Cow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites

Address: 2190 Lombard Street, San Francisco, California, 94123, United States | Motel
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This motel, located in the Nob Hill Russian Hill area of San Francisco, is near California Wine Merchant, Dosa San Francisco, Dianne's Old & New Estates, and A/X Armani Exchange.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsCow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites San Francisco

        Reviewed by anne.nathan

        Quiet room on Lombard Street

        Reviewed May 24, 2015
        by (7 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

        Loved our room here and it was so quiet! Not too far to walk to Fisherman's Wharf (well not for us, but we like walking). Breakfast next door was great.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by geoffbro

        Well Priced and Great Location

        Reviewed Apr 20, 2015
        by (12 reviews) South Gippsland in Victoria , Australia Flag of Australia

        I am glad we picked this Hotel as it is well placed in the Marina district in San Francisco and only a few minutes walk to the sea. The Fisherman's wharf is a good 30 minutes walk, but well worth the visit. Although you can walk to Union Square it is quite a hike as it is hilly, but can be done. Only downside to me was the fact that the room does not have a refrigerator. Taxis to either the City or the Ferry Terminal are around $15, so overall its a good choice.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by guyfairbank


        Reviewed Oct 3, 2013
        by (39 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        Spacious room but no fridge

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Historical Traveler Reviews Cow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites San Francisco

        Awesome in every respect!


        The Cow Hollow was excellent in every respect, nice room, very quiet, good location, clean, excellent value, good restaurants in the area, free parking, personable staff and easy access to the bus. The only slight issue we encountered was that when the hotel is full, the parking spaces can fill up. We arrived very late one night and all of the spots were filled, however the desk clerk allowed us to park in front of the lobby as long as we left our car key. Certainly not a big problem when you consider that most hotels in SF charge $15+ per day for parking.

        You can't beat the neighborhood


        The Cow Hollow Motor Inn is a gem. Not only is it clean and modern, but its just steps away from one of the best neighborhoods in terms of dining, entertainment and safety (I used to live in Cow Hollow, so I can vouch for it). I prefer this place so much more than staying around Union Square with other tourists (and steps away from the hookers and drug addicts of the Tenderloin) as well as national retail chains that can be found in malls across the country. Pick this place for the neighborhood its located in as much as for the accommodations themselves.

        Loved Cow Hollow Motor Inn


        The location was excellent. The facilities very clean, and staff very friendly. And close to an excellent resturant, Izzy's. I will defin.

        stay there again and recommend it to friends and family!

        Excellent Value - Great Location!


        Stayed here during the first week of October 2003 and really enjoyed it. It is close to the Marina District and Golden Gate Bridge. The hotel was recently remodeled. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated and some of the higher floor rooms in the rear of the hotel have a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The covered parking was a huge plus. I parked the car and used public transportation because there is alot of traffic in San Francisco. The bus stop is around the corner and there is a good choice of restaurnats within walking distance. It is a very safe area also. I would stay here again if I return to SF.



        Retraced steps of 20 years past in San Francisco at the Cow Hollow Inn. The hotel was indeed as I remembered it, a quality hotel at a very reasonable price. It is very centrally located to shops on Union Street and to Fishermans Wharf. The restaraunts in the area are varied, and food in all was excellent. The lone complaint was the indifferent attitude that approached rudeness by desk clerk at the Cow Hollow. Any questions were met by blank stares and curt replies. With tourism waning throughout North America, it seemed to me they're attitudes required adjustment.

        Great Hotel


        My husband and I along with our 2 teenage children stayed at the Cow Hollow Motor Inn for 2 nights in July 2003 upon the recommendation of this web site and we were very pleased! No pool, but we didn't miss it. No fee for parking which is unheard of in San Fran. The location was perfect. We were able to catch a bus to the warf with ease. We could drive across the bridge as not very far. There was also a Mel's diner across the street for dinner or ice cream. A very nice area. We had a room that was not off of Lombard, which seemed to be a busy street. The rooms were very nice. If I ever had the opportunity to return I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. The rates seemed rerasonable as well.

