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Marina Motel

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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 90 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
11Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Marina District
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.
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I have never had a worse experience with a motel/hotel/hospitality industry in my life. The gentleman at the front desk during checkin (~3:40pm Thursday March 11th) was not just rude in tone but raised his voice at me. I told him I felt unsafe and wanted to speak to the manager
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I came to SF for a training class which was held at the Presidio - a 5 minute walk from the Marina Motel. The motel is a blast from the past. My kitchen had green tiles and was cute and clean. The place is old, but well-kept. It has character, and beauty. Each suite is above
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This little gem is in a perfect part of town and close to many shops and restaurants. We stayed here and took an Uber over to the Orpheum to see Hamilton! The lady in the office told me not to go to the Orpheum area for dinner and she was so right! Also, they let us keep our
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We absolutely loved our stay at the Marina Motel in San Francisco when we visited in November 2018 for a week as a couple with a two year old infant (and importantly a rental car!). For starters, it is hard to underestimate how good a deal this Motel is if you are travelling
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Spent a week at the lovely Marina Motel visiting family living locally. It was a great room situated off a beautiful courtyard and perfectly located. The room was warm, well equipped with a kitchen, shower room, wardrobe, TV and plenty of cupboard space. Cleaned and towel
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Hello Dear, Do you have two connecting rooms or two rooms and one common area? Thank you,
Apologies for responding too late but one room with two bedrooms
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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. Regards, Allen
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How much is the dog fee please?? I have two........
Not sure, but you can ask them.
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"Avoid this hotel at all cost."
"We loved our courtyard room!"
"For quieter stay choose rooms within the courtyard of the property"
"Room in the courtyard highly recommended"
"Currently street noise is extreme due to road construction directly out front. Heat did not work at night."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 149 - US$ 322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoMarina District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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