Spent time here in September 2012. The owners and staff were so friendly and very helpful and knowledgeable about the city as well as the transportation system and gave us a list of great places to eat. The motel is charming and cozy. The place has been well maintained and very clean. We had a room inside the court area, and it was pretty quiet to us. We rented a car and it took us around 15-20 minutes to downtown - easy drive. For San Francisco, I thought the room rates were reasonable. It isn't fancy, but a comfortable place for my Husband and I to retreat to after a day of sightseeing. September seemed to be a good month to go, although it was too cold for us to fully enjoy the beach we were next to - we mainly went to the city and beyond.