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Travelodge At The Presidio in San Francisco, CA

Travelodge At The Presidio in San Francisco, CA

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Travelodge San Francisco at the Presidio is located in a quiet area of San Francisco, just half a block from the Presidio National Recreation Area East Gate. With its central location near the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco, Presidio Travelodge is a charming place to stay while exploring the City by the Bay.

Pet Friendly! ($20/pet/nt)

History

Established in 1954.

The property has been owned by the same family since 1954. It has been a Travelodge the entire time. Our focus is the guest and the experience they have in our city while staying at our hotel. Please come by and meet the friendly staff and enjoy a tour of our property.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.09

Address: 2755 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA, 94123
  • Mon: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Tue: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Wed: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Thu: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Fri: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sat: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sun: 6:00 am - 5:30 am

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Comments (34):

1. K R.
Good price and great location right next to the Presidio but otherwise a disappointment.  The free parking is first come, first serve, so get there early.  No spots left in the evening.  The room was okay but the heater did not work.  We complained and they moved us to another room where the heater worked only marginally better but the room smelled of mold.  In this case I think you get what you pay for.

05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. Erica B.
Gross, and if you have a car, there is "free parking" the spaces are totally limited though, first come first serve type of thing... forget about parking in the lot after 4pm. The room was INSANELY small  and there was supper nasty mold on the shower... Hmm what else, oh the heater was "broken"  (s.f.-freezing) they offered no discount, we happily checked out the next morning and went to a hotel a couple blocks down... Huge parking lot free parking great workers.. and!-super awsome modern rooms-it was only 20 bucks more a night!

09/09/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. Jeannie P.
The location is the best thing this motel has going for it.  The room was very small, and the Continental breakfast was a joke, but free parking and proximity to two major bus lines made it worthwhile for us.  But Erica B's review will prompt me to check out the neighboring motels next time I'm in the Bay area.

03/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Zeke C.
Great experience! Would definitely stay here again.  Allowed pets, and was very clean and nice for the price.  Loved the in room safe, but would have been nice to have a microwave.  The staff was friendly and very nice, quiet location.  Lots of younger, wealthier looking kids in the area, so good if you are going to walk around and hang out at the bars.  Very close bus line, and a decent convenience store literally around the corner.  Wished the rooms had tubs, but the showers were big and the bathrooms were very nice.  Rooms were a bit smaller than expected, and the breakfast left a little to be desired.  However, the staff here was extremely helpful and nice, and the parking was free!! For the area, convenience, safety and price, this is a definite winner.

20/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Alaine L.
Good location
Right near the buses that run into the downtown
Friendly helpful staff/good value
clean rooms
the only drawback is the parking lot fills up, and you have to park around the corner, which is not ideal
would go back again.........

12/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Joann P.
My group of friends and I originally chose to stay at this Travelodge surrounded by other hotel and hostel choices because most hotels around the area needed you to be 21+ to get a room. But, luckily for us without even knowing it, this was very centrally located. The Presidio, which is right across the street, is a beautiful site to see. And Chestnut Street located around the block from the Walgreens near the hotel is main street full of cool and trendy restaurants. After a day's load of walking, we'd stop here to grab a bite. Right near the hotel, are the Emporium and Fisherman's Wharf. The Wharf is still a walk away, but readily available by bus.

Our rooms were very clean and cozy, which was good for when we came back from climbing hills and sightseeing. The staff was also very friendly. I definitely feel like I got my money's worth. : )

Thumbs up for this Travelodge.

04/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Matt P.
Needed to get out of the Sacramento (the heat), and the Travelodge at the Presidio was a wonderful place for my wife and I to spend a night. Like others we were hesitant to chose a Travelodge, but we were very pleased with our overall experience. The rooms are clean and impressive for the cost. You can't beat the location if you want to be near the Presidio - which is beautiful, and close to the bay and beaches. The concierge, Randall, gave us great leads on restaurants, and area info. He and the other staff were excellent! The breakfast was okay, but a little fresh fruit would have added a lot. We recommend this venue, and plan to return.

04/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Kim M.
The rooms mediocre. Bathrooms are small and merely "OK". We didn't have a refrigerator. The TV was nice, and the room was clean. We stayed 3 nights, but the shampoo, soap was never replaced after the first night.  It's a Travelodge-- that's about what I expected.
What went beyond my expectations:
1. the safety of the area
2. the nice park across the street to walk my dog
3.the concierge -- WOW!! Raymond is a wealth of knowledge!! So helpful and so friendly!!! He gave us great advice on the best restaurants, the best way to get around, the best tours, and much much more!!

