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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
Ranked #136 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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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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calhoun, GA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids desperately wanted to swim in their pool, but we got varying stories why it would never open. Free wifi and free parking in San Fran, coupled with being in a marvelous area right next to the Pacific. Dated furnishings and so forth, but that's not why you're checking this one out...an absolute refreshing experience by offering free parking... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an expensive city to stay during any season, Seal Rock Inn is still the best "bang for your buck" The rooms are spacious and always clean, and the parking is available for free. It's also within walking distance of the Ocean and Golden Gate Park. Very quiet part of the city and their restaurant has great breakfasts and lunches.... More

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to book a room for one night, the hotel WILL not make any exception to there minimum 2 night stay. First time we called, the person at the desk said to call in the morning to see if they would except our one night stay. So we called in the morning,it is no surprise that... More

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Been going here for years---Why? 1, Free parking- yes free parking in San Francisco. Never a problem or theft for me- great neighborhood. 2. Clean always- steady improvements,not allowed to run down. New windows do a good job of cutting road/bus noise. 3. A pool- yes a pool in San Francisco- what a rarity! 4. Near Cliff house, Sutro Baths,... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We recently stayed with our son and other families at the Seal Rock Inn for a sports tournament. While it's not a 5-star hotel, it did the job for us. With uniquely arranged rooms, you can comfortably have 2 adults and 2 children sleep in a room. There is a folding partition to give the adults some semblance of privacy.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've stayed here dozens of times- the rooms are clean and comfy- nice setting- safe neighborhood- and FREE PARKING in SF! Be sure and ask for the corner room on 2nd or 3rd floor for the best ocean views! Restaurant downstairs is good- large portions

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
112 helpful votes 112 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: 545 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Seal Rock Hotel San Francisco
Seal Rock San Francisco
Seal Rock Inn San Francisco

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
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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