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Buena Vista Motor Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Ranked #111 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were staying the long weekend on July 4th so you can imagine the price of hotels in San Francisco was ridiculous. Buena Vista was a less expensive option in a good location. We walked to the nearby sights of fisherman's wharf, the marina, lombard street etc. Got buses easily enough to places further out. My minimal requirements for a... More

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Bergen, Norway
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for two nights, and was happy with the service upon arrival. The hotel is located close to the wharf and only 3.5 miles from the Golden Gate bridge (but take the bus, there is a bus stop close by). Easy to get around SF by public transport, and there are a number of lines passing by close to the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want luxury in San Francisco -- go spend buckets of money on one of the bigger chains. If you want clean, comfortable and friendly this is the place. Reasonably priced, pillows and bed just right and it was pretty quiet too. I left my camera charger & battery in the bathroom and the front desk called before we... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location on the corner of Gough and Lombard. Easy to walk to wide range of restaurants in Union Street or Chestnut Street. Can walk to Fishermans' Wharf in about twenty-five minutes. Own car park is a bonus! Staff enormously friendly and helpful, pleased to give good advice and very welcoming. Breakfast slightly uninspired but better than adequate. Has small... More

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

Dear Guest, Since taking over last year we have changed all of the bed, new flat screen TVs' and sound proof windows. We appreciate that our kind guests have been patient while to take care of each new phase of our updating. Our next phase is repairing and painting of the rooms as well as the exterior building. The staff... More

Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has a good location within walking distance of fishermans wharf and the famous zig zag Lombard street. The hop on hop off bus stops outside which is ideal if you don't want to walk. Breakfast was good and plentiful, fresh pastries were brought out regularly. Even though the hotel was basic it was clean and the staff were... More

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

Dear Beverley, My staff and I are happy that you found our accommodations and service to your liking. We are undergoing renovations for the Lobby and will upgrade the breakfast as we make more space in the new design. We are continuing our total reservation as our occupancy allow. Best Regards Andrew Andow More

Corby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights whilst exploring San Francisco. Hotel is in a good location to get around, walking distance to fisherman's wharf and the zigzag street on Lombard. The rooms were lovely nice and big . This hotel is ideal for those on a budget and the breakfast in the morning is good as well (the only thing i... More

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

Dear Rolemodell, We are truly blessed to be in one of the premier neighborhoods in San Francisco. Along with being close to the Wharf , we also have many of the finest restaurants within a few minutes walk on Union and Chestnut Streets. Our Union street is one of the favorite local districts with many unique boutique stores for your... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel is situated just a few blocks from the start of fishermans wharf. It's a bit dated in the interior and rooms, but if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay that's near to the tram and Fishermans Wharf then it's ideal. San Francisco hotels can be very expensive but I found this one to be good... More

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

Dear Guest, We are happy that you found us a good value for San Francisco. Many of our visitors do not take advantage of the great shopping and dining in the neighborhood which are also just a few minutes away. Fisherman's Wharf is the place that everyone need to see but take some time to visit the great boutiques' on... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place can be very noisy if you get the room facing the street (our friends stayed there) so be aware. Our room was on the opposite side so no such a problem. Breakfast is quite poor with no place to sit except of the lobby sofa and the staff was not very friendly. Room was very dated but quite... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry that you did not find out breakfast service to your liking. We understand that the space is limited but will soon have a new facelift with new furniture and more rooms for guests. Many of our guests are happy to take their breakfast upstairs to our sunroom and observation deck. They also enjoy being able... More

Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in two quad rooms. Rooms are a bit dated but were very comfortable. The airconditioner was a blessing because it was a bit warm in Sn Fo when we were there. There was also an ice machine along the hallway which was very helpful. The staff in the Reception were friendly and accommodating. Breakfast served in the reception... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are doing he best that we can for what we have now but very soon will embark on a major updating of the property. With this and our excellent location we will be the excellent value of our neighborhood. Yours truly. Andrew Andow More

California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Street side rooms may be considered noisy by some due to all night traffic, but alternative could be a room with a brick wall view only! When we arrived desk clerk Ian was very helpful and accommodating. We found one of our two rooms ready (street side), and the other room Ian let us see… which literally had a brick... More

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Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
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Buena Vista Motor Hotel San Francisco
Buena Vista Hotel
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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The Buena Vista Motor Inn is an exceptional value hotel, offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, a convenient Lombard Street location in San Francisco's Marina, and exciting Bay Area packages. ... more   less 
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