I was recommended by UCSF on Parnassus St. to stay nearby at the Carl Hotel. It is a very nice, quiet,older building less than 4 blocks from UCSF. It is in a very nice neighborhood. Restaraunts are a few blocks away, and as a single woman I felt very comfortable walking those few blocks alone in the evening.
Yes, the rooms are small, but very clean. Since I was at UCSF all day room size did not matter. There was a small refr. and microwave in the room. I brought ear plugs with me concerning some of the reviews about the elec.busses that do pass by every few minutes but I didn't need them. I guess it depends if you are a light sleeper or not.
There is also a patio area accessed only by a buzzer or from inside the hotel.
Management was so kind. The friend I had been visiting at UCSF passed away. I was not charged for leaving earlier than my original time, and was given additional time past check out.
The only downside to staying at the Carl or anywhere apparently is Parking. That was awful. But I guess that is the problem of all of San Francisco. As a country girl I was very frustrated..
All in all though a great place to stay!!More
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