Civic Center Inn - San Francisco

790 Ellis Street, San Francisco, United States, 94109  show map
 2 stars
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Civic Center Inn - San Francisco

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception


Paid airport shuttle

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

No pets allowed

Verified Reviews:

  • Walking distance to market street - Internet access was spotty - Marbel shower and marbel sink
  • Bathroom looked newly remodeled - Comfortable bed in the room - Staff were friendly
  • Bathroom was the cleanest part of the room - Sheets were clean - Location is pretty central
  • Very low water pressure - Room was cleaned everyday - Staff at reception were pretty friendly
  • Room was clean although small - Bathroom was nice - Tv worked great - Parking area is free


The 2-star Civic Center Inn is located in the heart of San Francisco. Civic Center Inn has been welcoming guests to its bright rooms since 2000.

The great location in Tenderloin provides an access within a 15-minute walk to Union square, Pier 7 and Moscone Convention Center. The property is set within 2 km distance from San Francisco city center.

Civic Center Inn is within a 20-minute drive to San Francisco International airport.


The hotel offers 40 rooms. They are fitted with free wireless internet, cable television, blackout drapes, a separate toilet and a phone. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Serving Asian dishes, Hai KY Mi Gia is about 150 meters away.


Guests can benefit from a storage room, an elevator and free self parking.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   40.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

790 Ellis Street, San Francisco, United States, 94109

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.1 km
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
  • Zen Yai Thai (cuisine: Thai, Japanese)
    30 m
  • Brenda's French Soul Food (cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole)
    140 m
  • North Beach
    1.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • War Memorial Opera House600 m

Convention centers

  • Regency Center400 m
  • Cathedral Center400 m

Sport related

  • Regency Ballroom400 m
  • Avalon Ballroom400 m
  • Herbst Theatre500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • San Francisco City Hall500 m


  • Euro Pacific Art Inc300 m
  • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr500 m
  • Asian Art Museum500 m
  • Asian Art Museum500 m


  • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium500 m


  • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption400 m
  • Regency Building400 m
  • Post Street Pavilion500 m
  • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall500 m
  • Show Folks of America500 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Alemany College100 m
  • California Culinary Academy100 m
  • San Francisco School of Psych400 m
  • University-California Hastings500 m
  • Korean Center Inc500 m
  • Career Resources Development500 m
  • Institute-Advanced Study-Human600 m


  • War Memorial Opera House600 m

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr300 m
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp600 m

Underground stations

  • BART - Civic Center Station600 m

Local attractions

  • Old Cathedral of St. Mary1.5 km
    660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art1.6 km
    151 Third Street, San Francisco
  • Chinatown1.6 km
    Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • Yerba Buena Gardens1.5 km
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • Museum of the African Diaspora1.6 km
    685 Mission Street, San Francisco

Near the hotel

  • Asian Art Museum490 m
    200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Ballet620 m
    401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
  • San Francisco City Hall630 m
    1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church670 m
    330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
  • War Memorial Opera House540 m
    301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Public Library620 m
    100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Opera650 m
    San Francisco, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • Zen Yai Thai30 m

    Address: 771 Ellis St
    Phone: (415) 441-1640

    74% likes this, based on 6 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Japanese
    Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 11

  • Thai Idea Vegetarian80 m

    Address: 710 Polk St.

    81% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian

  • Hai KY Mi Gia110 m

    Address: 707 Ellis St
    Phone: 415-771-2577

    93% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

  • Brenda's French Soul Food140 m

    Address: 652 Polk Street
    Phone: (415) 345-8100

    80% likes this, based on 177 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole
    Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 12

  • Thai Stick Restaurant110 m

    Address: 698 Post St
    Phone: 415-928-7730

    75% likes this, based on 65 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Civic Center Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Civic Center Inn

Average guest rating

5.0out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 220 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends

    Nice staff, good location, good deal for money

    The room was old, but weighed against the good, I would stay there again,

  • Single

    Many of the so-called amenities were unavailable or broken.

  • Group of friends

    Well, at least there were no bugs.

