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Buena Vista Motor Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Ranked #115 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. It is not the flashiest hotel and would benefit from an update in some areas, but it is clean with a comfortable bed. Helpful staff on reception and reasonably priced for where it is. Not far away from some good restaurants and handy for fishermans wharf. Would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was not a problem as we had a car to move around. Free parking is a big PLUS in SF we discovered. The room was good, no view but that was not a problem. It was away from the street, quiet and comfortable. No microwave and no fridge provided. Breakfast was basic...cold pastries, bananas, apples, coffee, tea, juice. There... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I always hear tourists say that hotels/ motels are storage places when you travel thus one need not spend so much in this aspect of one's trip. I did that and was quite disappointed. The room is not cheap but knowing SF's rates esp those hotels near the attractions, this one was acceptable. I was prepared for the worst but... More

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is one of many hotel on the west part of Lombard Street. I only stayed for a night. The room was clean and comfortable. The localization is good, just a 5-walk to the famous part of Lombard Street or the bay front, for instance. The breakfast was average. I would recommend this hotel, but don't expect anything fancy.

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The best of this hotel is the location (near fisherman wharf, Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard street), the free parking and the view from the balcony. The service was good and so the breakfast (pastries and juice). It is difficult to find restaurants near so you should have dinner after return to the hotel. If we go again to SFO,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Perfect location for our 7 day vacation. It was within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and 3 blocks from the restaurants, bars and shops on Union St as well as walking distance to restaurants and bars on Chestnut St. The staff, from the chambermaids to Robert and Dennis at the front desk, to Andrew the general manager all were great.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights here and enjoyed every minute views where breathe taking and couldn't fault nothing ,the hotel was just a little tried but so have a lot of hotels so can't be negative a that there was a continental breakfast every morning I would stay here again and the free parking was a bonus up the road 26... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights in December. I enjoyed our stay, the staff, the location, easy access to transport, the only negative was the beds where very uncomfortable. They have 2 nice guest areas, the foyer, or there is a nice area on the 3rd floor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Buena Vista has it all for a satisfactory, low-cost rooms close to all the special spots in San Francisco. Nothing fancy but with courteous service, clean rooms and the money-saving extra- advantage of free parking, BV works best for business or tourists who don't come to SF to stay in their hotel. Over the years BV honors return customers with... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

A little overpriced for the state of it. The old lady is a bit tired and in need of a refurbish! Having said that, it is very close to everything, had a great friendly staff and THE comfiest bed I have slept in for a long time. Your $ is about the location, not so much the hotel I think.... More

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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Motor Hotel San Francisco
Buena Vista Motor Hotel
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Motel
Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #115 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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