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Buena Vista Motor Inn
Ranked #118 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent location and quiet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

The best of this hotel is the location (near fisherman wharf, Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard street), the free parking and the view from the balcony. The service was good and so the breakfast (pastries and juice). It is difficult to find restaurants near so you should have dinner after return to the hotel.
If we go again to SFO, we will stay there.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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South Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Perfect location for our 7 day vacation. It was within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and 3 blocks from the restaurants, bars and shops on Union St as well as walking distance to restaurants and bars on Chestnut St.

The staff, from the chambermaids to Robert and Dennis at the front desk, to Andrew the general manager all were great.

Don't spend the extra money on the tourist trap hotels in Fisherman's Wharf, stay here instead.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights here and enjoyed every minute views where breathe taking and couldn't fault nothing ,the hotel was just a little tried but so have a lot of hotels so can't be negative a that there was a continental breakfast every morning I would stay here again and the free parking was a bonus up the road 26 dollars a day.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank Alison L
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Australia
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights in December. I enjoyed our stay, the staff, the location, easy access to transport, the only negative was the beds where very uncomfortable. They have 2 nice guest areas, the foyer, or there is a nice area on the 3rd floor

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Buena Vista has it all for a satisfactory, low-cost rooms close to all the special spots in San Francisco. Nothing fancy but with courteous service, clean rooms and the money-saving extra- advantage of free parking, BV works best for business or tourists who don't come to SF to stay in their hotel. Over the years BV honors return customers with special rates. Money saving, great location, even a continental breakfast proves that there are bargains plus amenities available in a very expensive area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Evelyn P
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

A little overpriced for the state of it. The old lady is a bit tired and in need of a refurbish! Having said that, it is very close to everything, had a great friendly staff and THE comfiest bed I have slept in for a long time. Your $ is about the location, not so much the hotel I think. The secret garden is a nice place to go and enjoy the ruby breasted hummingbirds. A cosy place, but a bit overpriced, enjoyed my stay none the less. Very close to the famous "wiggly" Lombard street.....if you don't mind walking uphill aways. Put on your joggers! Also about a 20 minute walk to the famous pier 39 shopping and food area. Try the pubs along the way!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights at the end of our honeymoon after travelling up the coast from Las Vegas.

The free parking attracted us initially but also the price of the hotel. It's on Lombard street which is very busy but we were offered a room overlooking the street or at the back with no view. We chose the street and it was quiet at night. It's about a 15-20 minute walks to Fisherman's wharf and we found this to be no problem.

The room was clean and of a good size and shower worked really well.

There are good breakfast places or you can walk to the Marina and a liquor store very near to the hotel.

All in all excellent value for money for San Francisco.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Property: Buena Vista Motor Inn
Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3113
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 #118 of 228 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):
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