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Chelsea Motor Inn
Ranked #85 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Lions Bay, B.c.
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Once you figure out what is around you, this hotel is a great location. Good free parking, and large room. The hotel is very tired, but it was clean and bed very comfortable. The price was great for location as we were on a trip driving through San Fran on the 101. Easy to find and easy to access the Golden Gate. We loved the variety of restaurants, cafes, and great healthy grocery store close by.

Room Tip: The back of the hotel has a lot of early morning noise as it is across from a postal station. If yo...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth S
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manager600, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Dear Ruth S.,

Thank you for your recent visit to Chelsea Inn.

I appreciate you are taking the time to write a comment on your recent stay and enjoyed your stay.

Due to our central location in the Marina District and at the intersection of Fillmore and Lombard the area becomes very lively during the weekend's. Many young people are having a great time enjoying the crispy weather in San Francisco and this part of the town is full of restaurant and shops. Easy access to public transportation and walking distance to Marina Green and Fisherman's Wharf.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to San Francisco.

Sincerely,

Management
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

I have to admit, the name threw me off (never having stayed in a "motor inn"). But, the hotel is pretty nice for the price. I have stayed in the Union Square area in the past, this was my first trip to stay in another location. The Marina/Cow Hollow location was quite nice. There is a bus stop right outside the door and plenty of restaurants/bars/shops in the surrounding blocks. It took us maybe 15 minutes to walk to the pier 39 area from the hotel.
The rooms are fine, nothing amazing, but clean and comfortable. Bigger than i expected. The windows do overlook the street and if you are a light sleeper, the street noise (cars, busses, people walking home from bars) is pretty loud. No noise from other rooms though! The bathroom is fine, lots of towels and they do a good job refilling the shampoo/soap/etc. The water pressure was good and hot was very hot. If you are over 5'5", the shower head is too low (just have to crouch in the shower).
The staff was friendly and willing to help with any request.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank simonnike
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manager0101, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Dear Simonnike,

Thank you for your response.

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Chelsea Inn. We are always glad hear when our guest appreciate our services and helps us to make the necessary changes whenever it is possible to give our guest a pleasant stay.

Due to our location, the noise level is slightly higher than other hotels located away from Lombard and Fillmore but everything is walking distance to restaurants and shops.

As you mentioned in your feedback, it is close to Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39) and plenty buses as well as taxis in the neighborhood. We are proud that we are located in a great location and our rates are very reasonable, compared to all the hotels on Union Square where parking is an additional fee of $40.00/night.

Once again all the staff of our hotel thank you for your valuable feedback.

We hope to see you soon again in San Francisco.

Sincerely Yours,

Management
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We try to stay in the Union Square East area but not a room to be had for this night. Thanks to Trip Advisor we felt comfortable booking this property. Found it to be a bit pricey but , as I said, it was a busy night in SF (not sure why). This is a fairly noisy area but, to be fair, I think this is to be expected given the busy area that it is. Staff was friendly and helpful and the room was clean. Great area for restaurants and walking.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KED3
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manager0101, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Dear KED3,

Thank you very much for your recent comment. We appreciate you are taking your time to write your excellent experience while staying in San Francisco. I am sure you enjoyed the city as well as our services. It is indeed a busy location but it is also the charm of city life.

We hope to see you soon again and enjoy the beauties of the city.

Sincerely,

Management
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Seattle, Washington
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We were staying overnight in San Francisco during Labor day weekend and out of desire not to spend $400 on a room for a Holiday Inn we found this place on Tripadvisor. When we first pulled up I couldn't believe their idea of a parking garage consisted of 10 spots...don't let that trick you like it did me because there's another level underground. The parking was ample and spacious there. On first taking the elevator up to our floor I feared the worst because the ride up was slow and run down. Walking into our room I was speechless--for the price we paid the room was incredibly roomy with comfy chairs, a desk and still enough room to run around if we wanted to and best of all super clean!!!!! The bathroom had a sterile white theme but wow was it clean up to my standards! I was so thrilled for the luck we had on finding such a place. The street the hotel is located on is really busy and you'll need to take a car to see the touristy stuff but its worth it. This place is a great find and I hope the management decides to keep up with such stellar upkeep. :)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank place-name-here
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manager0101, General Manager at Chelsea Motor Inn, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Dear place-name-here,

Thank you for you taking the time to write a positive feedback of your stay in January. I am glad to hear your enjoyed the comfort of the room. It is indeed a surprise for most people when they see the room... We try to offer a price/quality product to all our guests and keep maintain a clean and neat room all the time. We offer daily Housekeeping service to maintain our rooms clean at all times.

We hope to see you soon again.

Sincerely Yours,

Management
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wabush labrador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

I travel a lot and I can because I find good deals in places that could cost a lot. San Francisco can be pricey , or the cheap end can be dicey. The chelsea is perfect .FOr the price the room was big and clean, it has free parking and its in an area that offers a lot. First of all you are close to the Marina district, cow hollow and the adjacent streets are full of great restaurants and cafes , You can walk to fishermans wharf or to the marina , there is bus service close by. easy to get to golden gate bridge , or to get the street cars. get a muni pass and save money. share a bus from the airport , very reasonable.Not too far from North Beach..nice for an evening of dinner...easy connections to market, height ashbury...you can stay for three days here for a reasonable price and use the savings to enjoy the great food. take in the free sites , and parks and keep in mind good day trips abound. the only issue i've had is staying in rooms that face lombard it can be noisy especially on weekends. Request a room in the back or inside and you should be fine.I'm a return guest , and will stay here when I go back to San Fran

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Chelsea Motor Inn
Address: 2095 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2808
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#79 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,340 - ₹ 15,903
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Marina District, between Fillmore and Lombard. Centrally located in a bustling and crowded neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops and public transportation within walking distance. One mile away from Fisherman's Wharf or 25 min. walking distance.One block away is the Bus 30: takes you to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, China Town and Union Square. It is safe to walk and bike everywhere in the neighborhood. A few blocks away you will find a Bike Rental shop for $20.00 a day. It is just a few miles away from the Golden Gate Bridge and beaches. Weekends offer a lot of activity and a higher level of noise in the streets with young crowds around the hotel. We offer complimentary parking for one car per room. In the event all the parking spaces are taken, guest needs to be double park and leave their car keys at the Front Desk. ... more   less 
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