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“Comfortable,great location,good neighborhood” 4 of 5 stars
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1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Russian Hill)   |  
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Kuttawa, Kentucky
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“Comfortable,great location,good neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor, I booked this hotel for a family vacation...I was not disappointed! We had room 213 and the King bed and queen bed (with a door to that room) fit us very well. The room was very spacious for San Francisco and very close to the F line, The Hilton,Marriott,Walgreens,Safeway and Trader Joes ,.You could walk to Fishermans wharf, and you are right by the end of the Powell-Hyde cable car line. The hotel was quieter at night than any other hotel I have ever stayed in..The bed was very comfortable. Our party of five was very happy with the choice and our San Fran vacation was fantastic! Front desk staff was courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

During our stay in San Francisco we were looking for a decent hotel close to Fisherman's Wharf at a reasonable price. This place was perfect for us. We arrived hours before our check in time and the room was already prepared which was great, our room was on the top floor and the view was of downtown and Coit Tower, probably one of the better views. The street is not too busy but I can imagine the street facing rooms are a little noisier, although they may get the sun in the morning. Breakfast is not included but Pat's cafe across the road was really nice and we went there three out of four mornings. Helpful service too. 5 minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf. We also looked at the Holiday Inn but was more expensive than the Motor Inn.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Townsville, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in May 2013, and having researched Trip Advisor prior to booking followed other travellers advice and asked for a quiet room at the back of the hotel. We had room 309, it is on the top level and faces a brick wall at the back so no view, but nice and quiet. The king size bed was very comfortable, air conditioning was a little noisy but ok. We hardly spent any time in the room though as there is so much to do in San Francisco! We loved the free wifi and free undercover parking at The Columbus. You can walk easily to Pier 39 on level ground, or Lombard St is close by but very steep walk up to the top. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby and a Walgreens just a few minutes walk on Columbus St. Service was pleasant and we had no issues at all during our stay, would definitely recommend and would stay here again if we return to San Francisco.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet, rooms at the front have a view of Columbus and passing traffic.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had trouble choosing a place in San Francisco that accommodated our budget, was close to attractions and had parking available and the Columbus Inn was perfect. The room was large and clean, had all the amenities, the location was close to a drug store, Starbucks and grocery plus walking distance to many attraction. Parking was easy and a bonus. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Cramerton, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We traveled as a family in early June, and the Columbus Motor Inn was an ideal place for us to stay. It was very affordable without being cheap. The accommodations were very clean, parking was free and off the street, and the desk attendants were very helpful. The inn is at a central location close enough to walk to Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Ghirardelli Square. Our family would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have been here a couple of times. Make sure you ask for a room up front with a view. I could see Coit Tower out of mine. The rooms in the back have a view of a wall but they are quieter, I'm sure.This a budget hotel for SF. But you are a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf and right next to the cable car and bus lines. But better yet, you are just a short walk from all the great Italian restaurant on Columbus St. And you get free parking and wifi. I will stay here any time.

Room Tip: Get a room on the street if you want a view. The rooms in the back were darker but probably quieter...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toledo, Ohio
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171 reviews 171 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stay here every time we visit San Francisco. It is reasonably priced, very clean, close to restaurants, and right on a bus line, We walked to Coit tower and it was a pleasant walk. The staff (especially Joe) was very helpful and always had great recommendations. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Additional Information about Columbus Motor Inn

Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
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Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Columbus Motor Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Motel San Francisco
Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco

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