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Americas Best Value Inn Golden Gate
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2322 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123   |  
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Ranked #141 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was the worst hotel we stayed in during our almost 5 weeks in the USA. The room was tiny, the Capet was dirty and the room stunk of cigarette smoke. The front desk staff advised they would take a look a thist for us when we raised it on our first morning, but we ended up buying room freshner and sprayed it constantly. After reading the reviews on this site we did not get the breakfast in the hotel but went across the road to iHop. The breakfast area like reception and very part of this hotel was tiny. There was limited parking and we left our car and used the local buses and trolleys so we did not lose our car space. The guy behined the desk in the afternoons was helpful and advised us about the bus to ge to fishermans wharf. Had we not used Book It and not able to get a rend we would have gone elsewhere. I would not stay here again or recommend this hotel, to anyone. I think it was overpriced for what it was.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Huddersfield
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Off road parking-just! Complimentary breakfast-toast, muffins, fresh fruit, coffee machine didn't work. Room reasonably cleanish-at least I slept in it! Fridge-small + kick the door to close! Not a good position to be walking back to in the dark. Near the 15 stop on the Hop On Hop Off Bus - time it correctly though, the last loop starts from Fisherman's Wharf at 6.00pm. If returning in the dark, get a taxi. In daylight, walk along the water's edge-takes about 40mins to Fisherman's Wharf. Free WiFi but spasmodic. Staff helpful in printing off some vital documents for us.
OK for one night but wouldn't have liked longer.........

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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fort erie, Ontario, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Nothing but good things to say about our stay here. The young gentleman at the front desk was very pleasant during our check in and then came outside to assist as I backed into a corner parking spot. The next morning there was someone new at the front desk and later I saw him helping someone with parking. Excellent service. The room we had with a king was very clean, that includes the sheets. Newly refurbished bathroom and great shower. Yes the main road out front was loud but we drowned that out with a cool “white noise” app. Yes I’d go there again, location was perfect for touring as well as restaurants and coffee shops over on Chestnut Street.

Room Tip: Okay so bring some ear plugs due to the noise from main road that this hotel is located on.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Haven, CT
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed here because it was reasonably priced and we figured we didn't need anything fancy just to sleep in SF. Big mistake. The bed linens and the bathroom were clean enough, but just barely. The bathroom was cramped and I kept hitting my head on the shelf above the sink while I was washing my face. The room was dark, the bed not comfortable, and there were dirty fingerprints all over the door. The walls were paper thin and we could hear everything going on in neighboring rooms and outside. The other visitors were noisy at late hours, and on our last night we were woken up by people yelling and a car peeling out of the parking lot at 1am. I don't know how the breakfast was, since it began so late we were gone long before it even started.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast. northern ireland
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7 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

had 2 rooms booked here. Was a bit wary after i booked with some reviews, but the rooms where extremely clean and the beds where very confortable and had a great nights sleep. you could hear traffic noise , but nothing that bad that would disrupt your sleep.
location was excellent, and with so much time spent away from the hotel, it was basically only used for sleeping. The parking was fine, there was plenty of spaces on a first come basis, but lots of parking around the area if you did not get a space. Breakfast was none existent coffee and bun, but i knew this before i booked, and the IHOP directly across was fine for breakfast.
lots of eating places around the area, and extremely safe, which was what we wanted. For the price we paid it was fantastic, and would have no hesitation recommending this to others, if you get a good deal

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MANNHEIM
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Having stayed at SF several times I realized that you pay more for the location part than for the actual room-part, so this time around I choose prize over location - and I did not regret it.
The room comes with free parking, in SF a real value. Now, the location is not that bad, around the corner is a Bus stop (Bus Nr.30) which gets you in ten minutes to the action of Fisherman's Wharf.
Check-In went fast, but when I entered my room 219 (elevator is on location) it stank horribly. Obviously house-keeping was aware of the situation because an additional working fan was in the room and the air-condition on high. I gave it two hours to clear out the stink, but it did not help. So I asked for another room and got one. This one was in order, a bit run down, but clean and comfortable, the shower was the best on the whole two-week trip. Breakfast in the small Cafe on property was just not good, they opened after 7 a.m. and were not friendly at all. Across the street is an Ihop. In the area are lots of restaurants of every color.
So I probably will stay there again.

Room Tip: Third floor is best because of the street-noise
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brunei
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is a good location, you can walk in about 20 minutes to Fisherman's Wharf, there are plenty of diners in the area like the Ihop and Mel's Drive-In, both very good. Lombard street is a busy road, and there are lots of city buses you can catch for $2 a trip, anywhere you want to go as your ticket lasts 2 and a half hours. The rooms are ok, but no outlook from most of them, so a bit dark. Not that you would stay much in the room anyway. Parking is a bit tight as there are only a few places. Breakfast is provided by the little cafe next door, but only coffee and muffins. Best to go to the diner. Paid about $100 which is average. Staff on desk very helpful. Take a walk up to the roof where you get a nice view of SF including the bridge if it is not too foggy.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2322 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #141 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn Golden Gate 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Americas Best Value Inn - Golden Gate prides itself in personalized service and has 42 quaint & charming rooms with individually operated heating and air-conditioning units, our hotel is 100% Non-smoking rooms and corridors, smoking only allowed in the designated area, we offer a Lite Complimentary Breakfast each morning from 7-10am (muffin, coffee and juice), free limited parking, wireless wi-fi throughout each room and public area available to all guests. Come and enjoy our new Spa rooms today! ... more   less 
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