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“Everything i needed.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Buena Vista Motor Inn
Ranked #115 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Everything i needed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Helpful staff, good internet connection. Geat sized beds, nice bathroom except for faulty bath plug and couldnt have a bath only a shower. Breakfasts were light and adequate and parking was very handy indeed for Frisco. Great location, easy walk to Pier 39 and some useful restaurants about. All in all a fab place and will be going back soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Clean and comfotable motel on lombard street within walking distance to most places.Unfortunately the breakfast was one of the poorest we have come across not much to eat and not very healthy food to start the day with, hardly any room to eat it apart from your room. Price was very good for the location and staff extremely helpful.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 4th floor on the inside of the hotel no traffic noise heard.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, Virginia
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75 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I couldn't be happier with my decision to stay here for two nights. The price can't be beat plus when you throw in free parking it puts it over the top. The only reason this isn't five stars is because of how loud the traffic is if your room is near the road. I'm not for sure if all the rooms are near the road but ours was right on Lombard and it sounds like a racetrack day and night there. However, even with that being said I plan to stay here again if I ever venture to San Francisco again. The staff were all great and helpful. The room had a nice size bathroom, the bed was average with a microwave but no fridge.

One suggestion that helped us get a discount was to use the promo code "MAN" when booking the room. This was for the manager's special and it saved us some money! So in summary if you can put up with the noise then you'll be fine here!

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms by the street if possible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had 2 rooms at the motor inn. Very reasonable prices for its location .Both were basic but clean and spacious. Plenty of parking spaces which are free whic is amuse for San fran, as parking is very very expensive. Location is great , only 10 mins from Fishy Wharf and also near Mel's diner for breakfast . Would recommend this hotel , ex specially if you have a vehicle.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We chose the hotel due to its location and price. The location was great. The hotel itself was awful. The hotel smelled bad, our room had a broken window (which was taped together) and the rooms had paper thin walls. Hotel was loud at night, made it impossible to sleep. Manager extremely rude. Would not recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed in this hotel on our 2010 trip to SanFran. The accomodation is simple but clean. There are vendor machines in the aisles and a parking lot. You also have a breakfast with muffins and coffee every morning. The location is great.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We travelled as a family. The hotel was clean, the beds were comfortable. The complementary breakfast included pastries, fruit, tea and coffee. The breakfast area is in the Lobby, there are no tables to eat at, so be early, so you can sit on one of the three seat lounge suites. Free parking in central San Francisco is a very good feature. It is a 20-25 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf. There are a number of good restaurants nearby. Can't get much better value in central San Francisco.we would stay again. The photo of the Golden Gate bridge from the upper level, must have been taken from the top rung of a step ladder, however this is of little issue, the hotel is well located.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Buena Vista Motor Inn
Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Motor Inn is an exceptional value hotel, offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, a convenient Lombard Street location in San Francisco's Marina, and exciting Bay Area packages. ... more   less 
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