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Francisco Bay Inn
Ranked #144 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Recommend”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, the room included free parking which is at a premium in San Fran.
The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, if I was being picky, the rooms are a little smaller than the other rooms we stayed in the USA and not much room for the kids to spread out in but the bathroom is huge.
The 1 breakfast we had only included pastries which were not fresh, the girl came in a couple of times saying the fresh pastries order was coming but there was only 15 mins before breakfast time finished. As we only went to 1 breakfast it is hard to say if this is the norm.
The hotel is in a great location, walking distance to the top end of Lombart St and the hop on hop off bus stop is just 50m down the road.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Faribault, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We like this hotel. Very nice receptionist. They were very helpful with booking trips and questions. Breakfast was good. Close to the piers. Only complaint is the wall paper was loose in some areas but it was clean. We would recommend this hotel and would return again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, California
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

excellent location
very nice receptionist, kindly change our room from queen bed to a king one
very small rooms: it is very very small but good that you have refrig/microwave
very noisy even at nights, noise from upper levels, water plumps, street, etc.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

First of all, this location is superb. It's very close to Fisherman Wharf, Lombart St., and Union district. The breakfast does not taste like cheap breakfast you usually get from hotel. Although the hotel is not big, but it's always clean.
If there's any complain, I'd say it's the parking lot which is pretty tight. Considering the location, it's acceptable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Kent, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

When we arrived about 8:00 p.m. they could not find our reservation, which we made just a few days earlier. They had no other rooms available. Not a happy experience. The desk clerk did find us a room at another motel several blocks away, for the same rate. Nevertheless, we cannot recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Meridian, Idaho
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I met our two kids in San Francisco for a short visit to see the 49ers play their last game at Candlestick Park. We booked a room at the Francisco Bay Inn because it was close to Fisherman's Wharf and reasonably priced. We'll be sure to book here again on future visits to the city. Alex went above and beyond to help us when we found that we had left our game tickets at home - letting us use her personal laptop to access our e-mail to reprint them. Govinda was very helpful as well. The room was large and very clean and the linens and towels were changed every day. Yes, it can be a bit noisy - but the property is located on Lombard Street, not out in the sticks! Plus, earplugs are provided for those who are bothered by the street noise. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Portland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

My family of seven and I had arrived to this "inn" on December 26th, the day after Christmas. My parents and I are from portland and we have never as a family come to San Francisco. We planned this trip 2 weeks in advance with our family which consisted of 4, my uncle, my two aunts, and my cousin. My uncle had reserved the two rooms which connect due to the door in the middle of both rooms, this was 2 weeks in advance. We arrived to in the morning around 11:30, we were early but wanted to start on San Fran early. The manager greeted us with smiles telling us unfortunately we were early but could check us in at 3 pm which was our planned check in time, but we assured the manager we would be back between 7 and 8 pm, in which she then suggested a couple restaurants ( go to Golo's, best food ever.) we had a fantastic day around the city. We arrive to the inn around 7:30pm. A newer girl greeted us from behind the counter. We gave our names. She informs us our rooms, which we had reserved 2 weeks in advance and given the credit card number to reserve said rooms, is not available due to the guest prior to our arrival having decided to stay longer. Checkout each day is 11am, we arrived at 11:30am, they would have known if an issue was at hand. The girl suggested we stay at a sister hotel, Nob hill, which my uncle and aunt had stayed in previously and had a terrible experience. She then suggests the same room setup we had originally asked for just without the connecting doors. We took it, and paid for it. The rooms were not side by side, they distanced with a long hall. We went back to the receptionist, told her we wanted our money back. She then replies that she is not able to return our money until 48 hours. That is understandable, she then starts to back track and say the charges will still be made, not giving us a definite answer whether the rooms were charged or not. My uncle literally had to tell her to write that there would be no charges as to show proof. She would not call her manager, which she had been doing throughout the night, she did not once apologize. We thought the worst was over once we left. My aunt calls the credit card company to see what she could do. The credit card company informs her that this "inn"had been charging her since Christmas!" Bottom line, we got charged twice fir a room we never stayed in.This place is a scam! They will swindle you, stay away.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Francisco Bay Inn
Address: 1501 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3113
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #144 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Francisco Bay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on San Francisco's famous Lombard Street - home to the Golden Gate Bridge and 'The Crookedest Street in the World' - The Francisco Bay Inn provides spacious, comfortable accommodation for thousands of travelers each year. Our recently renovated rooms coupled with our excellent service will help make the Francisco Bay Inn a special part of your stay in San Francisco. Our amenities include FREE parking, FREE limited breakfast, FREE wireless high-speed internet access, In-room microwave / refrigerator, In-room iron / ironing board, cable TV, and FREE tour pickup. The Francisco Bay Inn is AAA approved and a member of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. ... more   less 
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