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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #57 of 231 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Not that fancy but very clean and well worth the price. Free parking is a big plus. Close to all areas of interest. We were concerned with street noise at night but it wasn't a factor. I would stay again. Check out the Irish bar across the street Lots of beers on tap

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

After a family member recommended the Columbus Motor Inn, our family of five stayed for five nights and were so pleased with the decision. Joe and the others at the front desk were personable and patiently helpful with many question of ours. The adjoining rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable and roomy. The inn was within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and the cable cars. The bus stopped in front of the inn and gave us easy access to the MUNI and the BART rail lines. A huge plus was the free parking. Another positive was Pat's Cafe around the corneri which provided us with delicious breakfasts. I spoke with several guests who were return visitors and if ever in San Francisco, we will stay at the Columbus again.

Room Tip: We stayed on the front and I enjoyed the neighborhood happenings which did not bother us.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor, I booked this hotel for a family vacation...I was not disappointed! We had room 213 and the King bed and queen bed (with a door to that room) fit us very well. The room was very spacious for San Francisco and very close to the F line, The Hilton,Marriott,Walgreens,Safeway and Trader Joes ,.You could walk to Fishermans wharf, and you are right by the end of the Powell-Hyde cable car line. The hotel was quieter at night than any other hotel I have ever stayed in..The bed was very comfortable. Our party of five was very happy with the choice and our San Fran vacation was fantastic! Front desk staff was courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

During our stay in San Francisco we were looking for a decent hotel close to Fisherman's Wharf at a reasonable price. This place was perfect for us. We arrived hours before our check in time and the room was already prepared which was great, our room was on the top floor and the view was of downtown and Coit Tower, probably one of the better views. The street is not too busy but I can imagine the street facing rooms are a little noisier, although they may get the sun in the morning. Breakfast is not included but Pat's cafe across the road was really nice and we went there three out of four mornings. Helpful service too. 5 minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf. We also looked at the Holiday Inn but was more expensive than the Motor Inn.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in May 2013, and having researched Trip Advisor prior to booking followed other travellers advice and asked for a quiet room at the back of the hotel. We had room 309, it is on the top level and faces a brick wall at the back so no view, but nice and quiet. The king size bed was very comfortable, air conditioning was a little noisy but ok. We hardly spent any time in the room though as there is so much to do in San Francisco! We loved the free wifi and free undercover parking at The Columbus. You can walk easily to Pier 39 on level ground, or Lombard St is close by but very steep walk up to the top. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby and a Walgreens just a few minutes walk on Columbus St. Service was pleasant and we had no issues at all during our stay, would definitely recommend and would stay here again if we return to San Francisco.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet, rooms at the front have a view of Columbus and passing traffic.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had trouble choosing a place in San Francisco that accommodated our budget, was close to attractions and had parking available and the Columbus Inn was perfect. The room was large and clean, had all the amenities, the location was close to a drug store, Starbucks and grocery plus walking distance to many attraction. Parking was easy and a bonus. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We traveled as a family in early June, and the Columbus Motor Inn was an ideal place for us to stay. It was very affordable without being cheap. The accommodations were very clean, parking was free and off the street, and the desk attendants were very helpful. The inn is at a central location close enough to walk to Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Ghirardelli Square. Our family would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1798
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
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#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $157 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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