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Seal Rock Inn

545 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
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  • 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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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a few days here while moving our daughter into the dorms at San Francisco State University. The location is accessible to the school from the west side. It is a beautiful, short drive along the Great Highway which, even in summer, has very little traffic. The rooms were clean but dated. It reminded me of an old European... More 

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Abingdon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here 4 nights and had a lovely time.My sister and brother in law had the corner suite on the third floor and had a problem with the shower not draining,it was fixed the next day.We had plenty of hot water,decor is a little dated but who cares about that! Very scenic location close to the cliff house and Sutro... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at the Seal Rock Inn on numerous occasions in the last 25 years. Our Summer visit in 2015 was a dismal experience. Although the room was clean, we were very displeased by the fact that the "free WIFI" that was advertised was inoperable, the desk clerk was unable or not trained to set up the "wake up"... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't I do less than 1 star? I've stayed in 5-star hotels and dumps all over the world...so I'm not a whiner when it comes to hotels. As long as there are no pimps in the lobby, it has minimal comforts and is clean, I'm usually pretty happy. In the interest of brevity; Check-in: The rude desk clerk was on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me just say that the Seal Rock Inn is not the most modern hotel in the world. It's not the most beautiful hotel in the world. But you know what? It does the job. They keep it clean, and the rates are low. I guess rustic would be a good word to describe the place. But trust me, it... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our third wedding anniversary and decided last minute to find a hotel close to Ocean Beach. The Seal Rock Inn had one room available, #301, which turned out to be absolutely perfect. Spacious, wonderfully dated and kitchy and a view of the Pacific! Yes, the place is outdated, but that's part of the charm.... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We thought this hotel was somewhat historic and a landmark. It may be, but it also is run down and needs updating. The room was basically a bad motel room. Just old decor and seemed dirty and dingy. The shower was re-done but that was it. On the positive side, we had a nice ocean view and it was right... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our family was very happy at this hotel and would stay there again. We enjoyed the ocean, beautiful walking trails and scenery after a long day of sightseeing in the city. We took the Geary bus from the hotel to the tourist areas of San Francisco which worked out well. The building and grounds were well kept and the restaurant... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I like this motel. We have stayed previously and are looking forward to staying again in October. It is located up the hill from the Cliff house, ocean views from the 3rd floor (which have fireplaces), and convenient to the city.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I really would love to give this place a five star rating as it appears to be a family-owned enterprise, in a great location. But, I just can't. As it is, the two stars is a bit generous. POSITIVES: - Like many other reviewers have noted -this is a near-perfect location. Partial views of the ocean, walking distance to many... More 

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