Travelodge by the Bay
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge by the Bay San Francisco
Godd value basic accomodation. Recommended.
Thsi place was fine. It doesn't pretend to be anything other than a room to stay. The room was basic but spotlessly clean. Very cheap and a great location. If you want to stay in your room all day then go elsewhere but as a place to base yourself to visit the city then it's great. Very helpful staff, the lady on the desk (Lorette I think) when I checked in, is a fine example of multi tasking in action.
Cozy, friendly, and most importantly . . . sufficient!
Compared to similar priced hotels in NYC, this place was pretty nice. The room was spacious enough for our luggage, and we had a nice closet.
The guys at the front desk are voluntarily helpful and informative.
While it is about 15 minutes away from Ghirardelli Square, I'd be inclined to stay there again because it was pretty quiet around there.
If you just need somewhere safe and comfortable to stay, then I recommend this place.
If you're an upper-class yuppie, then I'd go elsewhere.
I myself stayed there from the 5th march to the 12th march and i was very pleased with my stay. The rooms had plenty of space, the bathroom was clean and tidy, i had a queen sized bed wich was very comfortable.
It is a ideal place if you only really need a place to sleep for the night, knowing you will be out most days sightseeing etc.. and it is only a 10 min walk to the fishermans warf.
This travelodge does not have its own resturant, but there is a nice bar & grill right next door which sells good food, It's called Chasers. I usually got take out and went to eat in my room, it was comfortable. I'm back in may for 4 days before i fly home and i'm very happy i'm staying there.
Decent location, large rooms.
First of all, This is not the Ritz or the Nikko. It is 79.00 a night travelodge in a city known for pricey hotels. That being said.. it is actually very good value. The hotel was clean and well kept. The rooms were very large for a travelodge ( about 350 square feet).. and my room ( Im not sure if all rooms had these) had a small sundeck about 30 square feet. Bathroom was plain and low quailty, but hey what can you expect? The hotel did not have a restaurant or room service, but had several in the nearby area. The location was actually very nice, being only a 5 to 10 min walk from the outside edge of fishermans wharf. Sure, you can do alot for better hotels in san fran...but probably not for less then a 100.00 a night...
Very happy, and returned for a second visit
We were pretty happy here the first time, so we returned a second time. It's not fancy, and I wouldn't recommend it to people with classy hotel tastes. But if you want somewhere to stay and keep your holiday money for other things, then my boyfriend and I found this just fine. A very reasonable rate and a terrific location - near Lombard and Van Ness most places are an easy bus ride away. I would find Fisherman's Wharf too noisy and Union Square with its chain stores could be any city, but we could go there, to the central library, to North Beach, the Haight and the Mission District really easily. We even revisited the crookedest street very late at night. A helpful manager sorted a few minor snags and chased up a shuttle to take us to the airport.
What a dump
This place was a dump. The rooms smelled of mildew, the windows in the bathroom would not close, the door lock to the adjoining room did not work. I was extremely dissatisfied. I would recommend this place my dog.
Made a mistake by staying here. Checked out next day to find something better. Bathroom window was wide open without a screen and could not be closed. This place is unsafe and rooms are in very poor condition.
Nice Location, not by the bay though!
Nice location for this small motel. Its not by the bay though, so dont expect to see the bridge or anything. Rooms are very small but adequate for the budget traveller. Towels are a bit on the worn side though.
Very close to some fine eateries on union street and just down from the crookiediest street in the world.
stayed 5 nights at an average of $60 a night.nice location,walk or a short bus ride to the wharf.lot of little bars and breakfast places on lombard,completely safe area.originally was going to stay near the convention center, this was a much better choice.if you get familiar with the#30 bus you can get anywhere quickly.try oreilly's pub on green st and the free tours sponsered by sf library.place was clean with a good manager,very accomodating.
Nothing fancy but the location, price & staff make it a good deal!
My wife & I stayed here with a group last month (Sept/03) and we were under no illusions. This is a motor hotel, the rooms are clean but basic & could use a little sprucing up. (That's the negative) Then again, how much time do folks visiting SF actually spend in their rooms?) The positives include the staff, who are very helpful & courteous. The price is very reasonable. And finally the location, it is fairly safe to walk around and it well served by buses. There are some really neat restaurants in the neighborhood & the crooked part of Lombard street just up the hill within walking distance. I would recommend this place for travellers & tourists alike.
TripAdvisor Reviews Travelodge by the Bay San Francisco
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... Center and they kept it all day for us for $20. We walked all around Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. We saw the famous sea lions. They can be loud and seem like they are fighting and then all the sudden they look all cute and cuddly while they are sleeping. We found the 7D theatre and we both decided to try it. I thought "Okay, we’ll try this. Whatever." I was sooo wrong. It was SO MUCH FUN!! You have a gun in your hand and you are ...
... UVA grad who I hadn’t seen in two years since I took acting class with him (what a small world). We continued walking around and I bought a pork dumpling (I’m not exactly sure what convinced me to do so but it was actually pretty good). We then checked the time and realized that we were better off just driving straight to Zion and skipping Yosemite because it was already getting late. And thus we started the 11-hour trek to Zion National Park. ...
... late night attempt to get a Taco Bell, Allison insisted that I should have 1 so we went on Sunday lunch for 1 - I had a Triple cheese steak and cheese nachos with cinnamon coffee and it was soo good. I also had my 1st ever Chipotle today and this was really nice as well so I had some good food experiences!
My Own bed for 3 nights!!!! - When you live in Hostels with between 3-15 others - you really, really appreciate having a bed to yourself and a room to ...
... without following a crazy guide or masses of other tourists. We were allowed to spend as much time as we wanted on the island. Even if it was a normal busy day for Alcatraz and all the boats were departing full there weren´t unacceptable crowds of people on the island. The cellhouse was probably the busiest part because of the audio guided tours. We also believe that it was worth the price we paid for our tickets because there were many things included (boat ride, introductory ...
... bike that day (you would be proud mum!). When we got back to the city we decided to find the house from the Mrs. Doubtfire movie. We found it on our map and after a very hilly trek we located the house, it wasn't hard with the amount of tourists there. There were so many flowers and gifts flowing down the stairs of the house in tribute of Robin Williams. Very sad! We well and truly earnt our dinner tonight. We met Knighty for dinner that night ...