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2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2504
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#90 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
Historic Hotel in San Francisco, California Founded by the son of a Calfornia Gold Rush miner, the Marina Motel was built to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in the late 1930's. Designed as one of San Francisco’s first “motor-hotels” for the dawning of the automobile age, each room in this quaint Mediterranean-style motel has a private garage beneath the rooms, (courtyard garages are subject to size restrictions so guest are directed by the front desk to choose a garage that best fits their vehicle). Our 36 guestrooms and three suites are uniquely decorated with warm, stylish touches to make you feel at home. Our quaint courtyard, surrounded by colorful cascading flowers and a cobblestone driveway, offers a relaxing place to chat with friends. Flower boxes overflowing with fragrant blossoms adorn the windows adding European cottage charm. San Francisco’s top attractions are located within walking distance or a short bus ride from the Marina Motel The Marina Motel is still family-owned and operated today by the original owner’s granddaughter. For the past 70 years the Marina Motel has provided a beautiful and friendly place to stay while visiting San Francisco.
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4everjung wrote a review Aug 2020
Placerville, California145 contributions69 helpful votes
What a find. This motel possesses all of the charm you would expect of a boutique motel. The rooms/suites are clean and comfortable. We stayed in a king unit with full kitchen (kitchen had everything you need to prepare a meal along with a k-pod coffee maker, microwave, toaster, full fridge with freezer, oven and range, utensils, etc.) off the court yard. There is free onsite parking in individual garages; a rarity in The City. The location is ideal near the Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts and within walking distance to some amazing restaurants that have adjusted to outdoor dining during COVID-19. Keep in mind that this facility was originally built back in the 1930's and the garages do not accommodate today's larger and wider vehicles. I have a smaller VW and was worried that I would hit my side mirrors when pulling in, fortunately I didn't. All units are upstairs, so if you have mobility issues, this might not be the place for you. The internet is also available long with cable TV. We did notice that there were no phones in our room. We were down on business and plan to return for relaxation and leisure.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Katy T wrote a review Aug 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota11 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
If you want to stay somewhere very nice and very affordable, please don't hesitate to pick this one. From the moment you meet the owners at the front desk, you feel right at home. It is family-owned and run, and they were very welcoming and helpful. For example, when something was wrong with the cold water not coming out of our kitchen faucet, we told them and they fixed it quickly and with a smile. The rooms themselves are super cute and comfortable; the bed was soft and we always felt well-rested. The full kitchen was so nice to have as we liked being able to cook some of our meals. The bathroom was lovely and updated. There was free parking in actual garage stalls, which was very nice to have as a lot of places don't have any sort of free parking. TIP: make sure to ask for a courtyard-facing room; Lombard Street, where the motel is located, is very busy and can be loud, and so I would assume the rooms facing the street would hear some of that noise. The best way to book with them is on their website or by calling them; it will make sure you get what you want without any sort of confusion. Do not hesitate to book here, I promise you won't regret it!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Book on their website or over the phone and ask for a courtyard-facing room. It will greatly...
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Greg T wrote a review Aug 2020
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We cancelled our plans to visit SF due to the corona virus. This is the only hotel that charged us to cancel 3 months in advance. We plan on going to SF after the pandemic is over, but will not stay at Marina Motel.
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Date of stay: August 2020
leisuregirl3 wrote a review Aug 2020
SF Bay area8 contributions6 helpful votes
My partner and I rented the queen room with a kitchen facing the courtyard. The exterior of the motel with the flower boxes, the bougainvillea, and the profuse flowering pots was reminiscent of small inns and hotels that i've stayed at in Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, etc). We were utterly delighted by the charm of the room itself. It felt more like a one bedroom apartment, with the kitchen fully equipped which was especially useful as we were buying takeout and eating in. The wood trim in the room, the vintage look of the kitchen, even the hardware in the doors were all of the period of late 30's. Everything was spotlessly clean, the bathroom with the mosaic tiled shower stall was updated, and the bedding, mattress, pillows were very comfortable. It was such a lovely experience- I even started imagining myself living there. Among the other plusses were that the location is very convenient on Lombard. Chestnut street is one block parallel with Lombard St with yummy restaurants like A16 and Super Duper burgers and a number of sushi places. Marina supermarket is also close by with a very extensive selection considering its size and the motel is a hop, jump, and skip to the Presidio and Chrissy Fields. Also, the garages are conveniently built beneath the rooms so your car can be parked with a level of security. The motel also provides guests with a lock for the garage door which would be something to consider if your room is facing Lombard street. While the entrance to the garage is narrow, the interior is quite spacious. Overall, the motel is a fantastic value especially if you are looking for charm, character, and a different experience from big chains or even boutique hotels. I was so happy to have stayed there!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: get a room facing the courtyard...it's quieter and safer to park your car
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JamieJW wrote a review Aug 2020
Quakertown, Pennsylvania1,844 contributions176 helpful votes
Such a beautiful motel in San Francisco on Lombard St. The motel has the look and feel of old Italy. Built by the son of a California Gold Rush miner, the historic Marina Motel was built to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in the late 1930's and is still run by the same family. The motel is located between Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge in the popular Marina District, the Marina Motel offers a one-of-a-kind, old world experience. The first impression one has upon stepping into the motel's cobblestone courtyard is the feeling of being in Italy. The room we were given is more like a small apartment. Large room with a queen size bed, a chair for relaxing and a dresser for clothes. There is a full kitchen that looks original to the 1930's and well maintained. A beautiful updated bathroom with a full tile shower. Room and bath were very clean. Kitchen looked out into a sweet little garden with a lemon tree in full fruit. Great location, close to the coast where you can see the Golden Gate Bridge. Fun spot. Fantastic bakeries and restaurants within walking distance. Service was fine, checking in was easy and will stay there the next time in San Francisco.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$109 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Marina Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lyon Street Steps (0.2 miles), Letterman Digital and New Media Arts Center (0.3 miles), and Reed & Greenough (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marina Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Marina Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Marina Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marina Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Home Plate, Super Duper Burgers, and Delarosa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marina Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, Filipino, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Marina Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.2 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (2.4 miles), and Battery Spencer (4.2 miles).