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Hotel San Carlos - San Carlos
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Santa Barbara, CA
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

We'd read some less than positive reviews, but decided to try it as the location and price were very good. We were pleasantly surprised -- front desk friendly & helpful, room clean & comfortable. For the price we thought it was a very good value. Would stay there again. Good location -- plenty of restaurants on Laurel Street which was close by.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room on an upper floor and it was quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012 via mobile

The hotel was nice and our room was clean, neat and tidy. The hotel staff was also very friendly. Free wifi (very fast!), plenty of parking space and free breakfast included. The breakfast is simple but nice. If you want to go to SF (without driving into The City), you can take the CalTrain or drive to Daly City Bart Station (appr. 15 min.) and take the Bart train (appr. 15 min).

  • Stayed September 2012
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

This place is easy to find and is great value, free wifi is a big bonus. The rooms are good size and there are plenty of amenities. It looks like it has been newly renovated and the reception was helpful. Would stay again if was traveling through.

Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

I booked a last minute room on Expedia and for the price $69 plus tax, it was excellent.The manager would not offer this same price if I decided to stay a second night, and he did not quote me any offer at all, which I thought was odd, as the room was available and even it was not available at the price I paid,it would have been nice to know what the price was,instead of just say "No its not available" in a polite sort of way. The room was very comfortable with newer HD television and cable,and clean throughout. I liked the location also.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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364 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

I would agree thats its more like a motel than a hotel however it was fine. very clean, microwave and mini fridge included. Also WIFI a pool and a small breakfast offered in morning.
Front desk were very nice but parking was limted, but overall I would stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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SF Bay Area
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Because of an unfortunate mishap at home, I needed a place to stay ASAP and this was one of the few places that had vacancies; not sure what was going on in the area (other than summer vacation?)!

It is very much more a motel than a hotel, and the rooms are on the small side, but it was very clean and the front staff is friendly. The continental breakfast in the am is on the sparse side, but free internet was great. Parking is limited, because I was busy all day, when I returned in the late evening, there was never a spot available in the main lot so I had to park at the lot up above the hotel. It is a good thing that the surrounding area is a not a bad neighborhood!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Reno, Nevada
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed at this renovated motel in San Carlos becuase it was close to where we were travelling to. It was clean, quiet and comfortable and only $84/night( a bargain ). It is about 15 minutes to the airport and about 30 into the city. It has a refrigerator and micro in the room, free wireless wifi and a decent continental breakfast if you get there early enough. It is well worth the money.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kevin M
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Property: Hotel San Carlos - San Carlos
Address: 26 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 (Formerly Days Inn)
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Region: United States > California > San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel San Carlos - San Carlos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you stay at our small, boutique hotel in San Carlos, CA, you can count on a warm welcome and a pleasant stay. We are proud to give personal attention to each of our valued guests. No other hotel in San Carlos, CA, can offer our level of comfort and service at such affordable prices. ... more   less 
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Days Inn San Carlos
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