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Buena Vista Motor Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chehalis, WA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No one advised us that the entire hotel is under construction and wrapped in scaffolding. Noises, and rooms have broken TVs they've not fixed and broken lamps. Already moved to another room, and that one has the windows blocked with the scaffolding. UNACCEPTABLE!!! And trapped here for another night!!

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

Dear SasySue1977, I regret that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Unfortunately we had already finished painting the building but the scaffolding company was delayed in breaking down. It should have been down but its has taken until today to finish. We are in the next phase of remodeling our rooms which do need to be redone. I... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want something under $250/night, I don't think you can do much better. It's a great home base from which to sightsee — near the crooked street, waterfront, and lots of cool neighborhoods with good restaurants. The staff is very sweet; the continental breakfast perfectly adequate. And FREE parking and wifi! But this hotel will not put you in... More 

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

Dear Jessicajds, We are making every effort with our renovations to improve the quality of our hotel. The entire building has been repainted and the smell in the halls is from the fresh paint which was just finished. The rooms have already been painted and the next phase it to remodel. We are working with a designer to make the... More 

Chicago, IL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed for two nights. Your standard hotel properties (marriott, sheraton, holiday, etc) were going 400-700 this past weekend so i had to dig in and do some serious research. After reading lots of reviews for several 2 star properties, i picked this one. First, the manager of the property responded to almost all reviews (good and bad) so that... More 

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

Dear IslandLifeNeeded, I really appreciated the comment regarding my pride in our property. When I started here in July of 2013 everything and I mean everything needed updating. It has been a long and costly renovation but there are still a few things that need to be done. The final phase of the renovation will be the remodeling of our... More 

Kutztown, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, staff friendly and helpful. The double decker bus stop was right out front for sightseeing tours, we also used it for transportation to the Wharf. Parked the car and didn't use it for the entire time we were there! The rooms were clean, the breakfast was good and the Wi-Fi was free! Would definitely stay here again!

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

Dear KlFree, It makes me and my staff very happy to have made your stay such a pleasurable experience. I agree that we have the perfect location and services right at our doorstep. We are also diligently working on improving the quality of our property to make sure you have the best value in town. The staff wishes you the... More 

Hamburg, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pro: beds are good, rooms are clean, perfect access to public transport, friendly service, fishermans wharf within walking distance and all together for a reasonable price contra: it's not the ritz ;-)

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location if you visit San Francisco with a car. Park it here, then hike around town or get a CityPass. Long walk but doable to wharf area. Decent bus connections. Interesting restaraunts and shops a few blocks away on Chestnut or Union. This is a friendly, well run, clean motel. Staff will let you park early and continue on... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed in this hotel, listed I think unfairly as low budget, it's in a great location, the bed was huge and super comfortable and the wifi was free and fast !! The reception staff were very helpful with any questions, called us a cab with no problem and gave good tips for places to eat etc. It's not... More 

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Meridianville, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed here for 8 nights during our visit to San Francisco. My first impression was old, but clean. This is doable. San Francisco is SO expensive. This place wasn't cheap but at least I had my own bathroom! This was my first visit to San Francisco. Location: You are on the corner of Lombard and Gough. Prime location! 20... More 

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

Dear WendyL, Our Housekeeping staff was overjoyed to hear that you recognized their efforts. We have doing a lot of renovation projects and they have had to put in the extra work to keep things clean. I am also proud of our Front Desk staff who truly enjoys what they do. They are always telling me of the nice guests... More 

Vernon, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

3 couples shared the suite for 3 days - worked like a charm! Plenty of room for all of us - after all you don't spend much time in your room. Loved the separate breakfast area and you can sit outside on the patio on nice days. Good for an early riser who can leave the room and go sit... More 

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

Dear WendyC, Thank you for reviewing how great our location is. We have so many guest who just park their cars for their whole stay and go on foot to the nearby sites. We love our neighborhood as we some of the best boutique shops and fine restaurants in the city. As you said, get a little exercise and enjoy... More 

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19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located in Lombard Street. Upon arriving we were asked if we wanted a quiet room or a room with a view, we went for quite as the road outside was rather busy, we was given a side room, which wasn't that quite. I doubt actually if any room would be quite, and I think investing in... More 

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

Dear MarionP1969, We understand that our breakfast service area is small therefore we encourage our guest to take their breakfast to their rooms or to the 3rd floor Sun Room and Observation Deck. I am so glad you enjoyed our great location as we blessed to be in such a great area that is not in the hustle and bustle... More 

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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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