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Marina Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
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Ranked #87 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This motel/hotel was as charming of a place ive ever stayed at. The layout is unique as its like a courtyard around a garage/garden area. Hard for me to describe but it was very cozy and homely feeling. Rooms weren't too big but they were more than enough for as much time as travelers spend in their rooms. Nice beds,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Marina Motel was everything we needed in San Francisco. It is located at the Presidio end of Lombard Street, around the corner from many shops, bakeries and restaurants in Chestnut Street. All the units are upstairs, with garages under, and it it built around courtyards planted with beautiful flowering shrubs, a really lovely setting. The welcome is super friendly, and... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for our SF trip from 7/2 - 7/6/2014. This hotel is very unique, lot of flowers. It has feeling of Mediterranean Courtyard. Room is not big, but it gave me everything I need during staying. We toured around during the day. So we really just need a place to stay and shower. It is clean and big... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there mid/ last mth foe several days. the receptionist was very helpful and long suffering having to deal with a unreasonable quest who wished to lengthen their stay but couldn't understand they couldn't accommodate. It is was it says.... a boutique hotel. Not 5 star or the like BUT comfortable and handy for the bridge or city centre/piers... More

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Budapest, Hungary
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in San Francisco, i was very lucky to find this place - thanks Tripadvisor :) I LOVED the receptionists, the big kitchen , the nice garage and the lovely garden. The location was great, close to the Golden Gate bridge. The room was clean but they should do something with the smell! I recommend this place to small... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great for the price and the location. Very clean. Check in fast and pleasant. Had a courtyard room, which was very nice. Rooms facing the main road would probably be noisy. Flowering plants everywhere made for a nice view. On a strip of run-of-the mill motels.

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San Francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Horrible service and place to stay. When we rented the room, they said they would bring us a rolling bed. But they were so lazy they had me and my brother bring it to our room! Then, when we woke up and a man (refusing to say his name) was yelling at my mom just because she parked in the... More

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InnkeeperHeidi, Owner at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Dear 12 year old daughter of our guest, Thank you for your comments. Your mother's car with all its doors open was blocking our driveway for 40+ minutes yesterday morning causing all the rest of our guests to have to try to maneuver out backwards. When your mother was nicely asked to move her car into one of our numerous... More

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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our family stayed here for two nights in May. SF had a little heat wave going on that weekend. The check in was fast and very pleasant. Cookies at the desk make for a nice welcome. We stayed in the two room w/ two queen beds suite, which is right on Lombard Street. The main room was average size, the... More

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West Sacramento, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Charming motel in Marina District. Flowers and flowering plants everywhere (plus flowers painted on selected walls). SIngle garage parking (free). Many restaurants, delis, shops,etc. on nearby Chestnut Street.

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Sacramento, California
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What can I say about this little place? It's simply adorable! Love the Spanish feel of the property and FREE parking! You know that's a rare thing in SF, so this plus the affordable price makes the motel truly charming. We stayed in a 2 double bed room which was perfect. Everything was clean and felt very comfy. Loved how... More

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Address: 2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Motel 2*
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#80 Family Hotel in San Francisco #83 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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Historic Hotel in San Francisco, California Founded by the son of a Calfornia Gold Rush miner, the Marina Motel was built to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in the late 1930's. Designed as one of San Francisco’s first “motor-hotels” for the dawning of the automobile age, each room in this quaint Mediterranean-style motel has a private garage beneath the rooms, (courtyard garages are subject to size restrictions so guest are directed by the front desk to choose a garage that best fits their vehicle). Our 36 guestrooms and three suites are uniquely decorated with warm, stylish touches to make you feel at home. Our quaint courtyard, surrounded by colorful cascading flowers and a cobblestone driveway, offers a relaxing place to chat with friends. Flower boxes overflowing with fragrant blossoms adorn the windows adding European cottage charm. San Francisco’s top attractions are located within walking distance or a short bus ride from the Marina Motel The Marina Motel is still family-owned and operated today by the original owner’s granddaughter. For the past 70 years the Marina Motel has provided a beautiful and friendly place to stay while visiting San Francisco. ... more   less 
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