This hotel was recommended to us by travelers we met while traveling through Big Sur . This couple had stayed the night before and said we should book a room because Raymond's concierge service is priceless--- they were correct!!

08/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Monica R.
We wanted to come to San Francisco for our anniversary Oct. 27-30., and at first  my husband and I were worried we wouldn't find a hotel that didn't cost a fortune or charge $30+ a day for parking. Came across the Travelodge.. great prices and free parking? Yes! A bit worried about location and if it was a nice hotel, but after reading the reviews on here, I felt we made the right choice. And we did!! Right next to the Presidio, clean rooms with a really comfortable bed , shower with lots of hot water, free breakfast and Raymond to help you plan your vacation? Very good choice! There was another very nice young man also there on the morning we left who we could tell was also very friendly and helpful, sorry I did not catch his name, we were checking out, obviously the staff is happy to help you plan your trip from recommending where to eat to what public transport you can take. The breakfast was fine with hot/cold cereal, pastries, fruit and coffee and tea. Good start for the day and it's free!  I would highly recommend this hotel to people who like a nice hotel without having to spend a lot. and appreciate concierges that are friendly and knowledgeable.

31/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Celena F.
Going to be brutally honest, the good and the ok...For the price, worth it. Room was clean, bathroom had a little mold in the grout. But nothing disgusting, there was no microwave but didn't miss it.  I am mother of two and the place was perfect. For little little ones the rooms do not have bathtubs, in case that poses a problem for some.
We were two city blocks from the wharf, one block from the exploratorium and right next door to the best ny style pizza. The staff is super friendly, helpful and the breakfast is more then adequate.  Cheerios, Circle K, Raisen Bran, oatmeal, danishes, orange juice, hot chocolate, and coffee is more than enough for breakfast.  We stayed 4 nights and only spent $350 can't find that anywhere in SF, I dare you to try.   So helpful and accommodating for medical patients.  Nancy and Raymond were wonderful hosts and will definitely stay again. Might request some touch ups in the bathroom but other then that it was clean, quiet and in the most perfect location for the optimal "local" San Francisco experience.

15/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Abisola B.
My partner and I love this property, the service is stellar Raymond is always helpful and knowledgeable. Everyone employed there, is accommodating and always courteous. The rooms are not only quiet, cozy, and comfortable but smoke free!  with free parking and free wifi. There are great restaurants and the Palace Of Fine Arts is a beautiful must see, as well as public transportation so you don't have to drive. We adore it so much we have booked reservations for our next visit next year!

26/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Hubbahubba V.
The guys at the front desk are great, with tons of ideas on things to do in SF. They also remembered our dogs name and greated him each time we ran into them. The place is quiet, the rooms aren't very big but it's not like you are going to entertain or anything, just need a CLEAN, QUIET place to sleep at a decent price close to all sorts of restaurants, parks and other fun stuff then this is it. Really the only con was a very very small parking lot

07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Kris W.
Great location, staff was superb...so so helpful with directions, suggestions for dinner, assisting us with parking, and overall personality!  The parking is limited but they have reserved spots in the back for guests, so don't fret!  The rooms are small, but clean and the beds and pillows super comfortable.  It exceeded my expectations for a travelodge and I would stay here again for overnights!

27/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Jas S.
Location, location, location....  We checked into this place without reservations. Raymond was the nicest, most courteous, friendly concierge. Told us some nice places to eat. Gave us, and showed us on a map where to go, and what to see. You're right near everything. (At least everything I like in San Francisco. Precidio Park and Fisherman's Wharf. The rates are very reasonable. Could have brought my dalmation too. Rooms are nice. Beds comfortable. Fairly nice neighborhood. Ghiradelli square was walkable. I'm hopeing to come back next year Raymond. Thanks buddy. :)

28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Charles D.
Stayed here Friday, October 11, checked out Sunday, October 13th. As others have noted the front desk people are very nice, courteous and professional. They were extremely helpful in showing us where to go and gave tips on what to see. What IRRITATED ME TO NO END however was what happened on Saturday the 12th. We left our hotel room at about 9:30 AM to go to Golden Gate park for the day. My wife returned to our room at 1:30 to prepare for an event. The rooms were not cleaned. She left at about 2:30-2:45. I came back with my exhausted, sleeping toddler son at around 5:30 PM to what I hoped would be a nice clean bed to deposit my son to. NO! The room was still not made up! Now, granted, my wife was in the hotel room from 1:30-2:30 so they couldn't clean then but they had from 9:30-1:30 and from 2:45-5:30! They couldn't clean it then??? When I confronted the front desk woman she offered no apologies only an insistence that "when I started work at 1:30 the 'do not disturb' sign was on the door." Well, yes it was. So you are saying that your incompetent maid service could ONLY CLEAN DURING THAT ONE HOUR??? Unbelievable. No apologies offered, though they did give us fresh towels.

