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“Location! Location! Location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus Motor Inn
Ranked #48 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Location! Location! Location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

This is a nice hotel at a great location, about 20 minute walking to union square. Parking is included, which is great for SF. Internet access is also included. No breakfast, but enough places around to get it. Price is very reasonable, which makes it a great value!
Service was the weakest part. Not bad, but quite indifferent. Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank Shurik
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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sylmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

CMI is in a perfect location, close to everything you want to visit; the place is quiet and clean and the prices are delightful - not cheap and not expensive: very affordable. We had a suite (2 bdrooms) for the 5 of us and we loved it. Nice restaurants to walk to.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, CA
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Look, don't get me wrong, this place IS cheap, and the parking is free, and yes, the staff is friendly enough. However, let's be honest, overall we are talking about a 1-2 star hotel in most cities. Our recent stay was enough for me: dated, somewhat musty (see: funky smell), although fairly clean. The bed was comfortable, but it was not easy on my back. Our toilet was literally unhinged from the wall and would fall forward when you sat on it (Staff fixed it quickly though). The wifi speed rendered it essentially un-usable. The noise from Columbus is really loud. I know this is not the problem of the hotel, but it is an issue for me. If you are on a budget, I certainly recommend this hotel. But, next time I am going to spend a little more.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank naven
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

We booked a suite for a good price which included free parking. I requested the 3rd floor and we had a great view of Alcatraz from our balcony (rm 315)! The rooms were comfortable and had nice big flat-screen TVs. Got the internet working okay. There's no breakfast but we found a little deli/donut shop a couple blocks North. There are bars and liquor stores right on Columbus.

Easy to walk to Fisherman's Wharf and the cable car turnaround/stop.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Granite Bay, California
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

This is not a fancy hotel. However, it is clean and safe. The location is great - right between Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach; so you can walk to either. One of the best things about this place is that the parking is free - which is unheard of in San Francisco.

Room Tip: If you want to people watch ask for a room that faces Columbus. If you prefer less noise ask for a...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NancyG95746
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Gold Coast Australia
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28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I can't give this place 5 stars because the rooms are simply not that but everything else is. Desk service is great, ask and your question will be answered. Location is in the heart of everything you need to see first time in San Francisco with a bus stop out the front, Cable car two blocks away, and Fisherman's Wharf an easy walk. You have great free Wi-Fi, clean and comfortable rooms with everything you need. There are bars across the street, cafes for breakfast everywhere, and more than enough restaurants of all types within a few blocks. Would I stay here again, you bet I would, why pay twice as much for the same thing.

Room Tip: Book on line with safety and ask for a Columbus street view with a balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Maxydog
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

I love the free parking, you will be guarantee for a parking slot.
I love the location, is only minutes walk to Fisherman Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, etc... we stayed for 4 nights in 314, thats a king size bed room, with the columbus street view. I love the view from our room, you can see the Coit Tower.

Room Tip: Stay away from the street if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Columbus Motor Inn
Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1798
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
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Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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