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Presidio Inn & Suites
Ranked #210 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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“OK for a cold call”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I badly needed a room, having been refused my reservation (owner doesn't like people who complain and threw me out) at the America's Best Value Inn across Lombard. I was tired and cranky, so when they said they had an actual smoking area (not a smoking room), I was relieved.
Room was ok, not great. Microwave, fridge, coffee maker, flat screen. It worked for me because I smoke. I know, horrible. But it is difficult these days for those of us who do smoke. There was a large group of South Americans, a couple of Eastern Europeans and some Kiwis there, like me, for the America's Cup sailing. Everyone seemed ok with the sparse, but sociable, breakfast and mediocre accommodations in favor of enjoying San Francisco. If you want to be pampered, a fancy place where you will spend time in the room this is not the place for you.
The staff was friendly and there is an ashtray on the walkway on each floor, so it worked for me.
I got extra coffee every day and a late check-out, no charge.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

i booked this place last minute even after the very bad reviews... You must understand, there are some serious problems at this Hotel, however, there are some significant benefits..

Cons- as many people outlined, the room is terrible. Shower had no water pressure, Carpet has not been cleaned in years, a stench in the room and Wifi service was terrible. Little or no front desk services at all

Pro- Location.... ideally located close to Warf and various other bars and restaurants...whatever price you pay, it is really for the great location

My suggestion would be to book close to the Airport (cheaper rate) and take hotel shuttle to the BART (subway)... its around 30 mins ride into the Bay area and you ll save a lot of money and find a decent hotel. Whatever you do, dont stay in Oakland.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

the price is way to high for this area. the service is not existing. forget the breakfast, its not worth a dime and the patron of the house doesnt give a damn about you at all.

maybe you get attracted by the fact that the hotel seems (!) to be very close to the wharf - its not.
you have to walk uphill, downhill, left and right to get to the wharf so you will take the bus which means you could take a more decent hotel anywhere in san francisco which doesnt cost that much AND is nicer. so there is NO reason to stay here at all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Not a good place to stay. The other reviews I have read after staying there are true....the room run down stained carpet, the towel rack barely hanging on the wall in the bathroom. So noisy during the night, sounded like drunk people above and in the next room talking loudly and walking around. If you are a very sound sleeper and wear earplugs you might be ok. Front desk man was rude, and that was not a continental breakfast in anyway and there was no where to eat it. WiFi did not work most of the time. Go one or two streets off Lombard, there is better value and less traffic noise

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Berlin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Worst place ever – Do Not Book It.
First of all, it’s not a hotel but a motel, which gives something in evidence about quality. The wifi worked every other day and if it worked it was VERY slow (about five minutes to load a page).
Breakfast was a bit sparse and if they ran out of bread or jam or anything, they didn’t refill. So please help yourself, there’s plenty in the drawers and cupboards underneath the counter. One day, the bread was mildewed.
Very noisy because it’s directly next to a highly frequented street.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for one night and had friends who stayed down the road for a much nicer place that was cheaper.
In a nutshell: The people coming and going were questionable, the wifi didn't work, the TV didn't work, and the guy at the front desk wouldn't do anything to help. It is in a good location and has free parking, but that's all it had going for it. Don't stay if you can help it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was shocked by the state of this hotel when I got there. For the price I paid I expected much better. When we got there there were a few homeless people in the car park so we were a bit worried to leave our car there.

The hotel room itself is so depressing. It's very old fashioned, dark with stained carpets.

This must be the worst hotel I ever stayed.

When I tried to check out, the reception person wouldn't stop playing on his phone and completely ignored me. He just told me to put the keys in the box in front of him. I found that quite rude.

On top of that, he tried to sell us a whole day bus ticket for $38 when a 6 hour ticket for any bus, tram and train costs $2 in San Francisco.

Breakfast was terrible, we didn't even go. It's in the reception area with a few old croissants and he even ran out of coffee.

Please avoid this hotel. There are nicer hotels in the area.

I would never ever stay in this hotel again, still gives me chills when I think of it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Presidio Inn & Suites
Address: 2361 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2601
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #210 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and on the famous Lombard St - The Presidio Inn offers 24 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, with a wide range of extra amenities such as In-room Microwave/Refrigerator, Iron & Iron Board, Hairdryer, Coffee, and Satellite Cable/HBO. Enjoy free complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Free Local Calls & Parking. The Presidio Inn is a member of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. ... more   less 
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