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“Good motel in convenient location”
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Redwood Inn
Ranked #158 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We stayed for six nights in March and were very happy with this hotel. The staff at reception were very friendly as was the owner. The room was comfortable and very clean. There was a good fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker. The coffee/tea/sugar were replenished each day. The room was cleaned each day and towels/ sheets were changed each day . There was complimentary breakfast which consisted of cakes and you made your own coffee in the room. There was a lift.
Although the hotel is on a main road we had a room near the back and so the traffic did not bother us. It was easy to get buses to Fisherman's Wharf and other parts of San Francisco. There was a bicycle rental shop three or four blocks away which we used on two occasions. The hotel is also very close to Cow Hollow where there are lots of restaurants.
If we go to San Francisco again I would be quite happy to stay here again. It is a motel but it was comfortable and had all that we required.

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the back away from the road.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Our friend who used to live in San Francisco recommended the Redwood Inn, otherwise, we probably would not have found this gem. We called the day we were arriving, which was a Friday in mid-April, 2012 and they had rooms available (lucky for us). The rooms are very reasonably priced.

One of the aspects that drew us was the free parking, which is great in the middle of San Francisco. We asked for a quiet room and we were not disappointed. Our room was spacious and clean, with a full sized refrigerator! We didn't need it, but had we been staying longer than a night, we would have taken advantage of this. There is an elevator as well as 2 sets of stairs and motel style rooms, which open directly to the outdoor tiered walkways. The free donuts in the lobby were a bonus when I checked out.

The only thing that kept me from giving them 5 stars was some confusion around my credit card receipt, but the woman working at the front desk was very kind as she worked through it.

Room Tip: The top floor seems to be the quietest.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

Recently booked 2 rooms for a long weekend at the Redwood Inn and got more then we bargained for. We got 2 modestly furnished rooms. Also 2 free parking spaces, free donuts, free wifi, a microwave and mini frig......yes, there were reasonably comfortable beds and a decent bathroom as well.

There are very few things we did not like or appreciate about the Redwood Inn. Here's a list:

The sounds of city traffic piercing the thin exterior window, door and wall (after 1 night, we didn't seem to notice it as much)
Management asking for a $50 cash deposit from the members of one of our party for one room, but not the other. (deposit to assure the return of the TV remote control. I guess we fit the remote stealing profile)
Requested a microwave in each room and there was only a microwave in one (honestly never used the one we had)
Locked gate to the roof (dont know that we would have spent longer then a few minutes anyway...took some pictures and came back down)

BIGGEST COMPLIANT
Paper thin pillows...you know, the type you have to fold in half so you can at least feel them under your head and only 2 on each queen size bed. This being our biggest compliant and the great price we paid to stay here.....we all gave it a 2 thumbs up!!

The good far exceeded the bad. Now understand, if you are looking to impress someone, I would not bring them back to this "motorlodge", but that aside, we enjoyed our stay in this safe, clean accommodation.

See picture we posted for more details.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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4  Thank Munibrokr
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Lovely hotel for the price, we stayed 4 nights.
Staff were plesant, and Breakfast is provided at Reception in the morning. Get in quick before all the Donuts and Muffins are gone though!
Located in Fishermans walk so everything is a bus ride or walking distance ( beware of the hills) away. The rooms were clean and the provided coffee and fridge which was handy. Safeway is a 10 min walk away (always a plus).
Other people seem to moan about noise but this did not bother us at all.
We got to San Fran on a Friday evening. A few motels were booked out. I looked at 5 motels in the same area in San Fran and all were more expensive than the Redwood so I would definately recomend the Redwood for your stay.

Room Tip: Don't be afraid to ask for a discount if you stay more than 3 nights :-)
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

This hotel really close to the bus stop of lines 30 and 45, taking you to Chinatown, Union Square. The rooms close to Lombard street can be loud, so bring your earplugs.
The Staff is really nice, the rooms are not really cleaned sometimes, but well this is what you get for this price. Anyway you are here to visit SF, not to watch TV in your room.

Room Tip: Rooms far away from the road are better
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Redwood Inn

Address: 1530 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3114
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #158 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 5,803 - ₹ 10,961 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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