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“Enjoyable stay in San Francisco” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chelsea Motor Inn
Ranked #83 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay in San Francisco”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Chelsea Motor Inn is good value and in a great location. I was recommended to use it by my brother and sister-in-law, particularly for its free parking. This was the first stop on a wonderful California road trip, and was a great start to the journey

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

We did not expect a lot when we booked our stay here. Free wi-fi, free parking, prime location, easy access to restaurants, grocery shops and bus facilities, very clean rooms and good service. As another person has mentioned the decor is a little outdated, but it was not an issue at all. Recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay comfortably on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed here three nights while in San Francisco. The hotel is well situated, rooms are large and clean and the parking is onsite. We had a room facing the back of the hotel, so noise wasn't an issue. Lots of restaurants nearby. Bus stops close by. WiFi reception was sketchy at times. All in all, a good place to stay for the price. Staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LAO8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Just leaving here today after 3 night stay. Rooms very large and very clean. Decor little dated but who stays here and sits in the room all day?? Local to all amenities and plenty of bars and restaurants close by. All staff really helpful but special mention to Mohammed who helped us book trips and shuttle to airport. Would def recommend to others.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very good motel, quite cheap for the standard of San Francisco.
- with no pc desk if you need to print
- be care if you are on the first floor: very noisy street
- you've to walk 20 minutes to arrive to everywhere (use bus)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

stayed here for 2 nights in april, rooms are ok i found them very dark and the noise is so bad we had a room over the main road ' lombard street ' and asked if we could move to another room but was told no. the windows are so thin and the traffic is crazy its the main road to the golden gate bridge. the motel is out a little from the main buzz, but the streets around are nice with little coffee shops etc tho there are a lot of homeless/drunk people around. take a 10 minute walk down towards the bridge and you get the best views around tho for the 2 days we where there the fog covered the golden gate the whole time and if you drive over it mae sure you pay the toll where you pay is another thing other wise you will be hit with a nice fine from your car hire company.
all in all the motel is fine for price apart from not sleeping with the noise but who needs sleep !!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank H k
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Found out about this place from a co-worker who had been staying here regularly. Comfortable nicely appointed rooms. Nothing fancy, but free WiFi AND parking. A lot of places charge anywhere from $15 - $35 / night for parking. Lombard Street can get rather noisy and the one elevator is really slow. Plenty of restaurants and bars in the adjacent Cow Hollow and Marina District neighborhoods. If you are looking for no frills, clean, safe, and convenient accommodations for under $200/night (often under $150 depending on season, advance booking). A bargain in a city full of expensive hotels with plenty of add on charges.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brad M
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Property: Chelsea Motor Inn
Address: 2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2808
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#79 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Marina District, between Fillmore and Lombard. Centrally located in a bustling and crowded neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops and public transportation within walking distance. One mile away from Fisherman's Wharf or 25 min. walking distance.One block away is the Bus 30: takes you to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, China Town and Union Square. It is safe to walk and bike everywhere in the neighborhood. A few blocks away you will find a Bike Rental shop for $20.00 a day. It is just a few miles away from the Golden Gate Bridge and beaches. Weekends offer a lot of activity and a higher level of noise in the streets with young crowds around the hotel. We offer complimentary parking for one car per room. In the event all the parking spaces are taken, guest needs to be double park and leave their car keys at the Front Desk. ... more   less 
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