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Buena Vista Motor Inn

1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Jerusalem, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed there for 4 nights and we were very happy of the choice Room was nice and clean and service was very good Free parking provided which was important to us On Lombard street in the front of the hotel there is a stop of the Big Bus Company which allows an easy way to start city tours The... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stayed at the Buena Vista several years ago and were very pleased. So in planning a return 5 day visit to San Francisco, we booked it again. The rate was very reasonable when we booked far in advance, and I noticed it almost doubled as our visit time approached. Lucky we booked early. We had a wedding to... More 

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

Dear AandDfrom USA. We are sorry that you were disappointed in your stay but we have been diligently working on renovations at the property. We just finished painting the entire building and remodeling of the Lobby area. As we speak the restroom renovations are under way and we are working with a designer to update the room with plans to... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location. Marvellous hotel in good district large room good bathroom. FREE parking in San Francisco! Unbelievable. Breakfast fine and you can take to the roof terrace with views of Golden Gate Bridge. There is also a shady little garden all this in the heart of the city. Truly fantastic. We'll done we should certainly return here.

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

Dear Janiensk, We are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate that you find us such a great value.We are currently in the process of updating all of our rooms so the next time you stay you can say how much we have improved. Best Regards. Andrew Andow General Manager More 

Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is modest but nice and has a fair price. The staff is very friendly and helfpful. We were able to add an extra bed in our room to accomodate 5 adults instead of having to rent two separate bedrooms which was great. Location is good, not right in the city centre like most hotels, but has a bus... More 

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

Dear Adelaide, Thank you for your kind review. We are in the process of updating our property and hope that your next visit will be an even greater value. We are always striving to improve the quality of our service and amenities. Best Regards. Andrew Andow and Staff More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The goods: Clean place, free (small) parking, breakfast included. About 15 minutes walking to Fisherman's Wharf, two blocks away from Union St and one from Chestnut St. It is not a bad hotel, but it is not a good one either. Fair price for the value, considering San Francisco standard average. The bads: Breakfast is served on a place that... More 

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

Dear 2014Marit.., We are happy you found us a good place to stay. Thank you for letting us take the worry of being comfortable while you spend your important time taking in our beautiful city. When you visit again in the future please come and stay with us. We should be even better the 2nd time around. Best Regards. Andrew... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Having read reviews on this hotel we chose to stay here because it was placed fairly central to the attractions we wanted to see, the bus stopped very close by and the price was good compared to other hotels in the city. We asked for, and got a quiet room, away from the main roads. Our view was on to... More 

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

Dear Sandy T, Thank you for staying with us for all the right reasons. We are truly blessed with the perfect location just outside the touristy area but within walking distance of many attractions and local gems. As you stated our breakfast area is limited but you took advantage of all of the options we like for our guests to... More 

Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a good value motel in the heart of San Francisco. There is nothing fancy but the rooms are clean, the service is good, and the breakfast is good. The parking is free but tight - don't bring a huge truck or SUV! There were clean linens, clean bathroom, no issues there. The furnishings are dated - maybe early... More 

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

Dear marshallmakin, Very happy that you were ok with the quiet side room. Surprisingly, there are guest who like that side, saying that they only have so much time to enjoy the city and come back only to get a quick shut eye before they continue their explorations. San Francisco is such a great location that they use us a... More 

Cloverdale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This hotel is centrally located in the heart of "Cow Hollow"; easy access to restaurants, parks, local sites and public transportation. Nice breakfast area and breakfast items. In room coffee maker. Free parking is a big plus. The hotel is in need of a makeover and hopefully it will happen soon because it could be a real gem.

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

Dear Linda C., We are happy you were able to enjoy our diverse neighborhood. The locals would rather keep it to themselves and not share it with visitors but you can't keep a good thing from getting around. We are finished painting and now are ready to tackle the updating of our dated designs. We are working with a designer... More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

So, they have parking, large clean rooms, lovely continental breakfast and roof top conservatory and outdoor seating. It is in the perfect location, the staff were friendly, I don't think I have anything bad to say. When we first turned up there was scaffolding and I thought what have I done but first impressions were very wrong, they were painting,... More 

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

Dear Felicity S, Thank you for recognizing our efforts in a much needed updating our property. We are grateful that some guest were ok with the transitioning. Now that the whole building has been painted we are working with a designer to makeover the guest rooms. We still have a ways to go but are excited to be moving along.... More 

Hot Springs,Ar
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Even though we chose this as a result of reading good reviews, we were a bit nervous, considering the price in expensive San Francisco. No, it is not elegant by any stretch of the imagination, but it IS clean, comfortable, convenient, and includes parking, which is a big plus. Rooms are large, beds are comfortable. We paid extra to get... More 

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