The Marina Motel was founded by the son of a Gold Rush miner, and opened in the late 1930s to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. To this day, it's still owned and operated by the same family. That's what sets us apart among San Francisco hotels. Business and leisure travels delight in our warm hospitality and tucked-away location, little more than a mile from Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and the Golden Gate Bridge. With a gorgeous courtyard and Mediterranean-style rooms, it's a country cottage escape in the city.