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“Great location for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Columbus Motor Inn

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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #48 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Granite Bay, California
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34 reviews
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“Great location for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is not a fancy hotel. However, it is clean and safe. The location is great - right between Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach; so you can walk to either. One of the best things about this place is that the parking is free - which is unheard of in San Francisco.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

I can't give this place 5 stars because the rooms are simply not that but everything else is. Desk service is great, ask and your question will be answered. Location is in the heart of everything you need to see first time in San Francisco with a bus stop out the front, Cable car two blocks away, and Fisherman's Wharf an easy walk. You have great free Wi-Fi, clean and comfortable rooms with everything you need. There are bars across the street, cafes for breakfast everywhere, and more than enough restaurants of all types within a few blocks. Would I stay here again, you bet I would, why pay twice as much for the same thing.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I love the free parking, you will be guarantee for a parking slot.
I love the location, is only minutes walk to Fisherman Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, etc... we stayed for 4 nights in 314, thats a king size bed room, with the columbus street view. I love the view from our room, you can see the Coit Tower.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

I was so happy to find this hotel!
It had the most comfortable bed, a nice clean room and I could walk nearly everywhere! And the price was great, I paid only $155 a night, in a city where accommodation is pricy.
I have recommended it to anyone I know travelling to San Fran.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

My son and I spent three days and two nights in SF before a weekend workshop at Esalen. The Columbus Motor Inn was our base due to a wise and generous suggestion from Le Boheme up Columbus just 5 or 6 blocks. The room was clean, renovated, quiet, comfortable and tasteful. The two-person desk staff was familial. We walked to City Lights in North Beach, Chinatown and Pier 39 for a Tiburon trip. We caught a comedy showcase of local comedians at the coolest comedy club I've seen, three blocks from this hotel. And the hopping Club Bimbo 365 is close too. Cable cars and buses run by. Walgreens, World Market, Safeway and Starbucks are hidden in a cool brick building two blocks away when you need a taste of home or some bargain stocks. Linens and ice are plentiful. The parking is easy to get and a snap for in and out. I drove by the patrons of the big Union Square hotels and felt sorry for them. Those institutions are Kant- the gemmish little Columbus Motor Inn, all cheap and humble and where it should be - it is a little Kerouac among the giant St. This and St. That. Let's call this hotel the CMI to give it cool. Everybody is welcome because it has what they need. It is a SF experience that opens up many others.

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Property: Columbus Motor Inn
Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
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Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): $227 - $397
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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