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Buena Vista Motor Inn

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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good49%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lombard street”(75 reviews)
“free parking”(122 reviews)
“sun room”(11 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Rooftop Terrace
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The Buena Vista Motor Inn was better than I expected. For some reason I didn't know that breakfast was included, so that was a nice surprise! It was only pastries with juice / coffee etc but just to be included is nice as we tended...More

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Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor InnResponded 4 October 2017

It's great to hear that you got such a pleasant surprise during your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to go into so much detail to demonstrate how happy you were. You had the experience that we want to provide for each...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stayed at the Buena Vista Motor Inn for three nights. It was a great location (on Lombard St.) and they had free indoor parking. As parking is hard to find and expensive if you can, it was very easy for us to Uber around...More

Thank Phil D
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor InnResponded 27 September 2017

Hi Phil, Thank you for such a lovely review. We really appreciate your business and your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed our location, parking, staff and breakfast offerings. We are a little tight for space in our breakfast area, but our staff are...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with 3 kids 7/5/2 Room ok. Dark as window facing next door's wall, but only in room to sleep. Nice roof top terrace where can have breakfast if weather allows ( with view of golden gate if lucky/ no mist) Breakfast: great coffee (...More

Thank Ralf K
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor InnResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Ralf, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your recent stay with us. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we try very hard to make sure all of our guests have a great stay. We loved hearing your...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We checked in around 9 p.m. The two clerks behind the desk were friendly, helpful and checked us in quickly so that we could get to our room as soon as possible. We had a slight problem with the parking situation, in that there were...More

Thank Nicole A
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor InnResponded 30 August 2017

Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for your comprehensive review. We are so pleased that you loved your stay with us so much, and that all aspects of your stay were so pleasing to you! We appreciate the time that it took to leave such...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We are aware that hotels in the San Francisco area are expensive, but this one was terrible! We travel frequently to know better. Mind you, we paid $350 with taxes for this room. Don't be misguided by the outside of the hotel and the free...More

Thank Tyrone G
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Motor InnResponded 30 August 2017

Hi Tyrone, Our hotel is an older building, as are most of the properties in the area, and we do work tirelessly to ensure quality standards are upheld for our guests. We are sorry that our property was not suitable for your needs, and that...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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Nearby
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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Response from JdyJdyJdy | Reviewed this property |
I would call the hotel directly and ask them. They have awesome customer service.
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Response from Wendy C | Reviewed this property |
Best thing is to call them. They had some Renos going on when we were there but they were minor and did not bother us at all.
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"Third floor for the views"
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"Rooms in the back are quieter. If you don't like your room, tell the front desk and they will move you if..."
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"A room not fronting onto Lombard Street."
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"Ask for a room on the back away from Lombard St. -- it will be quieter."
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