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Chelsea Motor Inn

2.5 of 5
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2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Chelsea Motor Inn
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Ranked #86 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two nights at this hotel. After camping in Yosemite National Park the previous three nights we greatly appreciated the comfort and cleanliness of our spacious room at the Chelsea. The hotel has a great location - a 15 min walk from Fisherman's Wharf and in the evening we could see the sun setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Considering the other prices for San Francisco hotels this one was a good choice. Cheaper then the rest and good location! The rooms are very nice and there is free parking! No breakfast but tons of cute places in walking distance for that. We didn't have any trouble with noise or falling asleep but we were on the 3rd floor... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has a great location in the Marina District - 5 min to bayfront, 20 min to Crooked Lombard St., 5 min to Palace of Fine Arts (a Must!) and a nice ~40 min stroll to Golden Gate Bridge. Several bus stops in the area too. Breakfast is not included. There are several restaurants, bars and a very nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm rating this 5 as an overall rating, but there are pros and cons. Location is amazing! You can't ask for more, you are in a safe and beautiful part of San Francisco. Lost of very good places to eat in the area, great liquor and convenience stores, amazing whole foods shop, close to the coast (walking distance to lots... More 

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Canoga Park CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was quite pleased. It isn't fancy - the furniture is an older style - but the room was a good size and quiet. The location is very convenient, a block from Chestnut Street, which is the main drag in the Marina area, and right on Fillmore, another major street.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had a conference in San Jose on Friday, so we thought we’d stay the weekend in San Francisco. After long deliberation on where to stay we choose The Chelsea Motor Inn. First the Motel is in a fantastic location. Yes, Lombard Street is busy and very noise, you are within walking distance to everything along the waterfront. That... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in the neighborhood and have referred people to this hotel for many years. But, I will no longer do so. My cell phone battery died yesterday when I was near the hotel, so I stopped by the lobby to charge my phone. No other customers were in the lobby, so I was not taking away seats or space... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a place not too expensive for me and my teenage daughter in a busy yet safe location to explore SF for a few days, I remembered seeing this place when I used to live in SF long time ago. It's in a perfect location to walk to get a neighborhood coffee at 7 a.m. (jet-lag alarm!), around the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice little motor inn with friendly and helpful staff. The room was a nice size for being right in the heart of San Francisco, the price was reasonable, and it was very clean. As a great bonus, there was free parking if you got there early and we felt very safe leaving our car there. The hotel... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in July and loved it! Good price for SF and we loved the location. The room was much larger than we expected and with very nice furnishings. We requested the third floor and were given a room with a bridge view (yay). We did not find the street noise disturbing at all - didn't... More 

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