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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 #114 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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Lennox Head, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

San Francisco was our first stop flying in from Australia, the gentleman on the front desk gave us an option of the front of the hotel with a view or the back where it is quieter. We chose the back option which was quieter until the breakfast was moved upstairs while they renovated downstairs so early every morning we could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived after a long trip, and found the hotel easily. We parked up, and found the under hotel parking a little tight, but very adequate. A hotel with parking in San Francisco is a great advantage in itself. Entrance is up a series of steps, and the reception staff were friendly. We were offered a couple of different rooms, one... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was convent to fishermans wharf, liked the breakfast even though it's jyst muffins and pastries, rooms had cracks in wall and outdated. Shuttle just outside door , convienent.. The maid left a nasty note accusing us of smoking in room which was untrue. Wouldn't stay here again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we checked in we were given a first floor room at the back. It was very dark and very depressing with a tall brick wall a few feet from the window. We complained following morning and were moved to a larger room at the front on the same floor for the remaining 3 nights of our stay. Apart from... More

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

Dear Oxscot, Thank you for you review. Unfortunately you stayed just before our final phase to update our property which will be complete by the end of the year. I hope you can return and witness the transformation from what is was when you stayed here. Best Regards. Andrew Andow General Manager More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel in September 2014 and were generally a little disappointed. The room was clean but the decor was very poor. There were 2 patches on the wall under the television which had been repaired with a filler but had not been painted over. I felt this was very disappointing as it made the room look shabby... More

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

Dear Peter D, I'm sorry you felt that we had not followed up in repairing the patch on the wall. We recently installed new HD flat screen TV's and changed the location up the wall for easier viewing. The repairs are being staged as we are doing a full paint renovation for the entire room. The next stage is to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in need of a refurbish and although clean has a tired appearance the rooms are in need of a makeover, all our plug sockets wouldn't hold our plugs, they seemed to fall out and had to be propped up with various items to be able to charge. The breakfast we were told was continental however it neither... More

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

Dear Andrew R. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at our property. We are currently in the process of renovating our rooms with fresh paint and repairs which should conclude before the end of the year. For our breakfast: Dictionary.com- The definition of a continental breakfast is a light morning meal that is provided by many hotels... More

Darmstadt, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights during week days. The Buena Vista is fairly well located with easy access to many key spots. Many shops and restaurants near by on Union and Chestnut street. All in 10 min walking distance. Tour bus stop right infront of the hotel. The hotel certainly needs renovation, but in a city like SF you have... More

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

Dear Awala2000, Thank you for your review. It is very honest in saying we need a renovation, but I am happy to inform you that it is in progress and should be done by the end of the year. Having one of the best locations in town has been a big plus but now we are able to invest in... More

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Very handy spot, easy walk to main attractions, we stayed in one of the front rooms which was louder as Lombard is a busy street, but had no trouble sleeping. The room was clean and very comfortable, the staff were very friendly and helpful. If you are wanting a quick look around the big bus hop on hop off service... More

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

Dear Wobblie75, We are happy that you chose the Buena Vista Motor Inn for your stay in San Francisco. We are very lucky to have such a prime location close to so many great sights and venues. With our ongoing renovations, that are set to finish by years end, we will also be able to say that we are truly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed a total of 4 nights at Buena Vista Motor Inn and are actually quite happy with everything! Yes, the hotel can use a renovation and yes depending on what side your room is at it can be a bit noisy (don't forget that Lombard Street basically is HWY 101), but in a city like San Francisco it's all... More

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

Dear PietBos, Thank you for your very thorough review. Can I use it for our next advertisement? You covered everything we want guest to know about our great location and service that I am very proud of. Happily we will probably finished with our painting renovations of all rooms and building by the end of the year. Our Lobby has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Amazing service from day one, very helpful man at reception introduced us to the area and informed us of the best places to go. Nice big room and Facilities, very clean. Like said before its outdated, would be great to just redecorate the place, but we saw past that. The breakfast room is very small and gets busy and awkward... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. Our staff is very grateful for the recognition of their guest service. For them it is a pleasure to serve you and to make sure everything helps you to have a great stay. You will be happy to know that our ongoing renovations will be completed by years end and I hope... More

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Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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