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Em C.
Had to attend a wedding at Palace of the Fine Arts, and this location is just perfect. Had to drive 2 groomsmen to their brunch, and I was stressing out over needing more time to get ready. Raymond, in the front desk, was so sympathetic and let me check out later. SO MUCH THANKS RAYMOND!  He's the only one who made this out of town wedding less stressful for me. Will definitely stay here again.

14/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Colin D.
I stayed here for three nights this past week and found myself very satisfied with my visit. Seeing as the hotel isn't as expensive as many in the area, I found myself with fairly low expectations. I was very pleasantly surprised to find a very nice, spacious hotel with a great mattress, TV and bathroom.

The location couldn't be better. I walked all over the Marina and Presidio without even needing my car. I found the complaints about lack of parking space to be somewhat unfounded. Every night I managed to get a spot, even after returning as late as 11 PM two nights. There's a little bit of neighborhood noise at night from a bar around the corner and a preschool next door means children yelling at 8 in the morning, but those are minor complaints.

Also, I found the neighborhood to be exceptionally safe, even late at night. That can always be somewhat of a concern when staying in a city. It's very residential around the hotel.

It would have been nice to have a mini-fridge and an iron in the room.

Another highlight of the stay was the very helpful and friendly staff. Bruce (I think) checked me in by name and was very welcoming when I arrived. The concierge, Raymond Archer, also was exceptionally knowledgable and helpful every morning.

I'm fairly discerning about where I stay and while there are definitely cheaper options in the area, but I can confidently say in terms of "value" i.e. what you get for the price, this hotel can be considered a smart choice.

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Hillary R.
Excellent stay last week!  Friendly staff, clean rooms, perfect location!  Ray at the front office was extremely helpful as well.  If you're interested in sight-seeing he has discounted tickets for certain attractions.

23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Cee A.
Given that it's a Travelodge, I wasn't expecting much. The room was pretty standard for this price point in terms of furnishings. It was also clean, which unfortunately isn't always the case for these types of hotels. Carpets could use some cleaning, but again, not unexpected for this level of lodging.

What surprised me were the granite counters and tile floor in the bathroom. Who knew a budget motel could have such a nice-looking lavatory?

Interestingly, our room had a safe, yet no microwave. It also had a flat-screen LCD, but sadly, just standard-definition Comcrap cable was piped in.

As others mentioned, this hotel was conveniently located. The 45 Stockton (Chinatown, Union Square/Market St.) line starts just behind the hotel, and the 43 Masonic (Haight-Ashbury, Sunset) picks up right in front. Just a few blocks away, the 30 Union line picks up. Best to make use of MUNI since as mentioned, the parking lot fills VERY quickly. You're better off leaving your car here for the day.

Lots of nearby eateries in Cow Hollow -- we patronized Kara's Cupcakes and Squat & Gobble.

But what really set this place apart for me were the employees. When it comes to budget motels, I generally expect surly, misanthropic hatemongers who can't be bothered to help you. Everyone we encountered at the desk was tremendously polite and helpful. That alone will bring me back here.

31/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Joy E.
Yech.

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Jason M.
Great location to see a show at the palace of fine arts theater.  Quick access to shops, restaurants, marina green from the Travelodge.  The staff was friendly and the room was clean.  We would stay at this location again. Book early it sells out fast

