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Columbus Motor Inn

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1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Columbus Motor Inn
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights here located near Fishermans wharf we had a room with two bedrooms both with a queen at $188 ++per night it was pretty cheap for san fran. Fridge in room extra per day as was the rollaway bed. Free parking which is a big bonus.

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Will definitely stay there again! About a three block walk to Fisherman's Wharf and close to the streetcar turn around. Parked our car (for free!) and didn't worry about it the rest of the trip. Staff was very helpful. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the hotel due to price and free parking. In SF that means a lot. We checked in and went about our business. We came back around 9pm and there was no water, no one informed us. I called the front desk and was told a water line had broken and the water would be in service within a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stay at the Columbus Motor Inn! Stayed in Room 115 with 3 beds. Free parking and near The Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, North Beach (Italian District), and Chinatown. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and beds were comfy. Very reasonable rates!!! Will definitely recommend to others--especially families. Definitely eat breakfast or lunch at The Hollywood Cafe that is... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look no further you can't do better with the price or location.About three blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, free parking,large clean rooms, free wifi and a helpful staff.Restaurants near by.For Breakfast try Mamas on the corner of Stockton and Filbert.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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63 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Columbus Motor Inn. This time we reserved a suite because that was all that was available for the duration of our stay of almost a week. It was room 111 above the garage. No one on either side of us--housekeeper's closet on one side and then we took up the rest of the floor... More 

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Parker
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed for a weekend. Given the proximity to the wharf and North Beach, the prices were quite reasonable. The room was plain, but adequate. The bathroom had nice touches, such as the widened shower curtain. The rooms include a coffeemaker and the beds were nice without the usual slumping on the sides. If you are looking for a good solid... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Location, Location, Location & Free Parking! Spent two nights here and was very impressed with hotel staff; especially Pearly who takes good care of cleaning room and changing bed linens. Request room on top floor towards the back if you are bothered by traffic noise. Pay the extra $5 for a refrigerator-request in advance. Recommend Capurro's for lunch, happy hour... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is remarkably clean and comfortable with easy access to the many sites to see within walking distance and awesome restaurants! Included is free parking and the front desk was so helpful. It made our stay that much better! I would definitely stay here again!

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Chicago
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11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're looking for work out rooms, room service, etc. then this is definitely not the hotel for you. However, if you're looking for a place that's clean and offers a comfortable stay, then you might want to consider the Columbus Motor Inn. The hotel is within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Public transportation is very accessible.... More 

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  • FREE parking(28)
  • Cable car(24)
  • Great location(20)
  • North beach(11)
  • Fishermans Wharf(10)
  • Flat screen TV(5)
  • Friendly and helpful(4)
  • Golden gate bridge(3)
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  • Rooms are clean(3)
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