4.0 out of 5

"The hotel I simple but nice. Parking included in the price. Sweet breakfast you pickup in the lobby. Clean room and very friendly staff. " More

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Hotel Description

Castle Inn puts you in the heart of San Francisco, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Lombard Street and Ghirardelli Square. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 25 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and express check-out. Added amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, multilingual staff, and a front-desk safe.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this Downtown San Francisco hotel include TransAmerica Pyramid and Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum.

Castle Inn ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

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5 out of 5

Nice staff, good sized room

The hotel I simple but nice. Parking included in the price. Sweet breakfast you pickup in the lobby. Clean room and very friendly staff.

Posted by , from Stockholm on Jan 6, 2018

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4 out of 5
The staff was nice, pleasant, courteous, and friendly. They gave us very useful information about the city's points of interest along with how to get there. Not only that we were informed of what places to avoid.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017

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2 out of 5

You get what you pay for

It was clean. It was close to Fisherman's Warf. That's what I got. I would pay the extra money next time for a nicer room.

Posted by , from Newport Beach, CA on Jul 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very good location

Great time Get a hop on hop off bus package and you can go all over town

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

older/cheaper option in ideal location

Pros: location, room size
Cons: decor, wifi
i have stayed here a few times because of the location, and generally has been one of the cheaper options in the neighborhood. rooms are nice enough and a decent size. could use some updating of course, but i doubt that will happen anytime soon. seemed as clean as they could get with the aging decor. tv had good service, but terrible quality. shower pressure was surprising strong. even at the end very end of the hotel, you will hear the street traffic, but nothing to really lose sleep over. in one of the ideal SF neighborhoods, tons of restaurants, easy walks down to the marina, chinatown, north beach, or bus to other parts of the city. the wifi was painfully slow a lot of the time. asked for an extension on my reservation and was given a discounted rate, even more than using online coupons, so doesnt hurt to ask if you need extra nights.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

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1 out of 5

Oracle Open World

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy, Poor breakfast
I stayed here for the JavaOne/Oracle Open World conference. The motel was one of the only ones available as I booked somewhat late. Because hotels are at a premium during the conference the rates at Castle Inn were extremely high. Castle Inn is almost three miles away from the conference and they offer no shuttle service...though they are willing to call a taxi or help you figure out the SF muni bus schedule. The motel itself is extremely old and dated...the free wi-fi they offer was terrible even on my wireless N card (which worked great on the conference's wi-fi) and I couldn't even check in for my flight because of constant disconnects. The water in the bathtub was brown when it 1st came out of the shower/tub in the mornings. They offer muffins and fruit bars for breakfast. There is no lobby or exercise room...though they offer a discount at a local gym. They charge for using the phone in the room even for local phone calls. When they changed the sheets on the bed they didn't change the pillow cases...I only hope they change them between guests...I could tell because one of the pillow cases had a worn hole in it and I had the same one throughout my stay. The fresh towels I received throughout the week often had long black hairs in them...I'm guessing they came from the cleaning person. The best thing about the stay was that the front office staff was friendly and the location had some activities by it...though nothing like what was offered at/near the main conference hotels.

Posted by , from San francisco, CA on Oct 9, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great place in San Francisco to spend the night

Pros: Free Internet
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location is great if you want to be right in the center of the San Francisco experience. I really enjoyed my stay there.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011

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4 out of 5

SF Trip

Hotel staff was very, very accomodating, friendly and helpful. Facilities were as advertised and a great value for the price. Thank you.

Posted by on May 18, 2009

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5 out of 5

Great find!

We were on a short family vacation and wanted to stay in San Franscisco. We were on a tight budget and I thought everything would be very expensive. However, this hotel had some good reviews and the price was certainly right. It lived up to the expectations and more. The front desk/owner was extremely helpful with directions and suggestions. We were near the cable cars and within walking distance of Fishermen's Wharf and Chinatown (granted, you do get your exercise!). There were plenty of items for the continental breakfast, but since there wasn't a dining area, it was more of a ""to go"" back to the room. The free parking was in a secure location. The rooms were nice and very clean.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008

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4 out of 5

Nice Stay

My husband and I were visiting for our anniversary. The hotel is plain, nice room size but ordinary. There was plenty of parking (& free for guests), but you don't need a car. Hotel is close to bus routes & only a 15 minute walk to the Wharf (but uphill on the way back). The best part, though, was the front dest manager. She was friendly and SO helpful. She knew the bus routes & gave great advice about where to go & where not to go in San Francisco. She also knew about all the activities going on during our stay.

Posted by on Oct 5, 2007

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served. WiFi is free in public spaces. Castle Inn also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Self parking is free. This San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (24.4 km / 15.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (5.3 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Castle Inn offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 50

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.