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1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Russian Hill)
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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #32 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of this hotel is perfect, plus free parking. The staff was cheerful, friendly and helpful. They sent us to local restaurants for dinner (fabulous Italian) and great breakfast within walking distance. The room was not fancy but clean and quiet. The location is a great starting point for a walking tour of San Francisco. We would stay here... More

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Paris, Texas
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned with my teenager from a 5 night stay @ the CMI. The rooms are a little dated (but clean & quiet), we had 2 double beds, a large flat screen tv, hair dryer, soap & shampoo, a fridge ($5 per day extra). There was free parking but we didn't have a car since the city is easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel had one of the best beds we've slept on that's not our own. The room was clean, water pressure in the shower was good, and it's just a few blocks away from Fisherman's Wharf, great street eats, the Trolley, and touring buses. Just a few blocks further and you're at Pier 39. We didn't have a car, but... More

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New York City, New York
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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is no frills.......no fridge, no fitness center........no restaurant or room servce, but it does have one fantastic amenity..........free parking! If you happen to have a car, because of plans to travel outside of SF.........you can't beat this. Free parking and easy access to the freeways. Hotel is outdated, but clean. I have been here at least four times... More

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Springfield, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Columbus Motor Inn to be an excellent value for San Francisco. Being from the Midwest, we are not accustomed to the prices charged by hotels in the San Francisco area. My wife and I see motels as a place to store out luggage, serve as a focal point when sight-seeing and a place to sleep...not a vacation... More

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday morning I watched in horror as a man stared at his cell phone while his dog defecated on the sidewalk. Then they continued on their merry way. I said "you've got to be kidding" . Not sure if he heard me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights at the end of July with 2 adults and 2 children in a 2 Room Suite. Main room contained 2 full size beds and separate bedroom had 1 queen bed. The bathroom is located off of the main area. San Francisco in the Summer is incredibly overpriced! I researched a very long time for the best... More

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Montreal, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is a bit dated in the hallway however the location is great. About3-4 blocks from fishermans warf and pier 39. It was a10 minute walk. Buses right outside. Once we parked the car we never used it again. The other great thing about this hotel is that the staff were very friendly and helpful. Parking is free. Every other... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With large rooms, free parking, and great location in North Beach near Fisherman's Wharf, this is a great base for families or couples to explore San Francisco. We always request a small refrigerator ($5 a day) so we can bring our own snacks and drinks. Get a CityPass for a day or longer and have free access to busses, cable... More

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3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple hotel, clean if a little dated in our room. But being where it is, with parking and the cost, we were very happy indeed. Staff very friendly and helpful too. Be aware, there is no double glazing and the road is a busy one, so if you want a silent night this may be a challenge! We were so... More

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  • FREE parking(30)
  • Cable car(28)
  • Great location(20)
  • North beach(12)
  • Fishermans Wharf(10)
  • Friendly and helpful(5)
  • Flat screen TV(5)
  • Rooms are clean(3)
  • Golden gate bridge(3)
  • Would definitely stay(3)

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Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Columbus Motor Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Motel San Francisco
Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco

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