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Silvis, Illinois
Reviewed 5 October 2011

This is one of the best little hotels we have ever stayed at. We have travelled to all 50 states, and for price and convenience this is by far one of the best for a large city tourist destination. Yes there is no pool, food, or great foyer, but who cares. The rates are excellent and the parking is FREE!...

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Long Island, NY
Reviewed 2 October 2011

The wi-fi was horrendous and it has no frig or microwave in the room but it was clean, cheap and so convenient to everything-the terminus of the Mason-Powell cable car is a short 1 & 1/2 blocks and the #30 bus stops outside the front door. Parking was plentiful and inside the building. I would stay there again.

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Mts of western NC
Reviewed 1 October 2011

We weren't sure we could afford San Francisco anymore with ultra high hotel prices and insane parking fees but thanks to TripAdvisor we found this gem of a place. Shall we start with covered free parking? This is truly different and a huge plus in this city. Be warned though that the parking slots are on the small side. The...

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Northants, UK
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Columbus Motor Inn is a good choice for a reasonable price in a great location. Walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Alcratraz pier, cable car turntable and is in the heart of Little Italy so plenty of goods places to eat locally, we tried Mama's on Washington Square, Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Burgermeister and Pat's Cafe. Room was large and...

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Long Ashton
Reviewed 28 September 2011

Having been to San Fan before we knew we wanted to dump the car and get around by foot/tram and this hotel with free parking was absolutely perfect. Easy parking and check in. The room was totally adequate and modern with usual access to modern tv, ice machine etc. Bed was really comfy, room was quiet and the shower pressure...

1Thank MrsNCFC
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Great location and hotel ! Easy 5 minute walk to Fishermans Wharf and tram terminal, 10 minute walk to the Crooked Street and surrounded by bars and eateries. We stayed in room 315 a family of 5 (3 tennagers 2adults) and had plenty of room, 3 queen beds, 2 rooms !. The rooms have glimpses of the bay and views...

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 19 September 2011

The Columbus Motor may not offer the best views from some of the rooms, but it is very reasonable for it's location. The desk staff were very helpful with directions to restaurants, sights, and bars. It has all that you need and a bit more. Flat panel Tvs, free parking and easy check ins made this a nice inn. I...

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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Stayed here on a vacation with friends. Was within a couple blocks of all the major San Francisco sights. Found out after we got to the hotel that they have a shuttle to the airport and have free parking. We took the BART and then a bus which dropped us off across the street from the hotel. Beds were comfortable....

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Zanesville, Ohio
Reviewed 14 September 2011

I was most surprised that The Columbus Motor Inn was in a very flat part of San Francisco. I pictured it to be a hilly walk to everything, but it was all flat that we walked in our 2 days there. We had my 76 year old father with us, and a lot of walking hurts his back. This hotel...

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 13 September 2011

This was my second stay at Columbus Motor Inn, and I was less impressed this time. We stayed for four nights in October 2010. Pros: Front desk staff is still friendly, parking is still free (though not overly abundant), and the location cannot be beat - walking distance to so much you'd want to see in San Francisco. Some rooms...

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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Additional Information about Columbus Motor Inn

Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Price Range: $241 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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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
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#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“Rooms 201 & 204 face a small alley and is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Roy808, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Mama's on Washing Square is 500 meters away and offers an exceptional breakfast, but get there as soon as it opens!”
 of 5 bubbles facls, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 201 on 2nd floor - can hear street noise on Columbus Ave and bar next door. Choose a different room further away from neighboring bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveleraz51, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suites are great”
 of 5 bubbles 219joanneg, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think the rooms facing the back are quieter but the rooms in the front have a small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelingBBoomers, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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