30/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Tracy V.
Decided to ditch my favorite Union Square area with high prices just to park your car... and decided to rough it out at a Travelodge.... So to say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement. There were four of us... including two teenagers. Queen size beds (not small doubles) worked great... nice linens and pillows. The bathroom was not glamorous, however nice hot water, and fluffy towels. I was expecting paper thin worn towels for the price.
The continental breakfast is nothing fancy, however they try hard. The coffee was good... and we could get a little snack before going out for the day. There's a Starbucks in the buildings at the Presidio about 2 blocks walk from the hotel.
There's 22 parking spaces off street as I recall, and we did have to park on the street one night although it wasn't an issue and no fee.
The location turned to work out great and overall, we were very pleased.
The night we checked in the lady at the front desk was very helpful and suggested 3 nearby restaurants based on what we told her. We ended up at one of them... it was Italian and very good. We then had breakfast at a place Raymond suggested and it was spot on... very good.
We did visit the Disney museum in Presideo and while it's not like going to Disneyland, it's very interesting and well done.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Morgan H.
My husband and I just got married a few weeks ago in the Presidio and wanted to find an affordable hotel near the venue to stay at the night before/get ready in the day of the wedding with our bridesmaids and groomsman. All of the employees were super helpful. We first called a few months in advance to ask a few questions and received great advice and customer service. Then we stopped by the hotel to confirm our reservations and too see if we could check out the rooms. The man at the front desk was super nice and helpful and showed us what the rooms looked like and said he would make sure that I (the bride) would have the biggest room in the joint and that he would make sure the groom and groomsmen were on a different floor than us just to be sure we didn't see each other. The night before the wedding we showed up at the hotel and the woman working the front desk was super friendly ( I really wish I could remember everyones names) We got into our room and there were fresh yellow tulips and a bottle of wine with a card attached. They were just so nice and sweet at this hotel and the rooms were nice too. Just overall really happy with our choice to stay here and would recommend this place to anyone.

19/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Randy C.
Our stay at The Travelodge was really nice. All the staff are friendly and helpful! Great suggestions and directions. Our room, while not huge, was clean and modern. Our heater rattled the first night but was promptly fixed the next morning. The area is convenient to Fishermen's Warf, The Presidio, and North Beach. Plenty of local spots to eat at as well. Onsite parking is a challenge as there are not enough spots for all the rooms.

25/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Rob D.
We stayed here for a long weekend in January after doing some research on where to stay in the Presidio area.  The reviews were accurate!  The staff is unbelievably helpful and friendly. The location is amazing, being so close to the Presidio, Marina area, and Crissy Field area.  There's lots of restaurants several blocks away too.  The motel itself has been kept current over the years, very clean and comfortable.  But being an old motel, the walls/floors are somewhat "thin", rooms are a bit on the small side, but when walking by some of the really nasty looking motels nearby, this is definitely the better of them all.  Would definitely consider staying here again to further explore the Presidio area.

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Jennie B.
This place is truly a gem. First off, Raymond and Bruce at the front desk are some of the most friendly,  helpful employees anyone could ask for. They truly know the city they live in and reflect a charm of the city that is quite welcoming. The beds were clean and comfortable and the hotel services provided everything we required for a 3 night stay. We would definitely stay here again.

06/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Suzy C.
This is a very nice hotel to stay at. What made the hotel extra special was the customer service that was provided. My husband and Raymond talked for about an hour about different locations kids could have fun at places that we had to go see. He highlighted the bus lines and the trolley line in he gave great service the hotel is clean I agree with another posting that the parking is a little bit of a hassle but since we did the trolley and the bus line we never once moved our car thanks to Raymond.  The breakfast in the morning was simple with cereal, croissants and fruit with  coffee and juice. it was perfect to start your day going.  At night their are board games card games in the little rec room and cookies and coffee at night.

26/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Brian D.
Love this place . Friendly service , clean , and retro ! I have nothing bad to say .
This was our third time staying here and  we will be back.
Thank you !

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Donna I.
I want to share our wonderful trip to San Francisco on January 11, 2015 for my hubby's 70th birthday.  We stayed at the Travelodge at Presidio and the staff were the best.  High fives to David, Raymond, Nicky and Bruce.  They could not have been more helpful, kind and responsive.  We walked both ways the 277 steps on Lyon Street stairs along "billion dollar row" mansions as they suggested.  Dinner at Osteria, Italian food, on Sacramento Street was excellent.  Travelodge suggested breakfast at Home Plate Restaurant on Lombard Street which was also excellent.  Homemade everything and the free current scones were super tasty and warm.

21/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Trisha A.
We stayed just one night, wished we had more time. The staff here were amazing, so friendly and helpful. The location was perfect for all we wanted to do. It is pet friendly, providing a treat bag for each pet. Our room was clean, nicely redone with granite in bath. The bed was comfortable with plushy sheets and pillows. Felt very upscale for the reasonable price. And there was off street parking.  Restaurants in walking distance, close to bus.  A real find, so happy we did.

