We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 236 San Francisco hotels

Buena Vista Motor Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Buena Vista Motor Inn to your Saves list
Buena Vista Motor Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Ranked #112 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Dazza01 Melbourne, Australia
Write a Review

494 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (64)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to stay. Myself wife and child stayed here and was in a perfect location to the pier precinct and restaurants in Union street. Staff were very nice and helpful too. Locals nearby were friendly and didn't see any "riff raff" nice and clean also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would not recommend the Buena Vista Motor Inn. I recently stay here with my family it was very disappointing. Rooms were dated, not clean, smelled like smoke and needed updating. There is no lobby and the breakfast was very poor. This hotel cost me $300 per night. It should have been $129 per night. We booked very late, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
53 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is not only in a great location, inexpensive for San Francisco, and pink but also has FREE PARKING. The rooms are quite large, nicely furnished and very clean. The bathrooms are small but nicely finished. The beds are very comfortable and the A/C provides nice white noise. Breakfast is provided and ample with great coffee. Right on Lombard... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to this hotel after leaving another hotel ( diva hotel ) in SF Selected it based in the TA reviews Although the rooms , at least mine 316, need some renovation they are clean and that's the most I'm interested in I would ban the moquette either from every hotel on the planet but this is to ask... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was fantastic for the price we paid. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The location was very good. It felt like a very safe area. We were able to walk to the touristy bits of San Fran from the hotel. It is also very close to the cable car stops etc. breakfast was also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

room was ok bathroom could do with updating but room was cleaned well every day. staff were friendly and helpful. close to marina area, 10mins walk. tour bus stopped right outside door. was a bit road noisy. breakfast was pastrys and coffee or juice and fruit. not very appertising.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in August 2014 - had a lovely spacious room, very clean, and with really awesome complimentary toiletries. We were traveling with a car, so it was quite easy for us to navigate. Great location - The "Crooked street" is within the walking distance as are some other sightseeing points. It was a bit tricky to park the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location perfect, free car parking, the staff absolutely fantastic,nothing to much trouble for them.really enjoyed our stay their would recomend to everyone.Clean andvery friendly.The big bus company that has tours round the city stop right outside,you can get tickets from reception.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well situated motel but on a very busy road. They gave us a room at the back but due to a mix up from our tour company the room didn't have an extra bed for our daughter, so we had to have a room at the front. I was a bit noise from around 6ish but as we were a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Helsbels123456, I am sorry for the mishap with your room reservations. Because of the major construction at the Golden Gate Bridge access the traffic has increased with large construction trucks by 50% in the last year. We installed sound deadening windows but much of the noise is still coming through our air conditioner vents. We have found by running... More

California Desert, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Chicachiquita, My staff if very happy and would like to thank you for your kind words. The are always striving to make sure our guests have the best stay possible in our beautiful city. We hope we can sure you again. Sincerely, Andrew Andow and Staff More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Buena Vista Motor Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Buena Vista Motor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Hotels.com, Tingo, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Buena Vista Motor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buena Vista Motor Hotel San Francisco
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Motel

107 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (101)
Bathroom (10)
View from room (18)
Hotel & grounds (12)
Room/suite (20)
Dining (3)
Pool/beach area (2)
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (4)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in San Francisco with
any amenities