Francisco Bay Inn Hotel
This is one of several motels on Lombard street, and is almost certainly the best option for lodging in any area. Budget everything because staying in the city center is expensive, this area included. The hotel is close to almost everything (well, close is relative in America). It is 300 meters from Lombard street from the photos. The motel is good, but not fancy. The exterior elevator works for some reason. The breakfast is very basic. The price during peak season was $145 for 4 people. It was spacious. You can negotiate the price if you pay cash instead of with a card (talk to the Indian owner with a negotiating face).