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Lombard Motor Inn
Ranked #77 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Location,Location”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Considering this is a budget priced motel, it is great value for money, it's a little bit dated, but the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Only a few blocks ( uphill) to the famous part of Lombard street, and about 15 minutes walk to pier 39. Cable cars are also lose, free parking. Great value for the budget conscious. There is a diner about 1 block down the road which has absolutely the best breakfast I have ever had. We are staying here again in December this year.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Lombard Motor Inn is located 4 blocks walk from Ghirardelli Square and an easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf or Pier 39. It's convenient to bus stops and only 3 blocks from the free Presidio Shuttle. It IS a bit of an uphill hike to the famous part of Lombard Street, but good exercise.

The hotel isn't fancy to enter - no actual lobby but more of a reception desk and an elevator next to the parking garage. Parking is FREE! And the hotel itself is a great deal as we paid $126 + tax (AAA rate) in July for a good sized 2 double bed room. The room had a huge dresser, flat screen TV, small breakfast table with 2 chairs and was fairly roomy for San Francisco. The beds have memory foam and are comfortable. It's fairly clean - nothing glaring that a bit of vacuuming wouldn't fix. If you get a room in the back, there's no traffic noise and it looks out on a quiet space between buildings. Recommend 3rd floor because we heard walking upstairs.

There's no facilities but there is in room coffee and free (slowish) WiFi. There are 2 unsecured garages under the building. The going rate for parking at hotels in the area looked to be around $25 and hotels such as the Days Inn right down the block charged a lot more. There are small cafe's across the street for breakfast. It's not the best neighborhood, but we felt safe walking back at night. So, while the hotel is average, for the price and location it's a good deal.

Room Tip: 3rd floor with a view, try rooms 303 or 302.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

I'm normally stay in the higher end hotel chains and veer away from any establishment with the name 'motel'. Since my husband and I were traveling with a budget conscience couple we opted to stay at the Lombard Motel because of the reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. The Lombard is not a fancy place but it is clean and the price is good. It is older but the rooms have been renovated. The woman who checked us in was great. I cannot remember her name sadly. However the woman Misty who checked us out was awful. She talked down to my husband and I. I am a huge advocate of proper customer service and Misty does not seem to understand what good customer service is. Regardless of the nastiness of Misty, I would stay at the Lombard again and will probably try a motel again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Nice, clean and quiet, with parking. 100 dollars a night. Well worth it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stayed in a recently remodelled room. Very nice! With free parking.
It takes 25 minutes walking to fishermans warff.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

the place is getting a facelift in the lobby, howere we totally enjoyed our three day stay clean safe and near the bus routes with free parking

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Chico, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This was my fourth stay at this Hotel and it will not be my last. I stayed there before the renovation and it was a great deal then. I love the new mattresses , the flat screen TV and the balcony. It's an easy walk to the Wharf and to several great restaurants. The free parking is extra bonus.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Lombard Motor Inn
Address: 1475 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3111
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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:
#9 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#65 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#72 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lombard Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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