We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Civic Center Inn

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Civic Center Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Civic Center Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 164: English reviews
Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We picked this place for parking/view of motorcycle. It's a very bad motel! Rooms smell of damp and air freshener. There is no A/C - windows open but no screen or security to allow them open without worry of someone entering. It's 4am I've been up all night from heat, smell & discomfort. The bathroom has black mold around tub/...

1Thank boazad
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very dirty and old. The building smelled like urine, drugs and dirty brothel. It is not a safe environment. We decided not to stay there. The front desk employee is very rude, not helpful at all. The price is way to much for a place like that. We found a much better hotel at a very similar...

2Thank Isil C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The pictures I saw on booking.com from this hotel were so deceiving compared to what we encounterred when we checked in. The room smelled like feces and the comforters had brown stain on the inside part of them, it was so scary we booked anotehr hotel immediately and ran away. My impression is this is one of those places by...

2Thank Francisco M
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on a trip along the coast. Pictures on booking.com have been very well photo shopped. Halls smelt of urine, my room smelt of smoke, hardly any of the plugs worked in the room. For the money I paid though, it was central and a good place to get my head down!

Thank Seank_dnb
San Jose, California
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Rough part of town. Tip of Tenderloin. Big City stuff going on. Lots of homeless, drugs etc. So lots of yelling and noise and looking over your shoulder. If this is ok with you, and you are on a budget, then yes, stay here. It is clean, inside and the towels and sheets are properly laundered. On the plus side,...

Thank Onefranktraveler
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We absolutely hated staying here. People were having sex in the walkways with prostitutes, people were selling cocaine and weed in the car park, homeless people at the rear car park we warning us our car will be broken into. Bed sheets had fag burns through them, mattress and sheets were dirty and stained. I felt threatened, depressed and extremely...

1Thank crazyjace
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Not what was advertised in the pictures. Area around complex filled with homeless vagrants standing around watching your every move. Felt very intimidated. We left our car empty overnight because of the fear of things being stolen. On the office paperwork given to us on checkin, two notes mentioned your safety and also belongings left in your cars. Front desk...

1Thank Jane D
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I had made a reservation on booking.com I got to the hotel and paid 700$ +100$deposit CASH We went to our room on the 2nd in the back rite by the stairs. Passed the heads in the hall ,on the stairs, and by my room which smelled like urine so bad,so bad . my girl was not happy and neither...

1Thank GNU B
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

First here is the good things about civic center inn. The guy at the front desk was really helpful...that's about it. Room smelled like urine and none of the lights worked so we were in complete darkness the TV didn't work either. I dropped my ring down behind the bed I pulled the bed out and there was a little...

5Thank Nick R
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Rooms should've been cleaner. Beds are NOT queens. They are FULL mattresses. If you're okay with hearing your neighbors doing everything then go ahead but you're not going to be able to sleep because of constant noise at night. The message in the office is off putting because it says "our house, our rules." I'm sorry but that's not inviting...

1Thank Alyssa K

61 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (59)
View from Room (7)
Bathroom (7)
Room/Suite (14)
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Room/Suite (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Francisco hotels
Alexis Park San Francisco
#173 of 227 in San Francisco
127 reviews
Music City Hotel
#126 of 227 in San Francisco
348 reviews
Layne Hotel
#201 of 227 in San Francisco
250 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Red Coach Motor Lodge
#134 of 227 in San Francisco
211 reviews
Civic Center Motor Inn
Civic Center Motor Inn
#196 of 227 in San Francisco
327 reviews
Motel 6 San Francisco Downtown
#148 of 227 in San Francisco
216 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Civic Center Inn

Address: 790 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7909
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $113 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Center Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com and Booking.com so you can book your Civic Center Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Civic Hotel San Francisco
Civic Center Hotel
Civic Center Motel
Travelodge San Francisco
Travel Lodge San Francisco
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Civic Center Inn staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Civic Center Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“avoid room close to the exit to avoid noise from people going in and out”
  • bed ion my room
 of 5 bubbles EdwinAlers, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid this area.”
 of 5 bubbles davesY9654KM, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just don't go!”
 of 5 bubbles 966mariannab, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not any rooms are better than the other”
 of 5 bubbles rhondajusten, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want ta good room don't book this place”
 of 5 bubbles franciscom633, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5