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“Locaton..location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Buena Vista Motor Inn
Ranked #116 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Locaton..location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Very easy check in, and kind staff. The hotel it self is run DOWN, small, and could use a major overhaul. I took my own blow dryer,thank godness because the own in the room was brocken. With that said the location was great, it is in walking distance to fishermans wharf, and union street. Everything is with in arms reach as far as food and places to go. We stayed a total of three nights, and for the price it was worth it. The Hotel did offer a continental breakfast that had coffee and oj, bannans and sweetbread, in the lobby. Next time I might spent a little more money for a better Hotel, but all in all for the price and location you cant go wrong. Parking is tight but free+++....

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tae2qt
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darrelld, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review, 8 April 2012
Thank you for staying with us and your review. I am sorry to hear the hair dryer was not working. We replace anything a guest finds not working properly when we are notified. We are always working to improve such as our very recent replacement of all the furniture in the rooms/
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

The desk clerk was very knowledgable and friendly. Breakfast consisted of coffee and pastries which were very good! It was a 15 minute walk to the Wharf so good location. However, the pillows and beds were TERRIBLE!!!! It felt like the center of the bed was caving in and the pillows were hard and flat. I wouldn't sit in the couch or chair because of the stains but otherwise it was pretty clean.

  • Stayed March 2012
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darrelld, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review, 8 April 2012
Thank you for staying with us and your review. We have replaced the furniture since you were here and next will be the beds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Buena Vista Motor Inn was right on Lombard Street. Close walk to a great restaurant precint.
We were able to walk to all the attractions. The free parking was a real bonus.
Rooms were spacious and clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Prices for the location were very reasonable.
We will book again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

The buena vista is a great motor inn, which is located in easy walking distance to fishermans wharf . Plenty of parking , which is FREE. The parking charges in San Fran is very expensive , so this is an added bonus. The rooms were very spacious and clean.
Plus a super rooftop terrace to relax with a beer or 2.
Prices for the location are very reasonable. Plus free wifi as well

  • Stayed March 2012
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2 Thank Hammondarsenal
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darrelld, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
Thank you for your comment and for staying with us.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Buena Vista is one of many motels on this stretch of Lombard and surrounding streets. Basic budget stay with no bells and whistles. Avoid the upstairs rooms near the "lounge" area since the doors have a very poor soundproofing. The free breakfast is nothing to tell home about, you'll be better off buying your breakfast from one of the nearby cafes. Quite ok stay, if you don't expect too much and settle for a less.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jarimalla
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darrelld, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review, 18 March 2012
Thank you for staying at the Buena Vista Motor Inn. Our goal is to provide comfortable stay at a reasonable price. Most of our guests like our Continental breakfast of Fruit, Pastries, juice and coffee/tea, while others prefer a hot breakfast vitit the nearby cafes.
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Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Property: Buena Vista Motor Inn
Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,080 - ₹ 22,394
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Motor Inn is an exceptional value hotel, offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, a convenient Lombard Street location in San Francisco's Marina, and exciting Bay Area packages. ... more   less 
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