Buena Vista Motor Inn

Buena Vista Motor Inn

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

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Buena Vista Motor Inn
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About Buena Vista Motor Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Buena Vista Motor Inn is located in San Francisco and is close to local sightseeing spots, including Filbert Street. It also features luggage storage, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour reception.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to those staying at Buena Vista Motor, such as a tour desk, a safe and a ticket service. In addition, the multilingual staff are on hand to offer local information.

There are 50 modern rooms at Buena Vista Motor Inn, each providing all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.

Tourist attractions close to Buena Vista Motor Inn include Fort Mason Center, Russian Hill and Lombard Street. Guests are also able to visit Ghirardelli Square.

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Rooms available at Buena Vista Motor Inn

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Amenities at Buena Vista Motor Inn

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • ATM on-site
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safe
  • Increased accessibility
  • Computer use available
  • Multi-lingual staff

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff


  • Lockers
  • Storage available


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Garden


  • Computer use available

Health and safety

  • Safe

Reviews of Buena Vista Motor Inn

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

Cons:-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.

5.3 Passable
Pros:I liked the location and the free parking.

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

6.6 Okay
Pros: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.

Cons: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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1599 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

What's nearby

  • Lombard Street0.5 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf0.7 mi
  • Musée Mécanique0.9 mi
  • Cable Car Museum1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral1 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts1.1 mi
  • Pier 391.1 mi
  • Asian Art Museum1.6 mi
  • Exploratorium1.6 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum1.7 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art1.8 mi
  • Alcatraz1.8 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Buena Vista Motor Inn

  • Buena Vista Motor Inn is located at 1599 Lombard Street, 1.1 miles from the center of San Francisco. Lombard Street is the closest landmark to Buena Vista Motor Inn.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Buena Vista Motor Inn.

  • Yes, Buena Vista Motor Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Buena Vista Motor Inn does not offer free parking.

  • No, Buena Vista Motor Inn does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Buena Vista Motor Inn is 12.7 miles from San Francisco. Buena Vista Motor Inn is 13 miles from Oakland.

  • No, Buena Vista Motor Inn does not have a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

1.1 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

12.7 mi