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Reviewed 6 May 2015

I was really worried when I read some of the reviews for this place, but it really wasn't that bad. I was in town for a conference, and Hotel North Beach fit my budget. Check in was fine- not rude, but not warm either. Just business-like. When I got in I tore my room apart looking for signs of bedbugs....

2Thank Nick W
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2015

So we arrived in San Fran and bustled into the foyer of the Hotel. The Hotel Manager and a customer were having a MASSIVE argument - yelling - the works! She didn't back down because we had arrived. The foyer area looked quite nice so I was hopeful the rooms would be the same. When we went up to our...

5Thank mrsarty
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Checkin was painful. I booked the room over the phone a couple of days earlier and that took over 40 mins. They couldn't get my name correct. When I tried to checkin they couldn't find my booking. It turns out they that spelt my name wrong again, despite me spelling it out about 10 times. The room was tiny, it...

Thank RVillalta
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 April 2015

The service and rooms were all terrible. The hotel is a infested with bed bugs and flies. Guests piss in the sinks and excrete all over the bathroom floor. It was disgusting. Security and front desk personnel both looked like drug addicts / dealers. Please stay away from this place.

4Thank Randy J
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I read several of the reviews prior to reserving the hotel, but wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt given it's proximity to the Ferry Building. It was an ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE experience. Sensed it the second I walked into the hotel -- 'sketchy', 'shady', 'run down' are the words that come to mind. The front door security looked...

2Thank Jake S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

San Francisco is generally a very expensive city in which to stay, so it was a welcome relief to find reasonable rates at very short notice. The location of Hotel North Beach is very convenient, with excellent public transport links and just a short walk to the centre of town. If you're a fan of Chinese food, you will be...

1Thank jonnyg323
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

I came here in Nov. 2014 with my sister and her two younger kids. We were only staying one night because we did a quick getaway to SF for two days. We were a little surprised when we realized the bathrooms were shared. But for under $60 it wasn't something we were gonna have a fit over. The room was...

Thank Alma G
Stroud, Oklahoma
Reviewed 20 January 2015

i had encountered some negative reviews when evaluating this property, and almost did not choose it. however, one review from a single mother changed my mind. yes, the bathrooms are shared. however, i never was unable to find a clean, dry one on my floor. yes, the building is old. however, my rooms were clean and in excellent repair. the...

4Thank davidball2015
Oregon City, Oregon
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This "hotel" is nothing more than an extremely overpriced and filthy hostle. With shared bathrooms and closet sized rooms, for half the price you can get a better room at Best Western. My husband was absolutely mortified when he showed up after multiple delays in his flight and an awful traveling experience. He was greeted with the worst customer service...

9Thank jessicaboedeker
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 December 2014

If you have the choice of staying here or sleeping on a bench in a park THE BENCH IS CLEANER & SAFER... this place should be shut down by the San Francisco board of health AVOID !!!!!!!!! when i was checking out, thankfully i survived this I found a rat trap under the bed ,,, enough said... was put here...

8Thank lovetoeat5935

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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Additional Information about Hotel North Beach

Address: 935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly St. Paul Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range: $61 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel North Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 154
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“Rooms with city view”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“City view room, close to the washroom”
  • View from the fire escape of the street
  • View from the fire escape looking down the street (Business District on left, China town on righ
  • Room 159 3rd floor next to bathroom/shower (clean, small, but cozy)!
  • View from the fire escape showing the opposite street
  • Room 159 3rd floor next to bathroom/shower (clean, small, but cozy)!
  • View from fire escape of the Hotel sign
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  • Room 159 3rd floor next to bathroom/shower (clean, small, but cozy)!
 of 5 bubbles nichollel2016, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“City View Room has better air flow”
 of 5 bubbles 44marlees, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“As others suggested, perhaps ask for a room not facing the main street.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelArnie, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Hopefully one that does not face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles 187andrewv, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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