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Carl Hotel

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Reviewed 16 January 2010

I stayed in room 108, which was unfairly bemoaned in earlier interviews. The room is certainly small, but it was very clean and spacious enough for me to feel comfortable doing work in the room during the day. There is some street noise from the muni that runs down the street, but I had no problem at all sleeping and...

6Thank acoest
Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 January 2010

I was very impressed by the Carl Hotel. The service was fantastic. They even let me come back after my interview to change even thought I had already checked out. The rooms are nothing special, but they have everything you need, including a fridge, microwave, and free wireless. It's the best location if you need to go UCSF for an...

5Thank coachvu
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 24 September 2009

Both times I have stayed overnight in Frisco, I chose Carl Hotel because price and location were my main criteria for where to stay in the greatest city on earth. Carl is a great pick. On my first visit my girlfriend and I paid about $70 for a ground floor room facing the street. On the first night we had...

7Thank Dylan1967
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 20 September 2009

Especially in room 108. It was a shoe box. Full size bed pushed up against the wall. No clock, hair dryer, bathroom sink in the main room, no closet, dirty carpet, no screen on window, very noisy, no parking, tacky place. We were to tired and to lost to complain or try to find another place. We have to return...

3Thank hdt92
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 1 December 2008

Definitely follows the saying of "you get what you pay for." The Carl Hotel needs some serious upgrading, or minimally some fresh paint and carpeting. BUT, it's a cheap stay, relatively clean, and in a very convenient location.

1Thank Joyroll
St. Louis
Reviewed 9 August 2007

I was looking for an inexpensive place to stay while visiting my son who lives in the Haight area. When I found the Carl Hotel, I was suspicious that it would be unsafe or dirty because the price seemed too cheap for San Francisco...I had my son check it out, and he gave it a thumbs up, so I took...

4Thank curlyBJS
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 16 September 2006

I needed to stay close to UCSF when my husband had surgery there last fall. We stayed there a few weeks before for a pre-op procedure and stayed on the second floor. It was a small but clean room. My only complaint was the muni train noise (it didn't run all night thank goodness). When my husband was in the...

6Thank trippinkpj
Gloucester, MA
Reviewed 11 June 2006

We stayed at the Carl while we visited a friend just a short walk away. We had the largest room available but it was very reasonable at $115. We started out in a smaller room and asked to be moved. The staff was very accommodating and even moved our luggage to the new room while we were out. The room...

6Thank vistamotel
Central Valley, California
Reviewed 11 December 2005

My husband and I were in the city for his UCSF overnight stay; I wanted to be close, so I chose the Carl--the price was right and positive reviews convinced me. I was not disappointed--the room was clean and comfortable, the desk clerk was very polite, and I experienced no "itchy sheets". Yes, there was trolley noise--but compared to more...

12Thank jbet
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Milwaukee, WI
1 review
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Reviewed 21 July 2005

My wife and I stayed here during Memorial Day weekend. If you're looking for a cheap place to stay in a great location, this is it. The rates were very reasonable ($70 ish), rooms were a bit snug, but we didn't plan on spending much time there anyway so it didn't make difference. It's an older building with a bit...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Carl Hotel

Address: 198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3906
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: £48 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“The ground floor rooms are easily accessed through the patio for ease of entry.”
 of 5 bubbles 788BILLG, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Groovy_Duvy, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Disabled? ask for a first-floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles 628jde, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Vee612, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles steveY522ZU, 12 Feb 2015 | Read review
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