Buena Vista Motor Inn

1599 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
+1 415 923 9600

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based on 1 605 reviews
Buena Vista Motor Inn - San Francisco, CA, United States
Wed 5/19
Thu 5/20
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KAYAK R2 111
Hotels.com R2 323
Priceline R2 406

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

1,8 km

Location rating


Nearest airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

20,4 km

Rooms available at Buena Vista Motor Inn

Wed 5/19
Thu 5/20

King rooms

R2 111+

Bed type
Nightly base price
King bed
R2 111 per night
Sofa bed
R2 323 per night
Sofa bed
R2 406 per night
King bed
R2 961 per night
R3 104 per night
R3 315 per night
R3 336 per night
Sofa bed
R3 449 per night
R3 575 per night

Standard rooms

R3 527+

Bed type
Nightly base price
King bed
R3 527 per night
King bed
R4 377 per night

Queen rooms

R2 904+

Bed type
Nightly base price
Queen bed
R2 904 per night
Queen bed
R3 516 per night
Queen bed
R4 338 per night

Reviews of Buena Vista Motor Inn



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location and free in 584 reviews
free parking in 467 reviews
free breakfast in 439 reviews
tight parking in 287 reviews
room was clean in 278 reviews
friendly staff in 238 reviews
front desk in 90 reviews
fisherman wharf in 75 reviews
bus tour in 57 reviews
hop off bus stops in 55 reviews
lombard street in 49 reviews
third floor in 46 reviews
close to everything in 45 reviews
water pressure in 45 reviews
breakfast room in 35 reviews
right in front in 21 reviews
golden gate in 17 reviews
great value in 17 reviews
small space in 11 reviews
  • Mediocre
    Dec 2016

    Would not stay again

    Location: the motel is within 20 min walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Parking: Limited, but available on premises. Beds: comfortable

    -Cleanliness: booger on the lamp on the night stand; partially torn shower curtain; hair on the bath tub drain; mold on the lower end of the bath tub's handicap handle. -Noise: very noisy heater/cooler. -Furniture: dated worn-out pieces from my grandmother's attic. -Detail: discolored bath tub ceiling (2 brush strokes of paint could have gotten it back to perfect condition); rust/mold on the shower's rod (could be removed in 5 minutes with bleach); electric outlet's plate on the side of the bed loose and outlet not working; TV's wires all loose and coming out of a hole in the wall; one of the first night's towels was worn out with side threads hanging out. -Parking: this is a family motel and guests return early. So when I returned back late, there was no parking. Since Sat and Sun parking is allowed in front of the motel, I parked outside. -Breakfast: served in the lobby with only 8 to 10 seats available. If all taken, they ask you to take a tray back to your room. -Staff #1: I left the room in the morning and placed the "please clean" sign on the door. When I returned in the afternoon, a manager (??) knocked on the door and gave me an authoritative lesson saying that I should not have left the sign outside, since I did not need anything (was always under the impression that the maid, once done with the room, places the sign back on the door handle's inside the room. -Staff #2: When checked out, my friend accidentally left a phone charger plugged in an outlet. I called the same day and asked for them to find it and mail it back. Their first response was to tell me that there were going to charge my credit card! I asked them if charging my credit card 45 cents was worth it and could not cover it in the name of good customer service, since I stayed in the motel for 3 nights (and overpaid). They said NO, and promised to call me back once the charger was found. Still waiting for the call! -I travel nationally and internationally and have never encountered such horrible customer service. No American or American-raised owner or manager would ever run this kind of business with such bad customer service. -Sorry, but I would not stay there again. Tons of other places would love to have my business and they will.

  • Okay
    Sep 2014

    I liked the location and the free parking.

    The room needed some repair, paint and the shower head needed fixing.

  • Good
    Jun 2014

    Easy to find on a major street with free underground parking. Easy walk to local attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Union Street with bus service to go farther. Plain and simple, small so no crowd issues. Beds new and very comfortable.

    Needed some better maintenance in bathroom and common areas. The rooftop terrace is minimal and could be a real asset with some decor and character touches as it offers excellent views.

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About Buena Vista Motor Inn


The Buena Vista Motor Inn is a San Francisco hotel that is located in the heart of the city. A charming, modern property that offers convenience as well as spacious accommodations and friendly staff.

Guests can choose from 50 rooms and suites. The Deluxe King room has a plush king-sized bed and a television equipped with premium channels. The Deluxe Two Queen rooms offer queen beds and in-room coffee and tea service. Plus, there is the Buena Vista suite which makes a great accommodation for families as it has a separate bedroom and a sitting area with sofa bed.

Guests will find plenty of amenities in the rooms and suites. There is a desk, iron, ironing board, and a coffee maker in each room. Plus, a microwave and/or refrigerator can be provided. The housekeeping staff will keep things tidy, and the wake-up calls can be set if needed. Many of the rooms are fully ADA accessible.

Other amenities that are provided at the Buena Vista Motor Inn include transportation to and from the airport, 24-hour front desk staff and a rooftop deck for views of the San Francisco skyline. There is free guest parking, but the hotel can also provide limo or town car service. Safe deposit boxes are available at the front desk, and there is a business center with computers that are free to use. The outdoor garden area is available for a stroll, and there is WiFi access throughout the property. Guests can also use the microwave that is provided in the lobby.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

7,8 Good

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Amenities at Buena Vista Motor Inn

Computer use available
ATM on-site
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Business centre
Disabled access
Multi-lingual staff
24-hour front desk
Storage available

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Most popular landmarks

  • Lombard Street0.8 km
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.2 km
  • Musée Mécanique1.4 km
  • Cable Car Museum1.6 km
  • Grace Cathedral1.7 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts1.8 km

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