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Columbus Motor Inn

1075 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
+1 415 885 1492

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based on 744 reviews
Columbus Motor Inn - San Francisco, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.6 km
Location rating 9.6
Nearest airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 20.6 km



King rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
$331 per night

Double rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
Double bed
$172 per night
Double bed
$190 per night
Double bed
$260 per night

Standard rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
King bed
$201 per night
Double bed
$229 per night
King bed
$253 per night
King bed
$253 per night
Double bed
$260 per night




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  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Nice location and clean room.

    Wish there was a fridge and thought my room would come with a balcony, but was good otherwise.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Very clean. Great location only a few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf. Close to all transportation.

    No breakfast

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    Location Beds Room

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Clean, spacious, functional, good and quiet climate control, hot water , very friendly and helpful staff, good public transport

    Was far from my meetings but that was my choice, the front facing gets some noise from loud vehicles

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Quiet motel near Fisherman's Wharf. Looks old-fashioned, however, top cost-performance ratio. Very friendly staff.

    Everything was great. Don't expect any luxury in this price segment and in this hotel category.

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Nestled in the heart of San Francisco and in between the popular Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Warf, the Columbus Motor Inn boasts comfortable accommodations and excellent service.

Guests can enjoy the convenience of being just steps away from the popular Fisherman’s Wharf, world-class restaurants, and shops. Complimentary parking is offered at the Columbus Motor Inn and for those who wish to explore the city by public transport, rest assured that public transportation is easily accessible.

Rooms feature well-appointed guest rooms with one King or two Queen-sized beds, as well as the option of two Full-sized, extra-long beds. Guests have the option too book family-sized two-room suite for added comfort. The hotel provides complimentary, in-room Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and a comfortable workstation.

Nearby attractions include the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco’s Famous Cable Cars, Chinatown, and more. The hotel is situated near several nearby restaurants. For example, the restaurant A16 can be found within walking distance of Columbus Motor Inn, boasting delicious pizza, fresh pasta, and more.

An excellent location, guests can benefit from easy access to all that San Francisco has to offer. Columbus Motor Inn is a non-smoking, wheelchair accessible hotel, an ideal choice for the business and leisure traveler alike.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.8 Excellent

based on 744 reviews









Things to know

  • Spacious rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Affordable parking

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Free parking
Storage available
Disabled access
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Designated smoking area

FAQs when booking at Columbus Motor Inn

Which room should I book at Columbus Motor Inn?

If you are traveling to San Francisco with your family or a group of friends, the Columbus Motor Inn has rooms and suites to accommodate from two to six guests. Standard rooms have two double beds, while suites have one king and one queen bed to sleep up to 4 people. The hotel also has family-size suites with two bedrooms and a sofa for 5 people, or two double beds and one queen bed to accommodate 6. Rooms with balconies and extra-long beds are available on request.

How do I get to Columbus Motor Inn from the airport?

If you’re flying into San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport is located about 40m south of the hotel by car. If you prefer to take public transport, catch the BART train from Antioch to Powell Street station, walk to the cable car stop on Powell and Market Streets, and take the cable car to the stop on Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street. The Columbus Motor Inn is a 2m walk away, and the trip should take about 1h in total. App-based ride services are also available from San Francisco Airport with pick-ups from the curbside on the Departures level of the domestic terminal. If you’re traveling in a group, shared ride vans pick up travelers from the center island of the Arrivals level.

How do I get around if I’m staying at Columbus Motor Inn?

There are plenty of restaurants, cafés, and shops within walking distance of the hotel. If you have your own car, you can leave it in the covered parking garage and explore the area on foot. Getting around on public transport is easy as there is a cable car stop on Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street a few minutes away. If you want to visit downtown San Francisco, simply catch bus 30 that stops in front of the hotel. Fisherman’s Wharf is a short walk away, and from there, visitors can take the historic F-line street cars, pedicabs, and city buses to get around the area.

What are some of the top attractions close to Columbus Motor Inn?

Guests can walk to Fisherman’s Wharf in about 7m to savor fresh seafood and the world-famous Dungeness crab at many restaurants on the waterfront. Take the Bayside History Walk and learn about the history of Fisherman’s Wharf or visit popular attractions such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Madame Tussaud’s San Francisco, which are both within a 10m walk from Columbus Motor Inn. Pier 39 is about a 13m walk from the hotel, and boasts plenty of attractions, including the San Francisco carousel, the 7D Experience, the sea lion center, and The Flyer San Francisco.

What kind of accessible amenities are available at Columbus Motor Inn?

If you are planning to stay in San Francisco and require an accessible room, the Columbus Motor Inn has rooms with accessible bathrooms. Guests can reserve the Accessible King Bed room, which is furnished with a king bed and can accommodate two or three guests.

Where is Columbus Motor Inn located?

Columbus Motor Inn is located at 1075 Columbus Avenue in Russian Hill, 1.6 km from the centre of San Francisco. Lombard Street is the closest landmark to Columbus Motor Inn.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Columbus Motor Inn?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Columbus Motor Inn.

Does Columbus Motor Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Columbus Motor Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Columbus Motor Inn offer free parking?

Yes, Columbus Motor Inn offers free parking.

Does Columbus Motor Inn offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Columbus Motor Inn does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Columbus Motor Inn from the airport?

Columbus Motor Inn is 20.1 km from Oakland. Columbus Motor Inn is 20.6 km from San Francisco.

Can you bring pets to Columbus Motor Inn?

No, pets are not allowed at Columbus Motor Inn.

Does Columbus Motor Inn have a pool?

No, Columbus Motor Inn does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Lombard Street 368 m
  • Fisherman's Wharf 0.4 km
  • Musée Mécanique 0.6 km
  • Pier 39 0.8 km
  • Cable Car Museum 1.1 km
  • Grace Cathedral 1.4 km

About the neighbourhood

Russian Hill is known for: cable cars, panoramic views, antique shops


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Getting Around

Oakland 20.1 km
San Francisco 20.6 km
San Francisco Conv Ctr 2.6 km
San Francisco Civic Center Bus Stop 2.7 km

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