First of all, if you're looking for a hotel that puts you right in the middle of Chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf, this is not the place.
That said, the Ocean Park Motel is much cooler than all those other places and has better value.
I think a double room was around $100 and yes SF is that expensive. We loved the fact this motel was in a more residential area instead of the touristy places. And you can easily get in the city using public transportation. If you have a car, you can leave it at the hotel free of charge.
I loved the art deco design of the motel, the rooms were cute and very clean, the owner is the friendliest guy and gives great tips. We arrived without reservations the first night, had to stay our second night in a pretty bad motel on Lombard Street because they were fully booked, but came back to the Ocean Park for our third night in SF. It's two blocks from the ocean and yes this is a pretty grey and misty area of SF but that did not bother us. Use the list of restaurant tips the owner gives you, the Thai restaurant (a couple blocks away) was amazing.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Park Hotel San Francisco
- Ocean Park San Francisco