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Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco

2.5-star2.5 stars
1599 Lombard StSan FranciscoCA94123United States of America

City-center hotel within easy reach of Lombard Street
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Value for money
Best value for money
Great location
Good internet service
Breakfast is average
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From 793 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco

from $159
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking
  • X- Deluxe King Non Smoking
  • X - Deluxe Two Queens Non smoking
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe King Room with Sofabed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

About Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco

San Francisco hotel near Fisherman's Wharf with roof terrace

In the Marina District

Buena Vista Motor Inn is in San Francisco's Marina District, a 7-minute drive from the graceful Golden Gate Bridge. Lombard Street's world-famous curves are 5 blocks away, and Ghirardelli Square's shops and ice-cream are an 11-minute walk.

Cable car rides

Fisherman's Wharf seafood restaurants and shopping are a 20-minute walk away, and you'll pass unusual street performers and entertainment along the way. You can board a cable car at Powell & Hyde, a 16-minute walk, and enjoy city views on the ride downtown to Market Street.

Free breakfast, sun deck

A free continental breakfast with pastries is served daily, and you can admire the view and unwind after a long day on the rooftop deck. Parking is free, and the front desk will help you plan your itinerary and assist with tours and transportation questions.

Free WiFi and premium TV

Each of the hotel's 50 rooms includes free WiFi, and you can watch shows or movies on premium TV channels, and some rooms have Golden Gate views. You can start your day by brewing a cup of coffee, and mini-fridges are available upon request for storing snacks and drinks.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • Buena Vista Inn
  • Buena Vista Motor
  • Buena Vista Motor Inn
  • Buena Vista Motor Inn San Francisco
  • Buena Vista Motor San Francisco
  • Buena Vista Motor Hotel San Francisco


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

Refrigerators are available for USD 10 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco


  • In Cow Hollow
  • Lombard Street - 14 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 28 min walk
  • Palace of Fine Arts - 29 min walk
  • Alcatraz Island - 42 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 13 min walk
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum - 22 min walk
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 35 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 38 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 45 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 16 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 18 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 19 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 813 reviews

Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Lost and can’t find someone to help
I honestly didn’t have any complaints about this place until it came time to show their level of customer service. I left something in the room and couldn’t get a hold of anybody that could help me. Each time I called, they told me to call back at another time. Big fail in customer service, made the whole experience a big fail!
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Overall, a good experience and would stay again.
Shelley, us1 night trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Nice, clean, hotel. No frills, but they did offer free breakfast. Employees were nice too.
Ann, us1 night trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Well, I'll start saying that the person at the front desk was very rude, trowing everything he needed to handle to me. Not enough space for parking, we had to park in the middle of the parking and left the car keys at the front desk. Somebody moved our car, the next day when we went to pick up the keys, no one had the courtesy of telling us where the car was park!!!!... it happens that the car was park in a different level where we left it.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Less than one star experience.
One of the worst hotel stays of my life. Location was good and overnight parking was good but if I could rate this at less than one star I would. Made two separate reservations (exactly the same) on The hotel made us check out of the room in the morning, put our belongings in the car and then check in again in the afternoon. The room they put us in was straight across the hall from the room we had! The evening staff was very nice but the morning staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. Would definitely not recommend the hotel. I stay in hotels approximately 60 nights per year-this was probably the most unpleasant.
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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