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545 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#111 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
3.9
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
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. We are the closest hotel to the VA hospital and near the SF Medical Center. Our spacious guest rooms, many of which have excellent park and ocean views, provide our guests with many amenities including cable TVs, mini-fridges, coffee makers, microwaves, ironing boards, and hair dryers. Other hotel amenities include free high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary but limited covered parking, a private patio, ping pong and badminton. For those without cars, there is the 38 bus stop on the corner. All our guest rooms 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Badminton
Hiking
Kids stay free
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
Parking garage
Wifi
Vending machine
Patio
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun deck
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Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
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Jan R wrote a review Aug 2022
Petaluma, United States3 contributions
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Room 104 had a partial ocean view, was quiet, clean, and had all the amenities we needed. Beds were very comfortable, staff was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Location is great if you like to walk, being just across the street from some trails with wonderful vistas.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Kayla H wrote a review Aug 2022
Oakland, California1 contribution
If you are looking for a great location in a quiet safe neighborhood in the city, Seal Rock Inn is the place to stay. Spacious multi bed rooms, great window views, and easy access to get around anywhere. The hot water and water pressure was great, solid free internet, and had no issues getting parking. 4 of us stayed here for a festival in golden gate park and was happy to walk back and forth each day. Would absolutely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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cmcalder27 wrote a review Aug 2022
Alameda, California2 contributions
This was my second time staying here (for Outside Lands) and I'd easily stay here again. It's in a quieter part of the city and the view/proximity to the water is lovely. Room was a nice size and comfortable for all of the people in my group.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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CatherineBH wrote a review Aug 2022
San Diego, California308 contributions108 helpful votes
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We stayed in this inn 2 weeks ago for 3 nights during the weekend for the first time. Someone highly recommended this place, and it is a hidden gem. It is not a fancy high rise hotel, and the inn is a little outdated. We had a family room that sleeps 4 and it was spacious. The bathroom was newly renovated. It included useful appliances (coffee maker, mini-fridge). It had free parking and the inside courtyard had play area with ping pong table and pool. The location was awesome since it was away from the noisy, hustle and bustle of San Francisco. We loved the area in Sutro District. It was across the street from Lands End Lookout and there were trails leading to spectacular landmarks and sites. The staff were nice. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and plan to stay here again next time.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dave C wrote a review Jul 2022
Tampa, Florida57 contributions57 helpful votes
Another great stay at the Seal Rock! We are regulars here, once or twice per year. We really enjoyed this stay and would like to compliment the staff on their friendliness and assistance at all times. They went out of their way to serve our every need. The room was clean, everything operated properly, shower was great, and the location is simply wonderful unless you are doing tourist SF. Parking was always available and safe, and is free, something almost impossible to find in any city. I highly recommend the Seal Rock. We love it there!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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nancy K wrote a review Jul 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
real nice upgrades to showers especially!!! Person in charge Greg was the best The restaurant recomendations turned out to be perfect for what we wanted and not to forget the young lady who did my reservation got us the corner view outstanding!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: fireplaces are on first floor I think Corner views is what we got 2nd floor we loved it
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Response from Robert Elam, General Manager at Seal Rock Inn
Responded Jul 21, 2022
Appreciate the honest and nice review and comments about our fantastic staff. We do our best to improve our facilities while maintaining our quiet, simple, and relaxed vibe that our patrons so appreciate. We have a new QR Code with recommended restaurants in the neighborhood. We are so proud that it is our 63rd Anniversary as a family-run business!
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Lena K wrote a review Jun 2022
Fullerton, California340 contributions67 helpful votes
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The location by Land’s End is fantastic. We stayed in an upper floor corner room with a view of Land’s End trees. Buses are across the street; free, first-come, first-serve covered parking. There was a microwave oven, small refrigerator and cable TV.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Robert Elam, General Manager at Seal Rock Inn
Responded Jul 21, 2022
Appreciate the honest and nice review. We do our best to improve our facilities while maintaining our quiet, simple, and relaxed vibe that our patrons so appreciate. We have a new QR Code with recommended restaurants in the neighborhood. We are so proud that it is our 63rd Anniversary as a family-run business!
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Jayjay099 wrote a review Jun 2022
Cartersville, Georgia587 contributions296 helpful votes
It’s a motel, so don’t expect nothing over the top🤫 Still, the room came off clean:) Our night stay was quiet, no noise from others or the street. Bed and pillows were comfortable:) TV had plenty of channels, but many had static and could not watch. In room coffee only, would rather have throw-away cups instead of real ones. Plenty of towels:) Nice hot water and pressure:) Nice young man running things at night:) Expensive, but welcome to San Francisco prices😉
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Robert Elam, General Manager at Seal Rock Inn
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Appreciate the honest and nice review and comments about our fantastic staff. We do our best to improve our facilities while maintaining our quiet, simple, and relaxed vibe that our patrons so appreciate. We have a new QR Code with recommended restaurants in the neighborhood. We are so proud that it is our 63rd Anniversary as a family-run business!
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Joel B wrote a review May 2022
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My family really enjoyed a couple nights at the Seal Rock Inn! The staff was really friendly and helpful, and the location and grounds made for a perfect launching off spot to all sorts of adventures. Views of the ocean short walk to Golden Gate Park, the Sutro Baths and more. While they are an older hotel undergoing continuous improvements, we stayed in one of their more dated rooms. It did not matter. For the location, value and amenities and good layout of the room, we were really pleased with the experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: If you want one of the newer rooms, call the hotel when booking. They were really helpful with...
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Response from Robert Elam, General Manager at Seal Rock Inn
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Appreciate the honest, nice review and comments about our fantastic staff. We do our best to improve our facilities while maintaining our quiet, simple, and relaxed vibe that our patrons so appreciate. We have a new QR Code with recommended restaurants in the neighborhood. We are so proud that it is our 63rd Anniversary as a family-run business!
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Travel649577 wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Great Location Ocean view clean comfortable everything we needed and best of all away from all the hectic traffic it was simply perfect very old musty but everything you need was clean and fresh . A lot of peace and quiet easy to the ocean and access and festival parking
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Robert Elam, General Manager at Seal Rock Inn
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Appreciate the nice review. We do our best to improve our facilities while maintaining our quiet, simple, and relaxed vibe that our patrons so appreciate. We have a new QR Code with recommended restaurants in the neighborhood. We are so proud that it is our 63rd Anniversary as a family-run business!
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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PRICE RANGE
$205 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
seal rock hotel san francisco, seal rock san francisco, seal rock inn san francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoSutro Heights / Richmond District / Outer Richmond
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seal Rock Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Seal Rock Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lands End (0.01 miles), Legion of Honor (0.6 miles), and Sutro Baths (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Seal Rock Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Seal Rock Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Seal Rock Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Seal Rock Inn?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seal Rock Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant, Legion of Honor Cafe, and Cassava.
Are there any historical sites close to Seal Rock Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (3.3 miles), Battery Spencer (3.3 miles), and Fort Point National Historic Site (2.8 miles).
Does Seal Rock Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Seal Rock Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.