Reminiscent of the motor courts of yesteryear, this family-owned motel is an inexpensive option within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and shops in the Marina District, and units have fresh French country–style furnishings and thick windows; some have kitchenettes with eating areas, and all have spotless baths and small shower stalls. Although some rooms are next to the street, others are tucked away inside a courtyard planted with flowers and trees. The individual
enclosed garages are a nice feature, too, especially in a neighborhood notorious for its lack of street parking. The older vintage translates to thin walls and no air-conditioning (though unnecessary on all but the hottest days).