Francisco Bay Inn
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Just like the reviews said. Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Great deal only 55/night.
Small, clean place with a nice large bathroom. Staff is friendly and helpful. Towels changed the next day. Well kept place, great location.
Within walking distance to fishermen's wharf, and the cable cars. Free parking also, just as advertised. Would defintely recommend this place!
Best place to stay in San Francisco... no kidding!
We stayed at this hotel for our first 2 nights in San Francisco. Our internet rate was $44/night. This hotel is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. Rooms are clean and spacious. Parking is free! Hotel staff is extremely friendly and courteous. I was skeptical upon making an online reservation for a hotel in SF for so incredibly cheap. But, I was thrilled upon checking in. I mean $44 per night!?! The other hotel we stayed in (The Hotel Union Square) was $100/night PLUS $35/night for parking and it was horrible. The Francisco Bay Inn was a real pleasure. The next time I go to SF, I will book my entire stay there without hesitation. Great restaurants and shopping are only blocks away in 'Cow Hollow'. HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED!
Spent a romantic but funfilled 5 days at The Francisco Bay Inn at the bottom of Lombard St. (Crooked St.). With the help of your web site, we were able to ride the BART from the airport to Powell St., then take the CABLE CAR to our hotel. Once there the courteous and friendly staff showed us how to circumvent those infamous hills to visit on foot all the tourist spots ie:Fishermans Warf, Pier 39 (don't forget the Sea Lions) and also set us up with a bus tour of Sausillito, The Muir Forrest and ALCATRAZ It was great. The free dainish & coffee/hot choc. was enough to hold us until brunch. While the room was small and had no nite latch on door, it was more than adequate for our Valantine Weekend Getaway. We'll be back.
We thought the hotel was extremely good value for money - helpful staff, shuttle bus to the airport can be arranged (at a charge), good-sized room and bathroom. Position was good for walking to and from the sights - quiet and safe.
What a fantastic and reasonable place!
Not being from San Francisco, I was a bit worried about selecting a hotel that was not as expensive as other local hotels. But I am so glad I took the chance! Francisco Bay Inn had spotless rooms with tasteful room decor, very bright and large bathrooms, very friendly and attentive staff members, and free parking. The room also had a microwave and refrigerator. All surfaces and in-room utilities were immaculately clean, and a small grocery store next to the hotel enabled me to save some money by avoiding restaurants each night. The only minor criticisms were that the parking was sometimes tight their lot, and the elevator was very slow. However, the staff accommodated each car for the patrons. No matter what time I needed to park in the seemingly full lot, the attendant found a spot for me. Furthermore, the small wait for the elevator will not dissuade me from staying at this hotel again. I loved this place, and would recommend it to anybody!
Very good value
Agree with previous comments (although elevator is just fine). My second trip to S.F. so sought out new sights for me. Motel is very conveniently located: walked to Fort Mason (saw Signoury Weaver jogging), Union and Polk Street window shopping and eating districts (both really first class), Pacific Heights homes (the famous Victorians and mansions). 1 block to major and frequent bus lines to take you everywhere else, and 1 block to free ATM (Washington Federal) for ready cash. Minor complaint: the desk man always seemed to be in a really, really sour mood. Rooms are very small, but bathroom was large and immaculately spotless.
Close but no cigar!
Room was clean and quiet, bathroom was large but room (with 2 queen beds) was small. Wooden balconies and the slowest lift I have ever taken. No laundry, Dried orange juice for breakfast in a tiny lobby?
:-) Parking places disapear quickly (we were lucky). On the good side within walking distance (10-15 mins) of Fisherman's wharf. But there are plenty of others in the neighbourhood too. Ok for the price.
FREE Parking in SF! -Mary
Thank goodness we chose a hotel with free parking because we ended up doing a lot of walking in SF and didn't really need the car once we arrived. We spent five days at the Francisco Bay Inn and we were very pleased with the excellent service and spotless rooms (they had a microwave and fridge in the room which I havent seen before). We were able to walk to Fisherman's Wharf and all over the different piers for sightseeing and dining, then we took the Cable Cars to Union Square for some shopping Note to all SF visitors, Union Square shopping is expensive but there are some really cool shopping outlets just outside the city with GREAT prices. The cable cars dropped us back off 3 blocks away from the hotel, it was perfect!!! We had a great time in SF and would recommend staying at the Francisco Bay Inn!
Inexpensive and convenient
Stayed here earlier in the year. It was a small room, but it was very clean and comfortable. Centrally located with free parking, which is very tough to come by in SF. A great bargain for the price.
Small but perfectly formed!
We stayed at the Francisco Bay Inn from 3rd to 5th August 2003 and loved every minute of it.
We booked a family suite (for 4) and got two interconnecting bedrooms (one king and the other 2 queens) and bathrooms, both beautifully furnished and equipped.
The hotel doesn't look all that great from the outside but don't let appearances deceive! It's in a good, safe location (10 -15 minutes walk from Fisherman's Wharf and 5 minutes to the bars and restaurants of Union Street) and has free parking.
Hiten and his staff are all helpful, friendly and knowledgable and the complimentary danish and coffee breakfast is great to get you started on all that walking!
Thanks Francisco Bay Inn, for a great stay - we'll be back!
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