We stayed at the Sea Breeze over a weekend (Friday and Saturday) and had a great time. Pacifica is a good home base for explorations north (the city) and south (Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay, etc.). We went out in SF one night, and it only took about 20 minutes to get home. Easy breezy.
Can't vouch for how things go during the week, but the area around the motel is hopping on the weekend. Nick's Rockaway (which is next door) seems to be the happening hangout for locals of a certain age. They have your typical house band (like I'd imagine you'd find on a cruise, though I've never been on one) that plays stuff like "Brick House" and "Play That Funky Music, White Boy." The players were better than they needed to be, and it was lots of fun watching the locals get down. Nick's is a great stop for a nightcap or three on your way back to your room.
It's great being able to hear the ocean when you drift off to sleep, but beware leaving your window open if there's a smoker staying nearby. Our first night was great, but the second night there were some chain smokers in the next room. But they couldn't seem to get their timing down to both be outside smoking at the same time, so one would be inside the room while the other was just outside the room (and our window). They would have to yell to hear each other. I finally just gave up and shut the window with a heavy sigh, hoping they'd get the hint. They didn't.
The walls are a bit thin, but if you've made your stop at Nick's (if it's the weekend) you should have enough of a buzz to drift off to sleep. I think we'll definitely stay at the Sea Breeze again. It's a great home base at a great price. Ocean-side rooms are a bit more expensive than cove side. Ten bucks, I think. Even though it's more quiet on the cove, I'd still go with the ocean view.
Oh, and the breakfast sandwich with herbed potatoes at Nick's makes for a great breakfast.
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