    It was nothing like the ads.There were no pools,coffee/tea maker, when i checked in i ended up paying more than i booked it for (even w/ taxes), and i would strongly advise against using the deathtrap elevator.

  • Couple

    Dirty room (old occupants towel hanging over the door, trampled grapes on the floor, sark hairs in bed). Horrible neighborhood (homeless people & junkies).

  • Family with children

    The gentleman tended to many of the guest needs promptly. The location was perfect for me as my husband had dialysis on Webster Street. The area is a bit uncertain at night. We even had homeless walking down halls looking to get high. We were there only one night and I took my George Foreman Grill and my waffle maker. Less in and out and the only other option is pizza delivery (up the street & It's GOOD). There is very little parking; but they don't charge for parking as did every-other place did. If you are only there to sleep-perfect.

    Towel & Pillow stingy. Rooms need upgrades. There were obvious wall and door damage. Ice Machine does not work and I had to beg for ice which was only a smal chunk. Safeway @ Webster & Geary a must stop before retiring for the night.

  • Family with children

    Parking space

    No wifi, not clean, no breakfast, environment is not so safe.

  • Couple

    It was the cheapest hotel and only 3 miles from the fisherman's wharf.

    Bad part of town. Very difficult to sleep, lots of sirens and city noises, walls are paper thin. They cleaned my room with the do not disturb sign and mistakenly took my pillow case. The room was not very clean, there was a marijuana bud in the plastic cup in the bathroom when we arrived. You get what you pay for.

  • Single

    the price was definitely right, and easy free parking. Just be careful at night!

    location is kinda iffy, and for some reason they seem to be very stingy with the washcloths. not sure why.

  • Group of friends

    The Hotel location wasn't the best. It's in a very bad spot in town and is know for being quite dangerous.

  • Couple

    It was very conveniently located in heart of city and at the transportation hub.

    Neighbourhood is to noisy and inconvenient during late hours

  • Group of friends

    When we arrived at 2 P.M. on Saturday, May 14, the lady working was smoking behind the counter when we entered, even though the sign said, "Thank you for not smoking!" We got there before check-in so we left our bags and returned about 5 P.M. She was checking in a couple and that took about 1/2 hour. During that time, she asked everyone in the lobby to help out with the 2 year old running around and help open doors to let in the air. She kept saying, "can I ask you a favor!" It was so inappropriate and tacky. Our shower was cold. We stayed one extra hour on Sunday(til noon) because we had just ran the Bay to Breakers. We were just about ready to leave when a staff member opened the door without knocking to let us know check out was at 11. Also inappropriate and tacky. We could have been naked! I will never ever stay there again! I've traveled all over the world, and this was one of the worst places I've ever been to. For $175 a night, there should have been more professional staff and better amenities. I should have paid $50 for that place. Plus, the location is right down the street from all the crackheads - which we walked through to get to the restaurant. The cost does not match the location, amenities and facility.

  • Couple

    The staff was friendly and the location was conveniently located on Polk St. Also, the bathroom was recently remodeled.

    The room wasn't in the best shape but served it's purpose. And the elevator smelled.

  • Older travelers

    Location was good with easy access to the city. Room and bedding was clean. Parking was excellent.

    Hotel check in is a bit long winded. It takes at least 15mins per guest. Our room Queen size was compact.

  • Family with children

    The price is reasonable.

    There were a lot of flies around and very noisy all night long. The room is very small, no hot water the first night, and no wash cloth in the room. Service was very poor, asked to switch to the other room, but was told all rooms filled and that was not true.

  • Group of friends

    There was blood on the shower curtain. Looked like there was remains of feces smeared on the bathroom wall. Elevator smelled like urine and hasn't been inspected since 2004. No dead bolt on the door. Heard sirens all night long. Thin walls-could hear the hotel maid vacuuming next door. Coffee cups in the bathroom but no Coffee machine.

How to reach hotel

hotel Civic Center Inn - San Francisco San Francisco location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

790 Ellis Street, San Francisco, United States, 94109

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.1 km
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
  • Zen Yai Thai (cuisine: Thai, Japanese)
    30 m
  • Brenda's French Soul Food (cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole)
    140 m
  • North Beach
    1.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: