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Chelsea Motor Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Room with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed here recently with my daughter and her two sons. The room was clean large for San Francisco we had a distant view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the street noise was not a problem. No fridge but coffee maker free WIFI and parking which was a big plus.Bathroom clean beds comfortable. Yes the room was a bit tired looking and could do with an update. Staff helpful with maps at the ready and happy to share their local knowledge. Great location on bus route and easy walk to great restaurants and Ihop for breakfast, ask reception for directions to great Pizza eatery. We walked to the Golden Gate Bridge which took about 45mins pram pushing and came across The Walt Disney Museum do not miss this is fantastic.Chelsea Motor Inn is good value and I would stay again maybe refurbishment is in the plan.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spent one night at the Chelsea and was very disappointed. This property is rundown and in desperate need of overhaul. Old TV, old beat up furniture and uncomfortable mattress. On the plus side: free WIFI, free parking and a quiet room if you ask for one off the busy streets. This property has sister hotels that have been refurbished, are down a few blocks and are the same price. I recommend checking them out.

Room Tip: When parking make sure ALL of your belongings are removed from your car. The parking is unsecure.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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manager0101, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear lipstick,

We regret to hear you were disappointed with the furniture and are aware of the situation. We are working to make some changes in the coming months. We hope this will not stop you for coming back on your next visit to San Francisco.

Sincerely,
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dallas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were concerned about noise at a busy intersection, as I am a light sleeper. The front desk suggested a king room with a rollaway, as the rooms with two beds all face the street. We did not have a view fro our interior room, but the room was very quiet. It was close to transportation and restaurants and the free parking was great. The City Map available at the front desk was great and showed all the Muni bus routes. The hotel is very clean, the WIFI worked fine for us, and we probably would not consider another hotel when visiting San Franciscon in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Chelsea Motor Inn is good value and in a great location. I was recommended to use it by my brother and sister-in-law, particularly for its free parking. This was the first stop on a wonderful California road trip, and was a great start to the journey

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We did not expect a lot when we booked our stay here. Free wi-fi, free parking, prime location, easy access to restaurants, grocery shops and bus facilities, very clean rooms and good service. As another person has mentioned the decor is a little outdated, but it was not an issue at all. Recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay comfortably on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed here three nights while in San Francisco. The hotel is well situated, rooms are large and clean and the parking is onsite. We had a room facing the back of the hotel, so noise wasn't an issue. Lots of restaurants nearby. Bus stops close by. WiFi reception was sketchy at times. All in all, a good place to stay for the price. Staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Just leaving here today after 3 night stay. Rooms very large and very clean. Decor little dated but who stays here and sits in the room all day?? Local to all amenities and plenty of bars and restaurants close by. All staff really helpful but special mention to Mohammed who helped us book trips and shuttle to airport. Would def recommend to others.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chelsea Motor Inn

Address: 2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#23 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#81 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Marina District, between Fillmore and Lombard. Centrally located in a lively neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops and public transportation within walking distance. One mile away from Fisherman's Wharf or 25 min. Walking distance.One block away is the Bus 30: takes you Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, China Town, Union Square. We offer complementary parking for one car per room. Weekends offer a lot of activity in the streets around the hotel. ... more   less 
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