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Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

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1940 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Formerly Ramada Limited San Francisco/By the Bay)
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this hotel despite the reviews. Mistake. It is a scary, run down motel. I felt like I was on the set of a horror movie. Walls are paper thin, shower curtain was stained - most important I did not feel safe. Anyone could walk up the stairs off the street and access all the rooms as they all... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, we are very sorry that you were not comfortable and we hope that you find a hotel more suitable to your needs. Good luck in your travels. More 

Palmdale, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would never stay at this hotel again nor would we recommend it to our friends or family. They charge top $ for a "Suite". Yet what you really get is a regular hotel room with a non working fire place and a broken jacuzzi tub that they tell you is meant to only be a deep tub. Every Suite... 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 we appreciate the heads up and will forward this onto the owner. Thank you. More 

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Yonkers
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

There was nothing special about this hotel, but then again, I wasn't expecting anything special, it's a Howard Johnson for crying out loud, not the Ritz!! That said, the room was clean, which I was really worried about. Oddly, the bathroom was twice the size of the bedroom, which I don't understand, but other than that, it served the purpose.... More 

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

Fair enough, we thank you for the honest review as we are a limited service hotel and we do our best to have a clean and comfortable hotel and make your stay pleasant. Thanks again for the feedback. More 

Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Ok reading all these horror story reviews & thinking it can't be that bad?? Yes it is!! We requested NOT to be near stairs but they put us there anyway & yes you hear everyone coming up them all hours of the night! The toilet blocked & I rang for assistance & he told me where plunger was!! They don't... 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 and we understand that for you we missed the mark and for that we are very sorry. We are a limited service hotel, however we want our guests to be comfortable, we are sorry that you were put by the stairs and we would be happy to move you if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The bad reviews of this Hotel had me spooked! We booked this hotel online for our trip here in SF. As a Husband I don't like taking my Wife to any hotel, but I'm so glad we found this one! This Hotel is nice, clean, has a comfy KING size bed, and Breakfast in the morning what more could you... More 

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

Thank you so much for your fair and kind words, many people do not understand the rates and prices for San Francisco, we really appreciate your feedback. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

After being dropped off by the airport shuttle at the Howard Johnson not far from the airport and having to wait go be picked up again we were delivered to the Howard Johnson on Lombard Street at approximately 1 am. First impressions were not good. We had to carry our luggage up the dirty stairs passed two very drunk guests... More 

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

We appreciate your sense of humor, we are a limited service hotel, that is why there wasn't anyone to help with your bags, we are sorry if you did not understand this when renting a room and we apologize for the state of the guests on the front steps, many people are on vacation and sometimes indulge, but at anytime... More 

Newcastle, Wyoming
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

the rooms needed updated, but the beds were comfy, trash on the steps, dead plants in planters, not real appealing

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

Thanks for the feedback, we are very happy that you enjoy your stay and slept well, I have sent this onto the manager and request they take a look and inspect your requests, and clean up the planters and keep a better eye on the steps. thanks again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Generally speaking, I can tolerate a lot, but if you can do your best to avoid this hotel/motel, I would suggest it. I'm also convinced that the management isn't actually reading the reviews that are forwarded to them. The room didn't have a mini-fridge - it was just this huge space next to the drawers that looked like the mini-fridge... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, we do read the reviews and I forwarded this onto the owners, in addition we do have fridge and microwaves in the room and the room should not have been rented without replacing it in your room, we understand that you booked a non-smoking room, however we cannot control when someone smokes in a room,... More 

Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Friendly service and they need to work on fill what they need in the hotel like no towels, tissues.

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

Thank you we will definitely pass this on and we really appreciate the feedback and your patronage! 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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