"The motel was in a good location if you want to spend time at the beach or the VA hospital. Good rates. The room was OK, but the stairwell smelled like urine and was dirty. The bathroom fixtures were clean but worn, and the unfinished wood around the window looked hastily installed. The door was dirty, and there was a hole in the curtain. We did have a small fridge and microwave. There was a lot of beach traffic. Friendly staff, but there were no real amenities. The premises were shoddy, and I didn't really feel safe after dark.2020-06-20"
"Good location. The motel was clean and sufficient for our needs.2019-09-30"
"The motel staff showed real concern and provided service tailored to my needs. Book a room here.2018-11-26"
"Beautiful location near Golden Gate Park and UCSF. The motel was old and needed a deep cleaning. The paint was chipped. No handicap parking, and my husband is in a wheelchair. I wouldn't go out of my way to stay here again.2018-11-24"
"Great beach access. The room was large, clean, and affordable for the area. The motel clerks were personable.2017-10-27"
"I felt fortunate to have found this hotel. Loved the history. The room was delightful, and the extras were outstanding. I especially liked that it was so quiet. I highly recommend staying here.2021-07-14"
"The hotel room was amazing, and the reception was excellent. I love history, and this place is rich with it. Don't hesitate to stay here.2019-08-28"
"The hotel location can't be beat. The room was small but adequate.2016-04-06"
"What a fabulous stay; everything was perfect. The hotel was nicely restored with attention to detail. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the Presidio grounds were great. This was the best stay we've ever had. Excellent food and wait staff at the Presidio Social Club. Save enough time to explore this great national park, and enjoy the book in the room about its history.2016-01-15"
"Good location. The motel room was clean and quiet, and had quality linens. The staff was friendly. Decent continental breakfast. I appreciated the housekeepers' attention to detail during Covid. Parking was somewhat limited.2021-05-15"
"The motel staff was nice. Bring your own coffee.2021-02-19"
"Great motel near restaurants and food shops. The staff was friendly and efficient.2020-10-03"
"Close to restaurants. The room was clean, though the shower left a bit to be desired. The motel clerks were super and extremely helpful. Parking was limited. I'd stay here again.2017-12-09"
"Just a 10-minute walk to restaurants, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Good value. Some minor upkeep would make a huge difference at this motel. No microwave in the room.2017-11-22"
"An excellent experience. I highly recommend this motel.2021-07-02"
"Close to USCF. The motel was nicely updated, and the room was nice and clean. Our room with 2 queen beds was small but comfortable. No microwave, though. Easy check-in and checkout. The staff was helpful and responded immediately if we needed something. I'd stay here again.2021-03-21"
"The motel room was super clean and well-organized, and the check-in clerk was courteous and efficient. There were locked gates blocking access to rooms to non-guests, so I felt secure.2021-01-13"
"Located on Market Street, which was busy and loud. The motel was convenient to the UCSF medical facility on Parnasus Avenue. The room was well-insulated, so noise wasn't an issue.2020-12-08"
"An excellent experience. The motel was affordable, clean, and comfortable. The room was quiet, fresh, and clean, and the bed was comfortable. I have a disability and appreciated the easy access to the elevator.2020-06-26"
"The motel room was quiet, but it was extremely small and dirty in areas. It smelled like stale smoke. The fridge, microwave, bathtub, toilet, and sink were clean, but the walls were dirty and desperately needed fresh paint. Limited TV channels, and the picture was blurry. I asked for help with the TV, but no one ever came. The front desk clerk was nice and friendly. We were grateful for the off-street parking. We won't stay here again and don't recommend it.2018-09-06"
"Decent motel. The room was nice, though it was a little loud at night with guests coming in. Parking was tight. I had no problems.2017-12-14"
"Everything was clean and functional, and the staff was friendly and helpful. I had a comfortable stay and definitely recommend this motel.2016-07-27"
"The rates were reasonable. The hotel lounge was beautiful and had fascinating Victorian antiques. The room was well-decorated, and the elevator was easy to access. Helpful, friendly personnel and nice breakfast. If you like Victoriana, you'll love this place.2021-12-09"
"The hotel was old and dated, though the location was convenient. The interior needed a major upgrade.2018-03-10"
"The price was right. Nice Victorian-era hotel, and the staff treated us well. They were knowledgeable about restaurants and local transportation.2016-01-07"
"Affordable and close to the courthouse. The motel and employees were great, but the surrounding area wasn't. A perfect place for a quick stay or if you're planning on staying in the room a lot.2022-01-27"
"The room was clean. The staff was nice enough to upgrade me to a room with a double bed. I didn't sleep well due to industrial or construction noise. Very little parking at the hotel; I had to park at a meter.2016-01-25"
"Just a few blocks from City Hall, the opera house, lots of coffee shops and restaurants, and bus routes. We walked everywhere. This hotel was just right for the price. The room was spacious and clean, but dated. Had a fridge, microwave, sofa, table and chairs, and a nice, big TV. No clock in the room. The beds were comfortable. Nice helpful clerks at the front desk. Parking was free and in a garage.2015-04-14"
"The room was OK, but figuring out where and how to get into the parking lot was awful. Because of that, I wouldn't stay here again.2021-07-09"
"The hotel was convenient, and parking was secure.2021-05-27"
"Great location. The entire hotel had a strong fragrance odor that wasn't pleasant. The bed linens were shabby. There was a rusty light fixture in the bathroom, and it took a few minutes for the water to get hot. The towels were plush. Friendly staff and competitive rates.2017-11-06"
"Great theater location. Excellent hotel for the price. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The pillows could've been better, and the TV needed to be upgraded. The water pressure could've been stronger, too. The front desk clerks were helpful. Parking was pricey. The attached restaurant, Mel's, was good for late-night dining.2016-01-21"
"The room was OK, but the bed felt like sleeping on a board. We're older and avoid stairs, but our room location required walking down stairs to catch the elevator. The restaurant was dull, and the menu was limited. The drinks were overpriced, and the ambiance was lacking. No valet parking, and the parking fee was outrageous. Don't stay at this hotel.2018-09-07"
"A very enjoyable stay. Don't hesitate to book at this hotel.2016-02-28"
"I got a room upgrade and was on the 25th floor. The view was fantastic. The bed was comfortable. My only complaint was a crying baby that woke me up at 6 AM. Parking was expensive but worth it.2015-04-13"
"Located in a dicey area, and I wouldn't recommend walking to or from the hotel. Good hotel and staff, though. The room was clean and updated, and the bed was comfortable. The check-in clerk was friendly and made sure I knew about all pertinent options. The morning clerks were helpful and efficient. The continental breakfast was oatmeal, cereal, apples, and bananas. The attached little restaurant had good evening tapas and drinks. The shuttle was reliable and safe, and the driver was friendly.2015-06-10"
"The motel was noisy and dark because of the wooden ceiling, but the room was clean and the staff was nice. Walk to everything. If you just need a place to sleep, this is a good place. I'd stay again.2017-10-18"
"The motel employees let us use their microwave since the breakfast area wasn't open in the evening.2016-06-22"
"A nice, simple, clean hotel in a good neighborhood. Nothing especially praise-worthy, but a cut above most budget places. The employees were helpful and friendly.2016-03-20"
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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? -
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