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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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  • Location
    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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days 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 Hotel is outdated, but clean.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 1 week 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
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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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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Calgary, AB
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for great location and a reasonably priced option for a place to stay, this is it. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Parking is free. Rooms are very clean. Location is fabulous. The rooms are slightly out dated but that is minor. Everything else makes this rating excellent. Parking down town can be expensive and difficult... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel, as of date, three times. The location accompanied by the more than affordable rates for San Francisco will make you forget very quickly about the slight flaws with this hotel. Easy access to all you need for a perfect trip to San Francisco.

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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)
  • Golden gate bridge(3)
  • Rooms are clean(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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