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Historic Hotel in San Francisco, California Founded by the son of a Calfornia Gold Rush miner, the Marina Motel was built to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in the late 1930's. Designed as one of San Francisco’s first “motor-hotels” for the dawning of the automobile age, each room in this quaint Mediterranean-style motel has a private garage beneath the rooms, (courtyard garages are subject to size restrictions so guest are directed by the front desk to choose a garage that best fits their vehicle). Our 36 guestrooms and three suites are uniquely decorated with warm, stylish touches to make you feel at home. Our quaint courtyard, surrounded by colorful cascading flowers and a cobblestone driveway, offers a relaxing place to chat with friends. Flower boxes overflowing with fragrant blossoms adorn the windows adding European cottage charm. San Francisco’s top attractions are located within walking distance or a short bus ride from the Marina Motel The Marina Motel is still family-owned and operated today by the original owner’s granddaughter. For the past 70 years the Marina Motel has provided a beautiful and friendly place to stay while visiting San Francisco.
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
All reviews chestnut street courtyard room palace of fine arts free parking the golden gate bridge full kitchen the presidio lombard st marina area crissy field fisherman's wharf around the corner within walking distance queen bed street noise coffee maker few blocks
The rooms are on the second floor over the parking "garage" for each room. The space for your car is VERY small, just enough room to fit the small rental car into without having to fold in the side.mirrors. There was about 2" of space...More
My wife and I stayed one night here after spending the day touring San Francisco. We had found this motel online and were enticed by its history (look on its website for all the details.)
If you're wanting to stay at a hotel with all...More
This was a cute little boutique type motel where we spent our first two nights in San Francisco. The murals, flowers, and overall ambiance of the place was charming. Although the room was small, it was impeccably clean. My only advice would be to add...More
We stayed here over a weekend trip. The room was clean & the bed was comfortable. Walls were pretty thin, & we could hear talking, TV, & even dresser drawers opening & closing next door. The courtyard that several reviews mentioned was really only the...More
Picked up our car and headed here for our last night in SF. Lovely Murals and flowers and great on site parking. Manager very helpfully gave us her favourite appartment after the one she initially gave us wasn't ready. Handy for the Marina/Presidio and a...More
Response from MarinaMotelSF | Property representative |
Hi Lina, You've booked a room in the courtyard, which is not on Lombard street. Although the other room may be available, it is facing Lombard street. If you'd like to alter your reservation, please contact the property... More
Hi Lina, You've booked a room in the courtyard, which is not on Lombard street. Although the other room may be available, it is facing Lombard street. If you'd like to alter your reservation, please contact the property directly.