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Columbus Motor Inn

1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1798
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#44 of 251 hotels in San Francisco

Columbus Motor Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting San Francisco, offering a quiet environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of San Francisco's most popular landmarks, such as Mrs Doubtfire House (2.1 km) and Alcatraz Island (2.6 km), Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco is a great destination for tourists.

Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco is a quiet motel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The motel features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in San Francisco, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Columbus Motor Hotel, including House of Prime Rib (1.3 km), Scoma's (0.6 km), and Swan Oyster Depot (1.5 km).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular science museums such as Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, and The Gregangelo Museum.

Enjoy your stay in San Francisco!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Vending machine
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Joanna M wrote a review Aug. 2021
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Yes! Stay Here! I am so thankful I booked at the Columbus Motor Inn. We had only 1 night in SF so I wanted to make the most of our time. FREE PARKING is enough to make this place stand out, but I was thrilled that they graciously offered early check-in and also the ability to leave our luggage in the office the next day until after 12:30. Elizabeth, who took my call and checked us in and out, was so polite and helpful -a superstar who made our stay just perfect. The location is AWESOME for walking to the wharf, Piers 39 and even 33 (Alcatraz), restaurants, cable car museum, Ghirardelli, Lombard St, shops and more. Our room was quiet, clean and had the basics (coffee maker only-no fridge or microwave) with views of the Trans America building. I slept so well here! Such a great place to stay at really reasonable rates. I would highly recommend the Columbus Motor Inn to vacationers who want to get the most out of their time in San Francisco.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
wgm51 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico111 contributions50 helpful votes
Nothing fancy but clean and good service - big plus is free parking. The location is great - in the North Beach area with lot's of great Italian restaurants nearby and easy walking distance to the Fisherman's wharf area. Columbus Ave. is a busy road so traffic noise can be a bit bothersome at times but you also have easy access to the trolley bus that runs along this street.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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ScubaDave16 wrote a review Jun. 2021
Highland, Indiana854 contributions335 helpful votes
Even though we arrived very late due to an airline nightmare, Check in was quick and the desk clerk was pleasant The room was clean The beds were doubles instead of queen beds typical of most hotels but they were comfortable There was a safe but it was broken There was no fridge Room lighting was somewhat dim There were enough outlets The room had a big tv The air conditioner worked but was kinda loud The bathroom was clean and large enough There was no breakfast but there were a couple cafes nearby The hotel was an easy walk to several restaurants and the fisherman’s wharf area The convenience to the tourist areas made this a good choice for us
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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paulpno2ner wrote a review May 2021
Asheville, North Carolina52 contributions13 helpful votes
A very fine place to stay. It seems that parking is often difficult in SF. Stay here and the concern is gone. The staff were friendly and helpful. They helped us with how to get around and which buses to ride, as well as recommending places to eat. The room was good, with a view and a tall shower-head (nice for me) and tub (nice for my wife). Good mattress, linens and towels.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
oceandreamer1 wrote a review May 2021
Arvada, Colorado26 contributions7 helpful votes
After reading the good reviews, we were very disappointed to find the staff was not helpful or friendly at all! No smile, no helpful suggestions, what they did offer was totally inaccurate. We got the feeling they may have lost their good employees due to Covid and hired anyone willing to sit at the desk. 3rd floor Ice machine was broken all 5 days and soda machine was not restocked. Lobby very dumpy! However the location was wonderful and the room was clean. Housekeeper’s nice!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$123 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Columbus Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Columbus Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lombard Street (0.3 km), Pub Crawl San Francisco (0.4 km), and San Francisco Art Institute (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Columbus Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Columbus Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Columbus Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Columbus Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Columbus Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe De Casa, Eight Am, and The Baked Bear.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Columbus Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Columbus Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.6 km), Golden Gate Bridge (5.8 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.1 km).
Is Columbus Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.