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Florida
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Nasty, filthy and disgusting. Don't forget smelly because that is the first thing you notice. Barely any lighting in the main room. Like being in a cave. Please do yourself a favor and don't go here. They make you pay in advance which once you see the room you know why.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We had to stay near Redwood City on the weekend. Unfortunately, all the hotels there are overpriced and in shady areas. We found a cute lively area in San Carlos. This hotel is walking distance to shopping, restaurants and bars. It also has a pool. The owner was friendly, but the breakfast is marginal.

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Menlo Park, California, United States
Reviewed 26 January 2015

STAY AWAY! This is the nastiest, dingiest, dirtiest motel I've ever stayed at. And I'm ok with an occasional stay at a basic motel at a reasonable price, but I expect a basic level of cleanliness and privacy. Given this motel is right next to fairly nice San Carlos downtown, it's surprising it survives there, given how bad it is....

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This was my first stay at this hotel and I liked it very much. It is centrally located on the El Camino Real about half way between San Francisco and San Jose. It is close to everything you might need with excellent restaurants to fast food all close by. The room had a refrigerator and microwave and small table and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The owner is a wonderful individual and the accomodations are very comfortable. The location is extremely convenient to downtown San Carlos and close proximity to Menlo Park and Burlingame. Very well run operation.

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South San Francisco
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This is small inn but an enjoyable stay. It is located in San Carlos between San Francisco and San Jose and not far from the san francisco airport. The staff was friendly and the parking was free. The television had a lot of channels and the room/bathroom were big compared to other hotels. It was nice and clean inside the...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 7 May 2013

One of the best values in hotels in the city. A small hotel [15 rooms] with very spacious and clean rooms. Service top of the line. Very safe with a gate and 24hr guard. They welcome your arrival with a no-charge a drink. Be sure to ask if you can get a drink of your choice in case you don't...

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largo
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We checked in late, my reservation was made for 2 queen beds when i arrived our room was one king. I called the front desk and she stated that it would be an additional 61.00 per night for two beds instead of one. the original price for the double room was 61.00 she was trying to charge me double for...

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Newington, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Found this place last minute online. It was very basic, no frills, clean, quiet, the cheapest we found due to a conference in the SF area, and it was about 11 miles to the SF airport (our destination the following morning). The TV had plenty of channels, and the staff was friendly. Check in/out was quick.

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

This very small hotel was among the cheapest in the SFO airport area and had some good points: 1. Free WiFi that worked 2. Good shower 3. No bad smell in room 4. Reasonable location in that it is not noisy and close to shops and restaurants. However: 1. The staff (who appeared to be family owners) were very unfriendly,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about San Carlos Inn

Address: 1140 Morse Blvd, San Carlos, CA 94070-3920
Region: United States > California > San Carlos
Price Range: $135 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — San Carlos Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Any room that is not at this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelersAnon, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Any room is a good choice since all are quite. Best view would be from the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Cluna123, 7 May 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you call the hotel and clarify what type of room you are reserving, then get something in writing.”
 of 5 bubbles 425maryd, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Please stay away from this hotel. Not the one as you expected for a 2 star hotel”
 of 5 bubbles travela738, 16 Apr 2012 | Read review
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