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“Comfortable and convenient hotel away from downtown”

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Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
Ranked #37 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Washington
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and convenient hotel away from downtown”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

If your goal is to be close to downtown SF, then this isn't the hotel for you, but in our case we wanted to be near the Golden Gate Bridge on route 101 for an easy drive north out of the city in the morning, so it was perfect. The hotel has free parking, is very clean and comfortable with friendly staff, and had a cool view out the window of typical SF houses on a hillside. It's also within a block or two of several good restaurants so you can avoid driving to dinner.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We've stayed at the Cow Hollow many times during the past 14 years because of its location, complimentary parking, and affordable for San Francisco room rates. We stayed in a third floor one bedroom suite for 3 nights during our recent visit. The easy access to the suites from Chestnut Street is a big plus. The big minus was the very poor Wifi, as has been mentioned in other reviews. Another minus was when I called the front desk to complain I was told to call the Wifi provider to resolve the problem. I did, but there was no improvement in the Wifi signal. The Wifi service has to be beefed up or replaced.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I have to admit, I have never stayed in a "Motor Inn" before and was a bit skeptical: I think I was expecting a motel. But, we were having difficulty finding a reasonably priced hotel for our stay in SF, so we booked it. Cow Hollow Motor Inn was great! It is a no frills place: no breakfast, no turndown service, no bottles of water left in your room, etc. BUT, it does offer free parking in their garage, (parking in SF can vary up to $50/night...IF there are spaces available), so this was a major bonus. Our spacious room was on the third floor and we could see the Golden Gate Bridge from our window. I had read other reviews complaining of the noise from the street; we did not encounter any issues, (and we stayed throughout the weekend). In fact, I didn't even hear any of our neighbors. Their staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The price was very reasonable!
Cow Hollow turned out to be such a quaint residential neighborhood. Many restaurants and shops nearby and not touristy like the Union Square area. (We prefer to lodge in neighborhood hotels as opposed to busy, touristy hotels). This neighborhood is not as centrally located as Union Square is, but in a town with plenty of public transportation and other ways to get around, all of the sites are a short bus ride, cable car ride, or taxi ride away. Walking is always an option as well, but give yourself ample time.
Would definitely recommend this hotel, especially if you have a car.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The service was great & the staff very friendly & helpful. The room very clean & comfortable large area in room & bathroom. Car parking a big bonus in this city. Plenty of restaurants & cheap eating places around caters for all tastes & budgets.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I got a nice room with lovely view. Room facing main road but it was quiet in the night, bed is comfy. Spacious clean room and bathroom. Very cute area, nice restaurants around. Had breakfast at Bay Watch Restaurant just down stair, delicious omelette. Mel's diner's across the street. Italian around corner, bit pricey but nothing special. I stay for 3nights ,the day I checked out seem like some maintenance work was going on the whole floor.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

If you don't mind a bit of a walk to Fishermans Wharf this place is a great deal. Price is very reasonable for such a nice place. Rooms were clean a n spacious and underground parking was free. The rooms on the back/side of hotel are much quieter than the ones facing Lombart which was where we were facing our second night. The walk to the pier is worth the price difference in hotels which run double the price down at the wharf. One street over is Chestnut street which has tons of great restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Lodi, California
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Our favorite reasonably priced SF hotel. Great rooms, great location. Many restaurants and shops close by. Don't believe that they are sold out until you call the hotel. I've seen "sold out" on various websites and still got a room by calling.

Room Tip: Rooms on Lombard St. are noisy, but have a great city view. Rooms in the back (no view) are quieter...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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#8 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:2 star — Cow Hollow Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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