$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

2 stars
1940 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
42 reviews
Clean and good

As an overall, it's good for this price! It's clean and tidy, but there is no elevator in the hotel... See full review

  • Ming X.
  • Dec 17, 2014
Perfect!!!

If you guys do not know your way around town I have to let you in on something. "The Marina" is the... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 2, 2010
Take the family to this Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District located on Route 101 near San Francisco International Airport. Moscone Center is just three miles from this lodging, and all of the best San Francisco neighborhoods and attractions are just minutes away. The Golden Gate Bridge is just three miles away, or cross the water to the famous island housing Alcatraz prison. Walk to dozens of eateries including Zushi Puzzle for outstanding sushi, or Jakes Steaks for a Philly Cheese Steak. Start your day with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and plan your exciting day with the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guest rooms include coffee-maker and flat-screen TV, or upgrade to a suite for a refrigerator and microwave. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Express check in
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Lombard Street: 0.4 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.7 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.7 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.7 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 0.9 mi
  • Exploratorium: 0.9 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.2 mi
  • Lombard Street: 0.4 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.7 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.7 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.7 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 0.9 mi
  • Exploratorium: 0.9 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.2 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 1.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.3 mi
  • Lands End: 1.3 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.4 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.5 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.6 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.6 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.6 mi
  • Union Square: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.7 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.7 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.8 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.9 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.9 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 2 mi
  • SoMa: 2.1 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 2.1 mi
  • Moscone Center: 2.1 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 2.2 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 2.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ming X.
Business
shanghai
Dec 17, 2014

Clean and good

As an overall, it's good for this price! It's clean and tidy, but there is no elevator in the hotel which is not very convenient ! The breakfast place is not big enough for all the people who stay there !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ayleyyasuko
Business
salt lake city, utah
Jan 9, 2014

Great Location, Weird Stay

Great if you don't plan on spending much time in your hotel. Staff was great, location was awesome. Parking was limited, bed sheets stained and ripped, housekeeping came too early, and the breakfast was just ok. Good value for the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Vjq115
Business
Sioux Falls, SD
Dec 11, 2013

Convenient

It's a pretty small hotel, room right next to ice machine, can hear through walls and the door very easily. Didn't feel too clean and the pillows were terribly uncomfortable. Staff was ok. Breakfast, average at best. Very convenient location however and for just a quick nights stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

China town. Great food.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
daraley
Business
Maryland
Jul 29, 2013

Can't believe how this hotel got the good remarks it did

Rooms are not properly cleaned. My husband and I got 3 towels and 1 washcloth even when we asked for more. Coffee pot did not work. Second night the pipe under the sink came apart and water dripped on the floor. No one was at the desk so he had to try and put it back together. Complementary breakfast was a joke. Waffle iron needed serious cleaning. Food crumbs all over the place and 2 very small table for 80 rooms. Offered parking.....15 tiny slots for 80 rooms and they rented them out by the hr to non residents during the day. I am not a fussy traveler but this was not good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveling Student 2013
Business
CT
Jul 24, 2013

A little disappointed

Benefits: Perfect location (a little over a mile from Ghiradelli Square), decent television channels, and a kind staff. Disappointments: Stains on the rugs, a chair, the bathtub, and some towels. The shower curtain and sheets/pillowcases had some holes in them. It was an okay choice for a single traveler with low expectations, but I'm a little upset that I don't feel the price and room match. I think I paid for the location rather than the room, and I'd rather stay at another hotel if I can find one nearby with a similar or lower price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I tried sushi for the first time at Umami (and it was great). It's a couple blocks from the hotel. I also bought breakfast foods at Safeway (about 3 blocks away) to save money.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tahoe Lily
Business
Reno, NV
May 6, 2013

Beyond noisy

Most of the reviews we had read (after booking) were atrocious and the room really was not bad at all. Bathroom was new and fresh, everything was clean, linens and blankets a bit shabby but not unclean. Parking is included, but very tight especially if you have an SUV; we got the last spot and we got in at 10pm. STaff were very pleasant, although Wifi never did work despite my repeated requests and their assurances it "should be working." HUGE problem was the noise. A group of rambunctious folks insisted on hanging out right outside our room laughing and screaming until about 2 am. Hotel staff kept coming up (after I called) to try to quiet them but it took hours. Also a ton of street noise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 2, 2012

Great, easy to get to location, especially if driving.

Easy access from the 101, right on Lombard street. Close to Fisherman's Wharf and hot neighborhoods. Staff was helpful. The beds are comfortable, and the only grip we had was that the room was smoking when we requested non-smoking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Amarena, on Russian Hill. Service=great. Food= unbelievable! Gnocchi with gorgonzola and radicchio!!!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
M and J Vacation Time
Business
Los Angeles, California
Mar 28, 2012

Good place to eat, sleep and get on the go

My boyfriend and I were in need of a good vacation. San Francisco was our destination. We wanted to look for a good and in our budget type of place. Ramada Limited San Francisco was perfect. We wanted a place that included parking because we planned to park and leave the truck there while we stayed. (it is first come first serve though) We used public transportation which was great because the main buses that take you everywhere were right around the corner. The staff was very helpful when we needed directions or any additional questions about the room. Plus they let us check in early. Breakfast was sufficient and for the price of the room we had nothing to complain about. EXCEPT for one night when we heard the complete argument between a mother and daughter. - but then again it was Saint Patrick Day weekend. Drunk people everywhere! But anything you need is close by. There is plenty of bars around and the neighborhood is nice. There is a Safeway down the street to buy booze or food. Overall I would stay there again and I would recommend it for a short weekend trip to anyone. ENJOY YOUR TRIP!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy the Multi-Muni pass for $21.00 (They have 3,5,10 day passes, we got the 3 day pass) Leave your car parked in the hotels parking structure and walk down to Walgreen and you can buy your ticket there. The front desk of the hotel has a great map for free of the transportation bus schedules. and the passes work for the trolleys and subways too!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
San Fran traveler
Business
Florida, USA
Jan 5, 2012

Will probably stay somewhere else on next visit

The location was great! The major problem of this hotel room was the noise level. You are able to hear people outside walking around, talking in the next room, and conversations in the hallways. Staff were friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast could have been better (waffles, toast, and cereal daily). Loved San Fran but will probably stay somewhere different on my next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Out of state travelers buy the city pass. It's worth the price.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jordanteam
Business
Vancouver, Canada
Dec 11, 2011

a short break~~

The room was ok, but becuase of the broken lock that we had to run here (the room) and there (the cashier) to get new keys. That was tiring..... The breakfast was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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