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Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
Ranked #38 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Found this Hotel thru the AAA. It worked out fine. Free Parking and the room was very comfortable. Best of all is the area. A block off the main shopping ave. Full of restaurants , stores, (An apple store as well) , movie theater, fast food, and so on. The Golden Gate Bridge is near by and we left the car and took the bus down the block to Fisherman's wharf. The self parking permitted us to come and go at any time. My son and I had a great stay.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

When our kids were young and we traveled as a family, we often stayed at the Cow Hollow Suites, and that situation just could not be beat--as a family of 5, we loved the 2 bedroom suite: 2 full bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one with two queens), a full living room, and a full kitchen. On our recent trip, it was just my husband and me, and we decided we were put off by the SF hotel prices (like the mediocre Hotel Triton at nearly $300 per night plus parking), so I thought "Let's try Cow Hollow." We got a king-bedded room for $155 (and that includes free parking).

We loved our room--great mattress, nice decor, comfortable bathroom and lighting. The neighborhood was still wonderful and "upscale," and we loved all the restaurants and bars just around the corner.

We couldn't have been happier. (I would add that our room was facing the street--Lombard--just across the street from Mel's Diner. There was a lot of traffic noise, although not loud party noise or sirens. For this reason, if you are a light sleeper, I would suggest asking for a room that doesn't overlook Lombard.)

I also saw a notice in the lobby that the hotel is getting ready to renovate--this can only mean that things will get even better.

If you are a family, this is THE place; if you are a couple on a budget, I highly recommend both the hotel and the area.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, you probably want to get a room that doesn't face Lombard.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Florence, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and I will agree that the location is pretty good because you can walk to almost anything and everything. However, their Division of Occupational Safety & Health permit expired (Photograph below). Also, our room got robbed!! We talked to the manager of the hotel and he apologized about the situation but he told us that he checked the lock on the window that the robbers broke into and said that it locked just fine. However, when the cops got there, in order to lock that window, he beat on it with his flashlight. Even with the window locked, the window is still extremely easy to open (I also have video footage of this window). After the break in, we asked to be moved to a different hotel room. The hotel room they gave us was literally above the first and that window didn't even have a lock (Pictures below)... DON'T STAY IN THIS HOTEL!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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San Rafael, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite for a family wedding. It was a perfect location with access to fine restaurants and public transportation. The rooms were large and well appointed. The large master had a king bed with an en suite bathroom. The other bedroom had a queen bed. Each bedroom had a flat screen TV. The liviing room had a big couch and comfy chairs. There was a full kitchen with a coffee maker, toaster, over and Dishwasher. All of the dishes and flatware were also included. it is a great place to stay! We look forward to returning.
The only drawback was the street noise. We opened the windows and could hear the lively chatter as the bars closed. I think if we had kept the windows closed it would have been fine.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We just returned from 4 nights at Cow Hollow Motor Inn. It was perfect! We had never stayed in San Francisco before and just did not want to pay the high hotel room prices, so I started my research on Trip Advisor. I happened to click on Cow Hollow Motor Inn. I read all the reviews both good and bad and decided on Cow Hollow Motor Inn. It was perfect! The price was about 1/2 of what we would have paid somewhere else, it is in a wonderfully fun area with tons of shops and restaurants and if you do rent a car, the parking is free!! Because the complaints I was seeing were about the noise coming from Lombard Street, we requested a room in the back. The view was not good at all but we heard almost no noise from the street. We really didn't spend much time in our room anyway so it didn't matter what was outside our windows. The staff was very helpful with information on were to catch the bus and the best places to eat. We ate breakfast seveal times at Mel's and it too was great! We happened upon the restaurant Pacific Catch and the salmon sandwhich was awesome! I would recommend Cow Hollow Motor Inn to anyone visiting San Francisco!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I stayed at the Cow Hollow Motor Inn for two nights in early October.The location, near Chestnut Street restaurants and shopping, was great, but the continuous noise from the Lombard Street traffic made it very hard to sleep at night, even with the AC acting as 'white noise.'. Lombard Street is a major thoroughfare and I should have requested a quiet room facing away from the street. I did request a room change for the second night and finally had a peaceful night's sleep, since the room faced the hotel interior rather than the roadway. The Cow Hollow Motor Inn is a very reasonably priced option for staying in San Francisco, with many amenities within walking distance, but do yourself a favor and ask for a room that does not face Lombard Street--you'll sleep so much better!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

So it's not the Four Seasons, but the hotel does offer free parking which is what you need when on a 3 week road trip around California. Rooms were dated, but clean and spacious. We faced Lombard Street and it wasn't too noisy. Mel's Drive In and Izzy's Steak and Chops were a find! Highly recommend a breakfast or a dinner there. Close to bus stops, including the Hop On, Hop Off kind. Easy walking distance to Fishermans Wharf or the cable car. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
Address: 2190 Lombard St, Between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123-2713
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
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#6 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#75 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cow Hollow Inn and Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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