ok... here's the deal.... i've been staying here since the early
70's... here's why.....
firstly, it is NOT for everyone.... i like 5 stars and being able
to get rangoon crepes from room service at 3 AM as much
as the next person, and a fountain side suite at the bellagio
in las vegas is just fine, thank you very much.... it's also over
a thousand a night, not including the 3 am crepes.... stayed
there, ordered that.....
when i go to SF, i plan on eating out, going places, and
having a good time.... and the seal rock works perfectly for
that... it's like saturday morning, and your favorite pair of
sneakers, hanging out.
you want saturday night with stillettoes instead of
comfy sneakers? nob hill is on the other side of town,
and is 850 a night instead of 150 for a room.
i just called up for reservations for next weekend, and
was in luck.... they were sold out, but had one cancellation
15 minutes before.... so i'm in room 302... been there before.
my wife is a gormet cook, and if SHE loves the food
downstairs, you probably will too..... she loves the food
ok... the furniture is like visiting your aunt sophie...
work it out in therapy, for god's sake. if you are traumatized
by the furnature, bring a copy of Architectural Digest for
the therapeautic value. what did you come to SF for?
to examine hotel furniture? get out the door, and do something.
i wouldn't normally post a review of this, as it sells out
almost all the time anyway, and i'd like to be able to get
a room, y'know, without having to fight the rest of you for one.
however, i happened to click on the revews, and after
reading a few, decided to post something here. a
couple of them really plugged my BS filter, requiring
cleaning with a toothbrush.....
if you get a room, you'll probably be happy with the
experience. i've been coming back for 35 years.
and if you are a hight maintenance pain-in-the-butt,
who needs everything to be perfect for them to be
happy, then go to the mark hopkins. that way i won't
have to sit next to you at the restraunt, and listen to
you complain, which would annoy me..... thanks.
- 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