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“Lazy dishonest hotel manager” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Knights Inn San Francisco / Near the Presidio

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Knights Inn San Francisco / Near the Presidio
1 Richardson Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)   |  
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Ranked #177 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lazy dishonest hotel manager”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The manager of this hotel, 'Mr. Ashlam' I believe is his name, is a very dishonest and lazy person. Did not care that the shower head didn't work. Big stain on the carpet. AC didn't work. Only gave me part of my deposit back because stupid me, I forgot to ask for a receipt. Would not recommend staying in this dump at all.

Room Tip: Rooms are dirty and depressing and noise from the street is very loud.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

We just got back after staying here September 2011. We are covered in bed bug bites and think that the bed bugs were nice enough to come home with us. The savings of finding a $100 a night motor inn in San Fran is not worth it when you are going to pay hundreds of dollars to get rid of a bed bug infestation when you get back home.

The wireless internet only worked if your room was near the lobby on the ground floor. Mold in the bathroom. Motion sensor lights that you could not turn off and randomly turned on during the night. I wish I could undo the fact that we stayed there. The location was good, the cost savings was good but none of it was worth it.

Room Tip: Don't book here.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We found ourselves stranded in San Francisco without a hotel room so we felt fortunate to find 3 vacancies here when the whole city was booked. That delight turned to disgust when we got to our rooms. Ewwwwww. While I knew we weren't going to be settling into the lap of luxury I didn't expect it to be as bad as it was. The huge sign advertising recent refurbishing had to be a joke. The room smelled of stale smoke(I actually walked to Walgreens for room deodorizer), the towels were thin and scratchy, the coffee pot was stained and cracked, and the amenity products were foil packages. The only good thing about it was the location and that is probably why we had to pay $129 for 12 hours at this dump.

Room Tip: Don't stay here unless you are desperate.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011 via mobile

The hotel is located in a very busy intersection. But also it is right next to presidio park and the golden gate bridge. Public transport is ok, within 20 minutes your at fishermans wharf with a trolley bus. The room is decent and the owner is step by step investing. We had an new mattress and motion activated lights. But some defects such as a shower that didn't keep the temperature, heater that smelled terrible and bed linnen that did not fit the bed size. Oh yes, and a refrigerator that was a freezer. It costed us all our fresh food. :)

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011 via mobile

Hi, we stayed here for 2 nights. We overpaid due to being in San Fran on busy weekend. Paper thin walls and ceiling. I've never experienced bed bugs before but now have itchy red bites on my arms, legs and torso so I'm guessing they are bed bugs!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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san diego, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Room was clean, avg price for summer and location. Pretty good neighborhood sports bar nearby on Lombard, the Final Final.
Motel mgmt doesn't limit parking to guests, employees of nearby establishments park on site, so there's not enough parking. Front desk called at midnight, had tomove car couple blocks away. Maybe use public transp after check in?

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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holland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

After a day of travelling, we arrived in San Fransisco and all we wanted was a motel and a decent dinner. The first turned out to be not as easy as we thought...They say tha San Fransisco is the most European orientated city in the U.S., but hinestly, we are not this rude!! In 4 motels we were basically told that we were stupid to think that we could stay in any hotel in SF without making a reservation. The prices were also not amusing: 100 dollars a night a room...This is very European..;)
To make a long story short, we ende up in the economy inn. (60$) The staff was friendly, but here the positivity stops. The rooms were awfull...In fact it was so filthy, that I slept on a towel I (fortunately!) bought earlier, to avoid touching the bed linnen! I am a reasonable traveller, I've seen some dumps here and there, but this was truly disgusting...We found faeces on the bathroom doorpost, everything was sticky and the bed was not clean...We were happy to leave...

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Knights Inn San Francisco / Near the Presidio

Address: 1 Richardson Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #177 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Economy Inn Presidio Hotel San Francisco
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