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.
- 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