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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I stayed here Feb. 14, 2014 and I'd already read other reviews so knew what to expect. It's an older place, but located in an excellent neighborhood (Cole neighborhood) and close to absolutely everything. The front desk person was amazing, friendly and very helpful. Just loved him. The room was clean and the bed super comfortable. My only thoughts were...

1Thank JRedding53
Colfax, California
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Tiny rooms? Yep. Old and Dated? Yep. Noisy Muni train out front? Yep. But......if your looking for an inexpensive, quaint, very clean hotel in a great, safe neighborhood, here you go! We were in The City for Hardly Strictly and a Niners game. Since rooms that weekend are hard to come by, I expanded my criteria quite a bit. I...

4Thank Kelgee
Columbia, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed in San Fran without any transportation and the Carl Hotel is right on the muni bus line which was in credibly convenient. It's also conveniently located near the golden gate bridge park as well as the Haight district - both within walking distance. Sure, being on the bus line it can get a little loud, but that didn't...

5Thank Johanna B
Richmond, VA
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Hotel is very dated; room is extremely small; sink is in the bedroom, separated from bathroom. Our room is on the second floor, facing the street. With all the traffic and muni train outside, it is extremely noisy. Location, location, location. It is very close to UCSF - probably the only advantage for staying here when you visit someone at...

4Thank nobodyinrichmond
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I think this is not worth 3 whole stars, but it is in a great location and it was clean, but very dated and noisy. Almost worse than the outside traffic is the noise from the bathroom vent! The vent went on automatically with the bathroom light, and the light switch was on a wall 3 feet away from the...

Thank topfuziel
hanford, ca
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I thought I would be able to tolerate the noise since I once lived off the same street years ago. Wrong. The Muni was noisier than I recall. I highly recommend ear plugs (or something stronger). Mostly clean. Dated. Seems safe. Serves the purpose. It was $110 here or $350+ at the Courtyard Marriott. Hmm. Extra change in the wallet...

3Thank myleeann
Columbus, oh
Reviewed 24 June 2013

It is located 20 feet from the train tracks, and the Muni train will keep you awake at night as it comes roaring. The rooms are incredibly outdated, even the nonsmoking rooms smell of smoke. It is very cheap and thus is a good value in SF, especially if you want to be close to UCSF.

1Thank Jessiby
Reviewed 15 June 2013

It's a great stay for my son and I when we went to UCSF Medical Center Parnasus, SFO for his medical appointment. CARL HOTEL is accessible for both the Muni train and bus, there's Wallgreen and small restaurants around the area. THE HOTEL STAFFare nice and accomodating.. We occupied a room with 2 full beds, with TV and a very...

7Thank star4virgin
central california
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I needed a place to sleep and take a shower while visiting my mom in the hospital. That's exactly what I got at the Carl. It was walking distance and clean. It's an old hotel but for the price can't be beat! The man at the front desk was very accommodating. He even brought me an extra pillow and had...

4Thank momndadplus2
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We always have family stay at the Carl when they come to town. It is very reasonably priced and the staff is friendly and helpful. If you don't want to stay in the hectic downtown area, this is a great option, especially if you've got business on the West side of the city. The rooms are pretty small, and the...

6Thank MacKenzie H

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Carl Hotel

Address: 198 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3906
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: €54 - €89 (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.”
788BILLG, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter.”
Groovy_Duvy, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Disabled? ask for a first-floor room.”
628jde, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
Vee612, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are quieter.”
steveY522ZU, 12 Feb 2015 | Read review
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