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Buena Vista Motor Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

pro: beds are good, rooms are clean, perfect access to public transport, friendly service, fishermans wharf within walking distance and all together for a reasonable price contra: it's not the ritz ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location if you visit San Francisco with a car. Park it here, then hike around town or get a CityPass. Long walk but doable to wharf area. Decent bus connections. Interesting restaraunts and shops a few blocks away on Chestnut or Union. This is a friendly, well run, clean motel. Staff will let you park early and continue on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed in this hotel, listed I think unfairly as low budget, it's in a great location, the bed was huge and super comfortable and the wifi was free and fast !! The reception staff were very helpful with any questions, called us a cab with no problem and gave good tips for places to eat etc. It's not... More 

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Meridianville, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed here for 8 nights during our visit to San Francisco. My first impression was old, but clean. This is doable. San Francisco is SO expensive. This place wasn't cheap but at least I had my own bathroom! This was my first visit to San Francisco. Location: You are on the corner of Lombard and Gough. Prime location! 20... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear WendyL, Our Housekeeping staff was overjoyed to hear that you recognized their efforts. We have doing a lot of renovation projects and they have had to put in the extra work to keep things clean. I am also proud of our Front Desk staff who truly enjoys what they do. They are always telling me of the nice guests... More 

Vernon, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

3 couples shared the suite for 3 days - worked like a charm! Plenty of room for all of us - after all you don't spend much time in your room. Loved the separate breakfast area and you can sit outside on the patio on nice days. Good for an early riser who can leave the room and go sit... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear WendyC, Thank you for reviewing how great our location is. We have so many guest who just park their cars for their whole stay and go on foot to the nearby sites. We love our neighborhood as we some of the best boutique shops and fine restaurants in the city. As you said, get a little exercise and enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located in Lombard Street. Upon arriving we were asked if we wanted a quiet room or a room with a view, we went for quite as the road outside was rather busy, we was given a side room, which wasn't that quite. I doubt actually if any room would be quite, and I think investing in... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear MarionP1969, We understand that our breakfast service area is small therefore we encourage our guest to take their breakfast to their rooms or to the 3rd floor Sun Room and Observation Deck. I am so glad you enjoyed our great location as we blessed to be in such a great area that is not in the hustle and bustle... More 

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11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'll start with my only complaints if you want to call them that or downfalls. They do have free parking, most of which are for compact cars and are nearly impossible to get in or out of without much hassle. The rooms are dated, bedding and decor are old and the flooring has seen better days. We had a room... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Westvalleyproud, My staff thanks you for you kind recognition of their efforts to make your stay enjoyable. It does them good to hear that they have done a good job. I am glad you were able to explore our great neighborhood. Not enough visitors get a chance to find out what locals already know as one of the best... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We (with my son) stayed 3 nights, one of our stops during 3 weeks tour accross the western US. We did not expect too much - seeing the reviews and the prices of the (comparable) hotels in San Francisco. The price, free garage, free wifi and location on Lombard street have been the main reasons to select this hotel. And... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kmarco, I am sorry that your stay did not satisfy your expectations. We normally do very well in our Housekeeping department and will make sure to retrain the staff involved. We have just finished a fresh paint and repair project in our main guest rooms and will continue with the building painting next. The bathrooms will follow after that.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Decent rooms, nice staff, very few amenities but close to California Pacific Hospital and to the Richmond district with its wide variety of excellent restaurants and coffee shops. Old school motel with an average bed, limited TV options, borderline heating and AC, very good covered parking which is free with the room, not inconsequential in San Fran. It is on... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rob H. Thank your for your honest review. Yes, we are a budget hotel that we consider a great value. As we are renovating and upgrading all aspects of our service and property, we feel that our value will only increase in a very expensive city. The prices you pay just for parking at an upscale property will run... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in September before flying back to the UK. Our room was clean and tidy and the front desk staff very friendly and helpful. It was only a short walk to Fisherman's Wharf (ten mins) or Union Street (5 mins) for shops and restaurants in either direction. We felt safe walking around in the area... More 

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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, That you for pointing our great location. The Marina District is an upscale neighborhood with great restaurants and shopping that visitors do not take advantage of enough. At the same time we are located in the best location to go any where in the city by public transportation or a short stroll to Fisherman's Wharf which is on... More 

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Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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