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Civic Center Inn

790 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109
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    Donna H
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    + 4
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    3 Nov 26, 2013

    Civic Center Inn, located a few short blocks from City Hall, the Asian Art Museum, and the San Francisco Main Library is on the edge of Civic Center, and the Tenderloin. The location is convenient, but it's in a sketchier part of town. If you're not afraid of homeless folks wandering the neighborhood and you want a no-frills budget-friendly motel, Civic Center Inn is not too bad. Rooms are small, but well-kept. Staff are friendly and they have security during the evening hours because of the location. If you walk North up Polk Street, there are plenty of great bars and restaurants. If you head East toward Little Saigon, or the Tenderloin, there are good, cheap eats, although, again, the neighborhood is not the best. I would not recommend this motel for people traveling with children or family. They do, however, try their best to put older guests in rooms closest to the lobby, so that there is less noise. Free parking is available and free Wi-Fi is currently available in the lobby only, but they are planning to expand it to the rest of the motel.

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    Keane
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    3 Apr 12, 2013

    Civic Center Inn is a motel with rooms you would expect from an average motel. Parking and Wi-Fi are free, and the service here is friendly and professional. The only major downside is its location. There are homeless people always loitering around this block, and while security is provided at this motel, it's not a place I would recommend for my parents or those with kids. If you're young travelers, however, this could be a good option.

    The staff do a smart job with offering the option of rooms closer to the lobby to older guests. Again, security is present during certain hours of the day, and the whole property is surveyed using CCTV video cameras. They are very professional with maintaining the safety of the property.

    Still, it's not so pretty seeing strange people wandering about just outside.

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Reviews Summary

Mediocre1852 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
  • Restaurant
    91% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.
  • Hotel
    89% considered it to be not well-maintained.
  • Location
    Parking was ok, according to 69%.
  • Service
    69% indicated the reception staff was not good.
  • Price
    Price is reasonable.
  • Internet
    Disappointing internet connection.
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Description

This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Civic Center Plaza. Additional attractions include Union Square.

Features.
Civic Center Inn features a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and express check in. Guest parking is complimentary. Concierge services and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include express check out. The front desk is open 24 hours a day.

Guestrooms.
There are 80 guestrooms at Civic Center Inn. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Televisions have premium satellite channels. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request extra towels/bedding. Rollaway beds are available on request.

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3.0 out of 5
2 members' reviews
Mediocre - 46% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Amenities:

  • Free Parking
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Family Rooms
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Car Rental Desk

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