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Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

2.0 of 5
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1940 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Formerly Ramada Limited San Francisco/By the Bay)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hollywood, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again while traveling to San Francisco on business, I was faced with taking out a loan just to pay for a hotel room in Downtown, so I ventured on one of my favorite discount hotel sites and decided to do the unthinkable, go for a one star hotel that I could afford. Prices for hotel rooms in downtown San... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i stayed there with my wife and my two kids. I really dont understand the negative reviews. I got a great deal with hotwire and after i red the reviews in the internet and also at Trip Advisor i was kind of skeptical. When we arrived the stuff at the front desk was very friendly. We have been in the... More 

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

Thank you, we agree, we are a clean comfortable hotel and we appreciate you mentioning it, please come back if you are ever in the area, enjoy your travels! More 

Little Rhody, United States
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39 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Old, lousy bed. Nothing fresh and clean. Noisy. Staff was friendly, but seemed to have an attitude of "this place is cheap, and you're getting your money's worth." That may be true, but it may be time to spend a few bucks more. Oh, it does have a good location. What a poor use of a good spot!

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback, and we understand that everyone has a level of comfort and and we are sorry that we let you down. We wish you nothing but the best for you in your travels. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very dirty! Found a dirty used condom in the bed! Asked to change rooms, she said she had no rooms at all available. toilet was broken, when i asked to use the bathroom in the lobby she said, no i have to wait because she was gonna clean it. I wanted a non smoking room, got a room full of... More 

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your experience and will forward this onto the owners. We are a limited service hotel, but you are correct there is no excuse for unfriendly behavior, again we are very sorry and will rectify this situation. More 

san jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Great service, room was nice and big, bathroom nice. Check in nice, lobby basic, service very professional, only thing i didn't like is you could hear the noise of the hallway outside when people walk and talk

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

Thank you we do appreciate the feedback, We do have spacious comfortable rooms and a great locations!! and yes some of the rooms are noisier than others, but if you mention that when checking in we can accommodate you. Thank you for your patronage! More 

Eugene, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Need I say more? The first room was sprinkled in them. All over the beds, and even crawling the wall. Stained towels and linens. Limited parking, and breakfast wasn't very continental.

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

As every hotel in this industry, there is always a chance for issues, However when we are made aware we will investigate this situation and if we in fact do have an issue we rectify it immediately. We cannot rent rooms that are not clean and comfortable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for the feedback. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked this hotel for the walker stalker convention and only booked the room for one night and boy was that a mistake! We have stayed in many other hotels around the state and by far this one was the WORST!!! As soon as we walked in the room smelled like smoke. I checked the bathroom and it didn't get... More 

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

We understand that everyone has a level of comfort. We clean each room between each use as we have comfortable rooms. We have heard complaints about the smoking rooms and the linens, we will look into this and also forward this information onto the owner. We are sorry that you were disappointed and we surely wish you luck in your... More 

Florida City, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Smoky - it stunk badly of cannabis and cigarette smoke the whole time I was there. No fridge, no microwave. Filthy. The management is rude verging on intimidating. Just horrible. It is also quite a walk away from the wharf, and anything else worth doing. When I complained about the smoke the management were very unpleasant saying that although it... More 

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

We apologize for your unpleasant stay, we are a limited service hotel, but there is no excuse for rude behavior, I will forward this on to the owner and use this feedback to help the hotel to better. We wish you the best of luck in your travels. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I loved how friendly and considerate the workers there were (hosts), made me feel very safe since this was my first trip ever to San Francisco. Will definitely consider this place again for next AGU conference. Thank you!

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

We thank you kindly and appreciate your feedback. We hope you do come back and stay with us again for the next conference. Thank you for your patronage! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I didn't grow up in the best of places, so I've learned to appreciate value. I paid a little over $300 through a website for a WHOLE week. Aesthetically it isn't the best, but it's not like it's the worst. They keep it clean to say the least. If you think about it, you're in CALIFORNIA! Why should you spend... More 

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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review

Thank you so much we really do appreciate the time you took to share your experience. We do our best to keep it clean and comfortable. We hope if you come back to visit, you stay with us! Thanks again! More 

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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