Comfort Inn By the Bay
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Perfect location and view
We spent two nights at Inn by the Bay over spring break in March. We were able to check in about 1:00p.m. which was very nice. We walked to Fisherman's wharf and Lombard (crooked) St. So easy to get around from this location we returned our rental car early and saved the parking fee. Our room was on the tenth floor with a wonderful view of the Golden Gate bridge. The staff was quite helpful and friendly. The helped us get a taxi to return to the airport within minutes after our request at 5:15 a.m. the day of our departure. The breakfast was good too. We would book this hotel again.
We stayed at the Comfort Inn by the Bay for 3 nights in February/04.
Our room was a good size, with two queen beds and a view of the bay and Golden Gate bridge. The room was very clean and well kept. The continental breakfast was really quite good including coffee (reg. & decaf.), orange juice, muffins, bagels, fruit, etc. We enjoyed the location because it was in walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghiradelli, Cannery and Lombard. I would definitely stay here again. We also stayed in the Union Square area on this trip but I preferred this location.
Good, but not great
The room price and location of the hotel are both excellent. Most websites don't mention that the taxes and other fees required by San Francisco add $15 to $20 per night to the advertised room rate. Also, the $20 for parking is per night. I guess I should have figured that, but I didn't. Parking in San Francisco is tricky and expensive. Locals there told me tourist parking tickets are a major source of revenue for the city. The hotel has no other amenities...if you want a meal or a gym or a bar, go somewhere else. The room price is bare bones, and that's what you get. There was also a maintenance problem in my room.
There was a leak in the bathroom ceiling. Maintenance came and looked at it, then said I could move to another room or they'd just do the main repair work after I left. Well, I opted to stay, but maintenance wound up coming back anyway. Bottom line - I wish I had paid $10-$15 a night more to stay in a nicer place.
Better than average
We booked Comfort Inn by the Bay because of the price and location. I was a little worried just because it was a Comfort Inn, but the hotel turned out to be much better than I expected. We were allowed to check in early, which was a plus. The staff was friendly. The room was very clean. The shower had good water pressure. The only downfall was the noise. Even though we were not on the street the noise from the hallway was enough to wake us up several times each night. The ice machine was VERY NOISEY! Bring earplugs and you won't have a problem. The location was great. We could easily walk to Ghiradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf area, and the curvy part of Lombard Street. The continental breakfast was good enough get us going in the morning. You need to get there early if you want some fruit . . . it is gone by 8AM. We were happy with our stay at Comfort Inn by the Bay. We would definitely stay there again.
Great location with a great price
This hotel is just a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf, the curved part of Lombard and the cable car turn around. The room was very adequate with windows that opened slightly. The noise can be a tad loud from the traffic but it wasn't bothersome. The free continential breakfast was your standard fare. We felt very safe walking around the area at night.
The front desk people were very helpful with places to avoid along with directions for things to see. We didn't have a car so parking wasn't an issue. If you are hungry for tasty sub sandwiches try Viking (I believe) subs across the street. We will definately stay at this hotel again.
One-night stay, but would return
Only stayed here one night before moving up to Union Square, but had a nice-enough experience.
The location was pretty good - Fisherman's Wharf and Fort Mason were walkable.
The room was large by SF standards - room for a desk and seating area in addition to the queen bed. Furnishings, linens, towels, etc. were nothing special, but comfortable enough if you're not looking for an upscale hotel experience. Bonus points for the massaging shower head!
Continental breakfast was free, and looked it. OJ was watery and bitter, but at least the plastic cups were small.
Employees were nice and helpful.
A good place to stay if you're on a budget (although there are great deals to be had at far more upscale places).
This hotel was first class. Everything from the reception area to the breakfast room was immaculate. Our room was excellent (decor and cleanliness) and large, there were 5 of us. We had views over the Golden Gate Bridge. The breakfast was very good with everything from muffins to cereals. It was in a safe area and close to Fishermans Wharf and a short walk to the cable car line. Parking was $20 a night which we thought was expensive but it was a secure car park. Reasonable rates for San Francisco.
Great place to stay
We spent 4 nights at the Comfort Inn in Aug 2003. It was a really nice place to stay. The staff were lovely - very helpful and when we arrived at 11pm, were only too pleased to recommend a safe place for us to eat.
The free breakfast buffet is great - loads of bagels, muffins, coffee, cereal... We loaded up for the day! The rooms were small but clean with a nice bathroom. It's very central too - 10 mins to Fisherman's Wharf, 10 mins to the Cable Cars... plus, the buses stop right outside the hotel. Only one tiny thing - on our last night, we had a cockroach in our bathroom. I have had that before in lots of US hotels so it didn't put me off. So stay there!
Value for money
Excellent service. Good breakfast. Safe neighbourhood. Walking distance to the Fisherman's wharf. Easy cycling to the Golden Gate bridge. Good views of the bridge from some rooms. Parking at $20 a night is a downer but the carpark is secure.
The Comfort Inn, within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, is an excellent bargin and a great location. The hotel was very well maintained and had underground parking at a reasonable rate. The free continental breakfast buffet was well above average in a very nice "sit-down" area. There is a small Italian restaurant right across the street that is reasonably priced and the food was very good and the service friendly. We would recommend this hotel for familes as the location is safe and the accomodations very nice. We would certainly return again.
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