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790 Ellis Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States of America – Show map
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Vending Machine (drinks), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 17 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 831 reviews
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It was cheap, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
On my arrival I realised why it was so cheap. Tenderloin is not a nice neighbourhood, especially at night. A giveaway is the amount of CCTV monitors in the lobby showing people lurking in corridors. Don't expect a peaceful night's sleep, as the various goings-on in the street outside will keep you awake. Lots of shouting, altercations and unpleasant-sounding interactions. Also, during my stay a lot of other guests seemed to be up to no good - hammering on doors throughout the night and what sounded like nefarious dealings of all sorts. If that's your scene, this is the place for you. If it's not, spare your nerves and stay somewhere else.
I stated here for a week today and the staff are nice. Rooms are clean and price is fair. I would most definitely tell friend's its a good place to crash at in the downtown area and very convenient to all my Needs.
Smell so bad! Bed so old. Staff not friendly. Almost of things feeling disappoited.
basic room, but just what you need for resting. Nearby bus stop so you can prevent walking. The location is very central so it's easy to get to most places
location is not very good, lots of homeless around.
There were no bugs.
The towels were old and dirty, there were homeless people camped out in front and behind the hotel, I could hear the people on the street, and in the next room, from my room. The bed was well worn as was the bedding. The room had an odd chemical smell. I was booked for 3 nights and by the third day the smell was so strong in the bathroom that I left early and went to a hotel near the airport.
Staff made sure my room was clean when i came back. it was a good sized room as well
TV was not the best, it had issues. Too many homeless people in downtown sfo.
The shower had great water pressure. That is the only think that was good about this hotel. $100 a night is cheap. You get what you pay for. You want a better hotel go to Nob Hill..
Room had to be redecorated. I had no chair or desk. Had to sit on the bed. The homeless problem in the neighborhood is not the fault of the hotel but they sure could have had the noise reported to the police. But again the hotel was in the Tenderloin where most transients hang out. I would suggest the Red Coach one block down on Polk Street. Much nicer rooms and the staff is very helpful.
The only "good" thing about the hotel is the location, and still, it is close to some sort of homeless shelters so plenty of homeless on your way back. It is a little bit scary, especially since you can find many of those taking drugs in plain daylight.
Everything else aside the location. Staff was rude, place was filthy, bed uncomfortable, baththub recently fixed when we entered the room so adhesive still fresh. Extremely expensive, worse than a highway motel at a 3 star hotel price tag. Do stay anywhere else but in this hotel.
We did't have ticks in beds and mice in rooms.
The neighbourhood is worst in San Fransisco. Bums, addicts, hobos and just crazy zombies are rovering around. Once I saw a doped old couple of locals in the elevator, they couldn't stand on legs. Anyone from the street can go inside the motel.
Not much. It was a bed for the night...before I found out I could get better rooms at better price by staying near the airport and driving into City as required. They had actually updated the bathroom lately and I got the feeling that they were at least making an effort to hold back the decay of the neighbourhood. Good Police and Security presence in the area but I felt uncomfortable enough to want to get off of the streets before nightfall.
This is an older motel in a very marginal area..bums sleeping on the street on block over, barred windows on every business, nothing of interest nearby and a smell of urine coming out if the alleys and recessed doorways. They could have done a lot better for a few bucks a room by getting some decent pillows and some decent towels. (We had two very small "bath" towels and no other linin in the bathroom. The grossest thing was the oily dirt stains that I left in the bathtub after walking barefoot a few feet on the carpet to get to the shower.
The price is fair definitely you will for sure afford.
The heater at 4:30 am and on.
Hard to think of anything
Just not a very pleasent experience if you're a normal everyday human being. It more suited for the under belly of life. At night thought I'd died and gone to hell.
They were generous with the towels.
It was in the ghetto down the street from Skid Row. Homeles people were constantly yelling outside my room at all hours of the night.
Bad area , drogs and very very homless
no hot tub or swimming pool or refrigerator
great accomodation for value
noise from street and a lot of homeless people around
The place was in bad shape. It was uncomfortable. I would never go to the Civic Center Inn again.
People, they are very kind.
Price was affordable
The air-con was not working and I was not informed nor was I offered to change rooms. The housekeeper was so rude and told me to leave even if I already told the fromt desk that I was checking out an hour late. The carpet was filthy. The cover blanket was full of holes from smoke. The sheets were also filthy. Paying $76.00 plus tax is not worth it. Really bad experience, in this hotel from the room to staff. I am very confident to say that I am not the only one saying this.
Very scary area, staff wanted to charge for early check in. Homeless urinating and sleeping on the sidewalks.
I lived through it.
NO ammenities at the hotel. No ice maker, no refridgerator in the room, no dresser to put your clothes away, no coffee maker. Lots of homeless people and prostitutes hanging around all day and night.
- Location (near city center) - Staff was friendly
- Location (Tenderloin is a rough area with prostitutes, drugs and a lot of homeless) - Facilities (dirty, uncomfortable)
The price/value too pricy for the location and quality.
The rooms are clean
The back view is not clean and the type of people that stays there
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