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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 21 August 2011

I was at the columbus last december with my family and it was a very nice stay. Mr Oscar was always helpful on the front desk, giving us good tips about transportations and, specially, places to eat, all near and very good. This is a simple hotel, small, without the foolish things that make others expensive, at least in my...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 21 August 2011

This place was great for our purposes. San Francisco has very upscale, historical, beautiful hotels...this is not one of those. BUT, it is a really great value. The room is clean and large. The beds are comfy. We had a view of Coit Tower, the Transamerica building and the Cathedral and Bimbo's (next door) was not a noise problem at...

1Thank utripmeplease
Kailua Kona, HI
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Stayed at the Columbus Motor Inn for one night after going to a SF Giants game at ATT park. Arrived early at 10:00 and our room was available so we checked in, left our car in the covered parking lot and took the bus which stopped in front of the motel to ATT ballpark. Staff was very friendly and helpful....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 August 2011

If you are thinking of doing attractions in the San Fran area such as Golden Gate Bridge, and or Alcatraz, this inn was in good walking distance of these attractions. The best part about this inn was parking was free! The rooms were in good conditions, spacious and there was a small dining table. I found the inn to be...

1Thank kayotic_81
Cuijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Great location, walking distance to mostly everything! Very spacious and clean room. Free parking. We had a room on the third floor and the view was very nice. Just loved staying here.

1Thank Sue K
Rancho Belago, CA
Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed on the third floor in the two bedroom suite with a step-out balcony facing Columbus Avenue for 2 nights beginning on July 3rd. Then we moved to the back side of the hotel to another suite on the second floor only because I added a 3rd night and my original room was already booked. If you are a...

3Thank castlerock10
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 31 July 2011

The receptionists were patient, kind and helpful. They offered suggestions and direction help to get the library, MUNI and cable car services. The hotel is in a great location for short walks to shopping, cable cars, wharf attractions and grocery stores-Safeway & Trader Joes. The rooms were basic, but had the necessary amentities-tv, comfy bed, tub & shower & small...

3Thank PghCritic
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We selected this hotel after reading several other reviews on trip advisor. The reviews were very accurate. Perfect location, 5 minute walk to fishermans wharf. Free Parking. Very clean rooms. Good views in most rooms. Great rate! I would highly recommend this hotel if you want a easy inexpensive San Fran accomidations.

Thank Inkylouise
Reviewed 26 July 2011

Great hotel, lovely spacious rooms with balconies, great service and more importantly a fantastic location in San Francisco. It's minutes walk from the Wharf and right on Columbus which is full of great bars and restaurants. Be sure to visit Trader Joe's just 2 blocks away and the cable car!

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Glendale, California
Reviewed 23 July 2011

Our first room smelled like deodorizer covering cigarette smoke, so we asked to see another room. The third room we saw did not smell bad. The decor was tired, the mattresses were hard, and the shower head was like a fire hose. The view (room 301) was lovely and the staff did their best to help us when we were...

3Thank Elarbolita

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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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Additional Information about Columbus Motor Inn

Address: 1075 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1798
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Price Range: €130 - €274 (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
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#15 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“Ask for a quiet room away from the street noise..”
 of 5 bubbles beachfiinder, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book any room at ANY hotel OTHER than this one!”
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 of 5 bubbles TheSkipper1952, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed facing Columbus Ave. Never any noise on that street while we stayed there.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunfleur1988, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the top floor it's a bit quieter. Parking is limited.”
 of 5 bubbles at_39000ft, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room NOT facing Columbus Ave.”
  • sink area, outside of area with toilet and shower
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 of 5 bubbles clark5662, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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