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“The terrible smell in the room will kill you”
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San Carlos Inn
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Unfortunately the system doesn't allow me to rate is as 0 point, otherwise I will definitely make it 0 out of the 5. It's the worst hotel I have seen in the United States. I am very surprised that it's marked as 2 star and got good customer rating. It's way too off from my expectation. The room has terrible rotten smell with the strong curry food smell. Everything in the room makes you feel cheap. I have no clue where they bought all the furniture, including the clothes hanger. The office, if we call it an office, has a locker, you have to ring the bell, then the Indian woman will open the door for you. It just makes you feel it's such an unsafe place. I am so worried about my car outside the whole night. Please stay away from this hotel.

Room Tip: Please stay away from this hotel. Not the one as you expected for a 2 star hotel
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

San Carlos Inn is nice place to stay in the San Francisco bay area. I am happy with my stay at this hotel. Nice, very clean and quiet. I checked in 2 am with no issue clerk was very nice and helpful. Very safe neighborhood its very easy to get train for San Francisco. There are numerous great restaurant in San Carlos Downtown near by. The front Desk was friendly and courteous--we asked for extra pillow and towel and they provided with no problem. Bed was comfortable and the TV had lots of channels. I don't understand why people are so picky- this isn't some fancy five-star place. This is the kind of place I like to stay at.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 2008

When arrived to check in on a pre-paid reservation found that the our room has been given to someone else. Management then asked us to come back 3 hours later so they can relocate the tenants into another room and get it back to us. Once we were able to get into the room found that it was "superficially clean" and the smell was not the greatest. The showers are not easy to operate so you end up getting a hot water bath. There was a frozen dinner in the fridge that appears to have been there for ages.

Early in the morning got a phone call asking us to be out of the room by 10:30am (even though we had a 2 day rental) so the Maids can get in and clean the room. Needless to say, we checked out that same morning and went someplace else. There are no cash refunds or credits to another stay (not that anyone would care to stay). Will never stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank alortiz
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Reviewed 19 November 2007

I'm giving this motel an 'above average' rating because it's so cheap in an area where far higher prices are the norm. I paid just $63.06 per night including taxes via Travelocity (But I'm not entirely convinced by the reviews of the hotel on Travelocity)

San Carlos Inn is a really basic motel and the decor was on the dull side, and though a bit worn the room was clean.

My fairly small room had two queen beds crammed into it, and a TV, microwave and refrigerator. No coffee machine - usually the room facility I use most (after the bed). No hotel wi-fi but its within range of free public internet that worked OK. No breakfast - but on San Carlos Avenue a few blocks away there's Vic's Family Restaurant.

The motel backs onto El Camino Real, but I didn't hear any road noise. And thohgh I did hear the rumble of passing trains, they didn't interupt my sleep, and I'm quite a light sleeper.

In summary, an adequate and cheap hotel if all you need is a night's sleep. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 November 2013
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about San Carlos Inn

Address: 1140 Morse Blvd, San Carlos, CA 94070-3920
Region: United States > California > San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 7,645 - ₹ 11,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — San Carlos Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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