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“Convenient but nothing special”
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Nob Hill Motor Inn
Ranked #136 of 231 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The free parking is definitely a bonus and it's on a bus line, so it's convenient. The family suite was large with a king bed and two double (queen?) beds, but there was a musty smell which the cleaning staff over-sprayed with air freshener. We were disappointed with the "continental breakfast" which was mediocre at best and you had to take it back to your room. Although the coffee was instant rather than brewed, it was actually not too bad. We were unpleasantly surprised though that our credit card was charged upon check-in for the full three-night stay, rather than being held and charged upon check-out. All in all, not too bad of a deal - it is San Francisco, after all, so it's expensive.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in September. The room was large and clean. The free parking is a bonus. We hardly used the car in San Francisco. We bought a 3 day pass for the bus/trolley/cable cars and got our moneys worth with this. The pass cost around $20 plus $3 for the card, you can purchase them at any Walgreens. One trip on the cable car is $6 so well worth it.

We could easily get to Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39 and Union Square from the hotel. Usually walked down to the pier and got the trolley back.

Breakfast was collected from reception and brought back to room, coffee, orange juice and pastries.

The hotel was ideal for the price we paid.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back and we could see the Golden Gate Bridge
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Large rooms with two double beds, microwave and fridge. In need of updating. Musty smell in our room. Free parking which was really good. Good location. Free coffee in reception. Very expensive for what you get though. Wouldnt visit again.

Room Tip: Free parking is a bonus.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I booked this hotel for its location,price but mainly the free parking.I did a lot of research and found that parking in s/f really is expensive to add on to your room rate.Motor Inn is an easy bus ride to fishermans wharf,pier39 etc and we got the tram back up the hill and a short walk.The hotel room was old and dated but was really big and clean.Breakfast was just a few pastries and fruit coffee and juice you had to go to reception to get it and take it back to your room quite quirky and enough to start the day.We had no problems at this hotel.

Room Tip: Family rooms are massive
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Nob Hill purposefully overbooks their property and sends the overflow guests to less desirable hotels owned by the same group. Clerk admitted to this practiced to me, but I had already paid in advance. In the middle of the night forced to go to Inn on Broadway which smelled of urine.

Room Tip: Pay only after seeing the actual room at the actual property.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank jvillec
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We were amazed at the value of this place. It's very centrally located, there is free parking, it's clean, comfortable, and has free laundry. All you have to do to get a great rate is quote the price from an internet search and they give it to you immediately. The bathroom was so big we could have held a party in there. I will stay here every time I return to San Francisco for sure. I can't believe that we got a room so late in the day with such a value to be had.

Room Tip: Quote a price from an internet search. They don't offer rooms at that price unless you quote it...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

A co-worker of mine recommended this place to us. At the first glance everything is alright here: It's near a cable car stop. There are a few restaurants around. Public transport by bus is near. The room was spacious enough and had a litte kitchenette. Parking is free.
But then: Waking up on the second day, I found an ugly little sucker on the linnen. When I squashed it, it was full of fresh blood. The utterly disgusting experience for the traveller!!!
But the worst thing about all this (and makes the place a no-go) is the reaction of the front desk staff: When we left that day, I presented the photo I had taken of the bedbug to her and gave her the paper tissue with the squashed bloodsucker. But all she said is, that there is nothing she can do, she has to speak to the manager later that day. He will get back to me. Lame excuse! That is now one week ago. OF COURSE, nothing has happened...
Bottomline: The place seems to be reasonably priced, but be prepared to feed gross creatures with your very own body. And most important: don't complain!!! You are only a customer...

Room Tip: Don't choose a room here! You might hit some critters.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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10  Thank MartyMcFly70
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Additional Information about Nob Hill Motor Inn

Address: 1630 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-2518
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 231 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $131 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nob Hill Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nob Hill Motor Inn is a wonderful hotel in the trendy and popular Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Our hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco, within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, the Cable Cars, "Crookedest Street," Chinatown, and a number of fine restaurants and shops. FREE PARKING is available for all of our guests. Each room is spacious, newly renovated and appointed with convenient amenities such as mini-refrigerator and microwave, cable TV with HBO, and complimentary in-room coffee. All of our rooms and hallways are 100% non-smoking.The Nob Hill Motor Inn's newly renovated rooms include: FREE covered parking, 2 room family suites available, In-room microwave and fridge, FREE wireless Internet, FREE continental breakfast, 100% non-smoking rooms, Elevator access to all floors, Cable TV with HBO, Direct dial phones with dataport, Complimentary in-room coffee, Free tour pickup, Complimentary coffee, tea, juice and hot chocolate served all day in our lobby. The Nob Hill Motor Inn is an award winning member of AAA and the San Francisco Convention and Visitor's Bureau. ... more   less 
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