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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Park Motel

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Ocean Park Motel
Ranked #106 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Paia, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“sweet place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

We're a french family and stayed at the ocean park motel for 3 nights- It's a really nice and very clean place. Owners are very very sweet and very helpful, even the staff cleaning were fantastic h
We definitively recommand this perfect place where you can walk to the beach in 2 minutes and watch the surf-
Awesome! thanks Mark & Vickie!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank mar407
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Circa 1939 decor was unique and welcoming. Location to transportation was excellent. The room was a double queen and very clean. Kitchenette was small along with the shower/bathroom. The owners were very courteous and made sure your needs were met on all levels. Decor was original and suitable for the 1930s and 40s, however, if you are looking for a large room this will not be your choice. I enjoyed this unique motel along with its amenities and courteous staff. Great place to stay to enjoy the first motel in San Francisco. Check it out you will enjoy.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank dmarruth
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Sedona, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Cozy and charming, with a quiet, special flower garden area. Delightful.
Recommended by friends that are locals, I would stay again at the Ocean Park Motel.
Chester, Jack, Mark & Vickie were the pleasant difference. And so close to the beach,
coffee shops and ol' John's Ocean Beach Diner! Chan in Sedona.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank CHAN S
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I remember the early years of motor hotels (AKA motels), and the Ocean Park Motel is a beautifully-maintained slice of history that is bound to bring nostalgic sighs from old folks like me. My husband and I spent four nights in an upstairs suite with 2 queen beds that was roomy enough to be an apartment. The small, incredibly cute kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, gas range, and microwave. Cooking utensils, dinnerware, drinking glasses, and flatware are provided (they even thought to include an oven mitt). There's a large dining room with a table that is also handy for setting up computer equipment. Lots of electrical outlets for charging things, and good free wi-fi. The outdoor hot tub was great. There's a Muni trolley that runs along the front of the motel until midnight, but the train noise didn't disturb my sleep, and the Muni was very handy for getting around town inexpensively. Someone has obviously put a lot of love into this place, bless their hearts. Next time I come to San Francisco, the Ocean Park Motel will be on my list.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank jeanj674
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I met a group of friends at the Ocean Park Motel and had a wonderful weekend in San Francisco. The motel is cozy and charming, well maintained and comfortable. It's also a visual delight and located only two blocks from the beach near the zoo and a short walk to Java Beach.

I highly recommend this vintage treat for anyone wanting comfort and cleanliness. Well run and maintained and absolutely adorable!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank demenshea
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beijing, china
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

First I'd like to say that this is definitely NOT the place to stay if you are expecting McHotel. It is not a chain hotel, and it clearly does not aspire to provide that kind of experience. The Ocean Park Motel is a labor of love, a "mom and pop" kind of place, and an increasingly rare slice of San Francisco past and present. My boyfriend and I landed in San Francisco and the Ocean Park Motel after a marathon of travel visiting family across the US -- originally we were only going to stay for 2 days before returning to Beijing, China. A lovely gentleman checked us in and recommended that we head up to Land's End and the Sutro Baths -- we took his advice, watched the sunset over Ocean Beach that first evening, and had our "what were we thinking?!" moment, and gleefully extended our stay in SF and the OPM another week. San Francisco is an absolutely fantastic city, and we were delighted to experience it together, and were happy to base ourselves out of the OPM. It is an expensive hotel city, where even a Holiday Inn can run you 200+ USD a night, and parking often is another 30-40 USD a day from there. Do stay at the OPM if you enjoy the beauty of having the ocean nearby, like the residential calm of the Sunset District, and either have a car (as we did) or like taking the MUNI (L Taraval is right there), and enjoy "as if you lived there" tourism. We loved walking to coffee and breakfast every day, loved driving along Great Highway to get gas, to Golden Gate Park on Sunday, and got into soaking up a bit of the history of the neighborhood and architecture (such as the Sutro Bath ruins, and the motel itself with its cozy art deco design and feel). Do NOT stay at the OPM if you need big rooms (although ours was plenty large for the two of us) or a business or chain hotel experience. DO talk to the desk about anything you think you will need -- I found them very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely time, and for this price bracket we will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank snoopylemans
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Checked in for a couple of nights to visit San Francisco, had a great couple of days, Didn't stay in our room very much, but had a couple of great nights sleep. Room is a little small, but comfortable and clean. Some one recommended a room to the back of the of the hotel on 2nd floor. Good recommendation, otherwise you would here the street traffic. A little distance from downtown or the Pier but otherwise a great place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Diane M
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Property: Ocean Park Motel
Address: 2690 46th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-2699
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#63 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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