We were visiting the San Francisco State University campus as well as the San Francisco Zoo, so we reserved a room in the southwest corner of Outer Sunset District in San Francisco at the Roberts At the Beach Motel which is located only 2.2 miles from the SFSU campus and right across the street within walking distance of the Zoo. Also, the beach, a muni bus stop and a muni tram L-Line stop were all within a block of the motel. It was easy to take public transportation to anywhere in San Francisco.
Although the staff was very nice and the location was great our motel room itself was in dire need of repair. The lights by our bed stand were broken, the television did not work, the towel bar was broken off the wall in the bathroom, the shower drained slowly, wallpaper was peeling off the walls, paint was peeling off the shower ceiling, and the window pane glass separated from the frame when opening the window. The walls and doors needed to be repainted. The beds were fairly comfortable and we slept well. The room and linens were clean. On the day we checked out the owners let us store our luggage while we toured the city.
The property has enormous potential because of the location and ease of access to public transportation; it's a wonder the owners don't fix it up nicer. I hesitate to say, "Don't stay here" because if you just want to go to this area of San Francisco on the cheap and stay in a room under $90/night (no cancellations accepted) so you can spend what you save on fine dining or going to the zoo instead - then it may be worthwhile to put up with the limited amenities and shabby interiors. We didn't hang out in the room much - we were out and about. There is also a cool surf shop next door and a few low-key restaurants catering to locals nearby.
- Also Known As:
- Roberts At The Beach Hotel San Francisco