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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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California Desert, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ended up with a room in the back. The hostess was apologetic, but we loved our room. It was spacious and clean. Bed was comfortable. Linens clean. The staff was friendly and our room was made up nicely every day of our stay. Nicely located with easy MUNI access. Even walking distance to a lot of things. We would... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Conveniently located in "the crooked street".. walking distance, albeit hilly, to Fishermans Wharf. Great friendly staff, large clean rooms & very comfy beds & plenty of continental breakfast. Would stay here again, no problems.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is one of those hotels that is all it's cracked up to be. The room was clean. There was a little issue with the washroom door not closing properly the first night, but a note on provided card to the front desk that evening and the repair was done while we were out seeing San Francisco the next... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel with a friend. Good location able to walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Would recommend, room was a good size and bed was comfortable. Several restaurants you can walk to in area. Visited some really neat thrift stores in area also.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed here for 11 nights on a business trip. The room I had was 220 - it faces the garden, is very quiet, has a king bed and a little desk. Although the property is a bit tired, it was clean, the staff was friendly and very helpful. The breakfast served is pretty nice - fresh pastries, bananas... More

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel if traveling by car. Free parking .Older rooms but clean. Friendly helpful staff. Hotel location was great. Walk to trendy shops, restaurants. Not the upscale hotels in downtown SF, but a quiet place to sleep. Would stay there again.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Adelaide, We are happy you felt that we were a good value in San Francisco, With a special thank you for your kind recognition of our staffs hard work. Our breakfast service will be expanded once we have remodeled our Lobby to expand room for our guests. We strive to give our guests the best service and when our... More

Bergen, Norway
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

Dear Terry, I have to thank you for pointing out how great my staff is. I is nice to be reminded how much they care abut the service they provide. I hope you can visit us again and be pleasantly surprised at what we are doing to make your stay even better. Yours Truly. Andrew Andow GM and Staff More

Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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

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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 Hotel
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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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