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“Would not stay anywhere else. Great place for the money.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Travelodge by the Bay
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Would not stay anywhere else. Great place for the money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

I traveled to San Francisco for a one-week vacation. I found the Travelodge by the Bay to be a great place to stay. When I checked in, I was asked if I was a light sleeper, which I am. I was given a room in the Annex, behind the Restaurant. It was quiet, which I love.

I found the rooms to be clean and in good order. I even had a patio, no view, but a patio nonetheless. The location was great. It was close to transit or to walk to Fisherman’s Wharf.

The staff was helpful. It will be better when the office is finished and not in a room. I would stay again and look forward to my next trip.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cathy F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Hotel is very very basic, just good for a night's stop-over which is what we did. We booked a quadraple room for four of us in the family but the room is really too small to accommodate four. We had a second floor room and the family above us was really noisy!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

We came to SF for a funeral. We were out of our norm. The staff was VERY helpful and considerate. We moved out of SF area 15 years ago and felt totally lost. Daniel, Chris, and Loret welcomed us, gave us a clean room with a comfy bed, and suggested great places to go and even told us how to get there! We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Encinitas, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We were in town to visit our son for the Thanksgiving holiday. We chose this motel because we were offered a great rate on www.aaa.com and because they allowed us to bring our dog. We arrived expecting motel, not hotel, standards and needed the room for nothing other than a place to sleep. Consequently, none of the previous bad reviews applied to us. We found management to be patient, accommodating and very friendly. Our room, 221, had apparently been updated and was extremely clean. No mildew or dust and carpets had recently been shampooed. The room is small but had vaulted ceilings that gave the feeling of more space. Yes, the towels were small but typical of motel quality. The bed was comfortable enough by motel standards. The neighborhood felt safe as we walked the dog around the block. We found our room to be quiet but this could be due to the holiday and that there was very little activity on the street. They are remodeling the lobby which I assume will take care of the "no where to eat breakfast" problem. We used the table and chairs available in our room. Breakfast was adequate; 2 kinds of cereal, 3 kinds of muffins, coffee and juice. One negative was that the tv was very poor quality. All in all, for a motel, we give this property a good review. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Fyi- dog charge is $23, parking $12 a night.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BeachMom2Boys
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Moose Creek, On
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

I must admit that I had read the past reviews but felt that this motel was probably not as bad as the reviews made out. I was wrong. We should have stayed at the Comfort Inn across the street – anything would have been better. Our initial feeling on entering our room was that it looked like a room you would rent by the hour. The furniture was old, the room smelled (probably from cigarette smoke covered up by some kind of air freshener) and the carpet and chairs were filthy. I have never stayed in a hotel room where I would not walk barefoot on the carpet but this was the one. The complementary breakfast was continental – muffins and cereals. For what it was, it was OK. The problem was, it was located in the lobby which is so small that it won’t hold more then 6 people at a time and has no place to sit and eat. The only eating area available was back in our room, so the idea was to bring down your room tray in order to bring back your breakfast. The problem with this concept is that no one told us until it was time to do something with our breakfast. The desk staff was very courteous and helpful. For the price and only one night, it did the job but this motel seriously needs to upgrade the rooms and raise their standards of cleanliness. We will not be repeat customers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AMFMooseCreek_On
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chris_widner, Manager at Travelodge by the Bay, responded to this review, 27 November 2011
I am sorry that our hotel did not meet your standards. We do have a shampoo machine on property and each room is done at least once every few months. We are doing some pretty big renovations to our property. We have replaced the carpets in almost all of our rooms. We are currently looking in to different vendors to purchase "Simmons Pillow Top" beds with duvets. We are aiming to have them ordered by the end of the year. The biggest improvement we are doing right now is a remodel on the lobby, as well as building a new breakfast room about it! In just two weeks we will have a breakfast room which seats 20 and has plenty of room for everyone.

Again, I am sorry that our hotel didn't meet your standards, however; I am confident that you will be happy if you give us another chance in the future.
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Property: Travelodge by the Bay
Address: 1450 Lombard Street, Van Ness & Franklin, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 55 Speciality Lodging in San Francisco
Price range (per night): $186 - $382
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge by the Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rated Sleepy Bear Honor Roll 3 Years running and voted 2006 Property of the Year. The Travelodge by The Bay has also won the Guest Satisfaction Award. the Travelodge By The Bay is located just 5 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, 2 blocks from the Cable Cars and The Crookedest Street in the World. The Travelodge by the Bay has just completed a full property renovation. Experience an enjoyable nights stay with convenient amenities and nearby attractions. We offer clean and affordable guest rooms, indoor and outdoor parking, safe interior corridors and much more. The Travelodge By The Bay provides quality, comfort and cleanliness in an excellent location at a reasonable price! ... more   less 
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Travelodge By The Bay Hotel San Francisco
Travel Lodge San Francisco
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