I stayed for two nights. Your standard hotel properties (marriott, sheraton, holiday, etc) were going 400-700 this past weekend so i had to dig in and do some serious research. After reading lots of reviews for several 2 star properties, i picked this one. First, the manager of the property responded to almost all reviews (good and bad) so that shows pride and investment. Second, everyone mentioned it was clean. Third, it is right across from one of the hop on/off bus stops and is in a good home base spot. Oh and did i mention FREE PARKING IN A GARAGE? The location is great, I walked, took public transit, cabs, tour buses, and drove from here to everywhere. It has access to everything you need and is in a safe area. The golden gate is a few minutes away, it's close to the marina area, the crooked street is a few blocks down, etc. The two different staff members were helpful and very nice. I basically slept here because I was gone all day from early to late eveningand the bed was what you might call hard but I call it perfect (I have a firm mattress at home). I had a room right on the street and I could hear traffic but I sleep with the TV on so it didn't hinder my sleep. Bathroom was clean and had toiletries if you needed them - shampoo, conditioner, lotion, wash, and bars of soap - I never use comforters or blankets in any hotel I am in but I examined the sheets and pillow cases and all were bright white and clean. The breakfast is fruit, pastries and coffee from what I could tell but I just had the coffee because I was on the go. The breakfast area is small but they mentioned that there is a tray in your room to use to either take food back to your room or go to the observation deck where there was more seating so you have some options. Overall I was happy with my stay and in a place like San Francisco where hotels are very expensive, this is a good functional, clean, alternative as long as you aren't looking for a resort! My ONLY con was that a previous guest had left a few 'personal' items in the nightstand. I did forget to tell the front desk on my way out (I was running late) so I hope they found it this time around!
- 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