Coventry Motor Inn Hotel

, San Francisco, United States
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Coventry Motor Inn Hotel

, San Francisco
1901 Lombard St - San Francisco - California - 94123 - United States 415 567 1200
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Great find!

from rsue
I booked this for a quick weekend away with my husband and it was wonderful! It's a very simple, but clean motor inn and it's so close to Union St. and Chelsea that we just walked everywhere we needed to go! There are plenty of places to eat and shop nearby. We didn't hear any street noise, even though it's on Lombard. I highly recommend this little find, and in fact just booked another weekend with our kids in one of their sister properties since Coventry was booked. Cow Hollow Motor Inn is a sister property and just a few blocks away. These are great if you want an inexpensive getaway and don't mind staying in a place that isn't frou-frou :)

Probably the best hotel for what you pay

from K.O.Y
This hotel has great location. altough is not at the center you have planty of restaurants on lombard street that you can go to. It has large FREE parking area which make it very comfortable. the front desk guys are really helpfull and always in a hurry (I like it). try get a room not facing lombard street , If you're sensitive to noise when you sleep. we've got it and it was very quite. I'll definitely go there again next time

An Affordable Hidden Treasure!

from drwong
I've driven past this hotel (as well as countless similar-looking ones along Lombard Street) and never knew what I was missing! I usually stay in one of the chain hotels downtown (e.g. Hiltons or Marriotts) but I was attending a conference at the Presidio and there were no chain hotels in that part of town.

Not only were their rates about half that of a larger chain, but they offered free parking (you'll pay $10-25 a day at a downtown hotel) and free high-speed wireless or broadband internet access (most of the chain hotels charge $10/day for the right). Parking spaces are tight, both in terms of physical access (underground garage beneath the hotel with columns and limited overhead clearance) and availability (on a full night, you might have to park at a sister property), but they're free.

As the photos show, the rooms are spacious. Bathrooms are spotless (the toilets were wrapped with a "Sanitized For Your Protection" strap I hadn't seen since the 1960's!). Rather than the usual concave bars of Dial soap, I was surprised to see toiletries from the Judith Jackson ("The Magic of Well-Being") Spa collection. Although the televisions were standard 1980 floor models and had no recent payper-view movies, they offered over fifty cable channels, including lots of kid-friendly options. Besides, you're in San Francisco - don't waste your day watching TV!!!

The Coventry is very convenient - blocks from the shops and restaurants on Lombard, Union, and Chestnut Streets, 5-10 minutes from the Marina and the Fort Mason, you can walk a block north and catch the 30 Muni bus to all the tourist attractions in the City - North Beach, Fishermans Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, and the new ballpark. A late night beer & wine store is directly across the street, and a 24-hour Walgreens drug store is a half-mile west on Lombard.

Finding the hotel is extremely easy - just follow the signs to state Route 101 from SFO or the East Bay. Be warned that traffic on Van Ness and Lombard is extremely heavy during rush hour or during special events like Fleet Week, and making a left turn across Lombard is impossible. In such instances, it might be better to take Divisadero and Greenwich and use local streets to get there.

The staff is friendly and hard-working, although there is only one person working the front desk most of the time. That same person has to handle check-ins, check-outs, phone calls, and take phone messages for guests (they don't have voicemail yet), so don't expect a high degree of attention or help with your luggage (they have self-help carts available in the elevator lobby).

Great Value in San Francisco

from SPaPP
We selected this property based on reviews here and on the Expedia website. Wanted a comfortable room with free car parking and that is exactly what we got.

Lombard Street id the extension of 101 south of the Golden gate Bridge so is very busy but we were give a room away from the street and it was very quiet. The room was spacious and comfortable. It does not offer the fripperie such as an inroom fridge or pay movies but lacked for nothing else. Parking was covered and seemed secure.

From here it is possible to walk to all the key areas of the city, both waterfront and the downtown/Union Square shopping district. We also got cabs without much problem when we needed one.

San Francisco has so much to offer the visitor and iwith only 3 days we were slightly time limited. However we did tour Alcatraz, visit Sausolito and the Muir woods, as well as ride on a cable car (on the running board, which was exciting) from Powell to Market. We ate in Chinatown once, at an excellent unpretentious cafe on Grant. Other than that we ate once at a Mexican restaurant on Lombard Street near the motel and and once at a fine little restaurant right by the motel.

