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Swanton, Vermont
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My son was in the ICU of the UCSF Medical center for 2 weeks, and we stayed at the Carl Hotel. It is within a 10 minute walk to the medical Center, and close to laundry mats, public transportation (the street car stops right in front), and there are many stores and restaurants close by. This is not a new...

2Thank 788BILLG
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I've tried to get into the Carl Hotel several times, but they were always booked. I think I've learned a "secret" -- that they make rooms available during the summer months for tourists; however, for the rest of the year they are primarily booked by people connected with the nearby hospital. (I believe this is correct). So we booked #327,...

1Thank Groovy_Duvy
Hollister, Missouri
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I had to stay a while at UCSF so I had occasion to stay two nights here.As far as I could find, it was the closest hotel in the price range to UCSF. Clearly not high-end but the rooms were clean and tidy. It's far from fancy but the price is also far from fancy so that's no surprise. It's...

3Thank jd e
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The Carl Hotel, though outdated, was clean and inexpensive by all standards in SF. Great place to stay if you are dealing with UCSF Medical Center, and you just need a place to sleep. Our son had surgery that was pushed back 24 hours, and they allowed us to move our arrival date back day..on the same day we were...

2Thank Dennis C
Ranchi, India
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Carl hotel provides a great proximity to UCSF. It was a decent stay, not at all fancy. Only plus point which i felt was that it was cheap atleast as compared to its neighborhood. So overall I can say that it was below average experience when compared with comfort of stay and decent when compared with price.

Livermore, California
Reviewed 12 September 2015

My husband had surgery at UCSF. He had some complications and had to stay longer than expected. My liaison at UCSF booked me a room here. The hotel I was originally staying at had no vacancy. I thank the good Lord that my sister in law was with me. The room was dirty and run down. The noise from the...

6Thank Vee612
Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We recently stayed this hotel to visit relatives who live in the Cole Valley area (few blocks away) of San Francisco. We luckily found street parking available when we pulled up to the hotel. (Weekend unlimited parking on the street, weekday 2hr parking enforced.) The rooms all face the street(3 stories) and the stairs are inside the building. The rooms...

2Thank Fallcolorfool
Lanesboro, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Well we visited here in May of 14 and returned for another fine visit. It was a pleasure to meet Harry the owner and his staff. Very helpful -- -again if your looking for a fair price this is the place to stay. Right on the N line easy to get around. The rooms are small and there is some...

7Thank DJBaker5155
Medford, Oregon
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This hotel is in a terrific neighborhood;the Cole Valley is charming. The staff are extremely helpful and while the rooms are not fancy, they are comfortable and very clean. The double bedrooms are much bigger, but the single room is much quieter. Just bring earplugs to help silence the outside Muni train. You don't need a car in this area...

5Thank steveY522ZU
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 January 2015

The Carl Hotel is probably one of the least expensive hotels in the area right around UCSF campus, and it is on the recommended accommodations list for UCSF patient families and those doing business with the hospital system. As many guests have alluded to already, it is located right on the Muni line, which makes it incredibly difficult to sleep...

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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: RM256 - RM427 (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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