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Marina Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
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Ranked #93 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have recently stayed here. I had heard about the reviews about noise but I paid extra for a room in the courtyard so it would be quiet. However if you imagine the rooms there as a horseshoe shape, we we're put in room 12 at the end of the horseshoe and therefore near the road. No sleep whatsoever the... More

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Billericay, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So let me start with the good, the place is stunning! Its simply beautiful, such a difference from the normal chain style hotels. My girlfriend and I are on a mammoth road trip across the USA and this was our second stop. We checked in and instantly loved the place. It was then that the trouble started. We were still... More

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InnkeeperHeidi, General Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very much aware of the noise in the rooms that face Lombard Street. I have repeatedly asked booking . com to post on our site that street facing rooms are noisy. They have refused each and every request. These large booking companies don't care about you or your stay. All they want is their commission. I... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marina Motel is in a fantastic location, easy walking to great shops and restaurants, and free parking to provide a base to explore from. It is very clean and well kept, but a little dated. Just know what you are signing up for, it is great at what it is, but it is not a new modern property. As... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 July 10, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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