We stayed here for 8 nights during our visit to San Francisco. My first impression was old, but clean. This is doable. San Francisco is SO expensive. This place wasn't cheap but at least I had my own bathroom! This was my first visit to San Francisco.
Location: You are on the corner of Lombard and Gough. Prime location! 20 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Restaurants are in the area and easy to get to. This is stop #15 for the Hop On Hop Off Tour. You're two or three blocks from the "crooked" section.
Clean: Wow did they clean! Yes, the building is old. But carpets and bedding were all fresh and clean. There was no dust or nastiness that my husband and I saw. He's more critical about clean than I am and he said it's clean. He was satisfied and so was I.
Service: These people are AWESOME! Our first night there the young lady ordered our airport shuttle for us to save us cab fare. Another gentleman used his own Uber account and ordered a ride for us (allowing us to pay him of course). The day we left the gentleman at the desk raised the gate and allowed us to eat breakfast early. They just really went above and beyond.
Amenities: Hair dryer, cable, free wi-fi, iron, ironing board, in room coffee pot, grooming items (shampoo, conditioner, etc), vending and drink machine, free parking, free breakfast. While we didn't use the parking we did realize quickly what a value it was. Parking fees are outrageous here. Breakfast consisted of coffee, oj, muffins, pastries, bananas, and apples. While this doesn't sound like much it's very nice! You save $20 easy by eating the food provided. My husband and I aren't big breakfast people so this was perfect for us. The coffee was good. I don't think things like a pool and gym are necessary here. Just go outside and walk up one of those massive hills for a great workout! After walking most of the day we would have been too tired to use a pool anyways.
In conclusion, don't overlook this place. I would go back here if I visit San Francisco again. We've already told some of our family to stay here if they visit. I can overlook outdated furniture and if you can you will be very satisfied.
- 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
- Buena Vista Motel