Seth is the front desk manager. We've stayed here once a year for the past five years and appreciate the family atmosphere and independent business (i.e. Not like a chain) spirit of the place. I mixed up our reservation. We arrived one night early on an extremely busy weekend and Seth took care of us, never losing his cool. Seth Rocks, thus the name for this review.
Over the years, the owners have steadily been upgrading the rooms one by one. I thought the property looked as good as it's ever been. Windows all clean (not easy on the ocean), freshly painted surfaces. They are really trying.
This time we got room 101, a disabled room. No kitchen but the bathroom was huge (9' x 9') with a walk in shower big enough for two. The room had an oblique ocean view from the chair by the window, too. Finishes were all fairly new. Operable windows.
A bonus this visit was the brand new park visitors center across the street, along with renovated park pathways, parking, restrooms. What an amenity next door! All of it facing the Pacific.
Dining wise we tend to avoid the Cliff House for $$$ and head for Pacific Cafe, Louies, or Seal Rock for breakfast. Have enjoyed them all numerous times. Have also found some good options about 20 blocks east along Geary Street.
- 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