        Cow Hollow Motor Inn


        The Cow Hollow Motor Inn located at 2190 Lombard was a great centrally located place to stay. The room was clean and a good size. I asked for a room in the back and it was very quiet. If you like to walk, it was quite close to the Marina, Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts. It was also within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf. If you would prefer transportation, the bus line was right around the corner. There is an excellent breakfast restaurant, Bay Watch. Very clean, reasonable prices, excellent service and very good food with good sized portions. All in all, a great place to stay.

        The secret's out...


        Having just seen the review on the Cow Hollow, I guess it will no

        longer be a secret. I have been staying there for the past 10-15 years

        and have never had a bad experience. The staff are very accommodating

        to ones needs. Rooms lack a view, but are clean and nice sized and they

        provide ample parking that is FREE. They are located in an area safe

        enough to wander late at night. Excellent restaurants, movie theater,

        and fun shops are all, literally, around the corner.

        A gem on lombard


        I have stayed here several times and have always found it comfortable , clean and convenient and well worth its remarkably low rates. Y&ou can fall out of your room into good french, italian and steakhouse restaurants. Chestnut St.,just around the corner has many convenient stores of all kinds.It's near the Golden Gate Bridge, and there are nearby buses to everywhere.

        A Jewel of An Accomodation in SF


        Cow Hollow Motor Inn is a JEWEL in San Francisco! Affordable, clean and a great location. We have walked to the marina area, Palace of Fine Arts, etc...The location is excellent for those wishing to use bus transportation. We have stayed there four times and have a fifth time coming up in May! Cannot wait.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Cow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites San Francisco

        4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

        Travel Blogs from San Francisco

        Left the desert behind

        A travel blog entry by anne.nathan on May 24, 2015

        2 comments, 10 photos

        From Carson City to Lake Tahoe was a definite change of scenery! Up another range with lots of mountain pine trees. Then down the range along the west side of the lake, along the south side and up another range. Lake Tahoe was an attractive town - on the Nevada/California border.

        The summit after Tahoe was 7,382 ft (from my notes).

        San Francisco

        A travel blog entry by anne.nathan on May 25, 2015

        9 photos

        Walked up Lombard to "the crookedest street". Steep! I took 220 steps to do the Polk St to Larkin St block. Then had to go down the other side as it was more hills to head along Hyde St towards Union Square.

        So down Lombard to Leavenworth (where you can get the good pictures); and down some more until Powell St. Then it was a reasonably …

        Walking - and more walking- in San Francisco!

        A travel blog entry by rose4 on Apr 26, 2015

        21 photos

        They say San Francisco is seven miles by seven miles- well, I feel like we walked an awful lot of that area today. These hills are killers- and I sometimes think downhill is as bad as uphill! We've mastered the buses, I think, but a lot of walking is still involved once you are off the bus!! It was worth it to explore Chinatown and the famous …

        Thelma finally makes it to San Francisco!

        A travel blog entry by rose4 on Apr 25, 2015

        3 comments, 18 photos

        Let me first explain that my mother always wanted to see the Golden Gate City. On her deathbed, 37 years ago this month, she cried that she never made the trip. ( So do what you can WHEN you can!). I felt that the best I could do for her was to take her old travel case to the city of San Francisco , and show her the sights! Here is Thelma's day in San Francisco- LOVE YOU, Mom!

        Endlich angekommen!

        A travel blog entry by alexkoeln on Apr 19, 2015

        7 photos

        In San Francisco angekommen muessen erstmal alle 500 Leute raus, ehe wir dran sind. Zumindest kam es uns so vor. Klasse, dann stehen diese 500 Leute auch bei der Immigration vor uns und anschliessend sicher auch beim Autovermieter. Wir haben ca. 15-20 Minuten gewartet, dann kam eine nette Frau, die lautstark verkuendete, dass alle, die bereits …