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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 November 2016

front desk personal very friendly and helpful, there was free parking, clean well furnished room, walking distance to restaurants and local attractions, I would stay there again if I were to visit the San Francisco area.

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The price was way more than the room was worth because hotels were price gouging due to Fleet Week and a large Tech convention. Shame on them! We needed a room for less than 24 hours as we were taking a cruise the following day. The hotel is in desperate need of a makeover. EVERYTHING is old and worn. Check-in...

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Санкт-Петербург
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I didn't like the hotel. It looks very tired. No fridge and microwave in the room. The lamp is hanging right on the way to and from the balcony (there're no windows, just balcony). We hit that lamp all the time! No breakfast. The reception guy was trying to give us the room opposite to the elevator and a noisy...

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1Thank Nikannika
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the slightly dated decor. IT'S FANTASTIC! Great location near all transit and tourist areas. Big size rooms, great shower pressure, connecting rooms if needed. Good wifi . And a great room rate. Enjoy your stay

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

On our way back home from norther Calif we decided to stay a few days in San Francisco. We picked the Columbus inn because it was within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf,great restaurants and shops. The hotel is older but nice rooms, clean , friendly staff! No food on site but they do have free covered parking and wireless internet....

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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was clean and it had free parking which is definitely a bonus in San Francisco! The location was nice and had everything we needed. We walked to Fishermans Warf several times it was an easy 5 minute walk. There is everything you need nearby.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This motel is in a great location and has parking (free) which is quite hard to find in central San Francisco, you can easily walk to many of the attractions of the city. The motel itself is not much to look at and there is no breakfast or pool but our room was large, clean and comfortable. I would stay...

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Happy Valley, Oregon
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were a little hesitant to stay so close to many great sight seeing places but we were pleasantly surprised!! It is a great location and was very pleased with the room... It's not a fancy upscale hotel but very worth staying at!! No breakfast, no pool etc. But it's so close to coit tower, transamerica building, fisherman's wharf, Ghirardelli...

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We booked this hotel online for 5 people, when we arrived in our room there was only 2 beds and no sofa bed. We enquired with reception and they said that people often had 3 in a bed, we said that wasn't workable or realistic that you would expect that. We were advised that we could get a rollaway but...

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 15 yrs ago and since have stayed in San Fran 3 other times trying different hotels cause Columbus Inn was booked. Came back to here because its just right. Location, room size, parking, big TVs, (2 room suite perfect for family w/kids).. walk to wharf... love it. Great Chinese (Hunan)take out that delivers! Ask the front desk!

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Staying in Russian Hill

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Columbus Motor Inn

Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Price Range: €161 - €282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Columbus Motor Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Hotel San Francisco
Columbus Motel San Francisco
Columbus Motor Inn San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“Rooms 201 & 204 face a small alley and is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Roy808, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Mama's on Washing Square is 500 meters away and offers an exceptional breakfast, but get there as soon as it opens!”
 of 5 bubbles facls, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 201 on 2nd floor - can hear street noise on Columbus Ave and bar next door. Choose a different room further away from neighboring bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveleraz51, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suites are great”
 of 5 bubbles 219joanneg, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think the rooms facing the back are quieter but the rooms in the front have a small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelingBBoomers, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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