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“Good location but basic accomodation” 3 of 5 stars
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La Luna Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Formerly Pacific Motor Inn) (Marina District)   |  
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Ranked #145 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
London
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“Good location but basic accomodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The location was good, you are walking distance from shops and restaurants, some which were really nice. The staff were friendly and gave us lots of advice about how to get around and get bus/tram passes.

I wouldn't bother at all with the breakfast here, it is so limited that we couldn't find anything filling. You basically get a choice between oatmeal and English muffins. Each morning I just made a hot chocolate and then walked up the road to a really nice diner which did excellent cheap breakfasts.

The room was pretty basic, no fridge or microwave. But it was comfortable enough. You could get orange juice or coffee any time for free from reception. The area felt safe and I really enjoyed San Francisco. Book in advance for Alcatraz tours, especially the night ones as they fill up a long way in advance! Really fun trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerDM, Manager at La Luna Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear MarbleMagic,

Thank you for your review of La Luna Inn. We are happy you enjoyed our location and value and that you had a fun trip to San Francisco. We hope to welcome you again!

Regards,
La Luna Inn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pittsford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The La Luna Inn is a good value on a budget. If you want to stay in a great and convenient neighborhood at a really low price, this is it. Located right next to the Presidio of San Francisco at the edge of the Marina district, it is a really good location on Lombard Street.
Check out the Presidio and the Disney Family Museum in it! Very cool!

The room was clean and spacious with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It featured a refrigerator and an ironing board. I would have loved a Microwave, but no dice. The street facing room was a bit noisy for my family, not used to city sounds.

The La Luna Inn serves a Continental Breakfast - not great shakes, but again, for the budget traveler it's good enough. One suggestion to them would be to have things you can grab and go. As it is, all of the stuff has to be prepared - toast, oat meal, etc.

All in all, I'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room in the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerDM, Manager at La Luna Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear David_M48406,

Thank you for taking the time to review La Luna Inn. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the value of our hotel, our location and our amenities. Thank you for the recommendation on the breakfast, we will definitely take that into consideration.

Regards,
La Luna Inn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Cute little style. Our room was rather small but was clean and decently taken care of. Small parking spots and limited but free! No bath tub in our room. Also no mini fridge or micro wave. Comfy beds and pillows! All in all one of the better motels I have been to!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManagerDM, Manager at La Luna Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Jessica S,

Thank you for your review of La Luna Inn. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our facilities. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Regards,
La Luna Inn
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South Pasadena, CA
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This former motor inn of years gone bye has been turned into a decent boutique-type hotel. It's location on busy US 101 towards the Golden Gate Bridge make it a + and a - all at the same time. Noisy if your room faces the street, but we saw the reviews and everyone- including the very friendly and helpful staff - told us to request a room on the 3rd (top) floor in the rear. Very little noise in our large, nicely appointed room. Shower stall is small, but bathroom is standard size. The location was great for us as the property offers FREE parking which is a premium in San Francisco (where many of the downtown hotels charge $40, $50 and up per night to just to park!!). We took public transportation at .75 each to Ghiradelli Square-Fisherman's Wharf-Pier 39 waterfront tourist area. Took multiple trips the cable cars and more. For two days we never had to take the car out!! HUGE savings in gas + parking + time!! We even walked (about 15 mins.) to the Presidio of SF where the wonderful Walt Disney Family Museum is located. Two nearby restaurants/shopping neighborhoods really make this a great find in the City by the Bay.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a room away from the street and on the top, 3rd floor. You'll never notice th...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerDM, Manager at La Luna Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear LT7744,

Thank you for your kind words about La Luna Inn. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a fun vacation. We hope to welcome you again!

Regards,
La Luna Inn
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New Zeland
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72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place surely was the gem of the Hotels we stayed in San Francisco. The location great, The staff amazing. The rooms huge, clean & user friendly. Abit noisy but hell you are in the guts of San Francisco. The breakfast average but then they tell you this when you check in. Would stay here again with no apprehension.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor at the back of the hotel. Still abit noisy as our rooms backed onto a side...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerDM, Manager at La Luna Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Wendy C,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at La Luna Inn. Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you again soon!

Regards,
La Luna Inn
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Lethbridge AB
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well, there was good and bad here. I guess I will start with the good.
Advantages:
-close to bus stop
-friendly staff
-decently clean
-a/c in room
-fairly decent location
-free wifi
-free parking
-big tv in room (flat screen)

Disadvantages:
-tiny tiny room
-tiny tiny bathroom
-on busy/loud street
-gross carpet on the floor
-expensive for what you get...

All this being said: San Francisco is a very expensive city. My boyfriend and I were on a 3 week camping/hoteling road trip. We were in SF for 4 days. We picked this hotel because we had a car and there was free parking which was important for us. The free wifi was also great. My biggest issue about this hotel which i did not mention above is the "Free Breakfast"... all it is is BREAD & OATMEAL... and a couple of apples and oranges, and obviously coffee & tea. But it was ridiculous. I don't even think they should be able to stay breakfast included because its not breakfast. Its basically tea & a snack....
Stay here if you get a smoking good deal, otherwise I would recommend staying elsewhere. Especially if you are a light sleeper and you like a hearty breakfast!

The bus route system is super easy from here, takes you to fisherman's wharf and union square. It is approx a 30 minute walk there. Uphill everywhere it seems!

Either way, enjoy SF. What a beautiful & amazing city!

Room Tip: Ask for the bigger rooms. We were given a small room because we wanted to get in there right away an...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

For the price, this place SUCKS... $200 a night for a tiny, stuffy, noisy room... As my husband said, "continental breakfast? Not sure which continent they're referring to... bread, or ummm... bread? Oh wait, and squeezee strawberry jelly! Perhaps an apple or an orange?" Pitiful! Do yourself a favor and avoid this place!

Room Tip: AVOID... But if you have to stay here request one of the rooms set back from the road if you can...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Luna Inn

Address: 2599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Formerly Pacific Motor Inn)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Luna Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We combined smart and stylish, custom designed furnishings with just enough 1960s "Motor Inn kitsch" to create a fun, whimsical atmosphere at La Luna Inn. The interior of our spacious guest rooms feature all new, custom designed furnishings, pillow-top mattresses, plush bedding, and modern amenities including flat screen TVs and wireless internet access. All in addition to free parking and complimentary light continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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