We are visiting SFO from Spain. We will be there the last few days in September, we were wondering if anybody could tell us anything about the Lombard Motor Inn? Or at least if is is situated in a good location (1475 Lombard St).
Also any tips for our 4 day stay would be most welcome.
Thanxs in advance.
San Francisco is quite spread out. I never heard of Lombard Motor inn but last time I was there I stayed at the airport area and found cheap hotels. If you are looking at cost saving and location, try book a hotel with priceline for atlease one night and then extend you stay on a daily bases if you find it suitable. I alway do that when I am not too sure about the hotel.
If you interest is in the bay area or across bridge or maybe you would have a car there so location shouldn't worry you too much.
Lombard Inn gets good reviews from past guests. Lombard Street it self is a non descript area. Lots of motels/ small shops, restaurants. Lombard street is very busy as it is part of Hwy 101 which leads to the Golden Gate Bridge, very busy in morning and afternoon rush hours. Decent public transportation will be available. Located very close to the Marina district, which was greatly destroyed in the last San Franicsco earthquake and the fire which ensued. A good place to stay for visiting Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina area, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Also a few blocks away and running paralel to Lombard Street is Union St. an upsscale area of shops and restaurants. Also if you really want a walk, walk East on Lombard, up the steep hills and you will come to, to the crookest street in the world. Also you can board a cable car at that point for downtown or the wharf area.
Lombard street is part of old highway 101 ( Check a map: look at Van Ness - Lombard - Doyle ) and has lots of lorry traffic at night. It can be noisy.
So make sure that your room is not close to the street. Many hotels along Lombard have very low rates for the noisy rooms. If the rate sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Call them and ask.
Good location and a good moderate hotel. I would recommend you staying at their sister property, Cow Hollow Motor Inn. It's also located on Lombard Street, but is adjacent to LOTS of restaurants and shopping. Either way though, you can't go wrong.
I'm thinking of going to San Francisco sometime in april or may. what is the best area to stay in if i don't want to rent a car and still see all the local attractions? any reccommendations that aren't too expensive?
Anywhere in SF is expensive lol. Union Square would be the best place to stay without a car because it's the heart of downtown shopping district, Chinatown is real close by, fisherman's wharf is fairly close, you can board the trolley at Union Square also. It's right in the middle of everything. Where as staying in fishermans wharf you'd be fairly close to Union Square thats about it.
What's expensive? I stayed at the Hotel Cosmo which was close to Chinatown and etc., and it was like $85 a night (high floor with a GREAT view).
But it ain't cheap there. If you go, be sure to be a "day pass" on the cable cars. It will save you $$ and you can use it on buses as well.
i booked a hotel near SFO, and it was like 30$ each night, there is a shuttle connection to the airport. and you can get bart to the area you want, if you dont mind to travel this long way everyday.
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I've staid at the Grant Plazza for less than $50. Located in Chinatown, this was a perfect place to discover the city! Renting a car is indeed not a good idea, from there, I've discovered most of the city by foot (and sometime by bus)...
It is not an easy city to drive in if you've never been here before. If you want to stay in an area near all the sites it's going to be expensive and anything cheap you find will be in a real bad neighborhood.
Try to get a hotel on Lombard st. It's at the entrance of the city near the "rich" area called the Marina and very safe at night. On Lomard are good places to eat and drink, I have a lot of fun there. Your in walking distance from the Palace of Fine Arts and Fishermans Wharf (about 30 minute walk) From the Wharf you can take the cable car to Union Square (downtown area) The cable car covers most of the major sites except Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can get to the park by taking a bus and the Bridge with another bus, the bus stops are all over Lombard. Ask anyone in the hotel what bus to take.
Try this hotel; Lombard Motor Inn about $80 a night, and that's cheap for San Francisco if you want to stay in a good area. http://www.lombardmotorinn.com
If you ahve any questions then let me know.
You are young, have you thought about a hostel? Trust me, you dont want or need to rent a car. If you are here for a week buy a week bus pass too.
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