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Chelsea Motor Inn

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
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Ranked #88 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Chelsea on July 15-17. We had a large 2 queen bed room on the 1st floor. Room was very spacious, beds were comfortable, shower was great. With free parking, free internet and 10% off for breakfast at a restaurant a block away, who could beat it? We took the Big bus tour and there was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here recently with my daughter and her two sons. The room was clean large for San Francisco we had a distant view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the street noise was not a problem. No fridge but coffee maker free WIFI and parking which was a big plus.Bathroom clean beds comfortable. Yes the room was a bit... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent one night at the Chelsea and was very disappointed. This property is rundown and in desperate need of overhaul. Old TV, old beat up furniture and uncomfortable mattress. On the plus side: free WIFI, free parking and a quiet room if you ask for one off the busy streets. This property has sister hotels that have been refurbished, are... More

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manager0101, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear lipstick, We regret to hear you were disappointed with the furniture and are aware of the situation. We are working to make some changes in the coming months. We hope this will not stop you for coming back on your next visit to San Francisco. Sincerely, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were concerned about noise at a busy intersection, as I am a light sleeper. The front desk suggested a king room with a rollaway, as the rooms with two beds all face the street. We did not have a view fro our interior room, but the room was very quiet. It was close to transportation and restaurants and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chelsea Motor Inn is good value and in a great location. I was recommended to use it by my brother and sister-in-law, particularly for its free parking. This was the first stop on a wonderful California road trip, and was a great start to the journey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not expect a lot when we booked our stay here. Free wi-fi, free parking, prime location, easy access to restaurants, grocery shops and bus facilities, very clean rooms and good service. As another person has mentioned the decor is a little outdated, but it was not an issue at all. Recommend this place to anyone who wants to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here three nights while in San Francisco. The hotel is well situated, rooms are large and clean and the parking is onsite. We had a room facing the back of the hotel, so noise wasn't an issue. Lots of restaurants nearby. Bus stops close by. WiFi reception was sketchy at times. All in all, a good place to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just leaving here today after 3 night stay. Rooms very large and very clean. Decor little dated but who stays here and sits in the room all day?? Local to all amenities and plenty of bars and restaurants close by. All staff really helpful but special mention to Mohammed who helped us book trips and shuttle to airport. Would def... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good motel, quite cheap for the standard of San Francisco. - with no pc desk if you need to print - be care if you are on the first floor: very noisy street - you've to walk 20 minutes to arrive to everywhere (use bus)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

stayed here for 2 nights in april, rooms are ok i found them very dark and the noise is so bad we had a room over the main road ' lombard street ' and asked if we could move to another room but was told no. the windows are so thin and the traffic is crazy its the main road... More

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Address: 2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea Motor Inn 2.5*
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#81 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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Located in the Marina District, between Fillmore and Lombard. Centrally located in a busy neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops and public transportation within walking distance. One mile away from Fisherman's Wharf or 25 min. walking distance.One block away is the Bus 30: takes you Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, China Town, Union Square. We offer complementary parking for one car per room. ... more   less 
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