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Buena Vista Motor Inn

1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made a reservation here for 6 nights at late notice. It was impossible to get any other okay hotels in the area without spending $400 per night. We weren't expecting much and the exterior isn't very impressive. However, our room was fine and perfect,y acceptable to spend an evening in. Cleanliness is good, although some of the cleaning products... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel in June 2015. The neighborhood seems safe. It is a 15 minute pleasant walk to Fisherman's wharf. The rooms were a bit dated but comfortable and clean. The roof terrace and the sun room were great places to relax for a while. Staff seemed helpful enough. The breakfast was basic but good with plentiful supply of... More 

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Electrical outlets & lamp didn't work. Called for service on TV not working no one came. Also called for toilet paper & Kellenex (both ran out), no one came. Had to help myself to housekeeping cart. Front desk personnel were either rude or disinterested.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On a 3000 mile motor trip we stayed in everything from Hostels to 5 star mega Hotels. All had their good and bad points of course but this hotel set a new low bar for poor customer service, which is a pity as its in a great location. But, fear not, there are multiple hotels on the same street so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The rooms are oldish. The hallways smell. The rooms on backside are quiet. Front desk staff are kinda friendly. The maid sort of cleans the room. Parking is tight. No safes. 15 minute walk to the wharf. Big Bus(tour bus)stops at door. Nice neighbourhood. Breakfast is basic but good. As close as you will get to the centre of the... More 

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

Dear fastrob, I am happy that your were kinda happy with your stay with us. We have been in the process of updating the property. We have come a long ways with painting the entire building, remodeling the lobby and Front Desk, getting new 42" flat screen TV's, new beds. And are in the process of working on updating the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Booked this hotel over a year ago. Was wondering what it would be like since the price was much cheaper than other hotels a few blocks away. Well, I can finally say, it is GREAT! Parking is free (most other more expensive hotels charge extra for parking), excellent location on Lombard St, very good sized room, excellent internet, coffee maker... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great location five minutes walk from Fisherman's Wharf. Staff were excellent. Thank you very much to the man at reception who helped us with further accommodation at Yosemite. Breakfast is in the reception area which is a bit small or you can take it to the third floor into a lovely sun room. We also were able to have free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The hotel was clean (but dated) and the staff was incredibly helpful. There was a free breakfast, but it was very minimal. The location is great just a short walk to Ghirardelli, Lombard Street, and the waterfront. The hotel is a great value considering the location and ample free parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hotel was clean. Staff was friendly. The staff could have been more knowledgeable about general inquiries such as nearby shopping ,food delivery, etc. For example I was caught off guard with how low the temps would be and i asked if there was a shop nearby where i could buy a sweatshirt and the staff member I asked had no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights. The decor looks like it hasn't changed since the seventies but everything was clean and worked as expected. We found it quiet and spacious. We didn't have much interaction with the staff but the guy at counter was friendly and efficient. The breakfast was a fairly decent continental offering.

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