Travelodge by the Bay
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This morning we slept until past 10am! It felt good to catch up on some winks from the night before on the plane. Nicole and Mum didn't surface until after 11am so Blake, Nicci, Matt and I spent the the morning walking down Fishermans wharf browsing the streets and exploring the many stores. Nicci and I came across a giant lolly store. Anyone fancy …
We left Honolulu at 10pm for overnight flight to San Francisco. The flight was 5 hours and it went smoothly. Lou and I managed to at least get a couple hours sleep!
It was a big shock when we first got off the plane coming from warm humid temps to the cold wind and chill of San Fran. We used the public transport system for the first time …
Matt had a bit of a sleep in and i got up to have the free brekky our hotel supplies. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I had looked out of the window and it was sunny by the time i had got ready and left the room it was raining. Only a drizzle so can't complain. I ate my brekky in the lunch room and had some toast and a muffin for …
... br> I stayed on the bus and checked out all the stop so figured it was foggy and cold I would go and get my jacket and go back the next day to get better photos.
After the tour I went exploring pier 39, none thought to tell me that pigeons are EVERYWHERE t I am getting so much braver, ,mostly cause I don't want to look like a big weirdo haha!! I went to try out the local cuisine and highly recommended clam chowder at ...
... to the entire buffet without waiting in queues. It was a gorge fest. We ate till we could just about breathe. The food quality wasn’t particularly great but some of the items were delicious. We targeted those items for seconds.
After a huge meal we went back to the hotel for La Siesta. Came evening and we saw ourselves back on the Vegas boulevard enjoying the atmosphere. It being Monday evening, the boulevard wasn’t as crowded as it was on the weekend but ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
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.