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“Free parking, close to Fishermans Wharf” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Buena Vista Motor Inn
Ranked #116 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Helsinki
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393 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Free parking, close to Fishermans Wharf”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Buena Vista is one of many motels on this stretch of Lombard and surrounding streets. Basic budget stay with no bells and whistles. Avoid the upstairs rooms near the "lounge" area since the doors have a very poor soundproofing. The free breakfast is nothing to tell home about, you'll be better off buying your breakfast from one of the nearby cafes. Quite ok stay, if you don't expect too much and settle for a less.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jarimalla
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darrelld, General Manager at Buena Vista Motor Inn, responded to this review, 18 March 2012
Thank you for staying at the Buena Vista Motor Inn. Our goal is to provide comfortable stay at a reasonable price. Most of our guests like our Continental breakfast of Fruit, Pastries, juice and coffee/tea, while others prefer a hot breakfast vitit the nearby cafes.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

lost my job last aug we travel on a budget now, we saved a losd of cash & found this place to be of great value, we shall stay there again! we walked everywhere ,left the car in the free parking downstairs took public trans for the rest of our 3 day stay, or walked to the peir & lombard st. the staff were GREAT!

Room Tip: my wife & i stayed last dec, short bus ride to polk street, left the benz in free parking downst...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 RICKANDCARMEN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

had to wait much beyond the check in time 2pm, to get the rooms ready for moving in.
rooms spacious with essential amenities in the bath. breakfast of croissants, fruits and coffee
ok for short stays. Has to be had in a small lobby, however if lobby is full, they do allow you to take some over to the room and have it. Quite a few eating place around but a minimum of 10 minutes if you decide to walk. Not a very busy place to walk around, though we had no problems. bang on the route of the open bus tours [ stop 16], so excellent value for money if a 2 or 3 day pass for the bus is bought. Only one person at the reception, but were very helpful for any queries, print outs.

Room Tip: get a room away from front side, lot of street noise, unless you are a heavy sleeper.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

First of all If you want 3+ star quality,l don't stay here. If you appreciate value for money, good location and a homely feeling, this is not a bad pick.

We stayed 10 days and had two different rooms. First one was nice from the inside but facing a wall from window. Pretty gloomy, so we asked for a possibility to change and had a nice spacious room from 1st floor facing Lombard street. Quite noisy but nice and comfortable.

Overall the rooms are spacious, the staff is friendly and it is nice that they give a complimentary continental breakfast (coffee, tea, juice, pastries and fruits). Also as travelling with a small baby they were nice enough to give us a fridge and microwave for free (normally $10/nigth per piece).

Downsides are that as it is facing the busy Lombard street it is a bit noisy. Also the AC is extremely noisy and only gives really hot or really cool temp, so it was a bit annoying.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing Lombard street
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CaptainRubik
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

We booked this hotel because of its free parking. Some hotels offer overnight parking for a “small fee” of $25 in this area.
Our room was very clean. You can grab quick Free breakfast (Pastries/coffe/orange juce) before heading off for a day full of sightseeing.
Fisherman's Wharf cable car turntable, Ghirardelli Square, Hop On - Hop Off Stop is within 15-20 min walking distance.
Very convenient location.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zhenia1
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Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Property: Buena Vista Motor Inn
Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3113
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Price range (per night): $172 - $400
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Motor Inn is an exceptional value hotel, offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, a convenient Lombard Street location in San Francisco's Marina, and exciting Bay Area packages. ... more   less 
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