Civic Center Motor Inn
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... its amazing seafood, it didn't disappoint! The owners have been there 65+ years & they own a white Chevy pick up truck that they bought new 65 years ago..still in immaculate condition. Back on the bus & it was back into town & to Lombard street. Rick, Steve & I walked up to the top while Kareena waiting for us to come down at the bottom. It's a beautiful ...
... Bridge, and Richmond (the richest area of San Francisco). After a few photos at each, and marveling at the bridge on such a sunny day, he dropped us at the Legion of Honour (An Art museum and historical site). While looking at tonnes of art isn't exactly my cup of tea, we all had a good time. They had some high profile artists featured there: Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and more that I can't remember. After the Legion of Honour, we came back to town to explore ...
... were concerned about an attack by the British or Spanish or the Mexicans. They never faced such an attack but possibly because of the excessive fortifications and cannons on the island.
When the threat was over, the military turned the island into a military prison which was used to rehabilitate errant soldiers so they could return to the army. After a while they decided they didn't need the facility anymore so they handed ...
... of this suburb of San Fransisco and on the right road south, we decide the best way to avoid stress was to purchase another GPS. Turns out, we need a GPS to find a GPS shop. Would make sense if a GPS was part of the hire of the vehicle, but we have discovered that not everything makes sense. We finally find a shop and a cheap GPS and now listen to an American voice direct us south towards the Californian coast along highway 101.
... have your manager’s approval, you can even bring your dog to work. Look at the Yoshka’s Café and the sign next to the name.
As Howard had a 1 pm meeting to attend, our 2 hour visit was oh ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Civic Center Motor Inn San Francisco
Cheap, clean and friendly
I stayed at this hotel just for a couple night layover between some business and pleasure in Northern California. I got a great deal for 50 bucks a night for a King N/S room through the Best Western website.
The location is great, right in southwestern Soma and it is well maintained and very clean. Its a typical Best Western type Motor Inn. Nothing fancy, but definitely a steal in a vibrant part of the city.
Free parking is a plus, given the headache parking in San Francisco is virtually everywhere in the entire city.
I saw lots of families and people just having a fun time there. Check out The Stud about 50 yards down the street on the corner of Harrison and 9th....its a great gay bar, even fun to hang out in for us straight folk.
Stayed here one night as I had tickets to a Giants night game and for the next daytime game as well.
I'm writing this from my room at the Best Western now. I'm here at an AAA rate of $44.10 (reglar rate $49.95), which includes free parking, highspeed internet, and breakfast. This would be a great value even if the rooms were shabby, but they're not. (That $44.10 rate isn't available every night, larger rooms cost more, and on weekends and busy seasons rates will be higher, sometimes MUCH higher.)
I have to preface this review with a description of what we were looking for on this trip: A clean, cheap place in SOMA to sleep at after a night of partying. That said, my friend and I have pretty high standards so we were preparing to lower them for this stay.
San Francisco is an EXPENSIVE city for the most part (it takes $5.00 to
The Best Western Civic Center was worth every penny. Our room was clean and very comfortable -- the bathroom was brand new. We watched TV and relaxed while our kids enjoyed swimming in the hotel pool. The following day, we took the Cable Car to the Fisherman's Wharf - the weather was perfect in SF during the month of August! We really enjoyed our stay here in San Francisco - had a great place to sleep and relax - service was superb. Hope this review helps!
Great Price/Awful Location
The room itself was small but immaculate, for the price. The location was not so good. Right on a busy street, with a bar right on the corner. Traffic was too loud, never slept. Continental breakfast was good, but will probably never stay here again.
Good value in SF
I booked this hotel at the last minute, for a weekend when most of the hotels in SF were full. This is in the South of Market area, not close to public transportation, but if you're comfortable walking several blocks to Market (or calling a cab), it's fine. The area felt a little empty after dark, yet I never felt unsafe walking around with a friend. The rooms were the usual budget motel fare and were clean. The flowers in the parking lot area were a nice touch, the staff was friendly, and there were some delicious crisp apples in the lobby. I would stay there again.
Don't Waste your Money
One of the worst hotel i have been at. First of all when you pay over $115 you expect a room with comfort. The room looks like its fitted for a Motel 6 chain...Plus there is no air conditioning in the room. YEA thats right no air condiotiong at the best western that charges more than $100 a room. Better off across the street at the Howard Johnson there rate is lower and they have air conditioning.
ONe more thing!
If you pay more than $100 a night here, you're crazy.
Reserve via BW website and make sure you look for their BESTRATE, usually 79-100 depending on season. Expect to pay way more during the local Gay Street Fairs.