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Cow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites

At a Glance

    Pros

  • suites are the size of apartments
  • good for families
  • covered parking in building

    Cons

  • congested neighborhood has a college-rush-week feel
  • standard rooms are on a loud street

Fodorite Reviews

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Cow Hollow Motor Inn and Suites Review

Newly refreshed suites at this large, family-owned, modern motel are more spacious than average, featuring one or two bedrooms, hardwood floors, sitting and dining areas, Oriental rugs, marble wood-burning fireplaces, big living rooms, and fully equipped kitchens. Resembling typical San Francisco apartments, some have views of the Golden Gate Bridge and others overlook the eclectic mix of shops, coffeehouses, and neighborhood businesses on Chestnut Street. Standard rooms, located in another building on Lombard Street, can be loud but are a fine budget choice for the chic Marina District zip code. All rooms have been newly outfitted with flat-screen TVs, new doors and beds, and in-room safes.

    Hotel Details

  • 117 rooms, 12 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-02-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Best Hidden Gem

    Cow Hollow Suites are situated in a premier neighborhood in the Marina district. This property is a steal for their one and two bedroom suites. You walk around the neighborhood with the real neighbors. The restaurants are diverse and incredible. We have been staying at the Cow Hollow Suites for over 13 years and have never been disappointed.
    You can take your bikes they lock them up for you and it is a short ride to Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and the Presidio.
    Primo destination to stay for Fleet Week too.

    by spalaca, 9/10/12
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    Tale of Two hotels

    My ratings above are for the Cow Hollow Suites, not Cow Hollow Motor Inn. Service is lower simply because they are apartments and other than daily cleaning there is no "service" as such unless you go over to the motel's desk for help. This operation is a little unusual in that the Suites is actually a totally separate building from the motel units -- and miles apart in style and quality. The two separate divisions share an underground parking garage and a check in desk however. I've stayed in both. The apartments are really wonderful. I just tried to book for 10 months ahead and there were NONE available, but we changed to the next week because one was available. The motel rooms are quite large, most facing Lombard are pretty noisy, though. Still with free parking, it's a comfortable and clean and reasonable place to stay if you are on a budget. I love the neighborhood!

    by NeoPatrick, 9/12/08

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