. Columbus street with it's great restaurants is around the corner, China Town is right there and a bus station is right outside the hotel. If you are short on cash but still want to spend some time in the wonderful city of San Francisco this is an ok place to stay at. I would say it's mostly suitable for young people but don't stay there if you are traveling with kids :)

Room Tip: Rooms with windows facing the street are very noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The staff is not friendly and the security guy might decide on day, at random, to control you even if you have been staying in the hotel for a few days already (and that you have already met him a few times and said hello to him everyday without him answering you. Maybe it's because the day before 5 cops came to check on something/someone/ prostitute? at the hotel.)
Appart from that, the location is great, right next to Chinatown and within walking distance to the center.
The room is huge if you are a Oompa-Loompa. From an average-sized human being's point of view, it would be considered as quite small. However, we enjoyed the fridge and the microwave in the room. There are some washing machines and iron boards for a few dollars.
The shared bathrooms are clean.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Address: 935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
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Ranked #194 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel North Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 154
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