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“Need to remember a few things about SF!” 4 of 5 stars
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Buena Vista Motor Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123   |  
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Ranked #114 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Need to remember a few things about SF!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

SF in expensive and almost impossible to park in! The buena Vista Motor Inn is cheap and has parking!!! The parking lot is very tight and beware if you have a huge car. But we had a Chevy Equinox and managed ok. Our room was quite dated but perfectly acceptable for somewhere to crash and explore SF on foot.

The staff were really friendly and helpful and particularly patient with two incrdibly jetlagged and disorientated british tourists so top marks to them!

If you are looking for a cheap place to crash with parking included then this could be for you! We would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Helpful staff, good internet connection. Geat sized beds, nice bathroom except for faulty bath plug and couldnt have a bath only a shower. Breakfasts were light and adequate and parking was very handy indeed for Frisco. Great location, easy walk to Pier 39 and some useful restaurants about. All in all a fab place and will be going back soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Clean and comfotable motel on lombard street within walking distance to most places.Unfortunately the breakfast was one of the poorest we have come across not much to eat and not very healthy food to start the day with, hardly any room to eat it apart from your room. Price was very good for the location and staff extremely helpful.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 4th floor on the inside of the hotel no traffic noise heard.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I couldn't be happier with my decision to stay here for two nights. The price can't be beat plus when you throw in free parking it puts it over the top. The only reason this isn't five stars is because of how loud the traffic is if your room is near the road. I'm not for sure if all the rooms are near the road but ours was right on Lombard and it sounds like a racetrack day and night there. However, even with that being said I plan to stay here again if I ever venture to San Francisco again. The staff were all great and helpful. The room had a nice size bathroom, the bed was average with a microwave but no fridge.

One suggestion that helped us get a discount was to use the promo code "MAN" when booking the room. This was for the manager's special and it saved us some money! So in summary if you can put up with the noise then you'll be fine here!

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms by the street if possible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had 2 rooms at the motor inn. Very reasonable prices for its location .Both were basic but clean and spacious. Plenty of parking spaces which are free whic is amuse for San fran, as parking is very very expensive. Location is great , only 10 mins from Fishy Wharf and also near Mel's diner for breakfast . Would recommend this hotel , ex specially if you have a vehicle.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We chose the hotel due to its location and price. The location was great. The hotel itself was awful. The hotel smelled bad, our room had a broken window (which was taped together) and the rooms had paper thin walls. Hotel was loud at night, made it impossible to sleep. Manager extremely rude. Would not recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed in this hotel on our 2010 trip to SanFran. The accomodation is simple but clean. There are vendor machines in the aisles and a parking lot. You also have a breakfast with muffins and coffee every morning. The location is great.

Room Tip: Good value
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #114 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Motor Inn is an exceptional value hotel, offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, a convenient Lombard Street location in San Francisco's Marina, and exciting Bay Area packages. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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