Buena Vista Motor Inn - San Francisco  2 stars

1599 Lombard Street, San Francisco, United States, 94123-3113  show mapSave
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  • Free internet - Coffee maker, hairdryer, iron - Rooms facing lombard have some street noise
  • Room was large with a large bathroom - 10 minute walk from the bay area - Union street shops are a 5-minute walk
  • Price is right - Room very clean - We would definitely return - Staff was very friendly and helpful
  • Fisherman's wharf is within walking distance - Toilet is big with a bath - Free breakfast was a pleasant surprise
  • Free parking a big plus - Neighborhood was very safe - Close to all public transportation - Staff was helpful
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking

24-hour reception


Continental breakfast



Sports bar

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs available


The two-star Buena Vista Motor Inn enjoys an excellent position right by San Francisco Bay, steps away from the famous Fisherman’s Wharf and vibe Lombard Street.

This modern property with sun terrace is an ideal option for budget travelers since apart from the affordable rates it offers parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast, all for free. A well-equipped business center is another asset of the hotel.

All 49 stylish guestrooms are appointed with cable TV, in-room coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel is easy to reach from the airports; there is a subway station nearby.

Number of rooms   50.

City Center San Francisco - 1.9 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 12.6 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 12.8 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 1.9 mi, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 2.4 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 1.6 mi, BART - Montgomery St. Station - 1.7 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Cafe Golo (cuisine: American, Café) - 100 ft, Atami Sushi Bar & Grill (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese) - 400 ft
Parks Fort Mason, the Great Meadow - 1700 ft, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park - 1700 ft
Beaches North Beach - 1.2 mi


Guestrooms are decorated in traditional style with elegant furniture and carefully selected fabrics.

The following room types are available: Deluxe King, Deluxe Two Queens and Buena Vista Suite (featuring separate living area with sofa bed, two queen beds, fridge and microwave).

Standard en-suite comforts include bathroom, hairdryer, desk, cable TV, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi, clock radio and coffee maker.

Children under 14 stay free of charge. Older children and adults are provided with extra beds for 10USD per night.

Dining options

Delicious continental breakfast including fresh pastries, fruit, cereals and yoghurts is served for free in the breakfast room or can be alternatively delivered to the guestroom.

Surrounding area abounds in various dining options catering to the most adventurous palates.

At the hotel Buena Vista Motor Inn guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 


Functional business center providing fax, e-mailing and photocopying services, is available in the lobby area.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire property.


There are no recreational venues on-site.

Additional features

The hotel amenities include parking, tour desk, airport shuttle, free computer use, town car service.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Sports bar
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator on request
  • HBO available
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Guestrooms are decorated in traditional style with elegant furniture and carefully selected fabrics.

The following room types are available: Deluxe King, Deluxe Two Queens and Buena Vista Suite (featuring separate living area with sofa bed, two queen beds, fridge and microwave).

Standard en-suite comforts include bathroom, hairdryer, desk, cable TV, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi, clock radio and coffee maker.

Children under 14 stay free of charge. Older children and adults are provided with extra beds for 10USD per night.

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        Buena Vista Motor Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        The nearest places of interest are: Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square and Fort Mason (800m), Grace Cathedral (1.6km), Coit Tower and Cable Car System (1.9km) and many more.

        Tourist attractions
        Places of interest
        Convention centers
        Shopping areas
        • Namcoland
          4300 ft
        Historical sites
        • National Academy of Recording
          700 ft
        • Octagon House
          1000 ft
        • Museum of Typewriters
          1400 ft
        • Maritime Museum-San Francisco
          2000 ft
        • Haas-Lilienthal House
          3000 ft
        • American Academy-Ophthalmology
          3000 ft
        • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg
          3000 ft
        • Tattoo Art Museum
          4000 ft
        • Wax Museum Entertainment Cmplx
          4300 ft
        • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
          4300 ft
        • Musée Mécanique
          4300 ft
        • California Club of California
          3300 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • San Francisco School-Massage
          400 ft
        • Fort Mason Art Ctr
          2000 ft
        • California School-Psychology
          2700 ft
        • San Francisco Art Institute
          2700 ft
        • 3700 ft
        • Univ of Pacific Schl-Dentistry
          4000 ft
        • Institute-Advanced Study-Human
          4300 ft
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • California Pacific Med Center
          3300 ft
        National Parks

        Local Attractions

        • Cable Car Museum
          5200 ft
          1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
        • SS. Peter and Paul Church
          5000 ft
          666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
        • Fishermans wharf
          5200 ft
          Waterfront, San Francisco
        • Pacific Heights
          5200 ft
          2356 Pine Street (at Fillmore), San Francisco
        • Little Italy
          5200 ft
          San Francisco, CA

