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“Very handy Location”
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Lombard Motor Inn
Ranked #78 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very handy Location”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the beginning or our US trip and 2 nights at the end. The room had a king size bed was clean, the a/c worked, the coffee machine worked, the shower was good (no bath and I hate showing in baths) ice machine in the hall, a small fridge costs $5 extra per day if you want one and the TV was a flat screen. We asked for a room at the back, which faced a wall, but it was very quiet considering it was on a main road, all the motels in the area are on a main road was you cant avoid some noise.
We found the little grocery store in the side street next door very handy, the owner was very friendly and polite. I would buy juice, yoghurt and a muesli bar for breakfast and cold beer at night plus it had basic groceries. Three blocks back and straight up the hill from the grocery store is Union Street turn to the right and a block or so over are an excellent range of cafes and good quality restaurants and bars. And only a short 15 minute walk to the Pier and Beach Road strip. Very nice polite people at reception. The photos are accurate. We walked into the main shopping district but it’s a solid 45 minute but interesting walk.
The WIFI was also reliable unlike other hotels.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the back and request a fridge if you want one.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the motor inn for 4 nights with my girlfriend. We had a room on the back side of the hotel on the second level and it was pretty quiet. The room was large with plenty of space and very clean. Front desk was great, so helpful with all the questions we asked of them and gave us some good recommendations. The inn is located with in walking distance of shops and eateries and the hop on/off bus stop is just one block away. Walking to some of the attractions was tough with the hilly streets so utilise transport. Highly recommend for price.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Strasbourg, France
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39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

two things worth a lot in SF: free parking and good location. Old motel but clean. Rooms smell a bit stuffy but offer all you need. Worst thing is definitely the noise. Hotel sits directly on extremely busy street and has no double windows. It feels as if sleeping amidst traffic. If you don't mind that, the price is alright.

Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

One of the nicest and best value hotels we ever stayed in. San Francisco is a very expensive city to stay in during holiday season so I was very apprehensive when I booked this hotel as it was half the price of other hotels but we are so glad that we took the chance. The staff were so friendly and answered any question we had about San Francisco. Our room was quite large with a king size bed that was sooooo comfortable. We had a huge flat screen tv and the bathroom had a lovely power shower with a separate sink area outside the bathroom which was found very handy. The air con is very quiet as was the room. We were at the back side of the hotel in room 202 so maybe ask for a room away from the street as other reviewers have suggested. Wifi was free but was a little slow in the evenings. The location was also excellent as it was about 10 mins walk from the hustle and bustle of fishermans wharf. Airport shuttle was also only 15dollars per person to get from the airport to the hotel so again excellent value, just get the hotel to book for you. Overall this is an excellent hotel at an excellent price and we would chose Lombard motor inn if ever in San Fran again

Room Tip: House cleaning is very efficient so hang up your do not disturb sign if you want a lie in
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

While some hotels in SF are charging $50 to park, the Lombard Motor Inn provides free parking and free wifi. We found it to be clean enough, with comfy beds, large-enough rooms, and decent toiletries. As long as you don't expect luxury, this is a good, affordable place to stay. Thank you, Lombard Motor Inn!

Stayed July 2014
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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed two days in this hotel. The frontdesk managers are super friendly, the beds are great. The rooms were clean. We stayed at the frontside of the hotel , the Lombard street side. What a trafic noise. We couldn't sleep without earplugs! So in general a good hotel but you cannot sleep in it without earplugs. Maybe the backside rooms, not facing Lombard are better.

Room Tip: Of you want tob ook this hotel try to book rooms on the backside or otherwise try earplugs to sleep
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My wife and I spent a week at the Lombard Motor Inn. We found the facility to be clean, quiet and conveniently located to restaurants and services. Within one or two blocks, you can find access to most of the major MUNI bus lines.

We can not say enough about the staff at the Lombard. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. They were more than happy to help us in getting around town and planning our day.

When we return, we will not hesitate in making the Lombard our place to stay.

Room Tip: Our room was toward the back of the facility, so any street noise from Lombard St. was never noticed...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lombard Motor Inn
Address: 1475 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3111
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#65 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#72 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lombard Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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