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“Good value, close to Lombard & Ghirardelli” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Redwood Inn
Ranked #141 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good value, close to Lombard & Ghirardelli”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Stayed here for two nights during a trip through the Bay Area to look at colleges for my daughter. I picked it for the good reviews and its proximity to the Wharf, where we enjoy walking at nighttime. It's an easy 6-block walk from the hotel to Ghirardelli Square. Also just up the road (literally) is the top of Lombard Street, the world's windiest road. We stayed in room 38, which is on the 3rd floor directly facing Lombard. There are exterior stairs and an elevator close by.

The room was clean enough and had adequate facilities, including a shower/toilet separate from the vanity area; a refrigerator; and a TV. You pay a deposit for room keys and the TV remote. The staff is friendly and always available. When our toilet stopped up they had a guy up to fix it within 5 minutes. They also offer donuts and pastries there at the front desk in the morning, which was nice and unexpected. They have free Wi-fi, not even a password, though it is extremely slow.

The fridge makes a loud-ish rattling sound so I unplugged it at night and propped open its door. Also due to its location on Lombard, there is traffic all night long outside and this is fairly noisy. Walls are thin, as expected for a lower-end motel. The morning we checked out, there was no hot water at all, so no showers for us. They said the hot water heater had stopped working for everyone, for some reason.

Many places charge for parking but Redwood's is free, and they guarantee you a space; if you come back from somewhere and there are no spaces they say they will take your keys and double-park you in the lot until a space opens up. They are also close to bus lines in case you like using transit to get around.

Our stay was okay, and for $110 in that location we felt it was a good deal, outside of the hot water problem.

Room Tip: Might be quieter if your door/window are not facing Lombard Street.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Stuttgart
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Free parking, WiFi, nice staff, good location. We stayed there three nights in march. The room was a little bit smelly, there was a whole kitschen in the room, but we didn't use it, didn't seem really clean to me. The refrigerator was very loud so I unplugged it during our stay. The location ist nice, easy walk to fisherman warf - there is also a bus stop around the corner. No booking over the internet was a little bit strange first, since I didn't get an answer of me e-mail request, i phoned to book the room.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maya_on_tour
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Stayed here last weekend and it was a pretty clean and good hotel. Only thing they don't mention until you get there is about the $50 dollar deposit. But other than that the hotel is a pretty good deal compared to the other hotels in San Fran. We walked around everywhere, Chinatown is pretty close by as well. I recommend :)

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Supervetty
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michigan
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Wow, the staff was great, and this place gets a 4/5 rating from me just because it had NO BEDBUGS! :D Also, there is an exhaust fan in the bathroom, which is completely necessary in my opinion, when you are sharing a small room with other people. The beds are a bit hard, and the rooms are a little dated, but they make up for it in cleanliness and friendliness. In-room coffee, refrigerators, too, good location, yummy doughnuts in the morning and free parking! Really, what more could you need? We asked for an upper level room, away from the street, and we got it. We set up our reservation the old-fashioned way, via telephone, with confirmations on email. No problems whatsoever.

Room Tip: go for an upper room, near the back, to have less street noise.
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  • Stayed March 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kady_elle
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Can't beat the price for this location. The room are a bit dated, but otherwise fine. Free parking and wireless Internet. The staff was very helpful, too.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ejain
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Additional Information about Redwood Inn

Property: Redwood Inn
Address: 1530 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,123 - ₹ 12,446
Hotel Class:2 star — Redwood Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Redwood Hotel San Francisco
Redwood San Francisco

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