Fodor's Expert Review Cow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites

2190 Lombard St., San Francisco, California 94123, United States See on Map Fodor's Choice

Guests have two main options at this Marina property. The first and more traditional motel rooms sit on busy Lombard Street and make a fine hub for budget travelers. Families, or those preferring a traditional San Francisco-style apartment, will appreciate the suites located in the heart of the Marina commercial district.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Free Wi-Fi and covered parking are additional perks.


The suites at this large, family-owned, modern motel resemble typical San Francisco apartments and are more spacious than average, featuring big living rooms, one or two bedrooms, hardwood floors, sitting and dining areas, marble wood-burning fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens. Some have views of the Golden Gate Bridge and others overlook the shops, coffeehouses, and neighborhood businesses of Chestnut Street. Standard rooms have a modern look and are located in another building on Lombard Street.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Standard rooms can be loud but are a fine budget choice for the chic Marina District zip code.


Small bathrooms feature tubs. Some offer dual sinks.


The lobby, located in the main motor lodge on Lombard Street, is a simple affair with a kind staff ready to assist with guests' needs.


Though there is no food and beverage service on-site, the property is within a short walk of many restaurants, including the Plant Cafe Organic (1-minute walk), known for its healthy smoothies, and salads.


Enjoy a nightcap at the Tipsy Pig (3-minute walk), a popular gastrotavern with a fab beer selection.


Getting Around

The hotel offers complimentary parking for guests. Buses stop frequently within a block of the property, connecting travelers to transportation hubs to hop on Muni and BART trains. Walkers will love the proximity to the Marina, Crissy Field, Presidio, and Pacific Heights.


For a casual, but consistently excellent seafood dinner, head over to Pacific Catch (2-minute walk) where rice bowls and tacos pair well with their cocktails. For pizza and Italian entrees, Delarosa (3-minute walk) is a great option, especially for those who appreciate solid wines and craft cocktails.


Join the young and beautiful at Matrix (4-minute walk) for classy cocktails in the Marina's neighborhood's favorite drinking establishment. Topping many San Franciscan's best of lists is The Snug (16-minute walk) where cocktails might reign supreme, but the beer selection brings back the locals.


Affordable rooms or a San Francisco-style apartment in one of the city's most sought-after zip codes. Add free parking to the mix and you see why this property sells out fast.


117 rooms, 12 suites
Breakfast No
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar No
Cafe No
Room Service No
Free Parking


Phones: 415-921–5800

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