US$148 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 26 May 2015 Check-out 29 May 2015

Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

2 stars
View map of 1940 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
4 reviews
Exploring local neighbourhoods

After the initial shock of being on such a noisy stretch of Lombard and the very basic first... See full review

  • Krautney
  • 22 Apr 2013
Ear Plugs Required

To much noise makes it impossible to sleep. The worst part is in the morning with the staff rolling... See full review

  • Family on the move
  • 28 Mar 2014
Assuring quality amenities and exceptional service, the Ramada Limited San Francisco offers a home away from home experience.
General

During leisure, you can surf the net, explore the surroundings or visit the nearby attractions.
Location

Located in the heart of the Marina District, this hotel is close from all of San Francisco attractions and points of interest. You can walk down to Fishermans Wharf, through the Marina District, North Beach or hop a Cable Car to other San Francisco attractions.
Dining

The breakfast room at this hotel is the best place to relish a luscious continental breakfast and start off your day.
Rooms

All the accommodation units at the Ramada hotel are equipped with modern facilities and assure relaxation and delight, thus making your stay an unforgettable one.

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - Continental
Vending machines
Services
Express check in
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

37.8005 -122.4335
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Lombard Street: 0.6 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.1 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.2 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.3 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 km
  • Exploratorium: 1.4 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.5 km
  • Octagon House: 1.6 km
  • Japan Center: 1.7 km
  • Japantown: 1.7 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.8 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.8 km
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.8 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.9 km
  • Lombard Street: 0.6 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.1 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.2 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.3 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 km
  • Exploratorium: 1.4 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.5 km
  • Octagon House: 1.6 km
  • Japan Center: 1.7 km
  • Japantown: 1.7 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.8 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.8 km
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.8 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.9 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.9 km
  • Alcatraz Island: 2 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 2 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 2 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.1 km
  • Lands End: 2.1 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.3 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 2.3 km
  • Underwater World: 2.3 km
  • Civic Centre: 2.3 km
  • Pier 39: 2.3 km
  • Chinatown: 2.4 km
  • Coit Tower: 2.4 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 2.5 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 2.5 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 2.6 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 2.6 km
  • Union Square: 2.7 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 2.7 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 2.7 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 2.8 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 2.9 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 3 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 3.1 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 3.2 km
  • SoMa: 3.3 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 3.3 km
  • Moscone Center: 3.4 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 3.5 km
  • Haight Ashbury: 3.5 km

Hotel Policies

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

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
1.8
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2.8
Comfort:
2.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
2.5
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Review of Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lesley
Business
Tasmania, Australia
2 Jan 2015

Horrible! Noisy, dirty and invasive.

Unless you just want somewhere cheap, I wouldn't recommend it. We stayed over the New Years and it was one of the more affordable options, as we were booking last minute. But in short, it's extremely noisy, dirty, and the staff are hard to understand and invasive. The location is okay, though not vibrant. Locals think of the Marina as being snooty though. But if you're into boutique shops and restaurants, and closeness to the Golden Gate Bridge then it's okay. We caught buses everywhere though, and it was fine - the 22 on Fillmore takes you to the Mission for instance. Now, the rooms? Pretty gross, dark and depressing. A bit of an attempt at decoration but there was a cigarette burn in the blanket, lipstick stains - and lord knows what those other marks were. No fridge (but there's an ancient icemachine on the upper level). Bathroom was fairly okay, functional whateverness. The main thing that bothered me though was the noise (so much noise I had to buy earplugs, and I'm a heavy sleeper usually!!!) and the lack of natural light. The entire first floor, at midday, was in total gloom, having windows that look into the middle of the complex, and at other people's windows. The staff were also unfriendly and invasive. Despite having the 'Do Not Disturb' sign hanging on our door, the staff kept knocking to see if we wanted service and when we didn't answer, they RANG! Then when it was time to check out, on New Years Day, we were packing our bags and had people ringing and knocking (TWICE we had to answer) on the door ten minutes before it was even check-out time. I have never encountered such invasiveness in hospitality staff before - and we've stayed all sorts of places. We left feeling dirty and annoyed and went to another hotel in Nob Hill. So yeah, this place is one I would avoid if you possibly can.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Abc376
Business
London, UK
11 Jul 2014

WORST HOTEL I COULD EVER IMAGINE!!!!!!!

Do not book this place! Easily the worst hotel ever. We stayed for all of 50 minutes, couldn't wait to get out of there! Filthy isn't the word. We booked 3 rooms for our party, 1 was downstairs, right off Lombard Street, felt less than secure! Other two upstairs, rickety old stair case and landing which hadn't been cleaned, swept in a v long time, wood panels under unit windows hanging off, and public bin/ashray so full the cigarette buts were over-flowing! Opened room door to a stale stink, at first glance room was v old and less than inviting. But after the tears cleared from our running eyes due to the room stench we found.... Blood stains, and other brown stains on sheets, which also had holes in.... Dread to think what was also over the 100 year old bed spread! What can only be described as dry urine splashes in the was hand basin. An old easy chair with an obvious vomit stain on arm and back cushion, and other ominous white stains on other parts of the chair! At this point i took my two year old son out of the room and put him back in the car....no way coukd i let him touch ANYTHING in this place! The carpet had vomit marks all over it, and one large dark stain (i'm sure it was blood) just at the bathroom threshold. The bath was black with years of dirt, towels threadbare.... I could go on and on, and have dozens of photographs too..... Needless to say, the other two rooms we booked were just as bad... Raj on reception was not surprised or bothered by the fact we were so appauled by the state if the place! We were gone within the hour, to checkin to a lovely hotel further down the road where we promptly showered and washed away all sticky, stinking, disgusting traces of the HowardJohnson........

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Family on the move
Business
San Francisco, CA
28 Mar 2014

Ear Plugs Required

To much noise makes it impossible to sleep. The worst part is in the morning with the staff rolling the cleaning carts over a tile floor with rooms on both sides and open roof

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Krautney
Business
London
22 Apr 2013

Exploring local neighbourhoods

After the initial shock of being on such a noisy stretch of Lombard and the very basic first impression of the room (shame there are no safes for valuables!) and motel, I realise in what a fantastic location this place is. Marina and the waterfront are a short walk away and the local shops and restaurants in Chestnut Street are great and lierally a few minutes walk. Even better; shops and restaurants in Union Street and the walk up the hill along Fillmore to more great shopping and eating!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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