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Grass Valley, California
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We always enjoy staying at the Marina Motel. The room was clean and comfortable. This is a 50's style motor lodge where every room has a garage. This was especially convenient for us as we were on a long road trip and did not want to leave our car with some luggage etc. parked on the street. The location is...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Jean, Thank you for sharing your review! We know that there are plenty of choices when it comes to lodging in the city, and we appreciate you choosing to stay with us! Allen

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I liked the set up a lot. Courtyard with flower boxes reminds me of European b&B's. Not fancy or super modern but relaxed feel and has everything you need. Liked the free parking and the very helpful and friendly staff. Answered questions about getting around the city and even set up a uber ride for me. I like the location,...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Gail, Thank you for sharing your review! Regards, Allen

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent customer service right off the bat. Stuck in traffic past midnight, which is when their office closes. They were kind enough to call us and set up a drop box for our room key. Upon arrival, the property is not only in the best location for city exploring, but it is also absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautifully decorated with flowers and...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Tiffany, Thank you so much for your kind review! I actually just read it aloud to the staff! And we cheered afterwards! We always try to take care of each guest...And hearing reviews like yours is affirmation of our efforts! Please come and see us again! Regards, Allen

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place, rooms are decorated in a traditional, cosy way and the courtyard is beautiful. It's clean and the kitchens have everything you need, even plates/cups etc. Take note when they say the street view rooms are noisy, they are! You can feel the vibrations from the traffic outside but with the tv on you can kinda...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review...For future reference, we only have 4 rooms that face Lombard street that do not have a quiet back bedroom. We always suggest that for anyone that is sensitive to traffic noise, that they book one of our 35 rooms whose bedrooms face the courtyard. We hope that you stay with us in the future again!...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Comfortable hotel at a great location. Walking distance from the Innovation Hanger, where I had a conference. Also walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf and the touristy options that offers. Having the kitchenette with fridge and microwave was a plus. The lack of A/C is probably not an issue usually, but it was a little inconvenient as it was unusually warm...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Ananta, Thank you for the kind review! You're 100% right...It's never an issue to not have A/C here...The issue is if the heaters work good! This year was unusually warm, as you stated. We hope that you can find the time to come & see us again! Allen

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a wedding but extended the trip for 2 extra days. This motel is so centrally located to many tourist spots. Also had a garage for our rental car. Staff very nice. Only complaint is the street noise as it is right on Lombard St. choose a room in the back of motel. Would stay here...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Maribeth, I trust that the wedding & gathering went well! Come see us again! And thank you for taking the time to give us a review! Allen

Rotterdam, New York
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a pleasant 3 night stay in October. It is in a great location near all of the touristy attractions. The Management staff are wonderful and accommodating. I only have 2 complaints, the housekeeping staff was non existent. We had to chase them down for towels and to empty our garbage and the rooms smell a bit musty. I...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

ReneeElvis, I'm sorry that you had to hunt down one of our housekeeping staff. The housekeepers generally clean the "checkout" rooms first, and then move on to the "stayover" rooms. Sometimes it can seem as if they're not around because of the property setup (when they're cleaning a room they're not within eyesight. We leave the windows open upon cleaning...

Fort Bragg, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pros: Very friendly staff and a great location - a few minutes walk from the Palace of Fine Arts, 10 minutes walk from the Marina and very handy for the 30 route bus to downtown. Several bars and restaurants also within walking distance. Very pretty courtyard. And parking in your own small garage included. Cons: Street facing room not just...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

fredfr12, Thanks for the review. Yes, the Lombard facing rooms can be loud. Hopefully you'll stay with us again in the courtyard! Allen

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We chose the Marina Hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and because we had friends staying at a VRBO in the Marina district. It was quaint and adorable and had free parking, oh my! There was no air conditioning, but lots of natural sea air from open windows. It gets quite cool at night so lack of air conditioning is...

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MarinaMotelSF, Manager at Marina Motel, responded to this review

Barbara, Thank you for your review! A-16 is always a favorite as well! Allen

Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. The motel is in a great area for restaurants and shopping. The lodging doesn't seem like a motel at all because of the great courtyard. The room was very clean and comfortable. You really can't beat the price for the accommodation and FREE parking.

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Sunny-Lisa, Thanks for sharing your review! I'm always happy to share comments about the rooms with our staff! Allen

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Staying in Marina District

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina Motel

Address: 2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Price Range: ₹ 10,275 - ₹ 16,165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Marina Motel San Francisco
Marina Hotel San Francisco
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#15 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
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“room in courtyard are essential”
  • Outside view at a room in courtyard
  • kitchenette
  • view from bedroom into bathroom and kitchenette
 of 5 bubbles R7519TXrobf, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper, avoid street side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 661jenh, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Would suggest a court yard verses off street. Much prettier and quiet. Note there are steps up to the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles GonetoUK, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a courtyard room, and ask for a room as far away from Lombard as possible.”
  • Garages vary in size. Believe it or not but most fit SUV style trucks.
  • Kitchen stocked with dishes, cooking supplies, towels, coffee, & cleaning supplies
  • Old, but beautifully maintained property with lots of potted plants, vines and flowers.
  • Clean, well stocked, lots of hot water, good water pressure, big medicine cabinet
  • Big clean, hot shower with lots of pressure
 of 5 bubbles Feldperson, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from Lombard if noise bothers you. Some rooms have kitchens.”
 of 5 bubbles 457gailk, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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