Buena Vista Motor Inn

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

rate per night


based on 1,606 reviews
Buena Vista Motor Inn - San Francisco, CA
Tue 9/22
Wed 9/23
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Provider Nightly total
KAYAK $149
Hotels.com $164
Priceline $170

Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city center

1.1 mi

Location rating


Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

12.7 mi


Tue 9/22
Wed 9/23

Queen Rooms


Bed type
Queen bed
$206 per night
Queen bed
$249 per night
Queen bed
$307 per night

Standard Rooms


Bed type
King bed
$250 per night
King bed
$310 per night

King Rooms


Bed type
King bed
$149 per night
Sofa bed
$164 per night
Sofa bed
$170 per night
King bed
$210 per night
$220 per night
$235 per night
$236 per night
Sofa bed
$244 per night
$253 per night




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  • 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.

  • Okay
    Dec 2010

    Good value and good, safe location, close to bus lines.

  • Good
    Nov 2010

    It was good value for the money and the location and facilities were excellent.

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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

7.0 Good

based on 1,606 reviews








Value for money

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Smoke alarms
No smoking
Cable or satellite TV
24hr front desk
Wake-up service
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Accessible by elevator
Adapted bath
Alarm clock
Allergy-free room
Body soap
Clothes rack
Coffee machine
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
Family rooms
Fire extinguisher
Flat-screen TV
Free toiletries
Key access
Key card access
Non-feather pillow
Private bathroom
Private parking
Raised toilet
Roll-in shower
Safety deposit box
Seating area
Shower chair
Socket near the bed
Sofa bed
Tea/coffee maker
Toilet paper
Toilet with grab rails
Towels/sheets (extra fee)
Trash cans
Tumble dryer
Upper floors accessible by elevator
Vending machine (drinks)
Vending machine (snacks)
Walk-in shower
Daily housekeeping
Tour desk
Shuttle service (additional charge)
First-aid kit
Contactless check-in/check-out
Physical distancing rules
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Concierge service
Pets not allowed

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Building (2)
Bedroom (8)
Lobby (1)
Balcony (2)


Most Popular Landmarks

  • Lombard Street 0.5 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf 0.7 mi
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  • Cable Car Museum 1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral 1 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts 1.1 mi

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