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Marina Motel

2.0 of 5
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2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Marina Motel
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Ranked #96 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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Glendale, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1939, the Marina centers on a motor court of small garages. Guests can safely lock up cars or belongings below their suite. The courtyard is charming - covered in vines, flowers, and shrubs, it smells wonderful and is a bright hidden glen off the busy street. In the room we had, we enjoyed the small, up to date... More 

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Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up here and passed this motel as a kid walking to school. Never thought much of it other than pretty murals. Thirty years later, it is the cutest, most charming oasis in the middle of hustle and bustle. Chestnut shops, restaurants, and groceries are all available starting one block away and for the next 8-10 blocks. Downside, beds... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a quaint escape from the busy city, conveniently located within walking distance to many major attractions. One of the best things is the free parking (a HUGE plus in the city!), but be aware that the garages are very small. Anything larger than a car will barely fit. The staff was super helpful- we arrived before the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is as people have said a hidden gem in the city of San Fran, me and the other half stayed for two nights March 2015, when we arrived it was a lady called Patricia on the reception she was very nice and tried her best to get us a room in the court yard as we were on... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marina Motel has a wonderful ’30 film noir type of feel (picture Robert Mitchum , in a sleeveless undershirt with a pack of Marlboros). Yet very well maintained and with up to date facilities. Wonderful plants and flowers in the courtyard make this a special place. This was the second time I’d stayed there. Very good location in the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights in February. We chose the Marina Motel because of the guaranteed parking which is hard to find in SF. We had a private garage which was a nice touch but didn't seem particularly secure. The garage door was a regular manual rolling door and faced the very busy Lombard Street. When we arrived we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed at the Marina Motel in April 2014 for 5 days. Very accessible, super clean, staff were very accommodating, location was perfect. The family room was right beside the main road, but that didnt bother us much. They even had free parking. Price was very reasonable. There's a walgreens nearby (a few steps away) so if we needed supplies,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This motel is located in a good location. It is out of the hustle and bustle of town but close to a number of bus routes to travel to Fisherman's wharf, Downtown and Haight Ashbury. Also close to Chester street for restaurants. I recommend that when you book you ask for a room in the courtyard. It costs a bit... More 

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Bundoora, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stayed with my husband for two nights. Arrived in San Fran after a 6 hour drive. Receptionist was inattentive and unhelpful. Was finally checked in after spending quite a while searching for my booking. The room wasn't bad, quite small but clean and the bed was comfy. Thankfully we were at the back of the block and had no road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here a few days after Christmas! It was such a great place. Our room was cozy (small) but it was updated & comfy. Our Expedition fit in a garage but may park it in one of the outer parking spots. No chair or table in our room but we asked for a chair & they brought one right... More 

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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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