Columbus Motor Inn

1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California, 94133, United States | Motel
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This motel, located in the Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach area of San Francisco, is near Cable Cars, Cobb's Comedy Club, San Francisco Art Institute, and Cost Plus Imports.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsColumbus Motor Inn San Francisco

    Reviewed by robno1065

    Hidden Gem

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2014
    by (2 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great check-in, excellent parking, and close to Fisherman's Wharf. Rooms are excellent comfortable and quiet. Highly recommend this place. Good value price tag.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco



    A few blocks to the wharf, cable car one block over-what more can you ask for. Well, the room was wonderful. Recently renovated and extra large. We had a two room suite to accomodate my kids and felt like we were in an apartment. My husband and I actually had our own room. Great value compared to the high priced hotels two blocks away.

    Convenient and Comfortable


    We stayed at Columbus Motor Inn for the beginning of our spring break, March 12-14, 2004. We had 3 adults and a 7 yr old. We got the 2 rm suite with a King and Queen bed for $145. Both beds were fullbeds, not sofabeds which many suites have. Rollaways are also available. Rates are cheaper on weekdays in this part of town. The beds were comfortable. Both rooms had TVs, that we did not use. The bathroom is small but adequate with the sink outside the bathroom.

    Great Location


    Just got back last week from 4 days in SF. Very nice and helpful hotel personnel. Free parking - big deal in SF. Rooms clean. Very good location. Walk to Fisherman's Wharf and China town. Near Lombard Street (the crookedest street). Good place. Would stay there again.

    Great value and launching pad for vacationers


    Great value, great location, large room, free parking! Spent the first 3 nights of 2004 here for a base rate under $100. The Best Western Toscana and the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf had similar rates via the internet, but added $25 and $35 respectively for parking. We needed the car for parts of 2 days so chose Columbus Motor Inn again (4 of last 5 visits to SF). Great convenience: about a 10 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiardelli Square, and the Hyde Street Cable Car; two blocks to the Mason/Powell Cable Car; 5 minutes to the bottom of crooked Lombard Street - anybody can walk/drive down it - take the challenge and walk up the hill; the #30 bus stops right outside the garage - goes to Union Square via Columbus and Stockton($1.25). If you have a car, it is no more than 10 minutes to either I80 to the east bay or points south or to the Golden Gate Bridge and points north. We spent an afternoon around Lincoln Park and the Presidio area and took in the Art Museum there then drove through the hillside housing and down to China and Baker beaches. Great views all around. By the way, lunch at the Art Museum was very good and reasonable. We also took a day trip to Monterey/Carmel and the 17-Mile Drive. 2 hrs drive via 101/156/1.

    Perfect for a city day


    We are relatively locals to S.F. and stay in the city often. The Columbus Motor Inn is where we usually stay. The price and the free parking is great but the location is unbeatable. It is within easy walking distance to: Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Pier 39 and North Beach. The cable car connection to the rest of the city is only 2 blocks away.

    Good value at Fishermans Wharf


    we have stayed many times, always clean good value and happy to see you also free bonus of free parking which at around Fishermans Wharf area is not to be found all hotels charge at least $15 a day.very good value.

    Excellent value


    We spent a week in California, and Columbus Motor Inn was the best hotel experience. They are in walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 and our room was immaculate. There were 4 of us - Two grandparents, two teens, and we were able to get their two bedroom corner suite for about $130. There is construction in progress across the street, but it was no problem. The only inconvenience was the ironing board. They provide iron and ironing board on request; however the ironing board is one of the small, table-top ones, and not very handy. But the free parking, cleanliness and location and staff cooperation made this a great hotel.

    Great location


    We had a very comfortable suite for a family of five. One bedroom with a queen and a living area with two queen beds. The hotel was within walking distance to the pier, restaurants, and to chinatown and the cable car. It is one of the few hotels to have free parking also.

    Perfect locatioon


    My sister & I stayed here in July 2003. We found the location and covered parking to be great. Our room was quiet, clean & comfortable.

    The staff friendly and very helpful. We'd definitely would stay here again.

    Columbus Motor Inn


    We stayed there in April of '00. It had been recently refurbished and was in immaculate condition. Our 3-night stay cost under $300, and it included covered parking. It is an easy 5-minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf. I would stay there again in a heartbeat

    TripAdvisor Reviews Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco

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