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Buena Vista Motor Inn
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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 and Parking for free

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.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Buena Vista Motor Inn

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk


  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Lockers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Beach access

Reviews of Buena Vista Motor Inn

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2.8 Poor
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 Fair
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.


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
  • Pier 391.1 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts1.1 mi
  • Asian Art Museum1.5 mi
  • Exploratorium1.6 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum1.8 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art1.8 mi
  • Alcatraz1.8 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Buena Vista Motor Inn

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Buena Vista Motor Inn, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Buena Vista Motor Inn, plan to stay on a Saturday or Thursday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Buena Vista Motor Inn was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $120, while the most expensive was $120.
  • How long should you stay at Buena Vista Motor Inn? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Buena Vista Motor Inn

  • Where is Buena Vista Motor Inn located?

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

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Buena Vista Motor Inn?

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

  • Does Buena Vista Motor Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

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

  • Does Buena Vista Motor Inn offer free parking?

    Yes, Buena Vista Motor Inn offers free parking.

  • How far is Buena Vista Motor Inn from the airport?

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

  • How does KAYAK find such great Buena Vista Motor Inn hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Buena Vista Motor Inn in San Francisco and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Buena Vista Motor Inn and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Buena Vista Motor Inn.

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Distance to city center

1.1 mi

Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

12.7 mi