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Town House
Ranked #133 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Manchester
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights over the 4th July weekend. The lady on the front desk was very nice and we checked in with no problems. The room was pretty small and felt dark. As it was very busy the parking was a little bit tight. No breakfast here but there is a Mels diner down the road so we went there instead. Overall I thought the town house motel was ok, it was in a good location but we were probably paying a little more than it was worth due to the holiday weekend

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Town House Motel is close to Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. It is on the "Jump on, Jump off" bus tour route and is also close to other public transport so getting around is easy. It is not far from the town centre at Union Square either.
Our room was comfortable but basic but there was plenty to do in San Francisco without having to spend much time in your room.
Breakfast was very basic, - a pastry and a piece of fruit, juice and coffee or tea to take to your room. The couple who run the motel are helpful.
There was no air conditioning - only heating, so the room got quite hot! Personally, I like to be cool to sleep. Be aware that San Francisco can be quite cold in summer. If you are going on top of a bus for a tour across the harbour you need warm clothes to add e.g. A coat or jacket over a cardigan or sloppy-joe. Otherwise you will freeze!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Kes08
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

10 minutes walk from the Fishermans Wharf, ideal for a budget stay. Although the motel is on a fairly busy road, it wasn't noisy at night. Staff were helpful, & free parking was a bonus. Rooms were basic, but clean. Breakfast was very limited, and had to be eaten back in the room. However, there is a diner a few minutes walk down the road, if variety is required.

Room Tip: No lift available for the 1st floor, so if you have a large amount of luggage, request a gound floor...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Missy301
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When you're on a budget in San Fran your options are pretty limited and so I picked this motel even though I wasn't thrilled with it. Staff were okay, not very friendly but not rude either. Parking is free which is a massive bonus. The rooms were a bit of a surprise when I walked in. I generally stay in midrange priced hotels which in San Fran just isn't an option price wise so it was a different kind of experience. Room was clean enough although there were dark hairs around the bathroom and bedroom and my partner and I are both light haired. This made me feel a little unhappy about the cleanliness. Ultimately after a day or two I got used to the room and it offered us a great location and base in San Francisco within our price range. If places like this didn't exist we wouldn't have been able to afford to visit San Francisco but I don't know if I'd stay again. I think I'd save up a little more and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank CM218
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here on a family vacation. Location was just excellent, we could walk or take the bus/trolly everywhere very easily. Nice, clean, room, and free parking was really a plus. The breakfast wasn't much, but pleny to get us all going in the morning. Thanks for a great stay!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Francie426
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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114 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Standard motel, but pricey for what you get. Rooms are OK and clean, but no air conditioning and the sound insulation is poor - you could hear conversations next door and people walking around upstairs. Breakfast is very limited - they need a toaster. Staff are very pleasant and helpful.
Location is good. You can walk to the wiggly part of Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf without too much of a problem. Plenty of bars and restaurants on Lombard and Chestnut, a block away.
In case you are not a confident driver, parking is very tight - you have to drive in and then reverse out onto the main road.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank sleepybexhill
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Florence, Kentucky
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232 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a very nice property. It is in a great location, can walk to all kinds of restaurants and easy walk to the waterfront. It has free parking which in this area is very rare. It is an older property but it is taken care of nicely. The room is extremely small but well appointed. The bathroom was really too small, you could barely turn around, but everything worked. We planned on staying 3 days, but it was very cold, so we left after 1 night.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank happyandretired318
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Additional Information about Town House

Property: Town House
Address: 1650 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3007
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #133 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Town House 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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