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“Great Neighborhood & Fantastic Staff”

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Cow Hollow Inn and Suites
Ranked #36 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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107 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Great Neighborhood & Fantastic Staff”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to the city, and I was thrilled with the location of this hotel. It is a very basic hotel with minimal frills. The room rates were affordable. There are plenty of unique restaurants and shops in the neighborhood. You can walk to the ocean, and the homes in the area are beautiful. The staff was fantastic and eagerly gave restaurant and sight seeing recommendations. They also explained how to take the bus to various parts of the city. It was so easy and affordable! We were barely in our room, and I would absolutely stay here again.

Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Hotel is literally in the best placement for restaurants! Simply take a bus to fishermen's wharf, in fact we took it all over town! Parking is free, the hotel is perfect, and the staff were great! I LOVED this hotel and will definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and it was quiet and clean. The front desk staff were helpful with info on how to get places using city buses rather than driving. It was nice to leave our car in the underground parking and rely on busses to get us places since parking in SF is a challenge at best. It is close to Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, about the same distance either destination. We had a great stay here. Would recommend it to anyone.

Stayed August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This Motor Inn has a very good location on Rte. 101 and free parking. Room is very good sized with desk, plenty of plugs, large screen TV and coffee maker. Bathroom is really nice. No view but room had a large sunny window. The hotel had internet issues and there is no password to enter. Called tech number lobby gave us after we had an issue in the morning but we did not receive internet access until the next day. We easily walked to restaurants and shopping from hotel. Close access to public transportation. Public Laundromat is also close by. This is a very nice hotel, very reasonably priced especially with free parking. Most hotels charge for parking each night. The staff is very helpful. They answered all our questions on what bus to take for public transportation, shopping and laundry questions. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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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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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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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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#7 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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