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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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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

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear MsMichelmore, We will be happy to have you stay with us again. When you return you will find quite a few improvements as we are in the process of updating our hotel. The service staff is very happy that you appreciated their efforts to make sure you have a great stay. Yours Truly. Andrew Andow and Staff More

Coquitlam, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear mbsaul, Wow. That you so much for your beautiful review. You captured everything about this property that we are striving to present to our guests. We are now in the process of updating and freshening up everything to be the best value in this great location. We know it can be much better for your return in the future.... More

Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear DMK63, We are happy you enjoyed your stay here. Hopefully the next time you return you can explore more of our great neighborhood. Our Union Street is famous for its boutique stores and fine restaurants and well as Chestnut Street for its cozy eateries and pubs. Till we meet again. Best Regards. Andrew Andow General Manger More

Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Portland_Traveler 21, Thank you for your nice review of our great neighborhood. I am glad you found our service to your satisfaction for such an extended stay. If and when you return I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with our current improvements underway. New Paint for whole property , total revamp of Lobby, HD TV. We should be... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Andrew A, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Vsaabi, I hope you will be able to visit us again in the near future as we are just underway in our total updating of our property. We are sure you will find us an even better value for you next stay in San Francisco. Sincerely. Andrew Andow More

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 July 24, 2014

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 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

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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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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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