As a big fan of San Francisco, I have stayed all over the city. I had never stayed, nor explored much, over in the Sunset/Ocean Beach area. We wanted to take our 3 year old to the zoo and Golden Gate Park for his first trip to SF and found this little gem. We knew we didn't want to stay downtown as it is really overstimulating and the prices for anything on the Wharf were outrageous. We found Ocean Park Motel here on trip advisor and were not disappointed. For people who appreciate history, charm, character and older buildings....you will love this place. The landscaping is so lush and beautiful you forget you are in the middle of a "concrete jungle." The grounds are meticulously kept by the owner himself. The rooms are basic, but EXTREMELY clean. The beds were more comfortable than your average place, which I appreciate as I am accustomed to a tempurpedic and motel/hotel beds usually kill me. The private hot tub was a nice escape after traveling down the state with a child.... In reading other reviews/complaints I wanted to add- the WiFi was never a problem for us and the streetcar was not a bother. We did stay in a room that was not directly not he street, but it wasn't that far from those that were and it never bothered any of us. I am a very light sleeper and it never woke me up. It is actually much quieter at Ocean Park than any hotel/motel I've stayed at in SF. Union Square is so loud with sirens, transportation, etc.
Ocean Park was a little oasis, perfect for families or people who want to stay off the beaten path and experience a different part of San Francisco. We didn't mind driving to our destinations as driving through SF is also a great experience and we actually saw more than we ever have. It was also great not to pay 400+ a night. The199 (with tax) for TWO rooms was well worth it. The owners take pride in their establishment and it reflects by the grounds, cleanliness and advice/tips they give to their customers. We didn't even have to get on trip advisor, google, yelp etc because they provide a 4+ page handout on all the close/nearby eateries and sights. I talked directly with Vicki, the owner, when booking and she took special care to place me in the right room for my family. She even placed us in a room that was over their storage/laundry so I never felt worried about my 3 year old running around....there was no one below to complain! I loved that! They truly know their customer base and cater to individuals. If you are expecting the Four Seasons or a modern place, this is not it. But if you are expecting a quiet, clean, beautiful, charming home away from home this is the only place like it in San Francisco!
We will most definitely be back to Ocean Park! Frankly, I don't see any reason to say anywhere else!
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