My family of 4 had the pleasure of staying here on the first 2 nights of our NoCal summer trip and enjoyed every minute of it. My husband and I lived in the Sunset district not too far away, so we are a little biased. Had always seen this spot and finally got a chance to stay. Our budget excludes us from staying at the ultra expensive hotels in the heart of town, and while I know there are many options in this incredible town, this is a fun experience. It is exactly what you'd expect - straight out of a time gone by, kitschy and retro. Our room (#109) was great for the kids (9 &13) - they loved the spacious room with their own funky single couch/beds. Yes, there is a slight musty smell - but that is not unlike ANY space that sits so close to the ocean, and certainly not a deal-breaker. in fact we popped open the window to experience the fog rolling right into our room! The bathroom was pleasantly updated - all new with glass tile accents. The parking is old-school, under the building -but FREE in a town where it costs $25-$50 to park anywhere you go. You are a scenic 15 minute drive from almost any part of town, and frankly after doing the touristy-stuff all day, this was a quiet respite each evening. My son and I explored the Sutro Baths in detail, the family visited the new visitor's center, ate at both the restaurant in the hotel and at Louis'. Nearby on Judah you'll find our favorite restaurant of ALL TIME - Thang Long Vietnamese for THE BEST crab in all of San Francisco! You are right next to Golden Gate Park and the Presidio as well. If you are looking for a unique SF experience along with friendly staff and a great location, all on a budget - this is it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast or lunch at our own restaurant which serves all day and every day. Our spacious guest rooms, many of which have excellent park and ocean views, provide our guests with many amenities including free high-speed Wi-Fi , cable TVs, dual-line phones with voice mail, free locals calls, in-room iron/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Other hotel amenities incude complimentary but limited covered parking, a private patio with swimming pool, ping pong and badminton. All our guest roomsrooms 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seal Rock Hotel San Francisco
- Seal Rock San Francisco
- Seal Rock Inn San Francisco