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Hotel North Beach

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I've stayed at this hotel several times over the past 10 years. It's my "go to place" to stay when traveling to SF alone or with a buddy but not with my wife or family. You can't beat its North Beach/Chinatown location. There are numerous & variety of places to eat & drink, in all price ranges, close to the hotel. From the hotel, it's about a 20-minute walk to Union Square & about a 30-minute walk to the Fisherman's Wharf area. Otherwise, within a two-block radius, there are 5 different bus lines (8,10,12,30 & 45) that will get you close to the before mentioned areas. All my experiences with the front desk have been pleasant. The rooms are very basic, small, old but clean. Essentially, it's just a place to sleep on your visit to SF. The beds are comfortable enough. There's a small tv, refig & microwave along with a small desk, small closet & dresser. The wifi worked well for me most of the time. There's a small sink in the room with the toilets & showers down the hall. There are several on each floor. I have always found the toilets & showers to be clean. Also, I've never had trouble finding one available when I needed to use one. This place is for low budget travelers, a step above staying in a hostel, who are looking to stay in a private room. It's NOT for a romantic getaway or a family on vacation. However, for a couple who have low standards for a room, it would be OK. Also, you get the best room rate when you book for a week or longer.

Booked airtravel and hotel thru Orbitz. Great package price, but accomodations was represented for a hotel. This facility offers a room, but you have to out of your room into hall for toilet/shower. That makes this a HOSTEL OR DORM. Lived in SF all my life; this is shady area. Refused to check in.

Came to San Francisco for Game Developers Conference. The hotel was... well, our room was infested with bugs and the bathrooms seemed to never have been cleaned. I would not recommend anyone spend their money here.

The room had a sweet effervescence; the bedspread had a stain, but otherwise ok.

Nostalgic stay to re-live original stay 15 years ago, good improvements and same atmosphere as first stay (St. Paul Hotel); overalll good experience. Walked to SottoMare Italian restaurant (reservations a must) or you'll have a 2 hour probable wait. If you want Chinese cuisine, there are too many good places to visit all by short walking distances.

It was not luxurious by any means, but for the money it was very nice. Rooms were clean, hotel was well managed. With a price such as this for the location, and shared bathrooms it was very good.

I stayed during the Chinese New Year and was so happy that I was close to the excitement. The staff is very friendly, and they do a great job at being knowledgeable about the area and ensuring the rooms/common areas are clean and welcoming. I went on a solo trip for fun and had such a great experience. This is a very authentic way to experience city life and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure you bring shower shoes. This hotel is easily on any public transportation route as well as bus/group tours. I was able to get picked up and dropped off on 2/3 of my bus tours. You are about a 10 minute walk from the piers that overlook the bay and Bay Bridge as well as some of the most iconic scenes in the area. To Fisherman's Warf, you're about 15 minutes away. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and a back pack, the hills are no joke. This hotel houses residents as well as travelers. Be prepared for a variety of both during your stay. One thing that I can always say with anyone I came in contact with is that everyone was extremely nice and friendly.

Overall a great experience. the room and facilities were clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. Will return.

Deplorable. Depressing. Tiny rooms, terrible lighting,

The rooms were clean. Bath/restrooms/toilets not in the same room, just on the corridor! Extremely loud, even by night: no air condition - windows had to be opened for fresh air. Old/quite historic building. Comfortable rooms - fridge, microwave, Wifi, TV --> Muni Passport (3 days 31$/person) incl. Cable Car (1 tour normally 7$/person), bus + street car - Almost everything in reach by foot: (Chinatown 5 min), Little Italy (2 min), Cable car/museum (10 min), Fisherman's Warf (20 min), Financial District/skyscrapers (5 min), Union Square/Shopping/Railway Station (15 min) --> Visitor's center, where you get the Muni Passport - Really everything in reach by Muni Passport - Bus/Cable Car/Street Car: less than 30 min to the Beaches, Golden Gate Bridge/Parc/Recreation Areas, Sausalito, Bay Bridge, Coit Tour/Telegraph Hill, Presidio/Walt Disney Family Museum, Fisherman's Warf/Pier 45: Liberty Ship 'Jeremiah O'Brian' & submarine, Pier 39, Embarcadero/Ferries & cruises/Alcatraz, "Painted Ladies"/Alamo Square/Fillmore Avenue, MoMa/Museums etc.

Hotel staff very friendly. Location by North Beach, Chinatown, restaurants, bars, and small bakery / restaurant 2 doors down had great breakfast open 24 hrs. Room very clean, bathrooms and shower down the hall and not crowded as I assumed it would be.

This place is actually a hostel. Parking is outrageously expensive ($60 overnight at the garage down the block)! Unless you don't have a car and are desperate for an inexpensive room, don't stay here.

not rated correctly and worse than hostel for the price

Very small and old room. Staff was friendly. Good location.

If you are not picky about where you stay this is the perfect hotel for you! It is inexpensive. It is centrally located within walking distance to most places. There is no A/C, lots of mosquitos in the rooms and community bathrooms. The rooms & bathrooms are clean. It was perfect for a one night stay. I brought insect repellant and did not get 1 mosquito bite.

This is a great place for backpackers and young travelers, it's sort of like a fancy hostel with shared bathrooms.

