California LSAT Center Reviews: San Francisco, Cathedral Hill Hotel

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Review #1

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
optimal
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
yes
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
normal
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
2-3 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
Exam administration was terribly inefficient.

Review #2

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
25-50
How comfortable were the chairs?
comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
cold
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
yes
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
I was in the overflow room, a medium sized banquet space. We were seated at long tables, so there was ample room, and no problem for us lefties, but the surface of some of the tables, including mine, was somewhat rough and uneven.

The check-in process was long and slow; I wasn't seated until about 9:30. If you're running late, don't panic - probably, no one would notice or care if you showed up 10, 20, even 30 minutes late.

During the break, we were able to go outside, which is good for smokers.

Review #3

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
optimal
What was the temperature of the room?
hot
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
normal
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
normal
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1-2 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
How much did parking cost?
$5-$10
Do you have any additional comments?
way too many test takes in this location......I was in the 2nd room, not as large or as many people in this room as in the main room but here...there was adequate space, light, and noise level was ok...tables were old but mine was even enough to not bother me at all in the test

Review #4

When did you take your LSAT?
December 2008
What type of room did you take your test in?
Large Auditorium
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
dark
What was the temperature of the room?
very cold
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
How much desk space did you have?
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
quiet
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
quiet
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
2-3 hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules?
yes
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
Was nearby parking easy to find?
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
Do you have any additional comments?
The facilities were poor for the LSAT. Some test takers tables were falling apart, with bare wood sticking up from the desk. When asked to be moved, they were told to file a complaint against the testing center.

The testing took forever to start... people were complaining. The exam did not finish until after 4 PM.

The proctoring was completely disorganized.

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When did you take your LSAT?
What type of room did you take your test in?
Lecture Hall
Large Auditorium
Large Class Room
Small Class Room
How many other test takers were in the room with you?
0-25
25-50
50-75
100+
How comfortable were the chairs?
not comfortable
comfortable
very comfortable
How was the lighting in the room?
very dark
dark
optimal
too much sunlight/glare
What was the temperature of the room?
very cold
cold
optimal
hot
very hot
Was there a clock in the room?
yes
no
How much desk space did you have?
very little: could not fit both test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk
just enough: just enough room to put both the test booklet and the answer sheet on the desk together
more than enough: more than enough room to fit both the test booklet and answer sheet on the same desk and also comfortably spread out
If you are left handed, were you provided with a left-handed desk?
yes
no
I am not left handed
What was the noise level like inside of the room?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
very loud
What was the noise level like outside of the room/building?
very quiet
quiet
normal
loud
very loud
How long did it take between the scheduled test time and when you actually started testing?
1 hour or less
1-2 hours
2-3 hours
3-4 hours
4+ hours
Did the proctors keep accurate time?
yes
no
Did the proctors enforce all of the rules? (Please explain in "Other Comments")
yes
no
Did the proctors distract you in anyway (talking between themselves, walking around too much, etc)?
yes
no
Was nearby parking easy to find?
yes
no
I did not drive to the testing center
How much did parking cost?
I did not drive to the testing center
free
$5-$10
$10-$15
$15-$20
$20+
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