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“nica hotel bad area” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Carriage Inn
Ranked #129 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Lugano, Switzerland
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“nica hotel bad area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2010

the hotel was very pretty, comfortable and the bed was very good!
but I advice everyone to take another hotel near union square or the fisherman's warf, as the area of south market is very terrible! a lot of drunked people, people who shout out in front of you...homeless, gang members...one day we stay at pier 39 and pray to manage to return with daylight, because when it's dark it makes fear!

I had pepper spray with me but I felt not safe at all!!

You will never know what some kind of people has in mind!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2010

The hotel itself is very nice, clean. The rooms were just as the web site said, very tastefully decorated. The "continental breakfast" consists of a few muffins and coffee in the employee's room, no place to sit, no options for food, only muffins.
To get to the center of the action (market and powell st), you need to walk on Market between the 7th and 5th st = VERY SCARY AREA. We were 2 girls and decided on taking 5$ taxi rides to bypass this area. There are a LOT of homeless people, drug dealers, gang members, people shout at you, whistle, want to sell you stuff, are talking to themselves, are peeing in the street in front of everyone!! And that was a sunday afternoon!! We would NEVER go on that part of Market St at night. The Tenderloin area they tell you to avoid when you get there is supposedly behind the Civic Center, but it looked pretty bad in all the area. Be careful.
On a lighter note, you do need your hotel card to go up the elevator and all the rooms have an inside corridor access so we felt very secure once we were at the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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haiyi, General Manager at Carriage Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2010
We thank you for having selected our hotel and for having taken the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. We value your candid comments as it allows us to know where we can improve our guests' experience.

We are located in the SoMa district, which is well known for its colorful and vibrant energy and is truly a departure from more straight-laced areas of the city. SoMa represents a melting pot of cultures and people, and there is always something new to see around every corner. It sounds like you saw some interesting sights, and we agree that while this area isn't for everyone, it great for people-watching and is centrally located to San Francisco's most popular sites. At our hotel, guest safety and security is a top priority and we endeavor to maintain these standards so guests feel safe and secure. Your comments help us identify areas of improvement that are within our control, and we appreciate it. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance, and thank you again for your feedback!

Regards,
SV
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Property: Carriage Inn
Address: 140 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#78 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carriage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carriage Inn features 48-rooms and offers a witty, warm, and sophisticated escape from the ordinary. Featuring guest rooms saluting San Francisco's notables eccentric notables and drawing inspiration from the "carriage" of a typewriter, the hotel provides a San Francisco experience well suited for vacationers, theater patrons, convention goers, couples and business travelers alike.Located in the vibrant South of Market (SoMA) district, the convenient location provides quick access to many of San Francisco's top attractions and destinations including Civic Center Plaza, Moscone Convention Center, Union Square, Westfield Shopping Centre, the Theater District, and Cable Cars that will take you to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Carriage Hotel San Francisco
Best Western Carriage Hotel
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