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“Great location and value!”
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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #52 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Great location and value!”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This was a cute inn in a perfect location! I was thrilled when I found such a bargain for a place to stay in such an ideal part of the city! We walked to the fishermans wharf and ghiradelli square in just a few minutes. The rooms were clean and spacious. Will def be back the next time i'm in the city!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I was so pleasantly surprised when we arrived at this hotel....I cannot say 1 thing bad, every was just great....this is such a great deal, you will not be dissappointed. Stay here and save your money. We walked about 3 blocks, purchased a 3day pass that allowed us to ride the muni, the cable cars, city buses, $21.00 for 3 days...the oldest Italian resturant established in 1896, is 2 blocks away. The food was fantastic. You can walk to the Wharf it is that close. The bus stops in front of the hotel. The parking is great, everything was great. The rooms were very nice. This is a basic hotel, nothing fancy, but clean, nice linens, nice bedding, and the location is just great. Also, there are numerous motor inns connected to this one, in other locations in the city. I will always look to motor inns from now on. When I go to SF, I do not need a fancy hotel, I am out looking, shopping, and eating...I will most definately stay there again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

The hotel is great. Clean, well-appointed. Location very convenient. Quiet.

Noah, the desk guy, was so polite and helpful, even with all of the typical tourist questions we asked. When I called back the next day to ask about something we'd forgotten to take with us, he was also unfailingly nice. (Hey boss--pay this guy more. He's making you money).

The room had a BIG TV, very nice. The shower had HOT water. Everything really was as it should have been.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stayed here three nights last weekend. While this great a deal could be suspect for a big-city hotel ... I believed the ever-trustworthy TripAdvisor reviewers and am SO glad I did!

Room was clean, big, nice flat-screen TV, table with chairs, sliding doors and a little balcony, even! The decor, furnishings and fixtures were nice and perfectly adequate. Coffee pot with coffee included; ice machine a few steps down the hall. You can even rent a small fridge for $5 a day.

Covered, lighted parking is FREE! Wi-fi is FREE!

Our room was on the street side, but other than sirens (which friends in the "inside" rooms heard as well), there was no annoying noise.

Columbus Street is Little Italy! Just walk up the street and there are gobs of delightful restaurants, breakfast places, espresso cafes... gelato, truffles, yum :)

You're three blocks from Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, one block from Starbucks and Trader Joe's, a few blocks from Pier 39, the Alcatraz pier (33), and Chinatown.

Pat's Cafe on the next street is great for a hot, traditional breakfast.

You can't beat this hotel for a visit to San Francisco!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

What a great value! The location is fab- it's an easy walk to the Alcatraz ferry and the wharf, close to the cablecar, close to great dining. We found the room to be very clean, comfortable, quiet and of a decent size. It was in a safe location and the staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Columbus Motor Inn
Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1798
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
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Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,642 - ₹ 19,762
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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