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Buena Vista Motor Inn
Ranked #117 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Great location and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

There is a string of inexpensive looking hotels on Lombard just west of Van Ness -- we were happy with our choice of the Buena Vista, not least because it has free parking, very good rates, and an excellent location within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf and near several key bus routes. We took the advice of other TA reviewers and asked for a room away from the street -- no view, but a fine night's sleep. The wifi in the room was not all that reliable, but the computer terminal in the lobby worked just fine. The "breakfast" -- sub-ordinary pastries and some bananas and apples -- left a lot to be desired, but with plenty of places to get good food nearby, we didn't care. The front desk staff is friendly and enormously helpful with advice on the best ways to get around town.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

The hotel is in a lovely location very accesible for fishermans wharf and many other areas of SF are easily reached by buses. There is free parking which another plus point. The rooms are of a lovely side with comfy beds and a good size bathroom. There is also free internet access in reception which is very helpful. Also there is a bus stop outside the hotel where a tour bus stops so great for taking in the sights of the city. Breakfast was lovely with lovely coffee pastries, fruit juice and a lovely selection of teas. Would book again as is a good price and in a fab location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

The room was nice and big with a very comfortable bed. True the building was well used but in a very inviting and comfortable way. Very clean and quaint. The location was very convenient and parking in the basement garage was easy. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates a good value. Really good coffee and breakfast treats in the morning too!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Great location, 15 minute walk to fisherman's wharf. Free parking (very tight) spaces.The hotel it self is run down, very small, and could use a total overhaul. Breakfast consisted of fruit and pastries, coffee and oj. Front desk clerk very knowledgable, good customer service, helpful and nice. Location, location, location and price are the up side of the Buena Vista Motor Inn.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We arrived quite early in the morning and the staff let us park in their parking hotel without any problem. They are very helpful and nice. The room is surprisingly good: very big, comfortable and very clean (much better than lots of motels we stayed outside of San Francisco). Would recommend it to anyone. Free parking in SF is a plus.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Property: Buena Vista Motor Inn
Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3113
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 #117 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,567 - ₹ 20,420
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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