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“Convenient Location - Needs Renovation” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Beck's Motor Lodge
Ranked #28 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Monterey, California
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181 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Convenient Location - Needs Renovation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

I chose this place because it was conveniently located near public transportation. Also, the price was reasonable (includes no parking fees applied!). We stayed at the third floor.

Upon arrival the first thing I thought was that the place sure needs renovating - the elevator, bedspread/comforter, curtains, carpet, bed, and TV. The room had this musky/old smell (think Grandma's house). The room also does not have a wall (a/c) unit. However, they did provide a stand alone heater/cooler/fan. The TV was funky but offers a variety of t.v. stations. The soap they provide is small and not really my favorite scent. There is an ironing board in the room but there's no iron. You will have to call the front desk to ask for one. After using, you have to return it to the front desk. I don't know if it's just this room that does this or not. But it was weird that you have to ask for an iron for a room that has an ironing board. By the way, the ironing board is one of those that you have to use on top of a table (small board). Luckily the bathroom was in good working condition and that it was well lit (skylight).

I gave this place a 3-rating because overall the staff was courteous and friendly (and this is what I primarily look at when staying at a hotel/motel). Checkin/checkout was easy. I also like that the parking was free. Where can you find free parking in San Francisco nowadays anyway...so kudos to this! I also like the convenient location.

I will probably stay here again if I'm on a very tight budget.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

As always, Beck's came through with a great stay. Clean, warm, convenient to the Castro. This may be my 10th visit. good for you

Room Tip: 3rd floor back of courtyard gives you no street car noise
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Very convenient location, not suitable if you want to spend much time in your room, it's a bit grubby, but OK for the price...this place is all about location.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shavasti
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BecksMotorLodge, General Manager at Beck's Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 November 2011
I am very disappointed to hear that you found your room unsatisfactory. We inspect our rooms daily to make certain that our guests will be comfortable and happy - there is no excuse for a below average stay. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our neighborhood and our centrally located neighborhood. We are very lucky to be a part of such a vibrant city! If you have any suggestions on ways your room could have been improved, please message me. Feedback is always welcome. Thank you. Brittney Beck
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

When I checked in approximately two weeks ago, Jake was on the front desk, he was very helpful, had a great attitude and made sure i had everything I needed, excellent service.
The bathroom was very clean, great location in the Castro area.
I will definitely be back

Charles S

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BecksMotorLodge, General Manager at Beck's Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 November 2011
I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again soon.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

want to say enjoyed my stay had a clean room, great staff,great location for the night life in the castro can't wait to go again changed towels and made the bed everyday and I stayed 4 days

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

I've been staying here for years, and they've made some major improvements in the last couple of years--better security, high speed internet, new paint, etc.

It's a three story motel--straight out of 1960--on Market Street just above Sanchez. Two blocks to Castro Street. One block to a Muni Metro (Light Rail) station (Church Street), and the F-Market Streetcar goes right out front. But if you drive, they have free parking--a real bonus in this area.

The rooms are comfortable, but nothing special. Each has a fridge and coffee maker (those awful one cup makers that make it hard to use your own coffee). Most rooms are not air-conditioned, but in San Francisco you rarely need air conditioning, and each room does have a fan for the unusual hot day.

The staff is friendly, and some of the other guest can be entertaining too, but I've never felt unsafe here. It can be expensive (or sold out) on the popular weekends, such as Gay Pride, Folsom Street Fair, Castro Street Fair, or New Years, but at other times the rates are competitive with other San francisco motels.

Room Tip: Ask for a 2nd or 3rd floor room (there are only a handful of ground floor rooms)
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

It is basic and clean, a scene from the 70's, but has a good bathroom, coffee maker and small fridge in the room, as well as a TV. The room was a good size, and is decent enough to spend a few days while visiting San Francisco. It is no Hyatt or Hilton, but it is comfortable and clean.

The best part of Beck's Motor Lodge, is the location, situated in Castro District of San Francisco, there are plenty of colourful bars, cafes, restuarants and night enterment nearby. Possibly a better location than staying in the centre of San Francisco, where office buildings enclose the blue the skys, and evenings mean office workers vacate it, leaving it feeling empty and deserted.

Beck's Motor Lodge is great for exploring the city, with excellent transport links from outside the property, a streetcar/tram ride takes you all the way to Fishermans Warf in approx 30 minutes, passing trough the city centre, or take the subeway (MUNI) to other parts. Bus links are excellent and easy. If your driving, Beck's also has parking available.

I was unsure about staying here, but in terms of cost Beck's Motor Lodge is good value. I stayed for 6 nights, knowing that outside my the doorstep there was plenty of places to enjoy at night - in that respect, its location could not have been better.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Beck's Motor Lodge
Address: 2222 Market Street, At 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#54 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#69 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beck's Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Castro, Beck's Motor Lodge is surrounded by charming tree lined streets, unique restaurants and lively nightlife. We have a private sundeck where you will enjoy lovely views of the city. Public transportation via the historic streetcar is available outside your door. ... more   less 
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