"A good economy motel for a short stay. We were a little baffled that it was pet-friendly but there was a sign posted in the parking lot saying that dog walking was prohibited on the property.2016-01-19"
"Walk to malls, shops, and restaurant. About a 15-minute walk to downtown transit connections and the free trolley to Fisherman's Wharf and the aquarium. Good value. We had a better than expected stay at this hotel. It had new exterior paint, new parking lot surface, and colorful flowers. It was quieter than anticipated. The room was updated; nice design and quality finishes. There were a number of selections at the continental breakfast. We were pleased with our choice; give it a try.2017-11-12"
"The motel was nice, but my room got too warm and I couldn't adjust the temperature. The TV didn't work, and I had to call twice and wait for someone to come fix it. Parking was a major issue.2018-07-11"
"The motel was OK if you just want a place to sleep. The bed was comfortable, but there was no AC, which made for a warm August night. The office staff recommended leaving the sliding glass door open; I was on the ground floor, and the room opened up to a side street, so there was no way I was leaving the slider open.2019-09-02"
"Convenient to downtown and Highway 1. Good value. The motel room was spacious and recently renovated, so everything looked new and clean. The bed was comfortable, but I kept bumping my foot on the metal bar at the bed base. The fridge made a constant ticking sound.2020-03-10"
"Great location and quick access to Highway 1 and 68. The motel was nice and quiet, and I was glad it was pet-friendly. The only issue was a large stain on the bedspread that bugged me. The entry floor was sticky. I had a pleasant stay.2015-10-09"
"The hotel room had a great view. However, the bathroom lighting was poor, and there was no clothes hook. The shower was hard to turn on, and the water never got hot. These small things took away from the experience.2020-07-21"
"A clean, beautiful, affordable hotel within walking distance of Cannery Row and the aquarium. The beds were comfortable, and I loved the fireplace. The staff was accommodating. Nice breakfast, and cheese and wine were available in the afternoon. I'd stay here again.2018-03-07"
"Great location. This is a typical upscale hotel for the area. The shower in our room could've been in better condition. Be sure to take advantage of the fireplace and water access. The staff was exceptionally professional, attentive, and courteous. The only issue was returning to our room and finding pieces of partially-eaten fruit on the hallway floor, but it was removed by the time we left in the morning.2017-07-13"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.