21/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Jennifer B.
How is it possible that I have never reviewed this completely charming throwback motor inn?

Where do I start? My sis and I decided to meet if SF for the umpteenth time (she West coast, me East) but after a few pricey forays staying in Union Square, more reasonable but still costlyish in Japantown, she picked this Travelodge at the Presidio.

Prepared to suck it up & tolerate it ($100ish a night? Surely a dump) WRONG - the rooms are spacious and very clean / stylish in its own retro way, super super super nice staff, FREE parking, across the street from the old Presidio base, which is now a beautiful live, work, play development as only San Fran can do it.

A few blocks' walk in one direction yields shops, bars & restaurants. Trek up the hillside stairs to the right (name escaping me) and a few blocks to the Vogue Theatre.

Fantastic, very safe area, wonderful staff, free parking & continental style breakfast & stay there a few/3 nights for much less than one night in fancier, less safe areas.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Stefan B.
Great staff
Clean vintage small rooms
Great beds and pillows
Very quite
Great value will come here again

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Drew R.
If ever there was a time, a marginal experience was turned around by the staff this was one of them.  Not a bad place overall, but there were some issues and really while they were minor and also partly beyond their control they were easier to go unnoticed because of the staff.  

I will start by saying the city is dense, always has been; as a result, the parking lot is also dense and they cannot guarantee you will get parking, so if you make it in early and get parking take advantage and keep it.  You can use taxi service or Uber for a ride (Uber being one of my most recent ultimately cool discoveries that is awesome!).  Also, the room had a few minor hiccups, small but present: the bathroom needed a coat of paint, in general, some of it was peeling near the baseboard, but overall it could've used a coat.  

The rooms are cozy and by that I mean small, or as described to us "European."  Again, it is the City be the Bay and it is all put together that way so I am not complaining.  Actually, what could I complain about they fit two queens in there and we were very comfortable.  That said four deep in a room this size was a small struggle; again cozy, as in 2 people trying to pass at the foot of the bed requires one move out the way (otherwise it ain't gonna happen).  (I know it is not great English, but it is my review so deal with it.)  

They are a pet friendly hotel which is also a bonus.  We brought one of our pugs who is such a good boy (of course they wouldn't know that) and had him set up and happy on our first day while we went to breakfast.  We didn't get the do not disturb sign up so while away, room service popped in and we in turn got a phone call from the day manager.  They had asked we sign an agreement upon check in that our pet would not be left alone and we had violated said agreement.  The good thing is they were not pushy or overbearing about it, nor was it grounds for eviction, it was simply a phone call asking that we attend to our pet.  We were able to finish our breakfast and take care of our little guy.  I guess for me, I understand their policies but I also didn't bring the herd, I brought only one of our pets and he is the one I know travels well and is incredibly well behaved.  I also get that we are responsible pet owners and not everyone is, so they have to enforce those policies.  

Overall, a great experience, a good location, centrally located to the Marina District, a quiet area, cool stuff nearby (including the Presidio) and near the GG bridge.  Nearly forgot, I mentioned the staff being the redeeming part of the trip, Bruce, was super nice and personable, and though Raymond was originally a stickler for the rules, once he saw our best travel bud, I think it lightened him up a little (like I said, I think the rules are good and recognizably for the not so travel friendly pets).  

Would I return?  Absolutely, I enjoyed our stay tremendously: I would prefer to stay as a twosome rather than a foursome, just for a little extra room.  Even as a foursome I would stay again, simply for the area and the ambiance.  Prices were reasonable and we enjoyed our stay!

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Fernando G.
I usually travel to the San Francisco 10-15 times a year for business.  Through out the last few years I have stayed in several different hotels in the city. Nice, ugly, expensive, you name it I have probably stayed there. Usually all these hotels had the same issue (for me), expensive parking / no parking at all and homeless people loitering and HORRIBLE TRAFFIC. Until I found Travelodge in the Presidio District...

Five stars was given to them for these reasons:

* Staff - Nicky and Bruce | their attention to detail is just amazing, helpfull and friendly.

* Free Parking

* Free Wifi

* Free Breakfast - coffee, orange juice, cereal, bagels, muffins, eggs, bananas, apples, yogurt.

* Exremly Clean Rooms, comfortable beds, clean sheets, clean carpet, cable tv, central air, clean restrooms

* Walking distance from Chestnut Street (restaurants, gastro pubs, tapas, bars, coffee shops, grocery stores, art galleries.

Thanks for the great experience Travelodge Staff.

21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0