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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 #112 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Adelaide, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, great location & nouvea furniture!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed here as accommodation was difficult to find. The front desk guys were very helpful & friendly. They did not charge us for the fridge as we had small children & the rooms were quite large. A little noisy as next to a main road, but otherwise the loop bus right out the front which was very handy!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A good place to stay was quite expensive though, free parking and close to sights, not sure what made it a botique, recommend riding on the trams, bit of a wait in the cold... but great fun. good city to drive around, bus trip was good but took ages to go across the bridge and we had to get off and get a taxi for the alcatraz boat trip,

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Antelope, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

An impromptu adventure to the city and Expedia led us to this gem. The people are friendly and helpful; rooms are nice; it's close enough to walk (a couple miles) to the wharf; safe; best of all, it fit our budget.

We didn't take advantage of the continental breakfast but saw they had pastries, coffee and OJ.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lalinde, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Booking hotels online is a bit of a gamble when looking at the hotels own website
But on arrival you realise you have been pulled in by the handpicked reviews,
and old out of date photos.
Well here’s a revelation, No trick photos no over stated reviews, A good honest hotel
Staff very good all polite and front desk very helpful, the rooms are big even for American
Standards very clean and Free parking in SF (yes free) the location is great on Lombard street
Look it up on any map, can’t praise this little independent hotel enough made are trip to SF
One to remember.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Widnes, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
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:
Buena Vista Motor Hotel San Francisco
Buena Vista Hotel
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