We chose it for price and location. Parking is nearby with a fee per 24 hrs. but in a protected garage so worth while. We left our car in the garage for our entire 4 day stay. We were in walking distance of Chinatown, lots of restaurants and the waterfront and an inexpensive city transit card gave us unlimited rides on the trolley cars and buses. The room was small, which we already knew. We also knew the bathrooms were shared but found numerous toilets and showers on each floor meant there were always bathrooms available and they were kept clean.

I was bit all night by either mosquitos or bed bugs. Not sure which one but am pretty upset as I have bites on my arm that indicate bed bugs. I did see a man with an exterminating device get off the elevator when I was checking out of the hotel so I am hoping that these are mosquito bites and not bed bugs, which means I have likely carried them back to my residence unsuspectingly.

My experience was terrible, duty bathroom, smell terrible. I will never go there again

935 Kearny Street San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to TransAmerica Pyramid and Coit Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Chinatown, Hotel North Beach is within a 5-minute walk of TransAmerica Pyramid and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Coit Tower. This 150-room hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs. It's in central San Francisco and also close to Lombard Street and Pier 39.


Rooms

The 150 rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free toiletries are also available. Bathrooms are shared.


Property features

Guests of Hotel North Beach enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per person. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Shared Bathroom in Hallway, 1 Single Bed, Standard Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Shared Bathroom in Hallway, 2 Double Beds, Standard Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel North Beach

Everyone (21) Couples (1) Business (2)
3

great location but the hotel is not for everyone

Everyone

I've stayed at this hotel several times over the past 10 years. It's my "go to place" to stay when traveling to SF alone or with a buddy but not with my wife or family. You can't beat its North Beach/Chinatown location. There are numerous & variety of places to eat & drink, in all price ranges, close to the hotel. From the hotel, it's about a 20-minute walk to Union Square & about a 30-minute walk to the Fisherman's Wharf area. Otherwise, within a two-block radius, there are 5 different bus lines (8,10,12,30 & 45) that will get you close to the before mentioned areas. All my experiences with the front desk have been pleasant. The rooms are very basic, small, old but clean. Essentially, it's just a place to sleep on your visit to SF. The beds are comfortable enough. There's a small tv, refig & microwave along with a small desk, small closet & dresser. The wifi worked well for me most of the time. There's a small sink in the room with the toilets & showers down the hall. There are several on each floor. I have always found the toilets & showers to be clean. Also, I've never had trouble finding one available when I needed to use one. This place is for low budget travelers, a step above staying in a hostel, who are looking to stay in a private room. It's NOT for a romantic getaway or a family on vacation. However, for a couple who have low standards for a room, it would be OK. Also, you get the best room rate when you book for a week or longer.

By , from southcentral PA on May 6, 2017

3

a hostel is not a hotel

Everyone

Booked airtravel and hotel thru Orbitz. Great package price, but accomodations was represented for a hotel. This facility offers a room, but you have to out of your room into hall for toilet/shower. That makes this a HOSTEL OR DORM. Lived in SF all my life; this is shady area. Refused to check in.

By , from j on Mar 21, 2017

1

two words: bed bugs.

Everyone

Came to San Francisco for Game Developers Conference. The hotel was... well, our room was infested with bugs and the bathrooms seemed to never have been cleaned. I would not recommend anyone spend their money here.

By , from Texas on Mar 9, 2017

2

solid 2 star hotel with no frills.

Everyone

The room had a sweet effervescence; the bedspread had a stain, but otherwise ok.

By on Mar 6, 2017

3

decent hotel at great location

Everyone

Nostalgic stay to re-live original stay 15 years ago, good improvements and same atmosphere as first stay (St. Paul Hotel); overalll good experience. Walked to SottoMare Italian restaurant (reservations a must) or you'll have a 2 hour probable wait. If you want Chinese cuisine, there are too many good places to visit all by short walking distances.

By , from Hawaii on Feb 22, 2017

5

nice place for what you pay

Everyone

It was not luxurious by any means, but for the money it was very nice. Rooms were clean, hotel was well managed. With a price such as this for the location, and shared bathrooms it was very good.

By , from Ames IA on Feb 7, 2017

3

great location!!!

Everyone

I stayed during the Chinese New Year and was so happy that I was close to the excitement. The staff is very friendly, and they do a great job at being knowledgeable about the area and ensuring the rooms/common areas are clean and welcoming. I went on a solo trip for fun and had such a great experience. This is a very authentic way to experience city life and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure you bring shower shoes. This hotel is easily on any public transportation route as well as bus/group tours. I was able to get picked up and dropped off on 2/3 of my bus tours. You are about a 10 minute walk from the piers that overlook the bay and Bay Bridge as well as some of the most iconic scenes in the area. To Fisherman's Warf, you're about 15 minutes away. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and a back pack, the hills are no joke. This hotel houses residents as well as travelers. Be prepared for a variety of both during your stay. One thing that I can always say with anyone I came in contact with is that everyone was extremely nice and friendly.

By , from Pennsylvania on Feb 2, 2017

5

clean and comfortable rooms. great location.

Everyone

Overall a great experience. the room and facilities were clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. Will return.

By on Dec 19, 2016

3

great location for both guest and mosquitoes

Everyone

By , from New York on Oct 28, 2016

1

never again!

Everyone

Deplorable. Depressing. Tiny rooms, terrible lighting,

By , from Santa Barbara on Oct 4, 2016