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“Inexpensive and Ok If You're Not Fussy” 3 of 5 stars
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Beach Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4211 Judah St, at 47th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Sunset)   |  
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Ranked #218 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Inexpensive and Ok If You're Not Fussy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2006

I stayed here for a night during a bicycle trip down the California coast. it was about the cheapest lodging I could find that wasn't a youth hostel.

If was OK. the room was a little funky, and certainly not fancy, but I didn't feel like I was going to get any lingering infections from it.

The evening I was there was pretty quiet. No horror stories.

I would stay here again if it was just me and I wasn't trying to impress anyone.

  • Liked — Price, Location
  • Disliked — Room
  • Stayed August 2004, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2005

It has a lingering ordor (not sure what it was), had no a/c or heat, no locks - no screens the windows- You could walk in the room from the windows off of the ledge to any of their rooms, no ice or vending machine, It should be sold as a hourly hotel. We felt our safety and our health were in jeapordy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2005

this motel was recommended by SFSU for parents needing a place to stay when visiting their student. The cleanliness was OK, but the sheets were stained, the room was stincky and the curtains were filthy and warn. Our room windows were on the road and there was a bar just next to the motel. The noise was so loud it was as if the patrons were in our room. Loud yelling, screaming and drumming until 3am. There was no way to drown it out. We
did not stay a 2nd night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2005

We stayed at the Beach Motel for four nights. The motel is in a residential neighborhood far, far away from most of San Francisco's major attractions, but it is inexpensive and more than acceptable for a budget traveler.

If you want one of the larger rooms, be sure to book one that overlooks Judah Street in the front of the building. If you're nimble enough and staying on the third floor, you can even see the beach a couple of blocks away. The drawback to these rooms is the constant streetcar noise between 5AM and 1AM. The rooms in back, while quieter, are small and depressing. We stayed in room 25, with a large king bed and a pink tile bathroom (complete with frosted skylight). Not bad.

Some travelers will dislike the place because it lacks pretty much all ammenities (like air conditioning and plentiful outlets), but it appears that the rooms all come with small refrigerators. I would describe our room as clean, but old. The place has seen better days. Another plus is free parking behind the building, a rarity at hotels in San Francisco. The lot does get full on weekends, though, but we always found a spot.

For the amount of time we actually spent in the room, it was more than adequate, but don't expect much in the way of luxury.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beach Motel

Address: 4211 Judah St, at 47th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Sunset
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #218 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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