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“Supersmall, noisy room, no fridge, lame wifi”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Marina Inn

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Marina Inn
Ranked #173 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Munich, Germany
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“Supersmall, noisy room, no fridge, lame wifi”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

First of all, there is no place where you can even stop to unload the luggage and some neighbours are quite aggressive if you want to stop i their driveway for a minute to unload... The reception was friendly and helpful, the room was small, shabby, there was just enough space to walk around the bed. No fridge, windows without curtains to 2 sides towards a dirty backyard.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great situation, very kind staff. the room are a little bit old fashioned but very confortable though! Very nice price too! Good value for money. I loved the fact that I only had to walk for only a couple of minutes to reach the seashore and the touristic wharf!
I highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at the Marina Inn for 3 nights in March. We were travelling with our 7 year old so we booked a triple room. We arrived in the morning and went to the hotel to leave our bags there, but the room was available, which was a pleasant surprise so we checked right in. The gentleman at the front desk was exceptionally helpful and friendly and really welcomed us to the hotel. It certainly has more of a bed and breakfast feel to it.
There is a simple complimentary breakfast, which started us off with juice, toast and fruit everyday.
The room was VERY clean. I have no complaints about the cleanliness of the room. The sheets were fresh and although the towels were thin, they were clean, along with the bathroom. The price we paid for this was great value. It is in a great location - with restaurants, and transportation options nearby. There is a famous California Mel's Diner nearby and the Inn is walking distance to the harbour, and and the famous Lombard Street. We walked from the hotel through Crissy Field to the Warming Station at the Golden Gate bridge and back in an afternoon.
The walls are thin, and were were woken once by a fellow guest playing music loudly. The front desk staff took this seriously though and it stopped very quickly.
All in all, a good stay. We don't expect the Ritz when we pay the price we did, and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor is dated and the carpets are old, but if you are like us and just need a clean room to rest your weary tourist head at night, with friendly and helpful service, this might be a good bet for you.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed for three nights at the Marina Inn and was pleasantly surprised. The room was very comfortable and clean. The location is good, close to food, the water and a nice park with views, away from the hustle and bustle. Wifi was a bit slow and breakfast was VERY basic so don't expect much in that regard. Would recommend a stay there though.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was admittedly hesitant about booking this place because of some awful reviews I read, none of which proved to be true during our stay. The room was beautiful! It was clean, nice sized, clean bathroom, beautiful window, giant mirror. The staff were nice and helpful. The breakfast was simple but perfect, however, I would encourage going as early as you can, since it is a very tiny room with very limited seating. I have no complaints, the location is PERFECT and safe and right next to many bus stops. We loved our stay here, it was a decent price too, would absolutely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Recently my boyfriend and I stayed for two nights at the Marina Inn on our way from Australia to Boston. We arrived earlier than the check in time and the gentleman at reception was more than helpful with assisting with our luggage into storage. From the moment of arrival we experienced impeccable service from the same man who helped us with tourist information and booking of a shuttle to the airport. The room was spacious and clean, the shower was perfect and the wifi worked well. The breakfast was basic but with Union St cafes only around the corner it was perfect for what we required.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. And thoroughly enjoyed. Location for public transport superb. You can hop on a bus almost everywhere in San Fran. Breakfast was good very small eating area, and traffic if staying in a room on main road is noisy but apart from that its a great little place and I would certainly go back in a heartbeat! Thanks guys!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Additional Information about Marina Inn

Property: Marina Inn
Address: 3110 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3009
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #173 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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