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Civic Center Motor Inn

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have stayed in this hotel several times in the past fifteen years. It used to be a good place to stay South of Market. It started going down hill when they gave up their association with Best Western. I have watched the room condition deteriorate to the point, on my last visit that a room that was supposed to...

3Thank LAGuy1950
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel might be OK for anyone looking for a cheap hotel in downtown SF. But you have to take the consequences. The hotel and its interior is aged. The furniture is scratched. The carpet has stains and holes. The room had a strange but not too intense smell, which was covered by the smell cleaning agents. The staff is...

3Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Whatever you do and even of you think it's a bargain and you wanna go for it (cause hey how bad can it be) don't book this place ever!! I stayed there 5 nights and I thought I could make it through since a colleague stayed here as well and it was handier to drive to our meeting together. I...

6Thank Verena W
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We thought the motel was fine and staff friendly. Good if you are on a budget, has everything you need. Comfy beds. Parking is extra and they also take $100 deposit once you arrive. The breakfast was ok, nothing special but again, on a budget it does the job.

2Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It's everything you'd expect from your typical hotel. There's a small pool, continental breakfast and parking (not free but $10 is a drop in the bucket). Only problems I had with my room is the hair dryer didn't work and the tv needed replacing as the picture was fuzzed as if I were getting my channels from the tv antenna....

Thank zaunderz
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, but surpassed expectations. And one of the more affordable places in SF that isn't a hostel. If you're looking for a place to sleep and see SF on a budget, saving on a hotel can mean more money in your pocket or a longer stay.

4Thank Carl K
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Just checked in after reserving two beds and found only one bed available. What value is a reservation if you are at the mercy of the market once you get there? A 20 dollar reduction and we nabbed a bed and run down sofa 'bed'. Wam bam, thank you mam. Won't be coming back for seconds. Neither should you.

4Thank caf613
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

For many years i have walked past this motel on my way to or from a venue. This time i stayed. It was one of the cheapest at over $200 a night ( a reason i wont be going to San Fransisco as much any more) It was an ok room good size and position, most things worked and were...

4Thank Antinmelb
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was the cheapest motel we could find in the area. The desk clerk was very nice and friendly. The room is a decent size, very clean, and had all the amenities we needed. I would definitely stay here again

5Thank Alexandria M
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I went on the weekday, and paid top dollar for the room, i knew its san fran, and you have to pay for the the location. However for $200 i expect the basics. Me room smelt of cigarettes, not just my room,Other rooms smelt of one thing or another, in total we had 3 double bed rooms mine cigarette smell,...

1Thank foogly2

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Staying in SoMa

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
To really enjoy the City, stay in the center of it at the Civic Center Motor Inn. Ideally located just a few blocks from Union Square, cable cars, the Opera, theatres, and world class restaurants, the Civic Center Motor Inn is the perfect jumping off place for touring the City and other Bay Area destinations. Business guests will appreciate our proximity to the Civic Center and Moscone Convention Center. The Civic Center Motor Inn offers the ultimate in value and convenience, including complimentary continental breakfast buffet, free parking, easy freeway access, and nearby public transportation. Our friendly staff is at your service to help make your stay enjoyable and a place you want to return to again and again.The Civic Center Motor Inn offers 57 attractive guest rooms, each designed with your comfort in mind. Guest room features include: Free Parking Free High Speed Wireless Internet Free Continental Breakfast, 100% Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Swimming Pool, Microwave & Refrigerator, Hair Dryer, Iron with full size board, Expanded Cable Television with HBO included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Civic Center Motor Inn

Address: 364 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3836
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range: $176 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Center Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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Civic Center Motor Hotel San Francisco
Best Western San Francisco
San Francisco Best Western
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“if you are paying for a larger room with a queen bed and sofa bed, be sure and ask if your room actually has a sofa bed.”
LAGuy1950, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check the picture quality on the TV.”
zaunderz, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“clean rooms low price”
alexandriam906, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near back parking lot to minimize street noise”
Girl_on_the_Bay, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for the SFO map, very helpful to the city attractions.”
AzizMansour10, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
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