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“Would stay here again” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Inn
Ranked #114 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
budgie01
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Would stay here again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2010

The location was great with some great bars and restaurants around the corner. The guy at reception was friendly and helpfull in suggesting things to see and do as well as places to avoid. Rooms were clean and tidy and included microwave, tea and coffee facilities.

Don't expect much from breakfast, its basically a few breakfast bars and pieces of fruit in the reception area. There is a small bagel bakery around the corner on polk st which will make them with whatever filing you ask for.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Castle Inn. The staff was super friendly and helpful, no problem finding parking at the hotel, plenty of eating places in the neighborhood, cool pub down the street on the corner. We were able to walk to almost everything. If you like quiet (for a large city), get a second or third floor room in the back.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2010

Damon at the front desk was a godsend! He told us where to go, where the good restaurants were, and where the "bad" neighborhoods were located. He always had helpful advice. Great location, frig, tv, continental breakfast, and FREE PARKING!! In such an expensive town, this hotel was a fantastic find. I would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Oregon
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2010

Good location to start exploring city, close to cable cars and buses everywhere. Rooms very clean and fresh, comfortable beds, plenty hot water and shower pressure. Quiet location and secure car parking. Decent continental breakfast, enough to get you started before you head out.
Have stayed here several times past 5 years always been good.

Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2010

I arrived at the Castle Inn after a tiring experience with the airlines and was warmly greeted by the friendly staff. The owner is Varsa (ver-sah) and she is a quality person who understands the benefits of good customer relations, she had communicated with me prior to my arrival via email and I highly suggest you book your stay through their own website instead of Expedia and the like. My stay in San Francisco was very energizing for me and I spent a lot of time in areas of the city that were new to me. The property manager of the Castle Inn, is Damon. He is an easy guy to spot as he is a good size man and he spends his time taking care of the property and its guests. Each day as I was in and out of the Castle, Damon was always out and about and was a great guy to talk with.

If it is your first visit to SFO then by all means do your homework! It's a very compact city and yet it is the most diverse culture I've known. The city is highly populated and is internationally known as a great place to visit. With that said, the pricing of food, entertainment and accommodations are likely to be a lot higher than back home. The Castle is located in a great location for walking around and is in a safe area as well. Lots of great eating nearby as well as various types of bars/nightlife.

When it's time to go back to the airport, be sure to find Damon and ask about a shuttle. He handled the shuttle arrangements for me and saved me $10 as well. All in all, Damon was an excellent host who obviously cares about his guests and enjoys his job!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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Napa, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2010

My spouse and I have now stayed at the Castle Inn twice and I must say that the entire experience was great. From the amount per night 53.99 plus only a 30 dollar deposit to the friendly informative service offered to us by Damon (I hope I got his name right). It was overall incredible. Damon was funny as well as knowledgeable, the rooms were spacious for the price, and the location was easy to navigate from to find anything we wanted to do while we were in San Francisco. Overall awesome!!!!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Essex
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65 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

No frills, just nice clean room, friendly and helpful staff and a good location to get to the main attractions of the city.

For the price we were very happy with our choice.

We had a late afternoon flight on the final day, but they were very happy to store our bags and even arranged a shared minivan to get us to the airport which at $11 each was cheaper than a taxi.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Castle Inn

Property: Castle Inn
Address: 1565 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #114 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Described by guests as "the ideal place to stay in San Francisco," Castle Inn offers beautiful rooms, a fantastic location, and wonderful, friendly service. With FREE PARKING, FREE wireless internet access, in-room coffee, cable TV with HBO, hairdryers, iron/boards, mini-fridge/freezers, microwaves, a/c, and mini-breakfast, you have all of the comforts of home. Perfectly situated for your SF visit, we are within walking distance to Fisherman?s Wharf, Chinatown, Cable Cars, Crookedest Street, and more! ... more   less 
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Castle Hotel San Francisco
Castle Motel San Francisco
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