Nob Hill Motor Inn Hotel, San Francisco
Reviews - Nob Hill Motor Inn Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: Singapore
- Traveller type: Honeymooners
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Budget Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Nob Hill Motor Inn Hotel
Great little findfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Cut to the chase: CALL BEFORE YOU COME to notify them you are coming in late or that you WANT THE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR (you are adults and should be doing this anyway before you visit a hotel to make sure they even have your reservations.)
-Politely ask for a room on the top floor- minimizing overhead foot traffic.
-the contintental breakfast is a "Sam's Club" danish and some juice/coffee/hot cocoa. So what. it's not as though you're paying $200 a night for this place. it's a mom and pop thing (when they are there- that's later) they aren't chargin' for parking, so take that money and have a nice breakfast down the street.
-the parking spots are narrow. however, when we were there and every room was filled, and people couldn't park right, we were allowed to park in one of two handicapped spots. there are more spots than rooms.
they can also make a phone call to have someone come and re-park their car, if you ask nice.
-Because the photos don't show it, what this place is is, well picture an three layered oval (uncovered in the middle) (like a doughnut) the top two layers are rooms. the doors open up into the middle. the lowest level is where you park. so, if an idiot sets off his car alarm or some parents don't teach their children to respect hotels and use their "inside" voice, yes you can hear stuff. but i don't think it is nearly what people are making it out to be.
-this hotel is pretty much near everything you want. 2 blocks to the trolley which will take you pretty much everywhere. it will also take you to the bus line for places further out.
-the mom and pop who are there most of the time bring in another gentleman when they go away on family business, trips, etc. they are working too and from speaking with them, a heck of a lot. Now, i DO agree with the fact that they know a little bit more about where to eat, thing to do etc. but the young gentleman i just as good.. just give him some idea of what you want. saying "uh, anything" gives no one a chance.
- the place is clean as a whistle. the rooms are quite large for those of you toting kids.
-the price can't be beat (you've no doubt read about the free parking)
-the pizza place down and around the corner rocks.
i guess just use a little common courtesy and common sense and you'll probaly see it for the money saving gem it is. you get what you pay for. if you are looking for lux, go somewhere else. if you are looking for clean comfort on a budget-- give this place a try!!
ll be back!from scsf
Quiet and affordable!from A TripAdvisor Member
As it turns out, it looks as though my sister is going to be fine (thank God) but will require several more 2-3 day visits to SF. I will definitely be staying at the Nob Hill Motor Inn, oh by the way, the best part....FREE PARKING!! I just took the local bus (there is a stop less than a block a way) to the hospital each day. The people in the office recommended that I take the bus and get a three-day bus pass which is what I did and it worked out perfectly!
Nice place, great rate!from A TripAdvisor Member
Hostsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was certainly spacious, and clean. And the location is wonderful, as well as the free parking (but, I do agree with the review which stated the spaces are extremely narrow). However, the noise from rooms above is definitely a factor - to the point of not being able to sleep well. And, I experienced the same "cool reception" another review stated. I was terribly disappointed, because when I made my reservation, having spoken with Frank and Judy several times, and from viewing the motel website and other reviews, I expected the same friendly, helpful, accommodating atmosphere during my stay. I found out, as others have, that Frank and Judy are not the owners; that's Mr.
Patel. Frank and Judy are the "hosts" and cannot be present at the motel all the time to give their good service. I would suggest, if you would prefer the wonderful treatment received by others via Frank and Judy, you should visit when they are at the motel. When I was in town, to my misfortune they were not. Therefore, the next time I visit San Francisco, I will not be staying at the Nob Hill Motel again.
Horrible Experience!! Bewarefrom A TripAdvisor Member
But, if you are on the 1st floor, you will hear your neighbors walking
around upstairs. Those are the good things, now on to our stay.Our
experience before we got there was troubling. We called from Monterey
to verify a late check-in. The front desk was rude and said that 'they
liked to get some sleep around here, too!!'. We planned on checking in
by 10 pm.Upon arrival, the front desk clerk (after 15 silent minutes)
said that the room we had reserved (family suite) was not available!
Absurd! We tried our best to find out how they had given our room away.
We have a family of four and needed the suite. After an hour of tense
discussions, we finally were put in a room with two beds and a roll
away bed. That sufficed for one night. The clerk then made a concession
on the price for the rest of our stay. We were tired and accepted his
offer. It seemed reasonable.The next day, the owner called. It
impressed me that he cared, until I found out that all he wanted to do
was retract the agreement on price that had already been signed and
charged. It goes on and on from there. At first he said he would
'honor' the agreement, then he changed his mind later in the day. Our
entire stay was marred by the whole mess. More tense moments occurred
upon check out. Customer service is not in their vocabulary. $$$$ is.To
top if off, they intentionally charged an unauthorized amount on our
credit card! This amount was considerably higher than the agreed upon
rate.San Francisco has many better alternatives than this!! Hospitality
missed the boat here.
Great Service - Even Better Pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
There are a ton of nice restaurants close by and the cable car / fisherman's wharf were all within a short walk. The hotel rooms were spotless and we especially enjoyed the in-room microwave/fridge for leftovers. We tried a couple of the "staff recommendations" in their in-room binder and particularly enjoyed Chinese food in Chinatown at Yuet Lee (it's a hole in the wall but fabulous chinese seafood!) -- The staff was very friendly - we exchanged contact info with Frank and Judy (the owners). My husband and I made reservations to return for Christmas -- Our daughter lives nearby and our first grandchild should be gracing us with his/her presence by then! : )
Love the spacious roomsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great room and location - but cool, unfriendly receptionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
If you don't mind climbing a few hills, it's perfectly feasible to walk to either Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown or Union Square, but otherwise the cable car is only 3 blocks away.
The free parking was a major plus - though the spaces are narrow, particularly if you end up close to someone's oversize truck (why do people drive these things in cities?).
"Breakfast" is a bit of an exaggeration - some instant coffee and a pastry available on the front desk - though perfectly acceptable given the room price.
Biggest gripe was the extraordinarily unfriendly welcome. Maybe we just caught them on a bad day, but the front desk had a serious attitude problem. We were made to feel quite uncomfortable; having travelled halfway across the world to be met with frosty, indifferent, almost suspicious reception staff (who I believe are actually the owners).
This let down an otherwise excellent impression.
Very Nicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Nob Hill Motor Inn Hotel
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- Address: 1630 Pacific Avenue - San Francisco - California - 94109 - United States
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