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“Good cheap Accomodation” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel North Beach
Ranked #200 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good cheap Accomodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Hotel North Beach is close to all the sights and there is a great little cafe for breakfast next door. The rooms are very small but they have everything you need.Its shared bathrooms but there were several options just down the hall. I didn't ever have to wait and they were always clean. One thing to bear in mind was that the room was very hot and stuffy and there was no fan or air con. Wifi was available although connection was much better downstairs in the foyer.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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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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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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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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Thank pliu91
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bordeaux
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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
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Vahidkh62
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Oradea, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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Property: Hotel North Beach
Address: 935 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5156 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
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Ranked #200 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel North Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 154
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