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“Affordable, away from downtown”
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Seal Rock Inn
Ranked #150 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed March 22, 2005

OK, so it's not a five star hotel. But it's clean, secure and very affordable. Ask for a room with a view ... and if you get a third floor room you can also have a fireplace! The rooms also come with a small fridge tucked in the cabinet under the television. (ignore the microwave in the photos. We brought that ourselves!)

our third floor room was large and comfortable. The motel is quite a ways from downtown in a residential area near Cliffhouse, which is exactly what we wanted. If you don't have a car, it can probably be quite a ride to downtown, but there is a bus line that stops right across the street. We chose to drive our car everywhere we went. Traffic is a heavy and the roads are steep, but we had no major problems finding parking--minor ones, yes. Be warned, parking garages near the wharf are expensive.

We stayed at Seal Rock Inn April 2004 and will definitely stay here again when we return to SF. In addition to seeing Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge, you must visit the nearby park. It's a tiny version of NY's central park.
There is a windmill and in the spring the tulips surrounding it are beautiful! It was one of my favorite places in SF.

  • Stayed: April 2004
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Reviewed March 11, 2005

The Seal Rock Inn is a lovely place. We had a bedroom plus a large sitting area and fireplace with an ocean view. The interior courtyard with swimming pool was a pleasant spot when it was warm enough to swim. Because the Seal Rock is quite a drive from downtown SF, the restaurant is a welcome bonus. We had several good meals there with fine service. Overall, laid back without being slack or lazy. A very good value.

  • Stayed: June 2004
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Reviewed March 3, 2005

If you like a lot of space and an ocean view, this is the place for you. Housekeeping here is excellent and the staff is helpful. Free parking is a definite plus. This is a great place for a family and the bus at the corner takes you right in to downtown. We've stayed here on two occasions and we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2004
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Hoston, Texas
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Reviewed December 6, 2004

If you are looking for something different than the regular old corporate hotel room in a busy, crowded, overpriced central business district ... try the Seal Rock.

I was in SF on business recently and just did not want to stay downtown. I remembered the Seal Rock In and it was just perfect. The rooms were clean and comfortable ... although not at all fancy. The location is perfecrt. At the end of Geary Street off Golden Gate Park ... with an awsome view of the Pacific Ocean. I never heard any buses, but even if they would have been loud ... it would not have changed my opinion.. A big thumbs up!!!

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Reviewed July 18, 2004

Great !!!!! Very nice room. Great place to stay away from crowded downtown San Francisco.

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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed February 19, 2004

I stayed at the Seal Rock Inn on Feb. 16, 2004 and really enjoyed my night there. I had a third floor room with a fireplace (though we didn't use it). The room was very clean and attractive and the view was stunning. The Inn has a great location just up the street from the Cliff House restaurant in the Sunset District of the city. After having stayed only days earlier at Robert's-by-the-Beach Motel, I was very relieved to find the room much more quiet and comfortable. The only noise was the sound of the wind in the chimney because a major storm hit the city that weekend.

The restaurant was reasonably priced, had very good service, and decent food.

I would gladly stay at this inn again!

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Scappoose, Oregon
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Reviewed January 1, 2004

In December 1962, my new husband and I spent our honeymoon night on the 3rd floor corner room...it was a very romantic room, with murals of the sea on the walls. We had no complaints...then I guess there weren't many buses going by. I just remember the view of the glorious ocean from the big corner windows. We loved it.

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Address: 545 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #150 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $110 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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