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Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District
Ranked #190 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Alberta
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fair Rate and Good Location”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I booked this hotel last minute via a discounted site at an excellent rate. I was looking for something within walking distance to attractions that included parking and this was by far the best deal. We often stay at hostels in private rooms and found this room at an even better rate.

I arrived late and the parking lot was full so I was instructed to park on the side of the street which I did and had no issues overnight. The next day there was a space available in the garage so I moved our vehicle in there where I still had no problems. The rooms and breezeways are very dated but I spent so little time in the hotel that it really didn't matter. I found the room to be clean and have no complaints about the cleanliness. I did not have any problems with noise however I can see how some people could have complaints especially when the hotel is busy just based on the layout of the hotel. They had free wifi and offered a breakfast in the morning which consisted of packaged danishes, fruit, coffee and juice. Nothing special but at least there was some fruit I could take on the road for the day. The desk staff wasn't overly helpful but I was able to use their wifi to answer most of my questions. The hotel was in a good location, had restaurants nearby and was within walking distance to Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jyoti P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review, 17 October 2014
Thank you for the fair and honest info. regarding our hotel. We are a limited service budget hotel, however customer service can always be improved. We are making changes and trying to make this a better hotel and yes we have a great locations. Thanks again for your patronage!
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Silver City, New Mexico
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed in early May '14. We were pleasantly surprised w/this hotel. The staff is friendly, the rooms were very clean, the bed's firmness was perfect...not too soft nor too firm. It was quiet for us, we didn't hear any street noise nor noise of other guests. One drawback, no elevator. The location is great, right between Golden Gate bridge and Fisherman's Wharf area!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Jyoti P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review, 23 October 2014
Thank you for the feedback, we are updating many things, and it is nice to see it is making a difference, we agree we do have a great location. within walking distance to many things. Thank you for your patronage.
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Tecumseh, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my son after a trip up Route 1. The interior tile walkway sounds so loud when late night guests arrive, it is surprising anyone sleeps. There was blood and ... whatever on the bed spread, then noticed more on the wall and ceiling. Too grossed out for a photo. Dead plants lined the interior walkway where the housekeeping staff stacked the sheets and left them for hours so it looked like a crime scene with sheeted body and all. Ugh! Avoid!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review, 26 November 2014
Our hotel is a limited service budget hotel in the heart of the Marina district, we are a safe comfortable hotel. We have made many changes since your review. Thank you.
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Hotel is in a great location we used the buses to get round and the bus stops where all very close, stopped here for 5 nights breakfast was ok apple and orange juice was really nice, rooms where ok with flat screen tv,

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review, 10 December 2014
We understand that this review is older, however , thank you for the feedback and for your patronage.
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I was not happy with this place u could hear every little thing thru the window the plumbing didnt work good are toilet over flowed twice and we had to use the plunger our selves to unclog it then breakfast was not what the website had said it would b and the room was very run down

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vino P, Manager at Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District, responded to this review, 5 November 2015
We understand that this is an older review, but we thank you for your feedback.
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Property: Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District
Address: 1940 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2807 (Formerly Ramada Limited San Francisco/By the Bay)
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #190 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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