        Near the hotel

        • Octagon House
          1100 ft
          2645 Gough Street, San Francisco
        • Union Street
          1500 ft
          Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
        • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
          1700 ft
          499 Jefferson St, San Francisco
        • Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
          1700 ft
          Bay Street and Franklin Street, San Francisco
        • Civic Center
          2200 ft
          Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building
          2300 ft
          900 Beach Street, San Francisco
        • Fort Mason Center
          2300 ft
          Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Cafe Golo

          84% likes this, based on 57 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Café

          100 ft
          1602 Lombard St

          Phone: 415-673-4656

        • Atami Sushi Bar & Grill

          81% likes this, based on 28 reviews
          Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

          400 ft
          1662 Lombard St Ste A

          Phone: (415) 614-1958

        • Bobo's (Boboquivari's)

          76% likes this, based on 139 reviews
          Price Range: USD 31 - USD 80

          700 ft
          1450 Lombard St

          Phone: (415) 441-8880

        • Aato Restaurant

          77% likes this, based on 53 reviews
          Cuisine: Korean
          Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

          700 ft
          1449 Lombard St

          Phone: 415-292-2368

        • Cafe Lombard

          84% likes this, based on 85 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Italian, Café

          800 ft
          1424 Lombard Street

          Phone: 415-292-6300

        Getting there.

        The hotel is placed in Marina district, a calm waterside area right off San Francisco downtown.

        Oakland International Airport is 20.2km away; San Francisco Airport is 20.8km away.

        Getting around.

        Jones Street and Beach Street subway stations as well as a bus stop are steps away from the hotel.

        Airport shuttle is offered for the hotel guests at smart rates.

        Free parking is available right by the property.

        Buena Vista Motor Inn Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Buena Vista Motor Inn

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 326 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers

          Parking, large size room, elevator to garage, location, staff. A great stay...we'd come again. Thanks!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location and price. Place could use an update in decor, a bit tired but clean and functional. Staff was very nice.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Near SF Fisherman's Wharf

          Carpet looks dirty probably because of the color? It makes the room looks not so clean.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Good room and good value for money

          Ice machine on level one not working and the staircase smelled.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location and car park

          Our room was not clean. We were bitten by something. Our room was much smaller than the picture on the website and looked out on to a blank wall 3 feet away. It was nevertheless quiet. Rooms at the front face on to a very busy road. Perhaps best would be a room at the back on the 3 rd floor above the blank wall. Breakfasts were in the lobby and generally there were not enough seats. The hotel was undermanned with only one person manning the reception, answering the phone and attending the breakfast.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The hotel is walking distance to Fisherman Wharf. Free parking and free wi-fi are plus factor.

          The area for breakfast is rather small. But not a problem, as the guest is allowed to bring the food and drinks to their rooms.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The location to fishermans wharf. Also the free parking .

          The reception areas were a bit scruffy. Also the bedroom really smelled of cigerettes and we had booked a non smoking room.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The breakfast had a delicious assortment of baked goods and the coffee was great. I also enjoyed the roof top patio. It granted a beautiful view morning and night.

          General Clenliness was lacking in room, elevator and public spaces.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          the location, had a breakfast, free internet and printer access made organising tours and airport check in easy. large rooms.

          The hotel is dated could do with a revamp...but then the prices would most likely go up!

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Clean room, comfortable beds and friendly staff. All in all we were very happy with the hotel. Good value for money.

          in the rooms facing the street you hear the traffic loud all night. However, the staff was very helpful and let us change room.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I found the young man in reception very helpful. He got my boarding passes for my onward air journey and arranged for me to take a shared private bus to the airport.The bed room was clean and the bathroom provided adequate supplies.

          I found the breakfast less than adequate. The seating arrangement for eating was the sofa at reception. The most acceptable part was fresh fruit and the orange juice was not bad. I think the only bread was a pastry with paper plates and tetra pack containers for tea and coffee.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers


          breakfast is always the same everyday, aircon thermostat could not be lower than 60F, sometimes no internet connection

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Excellent value for basic rooms, free onsite parking, free breakfast, free wifi and a great location.

          We only had some issues with free wifi not working, but in past stay here it was just fine.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Proximity to the waterfront (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge), Museum of Fine Arts, shopping and restaurants along Lombard, Chestnut and Filmore. And the free, covered and safe parking. All this meant we could leave the car and walk to many sites. A definite plus!

          We had a room facing Lombard Street. Noisy at times (but not unbearable). If I booked again I would inquire about a room away from the street.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Hotel is close to Fishermans Wharf and Marina Area. It is a budget hotel and offers free parking which is favourable in San Francisco down town.

          • Average rating
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