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“Great value for a great location.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
Ranked #37 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great value for a great location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a clean, spacious budget hotel in a great part of San Francisco. It has plenty of free parking and easy access to public transportation. It is also walking distance to great eateries. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is a great place to stay if you are just looking for a place to park your car and sleep while exploring San Francisco.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jeri j
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Cow Hollow Motor Inn is located away from the downtown area but is still convenient to good easy walking. Just 10 -15 minutes to Fisherman's Wharf or Crissy Field. Shopping district on Union St or Chestnut St. just around the corner. Many good restaurants in the immediate area for lunch or dinner. Free parking inside basement.
If you plan a longer stay you should opt for the Cow Hollow Suites located around the corner on Chestnut St. The suites have full kitchens, living room with fireplace and dining area. If you get a room on the third floor you will also have a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Quite pleasant for an extended stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on Steiner St or Chestnut St to avoid the early morning traffic noise during week day...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ned M
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Enjoyed our stay, wish we had longer!! perfect location, close to restaurants, free parking, we walked to fisherman's wharf. Close to public transport and hop on and off tour buses.
Comfortable rooms, would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lifeofbriens
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Center
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84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Driving to San Francisco from the Midwest we found the hotel prices in the city to be more than we had budgeted for and then they charged extra for parking. I booked rooms out in Berkeley and the plan was to take the BART train into town. Come to find out, the BART was threatening a strike while we were to be there. So Plan B was to find a place downtown.
Thanks to Trip Advisor we settled on the Cow Hollow Motor Inn. Free parking in their garage and right on Lombard street.
A very small lobby but staff was extremely helpful. Crissy at the front desk was especially helpful. We took the Muni buses on their recommendations. Everything worked out fine.
This hotel is right across the street from Mel's Diner. Was surrounded by restaurants of various kinds.
Our room was very roomy and clean though dated somewhat. TV was old but we didn't go to SF to watch TV.
My only complaint was that the WiFi had a terrible signal. Had to stand at the window in order for it to work.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sunshine810
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Smithfield, North Carolina
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91 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were only here one night and thought the motor inn was a good place to stay. The staff was extremely helpful, and recommended great local restaurants. We used the Big Bus hop on
hop off and the pickup was across the street down one block in front of KFC. Basic rooms, comfty and clean. One street behind the motor inn is Chestnut? - a great street for small cafe's and very trendy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rags12
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Pomfret, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I don't have much to add to the other reviews. The location was great and close to all kinds of restaurants. The room we had was a good size and the bed was comfortable. The cons would be that we were right across from the ice machine and close to the elevators so there was some noise but not enough to keep us awake. The staff were all friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank donnaMaria265
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Norway
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

It turned out to be difficult to find reasonably priced hotels in San Francisco. Based on reviews here we chose this Motor Inn. The location was very good, we could walk to Fisherman's wharf and there were plenty of good restaurants in the area. The room was a bit outdated, but the cleanliness was good. We had a room facing the backyard. There was a little bit of street-noise, but we had no trouble sleeping. Reception staff was helpful and welcoming. Free parking and free wifi!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Marie M
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Property: Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
Address: 2190 Lombard St, Between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123-2713
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
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Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#75 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Cow Hollow Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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