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Buena Vista Motor Inn

1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Wenatchee, Washington
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms were clean and the front desk agent was extremely helpful with directions, attractions, etc. He was super friendly. We left a shirt behind and he immediately called us. Super nice to know they are so trustworthy. The only downfall is that there isn't a view from the room. But it's a great prices hotel and a good location.

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Forney, Texas
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47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for two reason. The price was very good and plus they had FREE parking. Most hotels in SF are $40-$90 a night to park your car. Buena Vista was a quick Uber or cab ride to most of the places we planned on seeing or eating at. If the places were further away, we drove our... More 

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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing Buena Vista Inn during your trip to San Francisco. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Megan Brandt Guest Relations More 

Nebraska
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Buena Vista offers free covered parking, free continental breakfast and great views of the city from the rooftop terrace and sunroom. It's a beautiful hotel. Our room was awesome! It was two rooms. First room had a tv, fridge, microwave, table and chairs, love seat (pull out bed), a murphy bed, desk and two chairs for relaxing. The second room... More 

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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will choose Buena Vista Inn for your next stay in San Francisco. Warm regards, Megan Brandt Guest Relations More 

Surrey
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Stayed at the Buena Vista for two nights with two friends while on a road trip along the PCH. The Buena Vista is a good budget option offering free parking and basic breakfast in what is an expensive city. Location was good, easy for us to find as we came into San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge and directly... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Check in staff were friendly and helpful.Room ( No 219 ) did'nt have a great view...it was the next building but was clean and comfortable and the air con worked,its also more away from the main road so little quieter too. Big Bus tours stop directly outside but Fishermans wharf is only a 20 min walk away if you are... More 

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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing Buena Vista Inn during your trip to San Francisco. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Warm regards, Megan Brandt Guest Relations More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Considering the hotel is a "2 star" establishment, our stay was pleasant. The front desk staff was very friendly, the bed was comfortable, the room was reasonably clean and the air-conditioner worked. Our friends room did not have air-conditioning that worked and it also had some type a rodent trap. Both rooms had a view of the building next-door that... More 

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

Dear Shredder, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately as we are sold out we rent the rooms that are to the side adjoining apartment to the last guests to arrive. Actually many guest prefer these rooms because they are the quietest in the hotel. I am sorry that your friends air conditioner was not working. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights here in August. We chose the Bona Vista because it offered free under covering parking, but were happy with our choice all round. We had room 120 at the back of the hotel overlooking the little yard/garden. Although the rooms are a bit small they are very clean and comfy and well serviced. We were... More 

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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Elisa493, Thank you for sharing your positive experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will choose Buena Vista Inn for your next stay in San Francisco. Kind regards, Megan Brandt Guest Relations More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The motor inn Is closed to the fishermen wharf and the city bus tour is right outside the door The bust tour was great to get to see all of San Francisco the details are at the front desk The continental breakfast is nice Rooms were clean but extremely noisy if you face Lambord street 6 am loud traffic If... More 

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

Dear shredder, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately in San Francisco where building are close together of back to back due to the earthquake ordinances, we do have a few rooms that face the neighboring apartments. Actually we end up moving guests into these rooms because guests prefer these rooms which are very quiet and away... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Hotel ok parking very tight. Rooms ok good wifi and sun lounge, now 100 percent do not stay here if you like any form of customer service. Apart from the older guy who worked one night he was lovely the rest where terrible!! The young guy in check what so unhelpful he was rude he 100 percent could not give... More 

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

Dear Vicky H, I am sorry that you had a bad experience staying at our property. I looked into all of the incidents that you encountered and counseled each person on how to handle situations better. The only one I was not able to find out about is regarding restaurants in our neighborhood. BoBo's Steak House is the only restaurant... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Just a 15min walk to Fishermans Wharf etc. Comfortable rooms. Handy having a car park. The breakfast was continental but with a cereal it was a good start. Although would have liked it to have it started a little earlier as when on a road trip wanted to get off that little bit earlier when travelling to the next stop.Would... More 

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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Doc055, Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing Buena Vista Inn during your trip to San Francisco. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location to be ideal. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Megan Brandt Guest Relations More 

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