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“Good location, nice hotel”
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Chelsea Motor Inn
Ranked #80 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Chelsea Motor Inn has a great location - it's a 5-10 minute taxi ride or a 40 minute walk to Fishermans Wharf and Union Square. We had breakfast at Mel's a Diner everyday and loved it there. The hotel itself is very nice. We had an easy check in. Our room was great, it was VERY big and so was the bathroom. It was very clean too. Only thing to mention is that is it very noisy if your room is on Lombard Street. I'd read reviews beforehand advising of this but we didn't quite know what to expect until we arrived. Take some ear plugs!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Chelsea on July 15-17. We had a large 2 queen bed room on the 1st floor. Room was very spacious, beds were comfortable, shower was great. With free parking, free internet and 10% off for breakfast at a restaurant a block away, who could beat it? We took the Big bus tour and there was a stop on the next block. Very happy and satisfied with the stay and service at the motel.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
2  Thank Randi D
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed here recently with my daughter and her two sons. The room was clean large for San Francisco we had a distant view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the street noise was not a problem. No fridge but coffee maker free WIFI and parking which was a big plus.Bathroom clean beds comfortable. Yes the room was a bit tired looking and could do with an update. Staff helpful with maps at the ready and happy to share their local knowledge. Great location on bus route and easy walk to great restaurants and Ihop for breakfast, ask reception for directions to great Pizza eatery. We walked to the Golden Gate Bridge which took about 45mins pram pushing and came across The Walt Disney Museum do not miss this is fantastic.Chelsea Motor Inn is good value and I would stay again maybe refurbishment is in the plan.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Vera K
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spent one night at the Chelsea and was very disappointed. This property is rundown and in desperate need of overhaul. Old TV, old beat up furniture and uncomfortable mattress. On the plus side: free WIFI, free parking and a quiet room if you ask for one off the busy streets. This property has sister hotels that have been refurbished, are down a few blocks and are the same price. I recommend checking them out.

Room Tip: When parking make sure ALL of your belongings are removed from your car. The parking is unsecure.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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manager0101, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Dear lipstick,

We regret to hear you were disappointed with the furniture and are aware of the situation. We are working to make some changes in the coming months. We hope this will not stop you for coming back on your next visit to San Francisco.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were concerned about noise at a busy intersection, as I am a light sleeper. The front desk suggested a king room with a rollaway, as the rooms with two beds all face the street. We did not have a view fro our interior room, but the room was very quiet. It was close to transportation and restaurants and the free parking was great. The City Map available at the front desk was great and showed all the Muni bus routes. The hotel is very clean, the WIFI worked fine for us, and we probably would not consider another hotel when visiting San Franciscon in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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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
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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
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Additional Information about 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: $127 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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