We stayed here for 6 nights in May 2012, having never been to San Francisco before we had been looking to stay either Fisherman's Wharf or union Square, until a friend who lives in San Fran recommended the cow hollow motor inn. It was half the price of what we had been looking at and the reviews where much better.
We loved it, the location near the restaurants, shops and bars of Chestnut street was great, we ate in Tipsy Pig loved the sweet potato fries & pork sliders also there cocktails and pints of beers where great, lovely little outdoor patio area. Also ate in Ace Wasabi a sushi place literally across the road, great staff who suggested some lovely dishes and on Wednesday half price bottle of wine offer. We also ate in Pacific catch which was lovely fresh fish. California wine merchants was a great little wine bar. There's a Walgreen's around the corner if you have forgotten any essentials plus plenty of Atm's. We loved Mel's Diner over the road for breakfast this place is great, loved the French toast special it was delicious and reasonably priced.
You can get the bus for $2 number 30 which will take you to fisherman's wharf and you can get other buses really close by. The ticket is valid for about 3 hours and you can use any bus during this time, you can probably get 2 day tickets etc but we didn't look for it.
You could probably take a leisurely stroll to fisherman's wharf I'm not sure how long it would take maybe 30-40 minutes along the marina. You are only a few blocks from the seafront at the cow hollow.
Another plus about cow hollow is the free parking, the staff are really friendly and helpful they have a great free map of San Fran available at reception. The room was old fashioned in style it isn't the Ritz but it was a decent size plenty of space, very clean, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, hair-dryer & the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was great too. Free WiFi to check out the local restaurants I couldn't fault the room. The only thing I can complain about is that we had a room right near the ice machine and it was so noisy even when people weren't using it, didn't stop us sleeping but it did get annoying and wake us up a few times especially when people were getting ice at silly hours like 4am or 6am.
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone who wants a fantastic base that isn't touristy, eat and drink with the locals and go visit the tourist stuff during the day with the local transport.
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