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1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Russian Hill)
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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #31 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place for people looking for a budget option in San francisco that is in a somewhat "neighborhood" as opposed to downtown. North Beach is a wonderful option, be warned that you are far enough away from North Beach proper that you will be either taking a taxi or bus, or using up calories walking there. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a modest, small, 3-4 story motel in an absolutely perfect location. There is no breakfast, no room service, no pool, no workout room. It is clean, comfortable, Bed linens/quilt/pillows nice. Large TV + table + couch in our room. Vending machine (soda/candy) on each floor. One of the few places I could find with 2 Queen beds. Not... More 

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Caves Beach, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we booked this hotel on a recommendation from a friend and it was everything and more. It is a great location close to all the attractions and walking distance to Fisherman's wharf and North Beach. Our room was clean, comfortable for a family of 4 and quiet. Our check in was great as we were about 45 mins early and... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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438 reviews 438 reviews
90 hotel reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel has clean accommodations with a free parking garage on premise. The hotel rooms were just average with thin bedding and in the bathroom, the paint was chipping in places on the walls. However, the free parking is a big draw in this city and very handy. It was about a block to the cable car turnaround and start... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at some of the sister properties run by the same management of the this hotel and I've always had a pleasant stay. I decided to stay in the Columbus Motor Inn as I was close to the downtown area and Moscone center. It was truly a delightful stay due to the accomodating nature of a really nice gentleman,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great motel if you're visiting for a couple of days and want access to free parking in a fabulous location. The staff were friendly and conveniently open 24 hours. The car park was a little tight however it is free - so absolute bonus in San Fran as I found other prime location properties can charge up... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here the first 3 nights of our honeymoon and we could not believe the deal we were getting for such a beautiful hotel. We only hope that it stays this affordable for our next trip, given that the comfort of the accommodations and location were superb. We had researched every hotel in San Francisco, and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully appointed, well located Comfortable. We had a great stay here and the staff could not have been more helpful. The location was great with an easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Other attractions and transport close at had. Plenty of restaurant choices close buy. The place was beautifully furnished and very restful. Great parking

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are fairly large-new carpet-no refrigerator, nothing fancy-but parking included-well suited for small cars- best part is location! You might have to fight for quiet room -don't accept room by ICEMAKER! We stayed at sister property last year-Coventry-a bit nicer but location to places we like not as convenient...

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to stay here again for 3 nights with our daughter and son in law on another California road trip. We had a good stay however this time there were a couple of issues. We had reserved a 2 room suite on the top floor, but there was apparently some kind of issue so they put us in connecting... More 

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

Additional Information about Columbus Motor Inn

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): $
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Columbus Motor Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Motel San Francisco
Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#28 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#75 Business Hotel in San Francisco

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