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October 25, 2003
The staff was very helpful throughout our stay: making recommendations, giving directions, and even handling some faxes for me. We liked the security of the Chelsea too. The only way to get to the inside corridor rooms is to have a room key, which also accesses the elevator lobbies at street level and in the basement garage. I booked my room on the net here and got a great Internet rate of $79 a night for a king bed room.
As much as I like the Chelsea, there is one drawback to its location. Lombard starts to get noisy with traffic around 6:30-7am. If you want to sleep in, or you're a light sleeper, ask for a room that isn't on the Lombard or Fillmore side of the motel. The inside rooms don't have much of a view, but they are somewhat quieter.
From journal Seeing the sights of San Fran
Sheffield, United Kingdom
October 20, 2003
We chose this hotel because it had free parking. As I understood, parking was very expensive in San Francisco, although there are a good many motor inns offering free parking on Lombard Street.
We took a bus from round the corner to Fishermans Wharf at a cost of $1.25 each. As one of the people in our party was ill, we had to take a taxi back, which cost $9. Whilst we were at Fisherman’s Wharf, we noticed two parking areas offering parking of $10 for the day, which was as cheap as the bus for 4 people.
The problem with the hotel was its location. Not only is it on the corner of Filmore and Lombard, which are both very busy, but right across from the hotel on Filmore is the Triangle Bar. This bar is open until the early hours and when it closes, the noise starts and continues for about an hour. One night, there was a fight with bottles being smashed as well as shouting and arguing. This was a shame because it spoilt our stay at this hotel. We asked to be moved to a rear room, but the hotel was full so this was impossible. It would be improved if they invested in triple glazing!!
From journal California Bound
April 26, 2001
From journal Dining and Lodging Suggestions