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“1st trip to San Francisco!” 2 of 5 stars
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Francisco Bay Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1501 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123   |  
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Ranked #140 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
Buckeye, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“1st trip to San Francisco!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

First off let me say the hotel was clean no issues there and great location to everything, however don't believe the pictures there is no headboard on the bed and we paid for a king deluxe and got a queen, I know it wasn't a king, the sheets and comforter were so old and thin it stated in the review no smoking in rooms but our comforter had burn holes in it. And if you are looking for comfort well the bed is as old as the sheets and comforter the springs were in our back, mattress very uncomfortable. There is no place to put your clothes, you keep your clothes in the suitcase, my husband had to move the nightstand to put our suitcase on it because I didn't want to put suitcase on the floor. The noise of traffic will keep you up part of the night, the walls are very thin you can hear everything outside. The breakfast well there was a little girl that went in as we were looking for coffee she picked up the pastrie smelled it and threw it back on the the tray, yeah where were her parents? The coffee well they had ice cold water and instant coffee the lady said take it back to your room and heat it in the microwave....Well I was turned off from the little girl. Forget breakfast there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Why not park your car to stay within walking distance of Fort Mason and Fisherman's Wharf or catch the #30 Muni Bus to North Beach, Chinatown or downtown San Francisco? The staff was accommodating and we were able to leave our car parked after check-out to have another go at San Francisco. The room was clean. Of course there is city traffic noise but you are on Lombard close to VanNess in S.F. (Ask for a room in the back if you are noise sensitive.)

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Excellent and helpful staff. We prebooked our room and it was only rated two stars but was reasonably priced ( for San Fransisco ). We arrived early but the staff had no issue with us parking there until check-in. They upgraded us to queen beds for free, and were really helpful over all. def better than two stars in my opinion.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in March 2012. The first room faced the main road and was noisy but the staff were happy to move us to the back which was quieter. The rooms were clean with two queen sized beds, fridge, microwave and coffee making facilities. Big Bathroom!! Nice tv with wiifii access. We booked through an online service so all taxes were included but when we paid for an extra night we found it cost more than quoted price because of taxes (something we didnt know about before hand but became familiar with in USA and Canada). We found the reception staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was sweet buns, sweet orange juice and coffee with nice fresh fruit. We found it easy to catch a bus to central city area and Fishermans Wharf. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Be careful when you book this hotel. They dont include the full sales tax until after u book and pay for it. Got charged an extra $27 on my credit card and when i called they said they cant do anything. Its like paying $113 for a room, for that kind of money i would of rented somewhere else much nicer.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Some of the staff weren't helpful but others were, so swings and roundabouts. The room was okay, but was pretty noisy with children running around. They didn't have 'do not disturb' signs but the reception staff were helpful, telling the cleaning staff not to come to our room.

As the title suggests 'breakfast' consists of pastries, fruit and instant coffee in a tiny reception area, but saying that the croissants were lovely.

It's a bit pricey for what it is, but then it's San Francisco. I'd stay here again. The walk to Fisherman's Wharf isn't far but it is a bit hilly (you're in San Francisco), if you cut down Franklin towards the waterfront then you miss out a bit of hill.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is one of the nicest hotels in the area, good service, I recomend to stay here, wi-fi internet.
good location, very clean, big parking lot, access to diferent places. We got tickets to tours easy from the office. and more...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Address: 1501 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #140 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Francisco Bay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on San Francisco's famous Lombard Street - home to the Golden Gate Bridge and 'The Crookedest Street in the World' - The Francisco Bay Inn provides spacious, comfortable accommodation for thousands of travelers each year. Our recently renovated rooms coupled with our excellent service will help make the Francisco Bay Inn a special part of your stay in San Francisco. Our amenities include FREE parking, FREE limited breakfast, FREE wireless high-speed internet access, In-room microwave / refrigerator, In-room iron / ironing board, cable TV, and FREE tour pickup. The Francisco Bay Inn is AAA approved and a member of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. ... more   less 
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