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“Cheap and Cheerful” 4 of 5 stars
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Redwood Inn
1530 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District)   |  
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Ranked #104 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Croydon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cheap and Cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The staff are friendly and willing to help when required. The rooms are basic but generally clean. The location is on Lombard Street so practically central to everything you would want to see in SF.

This is not the Ritz, but if you're looking for a central location and decent accommodation in a major city - I would not hesitate to use the Redwood Inn.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Murrieta, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Upon booking at midnight by phone, I requested a quiet family room, given upon arrival next day. Good elevator right by office, free parking (some covered), soft drink machine, baggage cart, and ice machine on ground floor by elevator. Owners and managers extremely kind and knowledgable concerning area, with free very readable maps. Breakfast is fresh doughnuts/muffins at office. Easy 10-minute walk to Fishermans' Wharf, close to buse stops and many restaurants on Lombard Street. Turn right out of the driveway and it's 7 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge. Coffee/tea machine, small refrigerator in room; take a clip to keep the drapes completely closed. Lovely city building view from the 4th floor. Room always very clean.

Room Tip: Fourth floor at the back very good to eliminate street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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19 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We will rave about Redwood Inn for a long time.
The inn is perfectly located for walks to: Fishermans Wharf, Alcatraz pier, amazing food on Union & surrounding streets, to bike hire for the day, to the cable car & public transport options to the Mission District, Union Sq & all the cool San Fran hang outs.
The inn itself in terms of price is the cheapest in the area by far, it is spacious, comfortable, bright w a large window, small kitchenette in our room, a coffee pot that we used every single morning, the bed is large & comfy, the heater & all amenities work well.
We loved the inn keepers, they are helpful & very knowledgeable about the area & were always smiling when we walked in, asking for another nights stay ( we booked for two nights, then loved SF so much we stayed 6 )
Major plus: amazing donuts & muffins for breakfast every morning!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco over New Year’s Eve. The choice ended on Redwood Inn as the place to stay.

I had to phone them to make the reservation; compared to how easy available online booking is today it was odd.

The Rates where great, also the special rate over NYE, with everything booked we left for San Francisco.

Upon arrival we were meet friendly and with open arms, we felt expected and everything was in order, did the paper work and went to the room.

The Room was very clean and good condition. Bed was comfy and everything had its place, towels were on a rack and toilet was clean and inviting.

Toilet flusher was broken, but you could flush it manually so we decided to notify the front office in the morning and started out on the adventures of San Francisco.

The toilet was fixed when we got back to the room, and everything was now in order. Also the cleaning had been executed and very though.

The Redwood Inn is perfect if you want to stay fairly cheap. With free accessible parking its perfect for a place to stay and explore San Francisco.

It’s close to Fisherman’s Warf, lots of good restaurants on Lombard St, Chestnut St, and Union St. You can walk to the Marina and see Golden Gate Bridge.

Just make it up 3 blocks of Lombard St. (steep) and you have access to the Cable Car for Downtown.

Only negative thing to mention is that sound travels well in the rooms, Lombard St. is a busy Street, you can hear that, as well as other neighbors of the Redwood Inn.

All in all a great bargain, we were most pleased with our stay for almost 2 weeks.

I would recommend to stay here if you wanted to visit San Francisco.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The place was in good location, clean. Very nice helpful people.
Free parking.
For the price it's recomend
Price was 90 per n.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We stayed here as a couple for 2 nights in December 2011 in a top floor room towards the back of the hotel.

Pros:
Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area
Good location, could walk to most places and good bars and restaurants nearby
Room was very clean
Excellent value for money
Good sized room with all amenities, cable tv, fridge, air con etc
Comfortable bed and bedding

Cons:
Lights outside rooms were left on all night and were very bright
Could be noisy near the front of the hotel

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We selected this place to say after reading good reviews about it on tripadvisor and we are so glad we did so.The staff was very helpful. This place is located at walking distance from the Fisherman's Wharf. Fisherman's Wharf is not only one of the places to visit while in SF but, also a good location for different food (even for vegetarians like us) and a starting point for various city tours. Since we were so well connected to all the tours and local transport we hardly needed to drive our rented car--which was a big plus given the steep and narrow streets in S.F.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street. We got one and didn't have any problems with the traffic no...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 1530 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
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Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 33
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