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“Great little place” 5 of 5 stars
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2690 46th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116   |  
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Ranked #35 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Skyforest, Ca
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

What a cute little old fashioned motel. The owners were so nice and helpful with everything in the area. Mind you,if its a fancy place you're looking for this isn't it. Its a boutique hotel. It is located out of the main tourist area. There are street cars running by all the time but that just adds to the ambience.

Room Tip: This cute place is within walking distance to the beach.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Ocean Park Motel is a lovely place to stay if you want to see a different side of San Francisco. It is a block from a vast beach (Ocean Beach) and feels like a whole different world compared with the downtown area, but it isn't hard to get to from the airport due to the fact that it's right on a streetcar line (you can easily transfer from BART, though the trip does take a little time). Several buses are also very handy - it's quite easy to reach other parts of the city from the motel. My room was small and not terribly bright, but very clean with everything in good working order. I can see how some guests have found the motel noisy (the street car and one bus run along 46th Ave., and it seems like noise could carry from other rooms), however, I found the motel to be incredibly quiet at night. I slept with the window open, and although I could hear the streetcars drifting by, I could also hear the surf. The front desk provides you with an excellent handout detailing the dining and grocery options in the area (as well as tips for nice walks, how to reach other neighbourhoods on transit, etc.). I found these recommendations to be accurate and reliable - very helpful indeed. The hot tub is very pleasant. You'll probably have it to yourself as it's in its own enclosure - a lovely place to view the night sky. The neighbourhood is mostly residential, and good for walking. The beach is spectacular - it's a wild, end-of-the-world kind of beach with big waves and pelicans cruising by. Don't miss the breakfast sandwiches and coffee at the Devil's Teeth bakery on Noriega St. Delicious.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Get away with my daughter over long weekend was just right. Close to hiking, transport to city! We had a kitchen! Little noisy with L right outside but that made it crazy easy to get around. Lovely time. Staff super nice and kind

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Next to the ocean !! Surfing .. next to the zoo .. away from all the noises and not far from the city ..Just loved the place .. The place was warm and comfortable .. the gardens were clean and ample parking space ..

Room Tip: there is a 2 room unit - if you have a family of 4 its more affordable as the unit is a price for on...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Northeast USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place has a great location, exceptional value, was clean, not as noisy as some report, the way America once was. These were not perfect mattress and pillow accommodations but at the same time they were flawless. We had two bedrooms with a kitchen and that too was very nicely appointed. I was one million percent satisfied, to exaggerate but you know what I mean.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Oh, what a nice place. I love the city of San francisco but stay out in outer Sunset is really relaxing, The motel is outta the past but you know that from other reviews, Lets see if I can tell you something new. To me what stood out was the attention to detail. I had the room that everyone else was complaining about. The "L" train which is your best friend, it hauls your butt back to the city for 2 bucks, and it located on the corner. I have lived in citys all my adult life so urban noises, I have become accustomed to. Life in the city is great, but takes an adjustment. The kitchen is not a kitchen "et" it a frig'n kitchen. A four burner gas stove with oven. 4 slot toaster large Frig. A set of everything for 4, wine openers, cooking utensils. I made my famous Spaghetti sauce. The heat is great. They have a nite lite in the john which points on the commode like a spot like. (nice touch at 4 in the morning). They also has a beautiful garden in the back, and I never saw anyone sitting on the bench. This place is perfect for relaxing and unwinding from your life, up at 5:30 every morning, walk to the beach, two blocks away start a brisk walk, maybe you will see one or two early risers on the beach. After that head to Johns ocean cafe, not the best but good food. Or maybe just a coursant or a muffin and coffee at the the java beach. Again not the best coffee, but the coursant is great. The L line takes you up to some really ok places to eat. I know san francisco pretty good. This time I never left the sunset dist. thanks to Ocean Park Motel

Room Tip: Get a room with a kitchen, the court yard rooms are nice but not very private. Learn the muni system...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Pros: close to ocean and walking trails, close to zoo, muni stop across street, very clean,
Free onsite parking
Cons: In "fog belt", older property, so fewer plugs, small bathroom, less soundproofing.
Muni is noisy (ear plugs are provided if you need them; we didn't), ask for a room
In the back away from the street

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back, away from the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean Park Motel

Address: 2690 46th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#29 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Francisco's first motel is an award-winning Art Deco gem where guests enjoy our secluded gardens after a whirl of downtown attractions. Family friendly rates in a variety of rooms, some with full kitchens. Dogs are welcome and enjoy Ocean Beach and nearby Fort Funston. Entirely non-smoking, with free parking, local calls, and internet. Twenty minutes' drive to airport or downtown, with downtown streetcar at door. Near UCSF, SFSU, Golden Gate Park; opposite beach/zoo. ... more   less 
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