I would definitely stay at the Coventry again, although that part of Lombard Street has many motels from which to choose. Driving back to the airport from there was easy too.

Good Deal

from Barbosa
Spent two nights last weekend at the Coventry Motor Inn. It was a great deal especially in San Francisco where most hotels easily hit $200. a night. It was very clean. We had a room away from the street so noise was not an issue. It is located in the Marina District. We thought about renting a car since parking at the hotel is free but were very glad we did not since it was about a mile and a half from the wharf or at least that is what it felt like. We rented bikes at Pier 39 and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge through Sausalito to Tiberon and caught the ferry back to the wharf. That was about a two hour bike ride. We were in a hurry to catch a plane but if you can take your time it is well worth it.

A Good Affordable Place to Stay

from chusmily
My husband and I went to San Francisco together for the first time. We want to stay at an affordable motel but we don't know which one to choose since there are so many in SF. My colleague recommended Coventry Motor Inn since it's located on the safer side of the SF area. We felt safe staying at this motel. It's a 10 minutes walk to the bus stop and the bus will take you to Chinatown. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. The only catch is that the room does not have a small refrigerator or microwave. The motel does not have a coin laundry room but if you really need to wash your clothes, you can go to Magnolia Clearners which is a less than 5 minutes walk from the motel. Overall, we really like the motel. We would definitely stay there again. If you go directly to the coventry motor inn website to make reservation, you will get a very good room rate, we paid $65 per night. I usually don't like to write, but since this website helps me a lot with my travel plan, I thought I would contribute my comments.

I am in a room as I type !!!!!

from kattykatt
I was very pleased and surprised - read the reviews so several items I was aware of - the fact some think its kinda noisy- but Its a nice room- clean !!! really clean- spacious- we have a room near the front but off to the side and we have some noise but way to tired to hear it - 2 queens beds are nice- the parking is free which is nice- got a great rate- go to the actual web page for better rates than other advertised rates- certain things are missing like breakfast- no in room movies but the space make up for this ten-fold- I pick more space than movies- when we come back I plan to say here agian- if this one isn't available- then its sister ones- they all have the same layout/plan- or what it seems like form the outside-- The front desk is really nice- feel really secure in this hotel- need a key just to get to the elevator- Like I said- nothing but positives for this place-

Great Overall Value

from FredMan1212
Great location. Very clean. Free wireless interet was great and not complicated (no passwords). Staff was very helpful with directions (walking, cabs, buses, BART transfers...). Only about a 15-20 minute walk to Fisherman's Warf area (get the clam chowder at the stands). It was a haul, but we ran across the bridge and back but he died when we got back after the 1.5 hour run. We ran by a nice bayside park that you might want to check out for picnics (on the san fran side of the bay just before the bridge). FYI, go to Alcatrz at night. You get the sunset over the bridge and some extra tours/presentations. We can't wait to go back and will definetly stay here again.

great hotel !

from israeli34
stayed for 3 nights during my usa trip, the room was great, the staff was very helpful and friendly, i'd stay there again for sure.

Fantastic stay, amazing location

from A TripAdvisor Member
After reading the reviews here, we decided to book as the price was reasonable.

Would definately recommend it, the location was brilliant. The Wharf was a 45 minute walk away, along the coast and through a grassland park. The 30 bus takes you direct to Downtown and Chinatown, and the stop is just one street away.

Rooms were clean and spacious, staff very friendly and helpful. Also a little shop directly across from the Inn open most of the day.

We stayed on Lombard Street and were not disturbed by the noise one bit.

Will be back here on my next trip to San Francisco.

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

muni/busses Take the #30 muni, keep a transfer ticket that the bus driver will give to you & transfer to another muni that will take you along the wharf/embarcadero/Pier 39 & Ferry Building. #30 also goes to Chinatown and will take you close to Nob Hill (Fairmont & Mark Hopkins). Sat in bar area at Fairmont and my children shared a $15 hamburger--good treat and treated like royalty. We're not into the Union Square/shopping scene.

3 day MUNI passport Recommend to use it being a good value.Buy it at Hyde & Powell cable tram station

Getting around in San Francisco is SO easy! The public transportation system sells temporary passes for travelers. You can purchase 3-day, 5-day, or 7-day passes that will allow you to ride the bus (MUNI), cable cars, and street cars unlimited times. The price is a good deal and public transportation is really the only way to get around the city.


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  • Address: 1901 Lombard St - San Francisco - California - 94123 - United States
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