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“HORRIBLE!!!!”
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Civic Center Inn
Ranked #216 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE!!!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2007

This hotel is absolutely horrible!!! It has dirty rooms (believe me YOU WILL NOT WANT TO SLEEP HERE) but also unbelievable staff. They are not helpful and as soon as you request some help or have a question they get rude - why would they not, after all you already paid so no need to be nice anymore!! There are other hotels/hostels that have low prices and actually provide SERVICE! In addition clean rooms where you don't have to feel disgusted lying in the beds. Be smart and don't ruin your holidays by this place!!

Stayed May 2007
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Reviewed June 19, 2007

Cigarette burns everywhere, bathroom door didn't close, and a gap in the room door let in street noise and mice. Room window was street level literally ON the sidewalk, covered with grafitti, and a view of a liquor store and massage parlor. The end of our trip was during the Bay to Breakers run, so Friday was 2x regular rate, Saturday was 4x, and Sunday was over 6x rate. Fortunately found a friend of a friend who could take us in on the last night to save us from this place. Only other note is when they take your towels at 11am, you can't get another one until laundry is done at 3pm.

  • Liked — Absolutely nothing
  • Disliked — Vermin, filthy location, rude night manager
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2005

For the price I actually like this hotel. There are many fun and interesting spots just a short walk away. Right across the street there is a fun upscale bar called Martunni's. Like many areas in SF there are bad elements near by, but I see that as part of the charm of the city. If you prefer white picket fence neighborhoods, then maybe you should stay home.

The price is right, as long as you book on Travel Lodge's web site. I would caution against booking on Orbitz due to their inflexible cancellation policies.

  • Stayed April 2005
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 22, 2005

Glad to find a nice room from the coupon book with good, simple dirctions. SF is a big place!!! Rooms were nice, once constructions is complete, will be wonderful. The manager was a great help with computer lessons.

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Reviewed August 18, 2004

The worst, dirtiest, noisiest hotel I have ever stayed in, including hotels in Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
A disgrace --- amazed that TravelLodge will allow their corporate name to be besmirched by such a dump.

  • Stayed August 2002
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Reviewed December 4, 2003

There are not enough words to discribe one of the worst places I have ever stayed. How Travelodge can have a property like this in a beautiful city like San Francisco is beyond me. The rooms are rundown, dirty and smelly. You would be better off pitching a tent in Golden Gate Park. Do not for any reason stay here. Travelodge at Ellis and Polk Streets.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 27, 2003

This hotel has got to be the worst I have ever stayed in. Room 127. The hot water is non existant. The shower nozzle was falling out of the wall. Pubic hair in the bathroom. TV impossible to see. Cigarette burns in both bedspreads. Surrounded in an area full of prostitutes and destitutes. Do youself a favour and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Additional Information about Civic Center Inn

Property: Civic Center Inn
Address: 790 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7909
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #216 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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