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Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco

2.5-star2.5 stars
1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA, 94123, United States of America

City-center hotel within walking distance of Fort Mason
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Room is all right
Breakfast is average
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From 833 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco

from $112
  • from $112
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • King Room with Sofa Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

What’s around Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco


  • In Marina District
  • Lombard Street - 0.5 mi / 0.8 km
  • Ghirardelli Square - 0.6 mi / 1 km
  • San Francisco Bay - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km
  • Alcatraz Island - 1.4 mi / 2.3 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts - 1.5 mi / 2.4 km
  • Pier 39 - 1.6 mi / 2.6 km
  • San Francisco City Hall - 1.9 mi / 3 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 35 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 39 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 43 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 46 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 21 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 21 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 21 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

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 rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)
* 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
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • Russian

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
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • 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


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed)/rollaway bed. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

Microwaves are available for USD 10 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

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

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 830 reviews

Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Good Option Overall
Good overall place to stay. Good location. Great online price. Free parking is a big plus. During my stay, the attendants were very helpful. I called the hotel later on with a question about a charge and the female attendant was super irritable and curt. Not a pleasant experience.
A Traveler, us3 night business trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Friendly staff and great location
Good location and very well use of space. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is decent and very well organized. Needs some improvements to make it a great place to stay, like fixing the entrance door, hallway baseboards and few paint touch ups. The 3rd floor has a nice balcony and setup like sunroom, and cute lobby. The setup of both areas is quite impressive. They just need to add few magazines to make it more useful since they don’t have any wall space for TV. Rooms are well equipped, come with a refrigerator and alarm clock etc., Beds look bit saggy but comfortable, the door handle was installed incorrectly.
Madhav, us3 night business trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
It’s a convenient location.
jimmy, us3 night trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
Garden view
Beautiful quiet room overlooking the garden. Very nice.
GINA, us2 night romance trip
Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco
About as expected.
Clean room. Musty smell. Adequate for the price and the time spent in the room.
A Traveler, us3 night trip

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Buena Vista Motor Inn, San Francisco

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