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“Great Value for the area”
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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #56 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2017

For the area this hotel is in it is a great value if for only one reason, free parking, this is unheard of in San Francisco and is a $60.00 per day bonus. The hotel itself is nice and clean, modern and roomy. Get a room facing Columbus Street and you will have a great view of Coit Tower, very close to Fisherman's Wharf, I would definitely stay here again, friendly staff that got us into our room early.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stayed four nights at this hotel and had no problems at all. We stayed in a two room suite with a queen bed in one room and a king bed in the other. This is a great arrangement for families, and we had plenty of room to move around. The rooms are dated, yes, but they are clean and everything was functional. The free parking is great and the location is so convenient for visiting all the main attractions in SF. The front desk staff was nice and efficient. I would definitely bring my family back here again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

You cannot beat the location. The hotel is dated, but the rooms are very spacious. We stayed with our two teenage daughters and they had a queen bed in a separate room to themselves, while we had a king bed. We much preferred this over the tiny double beds most of the newer hotels seem to be putting in all their rooms. The whole place looked like it needed a good scrub, as it is showing its age.
The parking was included (which did not seem to be the case with other hotels in the area). The parking structure is a tight squeeze if you have a large vehicle.
We easily walked to great breakfast cafes in the areas. It is a 5 min walk to Lombard street and the wharf as well as the trolley car. This place is all about the location.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We do not usually stay at non-chain hotels because you never know what you are going to find. Because of some reviews I read on FB, we decided to give it a try. This was our first trip to SF and we wanted to stay three nights, part of a long road trip. We wanted to park the car and never use it again until we were leaving. The free parking in a covered parking lot just off the office was a big plus for us. Break and grab is a BIG problem in the parking lots and street parking here. We loved the location of the Columbus Motor Inn. The Wharf, Ghiardelli Square, cable car, tour boats and buses, Pier 39, and Alcatraz Landing are all in easy walking distance. The staff is very helpful with the quickest routes to get were you want to go. The cable car can take you to Union Square if you want to do high end shopping.

I was expecting a small room in the city, but our king room was spacious. The room had everything we needed including an iron and ironing board, large flat screen TV, and coffee maker. A table and two chairs worked well for my computer and I had no problems with the internet. The bed was comfortable and the linens and towels were fine. The only negatives were that you get two bath towels for two people, none extra for drying hair. I am sure you can request extra towels, but we made due. The bath tub was deep and did not have grab bars or a bath mat inside. There was no stopper so you could not take a bath if you wanted to and be sure you don't lose an earring or ring down the drain. The only noise I heard was on trash collection day and it was late enough in the morning that we were already up. No noise from other rooms or the room above.

Check in was a breeze. Carts for luggage and elevator were readily available. I would stay here again and recommend it especially if you have a car or are visiting for the first time.

Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the room with the king for about 3 days. The rooms are very basic. Basic tv, bathroom, bed. Free parking! The rooms are clean. We actually arrived while the woman was cleaning our room and she scrubbed everything. You are literally blocks from tourist sites, without all the tourist noise. Few blocks to Lombard street. Few blocks to fisherman's wharf. If you're looking to get a good value, this is it.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Dane K
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Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1798
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
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Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: RM555 - RM1,213 (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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