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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #56 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in May 2017, at the final leg of a trip through California. Having a car, the main draw to this hotel was its free parking for guests, which turned out to be quite the Godsend with how limited and ridiculously expensive it is to park in San Francisco. There's a car park by reception straight off the street, as well as one on the next level up which can be accessed by Houston Street round the corner.

The receptionist when we first arrived wasn't exactly the friendliest person we have come across but, being on holiday, you can just laugh and move on from things like that. The room and hotel in general were fine, a bit dated but not worn out with anything broken. Just a bit 80s / 90s aesthetically. A good place to have as a base that you only sleep in before heading out again in the morning.

With its location on Columbus Avenue, a lot of the city was within easy reach by foot and so you could easily just leave your car in the car park. Ten minutes of walking later, there are some lovely restaurants worth going to on Union Street like Don Pistos.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in town for a conference, and found this hotel. The location was perfect! There is a Muni bus stop right outside and the cable car depot is a block away. I got a week pass for public transportation and it was still cheaper than staying down town.

The hotel is in walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf and also provided free parking.

While it is not a 5-star resort, it does provide a nice clean room with plenty of space. It is in a business area, so there are traffic sounds and people outside occasionally.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed here maybe ten times in my life. I love the location, people have always been very friendly, and the price is very reasonable for San Francisco, close to North Beach...I almost hate to tout the joint, because I don't want to be shut out when I want to stay there!!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here after reading Trip advisor reviews. Well placed for 10 mins walk (easy) to Fishermans Wharf! 3-5 mins to a cable car ! 10 mins hard walking up to Lombard street , 3-5 mins to a hop on off bus tour. Jump on a cable car and it takes 10-15 fun minutes up to Union Square .
Large room, clean and tidy only a few minutes from places to eat for breakfast lunch or dinner . Needs updating and I would give it 5 if it had a lick of paint and looked like a Premier Inn in the Uk

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Stayed in the hotel 2 nights. Noticed bites on my arm the 2nd morning. Showed the 2 men at the front desk. Said they would check it out and get back to me. We were leaving that morning. Never heard. Finally emailed them with photos of no less than 75 bites on my arm. Asked for a refund. Owner said they had checked it out and did not find bedbugs, so felt no need to get back to me. Said I probably had a rash. Definitely not a rash. Definitely BEDBUGS. Unprofessional and gross. Never again!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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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:
#12 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: RM555 - RM1,205 (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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