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4.2 out of 5

"They were very accommodating by allowing me to leave my car past check out when my meeting ended at 5:00 " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 06 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Lombard Street in San Francisco

City center stay

Your stay at this Downtown San Francisco hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Lombard Street and Pier 39. Palace of Fine Arts and University of San Francisco are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

The hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out. A safe deposit box and concierge services are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 25 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and cable TV. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$179 per night

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Castle Inn ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Castle Inn

Everyone (8)
5 out of 5
Location!! Very nice place. Felt very secure and is located close to pretty much everything in walking distances.

Posted by , from Atlanta,GA on May 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 12, 2019 by Castle Inn

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Great location, free parking, friendly staff, very comfortable bed, very clean. Microwave, mini fridge, mini freezer, coffeemaker and coffee. Granite countertops, tile in bathroom, sheets and towels were very clean. The area is great, close to lots of things, the side of the street it’s on is not busy at all with pedestrian traffic. This will be our goto place when we come to SF.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent staff

They were very accommodating by allowing me to leave my car past check out when my meeting ended at 5:00

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

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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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Property Features

Free breakfast is served. The business-friendly Castle Inn also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Free self parking is available. 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (25.5 km / 15.9 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • 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 have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • 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 stay free when using existing bedding.
  • 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, debit 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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


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

  • Deposit: USD 50 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 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Castle Inn
  • Castle Inn San Francisco
  • Castle San Francisco
  • Castle Hotel San Francisco
  • Castle Motel San Francisco

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.