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Seal Rock Inn

545 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499 (The Richmond)
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Seal Rock Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is a good option for value-minded travelers. However, there is no night manager, so if something goes wrong (like an extremely loud TV next door, as happened with my brother), you are out of luck. If you call the desk you are instructed to call 911 if it's an emergency. The coffee shop has hearty egg breakfasts, but... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Seal Rock Inn is a good choice for your San Francisco visit if: you want free parking, you don't mind riding bus for an hour or so to see sights, you like nature, and you appreciate authenticity. It is a bad choice if you expect luxury. Rooms and common areas are dated and perhaps a bit shabby but clean. Bathroom... More

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed in the top-floor corner suite for a quick getaway and enjoyed the room and the premises very much. I stay in enough generic, commercialized, beige properties through travel in a year. This place has character, both internally and as part of the neighborhood. On-site cafe served a terrific breakfast. Close to Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park. Definitely... More

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I just spent a full week at Seal Rock Inn, and I was thoroughly impressed with many aspects of my experience there. This place is Old School, in the very best sense of the term. It has a real personality, charm, aura and presence to it. Primarily drawn to the place because I am a huge Hunter S. Thompson fan... More

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San Diego
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed here in five years ago and were pleased to discover that the hotel has upgraded the rooms since we were there last. We were in a spacious room with queen bed and sofas that doubled as two twin beds. The room was really a suite, with kitchenette. There was also a folding divider/wall to separate the sleeping areas.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Within 25 minutes of checking into the room, our 2 year old found a red capsule which turned out to be a muscle relaxer. Anyone want to guess at what the consequences could have been if this child had ingested this pill without anyone seeing him? The reaction from this hotel was pathetic and disgusting - They blamed their former... More

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Fort Bragg, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

There were three medical appts. scheduled for over 2 days and late on the first day , staying in SF is such an ordeal so we usually stay on the other side of the Golden Gate , but I just did not want to drive back & forth , since the appts were at VA , I looked for the... More

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WHITE MTS NEW HAMPSHIRE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed here 3nights in Sept 2013 and the only drawback was due to there location food was resigned to a Walgreens 4blocks away.Other than that we'll stay here anytime we visit SF.Nice clean rooms some with ocean views,elevator ,microwave,and fridge.Location was literally at Lands end,but the 38L stopped right outside our motel,and with the help our... More

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Gatesville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 days this past week at the Seal Rock Inn. If you are interested in a nice, quiet, clean, low keyed place to stay this is your hotel! It was built sometime in the 50's from what I am told and still has the old charm. It is located at Land's End and right across... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

This place is awesome! We stayed here for a week on our honeymoon and they catered to our every need. Ocean views, peaceful and all around great price! The housekeeping is fantastic, the bed comfy and it's like a studio apartment :) if you are in San Fran for more then a few days stay here! It's beyond affordable and... More

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Additional Information about Seal Rock Inn

Also Known As:
Seal Rock Hotel San Francisco
Seal Rock Hotel
Seal Rock San Francisco
Seal Rock Inn San Francisco
Address: 545 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Richmond
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated next to the quiet, scenic surroundings of Sutro Heights Park and Land's End, we are located away from the noisy downtown traffic and crowds, yet still in the city in a resort-like location. We are just a block up the hill from the historic Cliff House and a few steps further to miles of beach along Ocean Beach. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast or lunch at our own restaurant which serves all day and every day. Our spacious guest rooms, many of which have excellent park and ocean views, provide our guests with many amenities including free high-speed Wi-Fi , cable TVs, dual-line phones with voice mail, free locals calls, in-room iron/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Other hotel amenities incude complimentary but limited covered parking, a private patio with swimming pool, ping pong and badminton. All our guest roomsrooms are non-smoking and some with fireplaces. So if you are ready to try something different in San Francisco then consider us as your home away from home along San Francisco's ocean front. ... more   less 

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