My husband and I were staying in SFO as part of our Honeymoon, so I researched accommodation in area on Tripadvisor extensively before booking.
Many of my friends recommended the Union Square area, however after reading reviews on this motel in Fisherman's Wharf, I decided it would be more suitable.
And I am so glad we booked here!
Columbus Motor Inn is only a 5 - 10 min walk from Fisherman's Wharf and 15 mins to the Alcatraz landing pier.
The cablecar to the CBD/Union Square is just down the road (Taylor St) and it is a short walk to the streetcars on The Embarcadero (catch them from Beach St).
We also made use of the buses and were able to catch 2 buses to the Golden Gate Bridge. We walked back to our motel from the Bridge along the foreshore which was approx 5.5km.
We felt safe at all times in the Fisherman's Wharf area and there were less homeless people in the area than in downtown SFO.
The room itself was fantastic! We had room 201 which faced Columbus Ave, but didnt have a balcony. No big deal, as you can open the curtains and windows for the breeze.
Our room had 2 x Double beds, which was the only negative thing about the room, as we found that the double beds were simply too small. Next time we would get a room with a King sized bed.
For an extra $5 per day we got a bar fridge in the room, which was handy for keeping milk, etc. To keep food costs down, we purchased breakfast cereal from the Walgreens which is 1 block up the road and had that in our room each morning.
Room also had coffee making facilities, good sized TV, room safe and a good hot shower.
Staff were always welcoming and polite whenever we entered or exited the motel, saying hello each time. We enjoyed the free apples each morning and took them for our morning tea. Male receptionist (bald man, sorry I dont know his name) was always polite and assisted us with a map and directions to a local laundry mat on Chestnut St.
The motel also offers free undercover parking, which is rarely heard of in SFO.
My husband and I plan on returning to SFO and we would definitely stay at this motel again due to its location, big rooms and friendly staff.
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- Also Known As:
- Columbus Motor Hotel San Francisco
- Columbus Hotel San Francisco
- Columbus Motel San Francisco
- Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco