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“Great price and location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lombard Motor Inn

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Lombard Motor Inn
Ranked #79 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great price and location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2009

Free parking! Only a couple of blocks walk from Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. There are several cheap breakfast places right around the hotel, as well as a little grocery. The hotel was quiet and priced well.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2009

The room was large and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is no breakfast but within walking distance of some restaurants, A very nice service is free underground parking. We got to the hotel, parked the car and rode the trolley and bus to all the sites we wanted to see. The rooms at the back of the hotel (not facing the street) are very quiet.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2009

This hotel has got only one advantage: its prime location. The hotel is easy to find and it is situated in a very convenient spot on Lombard Street. Yet, the hotel has no other good quality. The rooms at the front side facing the street have a balcony but you are not allowed to smoke in any of them. I was dissapointed to hear that I had to pay and sign a $75 contract that would ensure I did not smoke in the room or harm anything. Paying the $75 fee and also $93 for the single room for a one night stay seemed useless to me. The receptionist who spoke with an unclear english accent, insisted that they would accept no other payment than credit card. The rooms were relatively small and the windows were kept open all day to ensure that the room was free of odor. The room was indeed odorless but was very cold to sleep in! There was a heater, but eventhough it was kept on all night, it did not warm the entire room. I believe I would have been warmer and comfier if I had slept in my own car! The hotel was not quiet as it seemed and because it is situated on a busy street you would have to hear the traffic and car noises in your sleep. The parking lot underneath the hotel is very small and narrow. I hardly parked my car without difficulty. It looked like a garage but it had no garage door! They suggested not to leave any valuable items in the car because it was open all night and they had no security guards to watch the cars. There is no difference between parking your car there or on the street. The hotel offers no breakfast and there is no near restaurant to buy your breakfast early in the morning. I was not content with the hotel staff either, they were not friendly nor welcoming. Overall, I would not recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2008

Visit 9th & 10th November 2008 and again 14th & 15th.
This is a good clean hotel that is convenient to the Water and the City.Across the street you can get an excellent breakfast. It is on route 101 so is easy to find and there is free car parking.
If you like walking you can walk to the beach and harbor in 10 minutes, about 20 minutes to the Italian area (avoid direct confrontation with the hills) and you can hop on a bus (drivers very helpful) to anywhere in the city.

  • Liked — NOt that I liked but that I disliked nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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Prince Edward Island
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2008

This hotel is a great little gem of a place. Very safe area, walk within one block to the bus stop which takes you a few more blocks to the Fisherman's Wharf area.

Rooms were very clean, and done so daily. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful, with information, and maps.

I would recommend staying here for sure as the price is great, area safe and the hotel is better than some of the more expensive ones in the area!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No Breakfast or Restaurant
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2008

What a GREAT Find!

CHEAPER Than Everything We Looked at...AND INCLUDES PARKING! (none of the other hotels we looked at did, most of them charge 30.00 a day for parking)

VERY VERY CLEAN!
NICE SPACIOUS ROOM!
WONDERFUL STAFF!

I recommend people to this hotel anytime someone I know is going to San Fran!

Stayed August 2007
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lynnwood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2008

With reviews we read here and other places, we picked this place. It was everything you said it was. It's true. It didn't take long to get anywhere. I love the styles of the buildings so it was eye-candy the whole way. True too, you can get to the roof. It's not locked. (Shhh, I don't want them to lock it.). The VERY comfortable pillows and Serta mattress really came in handy after all of the walking we did. I only saw a few guests ever. The sign showed NO vacancy and it was really quiet. Parking in the basement, easy open access to the street. The price is very affordable for San Francisco. We would definately stay there again. I have included photos. One is from our private balcony. One from the room. Oh, and the balcony for the pic of the sign. Yes, it was right off our balcony!

  • Liked — Clean, the room had everything we needed. Nice balcony separate from other people.
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lombard Motor Inn
Address: 1475 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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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:
#8 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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