We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Reasonable room, ok location...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Coach Motor Lodge

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Save
You added Red Coach Motor Lodge to your Saves list
Red Coach Motor Lodge
700 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA CA 94109   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #108 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Reasonable room, ok location...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel is not in the best part of town, there are quite a few homeless and crazies about in the area, but the really helpful lady behind the reception gave us a few area to avoid and which roads to take best to get to Union Square. It's also close to Van Ness so you get get around the city quite fast (if the lights are with you!).

I felt secure in this hotel, the doors were under watch from the reception and buzzed in on entry.

The rooms were basic, but very clean and confortable. There was an odd smell unfortunately in our room, a bit like second hand/thrift stores. We got used to it.

There is no breakfast at this place so don't get disappointed, probably the best aspect of this hotel is the central location and free parking, which can be up to $50 for some of the bigger hotels!

The wifi was intermittent on the second floor, but still, it's worth the elevated height away from the road which can be noisy.

Also, as a novelty value, you get and old style key (reminds me of an Alcatraz key) so it's not the most modern hotel.

I'm not saying i wouldn't stay here again, I would just check out some other places first.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms are the way forward!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Xenosapien
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

149 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Paris, France
Level Contributor
64 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I stayed 4 nights and it was a pleasure. First of all staff member was really nice. She gave me a lot of very useful information about the city and she was really helpful during all my stay. Rooms are very large, clean and comfortable. We booked a room here because the parking was free (very rare in San Francisco) and it's quite well located (not so far from Union Square).

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ThomasFNLO
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ludhiana, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in mid November. I have seen people raise there eyebrows when they learn this hotel is situated in Tenderloin area (which is considered a bit shady area). I too was reluctant to stay there but post my stay I experienced that it was not that badly located. Means this hotel on eddy street which is very near to Van Ness road (Just a block away). So when we walk out the hotel just go toward van ness street, immediately you are out of tenderloin.

The bus stop is just around the corner on Van ness. Yes you see homeless people around but just for a minute while you are walking towards Van ness, that's all. I walked alone at 9 pm to the hotel, no issues. Just walk like a resident not visitor.

The rooms were very clean and tidy. Bed comfortable and wifi excellent. Wifi was excellent on first floor (there are no rooms on ground floor). Free Car parking, which is very safe and secured. Hotel staff was cooperative. Jane and her sister were very helpful and polite, had good knowledge about the city tours and provided decent advise.

KFC is located opposite the hotel. Union square is walking distance and you can find many nice restaurants and eating places nearby. I loved Chipotle Mexican Grill food chain, I think it was on 232 O'farrell st. You can get a delicious and healthy meal in $8 (burrito). I would recommend this hotel if you are not biased with Tenderloin area. Its a real value for money deal and absolutely safe hotel to stay.

Room Tip: All room are good.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Arayman22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I have just come back from a pleasant stay at the Red Coach. We had driven up from LA for a Raiders game and wanted to spend a few nights in San Fran before game day. For what you pay, the Red Coach is a great hotel, especially considering parking is included (we made the same trip last year and ended up paying a fortune for parking at another hotel). The ladies at the front desk were lovely and the room was pretty spacious, and clean and tidy. It is true that the neighborhood is a little sketchy, but if we didn't want to walk through the heart of the neighborhood we walked up/down Van Ness, which seems perfectly safe and got us to the same group of bars and restaurants in the Tenderloin. We stayed in a room on the second floor, and to get to the elevator to get there, you have to press a buzzer and the person at reception has to see you through the intercom before they let you in, so it has secure entry. The cleaning ladies were a little over zealous and entered our room immediately after knocking one morning..so be warned! But it really wasn't a big deal.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to someone looking for a reasonably priced hotel with parking. Possibly with the exception of recommending it to a single female if you are going to be walking around the hotel.
Overall it was a very good stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mandacurrell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Monterey, CA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

First, we read the good reviews here, and found this to be the best rate $109 with FREE parking downtown SF in this price range. (Sketchy neighborhood, however.) Our room was very clean, large, with a comfortable bed. A little worn around the edges, but clean and well-maintained. Then I left behind a prized possession. Jane, at the front desk, and the housekeeper did find it (honest staff), but I ended up saying "too much hassle, forget it." Imagine my surprise a week or so later when it arrived well-packaged in my mail! When I called to thank her, Jane refused reimbursement. What a great gal! (I sent her something anyway, so we were both pleasantly surprised.)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank carolMonterey_CA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow
Level Contributor
176 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Ok, I said to myself that I would be positive about this hotel, and I will try to hold that thought. Positives first then. The staff member when arriving was very friendly and welcoming. She appeared knowledgeable about SF and could answer any questions we had, providing maps, tips and opinions.

The room itself, well, the whole place was a little dated, but well kept and very clean. Decent sized bed, made every day with clean towels toiletries replenished. Good shower and wc area. No tea or coffee facilities though, which would have been good. Shop across the street sold decent morning coffee though. Free Wi-Fi too, which dropped occasionally, but generally worked fine.

Ok. The reasons for the three rating. Throughout the night, the street noise is horrendous. People arguing and fighting, traffic constantly moving and deliveries throughout. I was woken each of the three nights by the same man and woman having the same verbal exchange. I was near the point of actually going out and shouting to shut up, but thought better of it. This decision was further informed by the fact this hotel is in tenderloin. Not pretty. Now this has nothing to do with the hotel, as it is simply unfortunate. I didn't feel unsafe, it just gives that impression. Unfortunately, methamphetamine has played a huge role in destroying the lives of a lot of people in this area, and it shows. No one seems threatening, but it simply feels a bit off-putting.

I should say that if this upsets, then you really can work around it as the hotel is placed very handily for buses & cable cars along Geary, Van Ness and O' Farrell. Union Square is absolutely walkable and we also walked to Mission from the Red Coach.

Anyway, I digress. To recap, yes, I would recommend the hotel, based on all the good points, but I would make any traveller aware of its geography. Good work from the hotel staff & owners, I wouldn't want them to lose business because of their seemingly powerless situation.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
3 Thank ElCartoharvetta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enschede, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
111 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our 2 nights here. San Francisco is an amazing city! We almost fell in love with it! Staff is very helpfull and friendly they even drew us a 2 day itinerary! Rooms are good enough, iTS basic and there is no fridge, coffee maker or microwave. But beds are comfortable, there is cable tv and wifi in the room.

It can be a bit noisy at night and the area is not the best in SF. I think enough has been said about the Tenderloin district. We walked twice from the hotel to the city center via the Van Ness avenue. If you like walking its Perfectly safe! The parking lot seems small but they also have space underground. Would definately stay here again!


Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Baskotter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these San Francisco hotels
SoMa
The Mosser
The Mosser
#100 of 233 in San Francisco
4.0 of 5 stars 1,936 reviews
Encore Express Hotel
#153 of 233 in San Francisco
3.0 of 5 stars 193 reviews
Union Square
The Grant Hotel
The Grant Hotel
#129 of 233 in San Francisco
3.5 of 5 stars 766 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
SoMa
San Francisco Inn
San Francisco Inn
#130 of 233 in San Francisco
3.5 of 5 stars 90 reviews
Union Square
The Herbert Hotel
The Herbert Hotel
#89 of 233 in San Francisco
3.5 of 5 stars 871 reviews
Union Square
Park Hotel
Park Hotel
#132 of 233 in San Francisco
3.5 of 5 stars 843 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Red Coach Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Red Coach Motor Lodge

Address: 700 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Red Coach Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Red Coach Motor Hotel San Francisco

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
#