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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel with two of our teen children. It was great because of the twin beds provided. The hotel is older but the room we were in was very well kept and had been remodeled fairly recently. It was in a nice quiet location near the ocean and parks/trails. Takes awhile to drive across to things like... More 

Thank Kathy F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 4 nights in October 2016 on vacation from Minneapolis, MN USA. Our room (see pics) was a large 3rd floor, 2 queen bed, fireplace room which looked north and northwest out large picture windows. This is a 1960s hotel-motel with lots of redwood and outdoor 'hallways' to the rooms. There is an elevator which makes it easier. If you... More 

Thank Tim S
edwards, colora
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the location BUT that's where the love ends! I totally agree with the review submitted by Nancy D. The room smelled, the carpet and bathroom floor were such that I kept my socks on at all times. I took pictures of the dirty surfaces in the bathroom, see attached. The sheets were rumpled, had they been properly laundered?... More 

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Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you need Wi-Fi and major network/cable t.v. this is not the place for you. We reserved three nights on the third floor for the view. Their router signal didn't reach the third .. first and second floors were ok. I told the manager about the problem. He told me his cell phone got a four bar signal." The problem... More 

1 Thank Jimjk916
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ants in the room. Furniture old. Needed to be cleaned up. Would never stay again. I started spraying Rolex all over. I wouldn't even make coffee there. We stayed 2 notes because it was close to wharf. One block from cliff house and sutra park.

Thank Donna F
Park City, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The room smelled when we checked in, a musty, unrelenting odor. The room had worn-out furnishings and I’m pretty sure the dirty carpet is the same from 50 years ago when this rundown flophouse was built. Here’s our experience: When we washed up for the night we found that we each had one small thin towel, worn and scratchy. We... More 

3 Thank Nancy D
Arlington, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you are looking for the la-dee-dah San Francisco hotel experience, with high-end accommodations and fancy accoutrements, the Seal Rock Inn is not for you. But if you want a large space and a comfortable room at a reasonable price, Seal Rock is a great choice. Seal Rock Inn is located just a couple of blocks from Seal Rock and... More 

Thank SisBoston
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This hotel came highly recommended and, unfortunately, didn't live up to it's reputation. The hotel sits in a great location, and the views from the rooms are nice. Our room looked out on Sutro Park, but unfortunately also looked out on the bus stop with buses running well into the night. The big problem we had was that the room... More 

2 Thank ECB55
Central Valley
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Location is great with free parking and restaurant on site but closes at 4pm. The rooms are large but the beds have seen better days and the carpet should be replaced or deep cleaned. We have stayed here 4 or 5 times in the past year and all the rooms had the same issue....But overall it is very good and... More 

Thank samandpatty
ft. bragg
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Off the beaten path bargain. At the end of Geary right next to the Cliff House, Ocean Beach and the Presidio, this motel offers it all. Free parking, large rooms, fireplaces and an on-site restaurant. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. Rooms are clean and have lots of extras like a fridge and microwave.

Thank jan d

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Seal Rock Inn

Address: 545 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > The Richmond
Price Range: $149 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Seal Rock Hotel San Francisco
Seal Rock San Francisco
Seal Rock Inn San Francisco
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#10 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
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“Parking area is a bit tight, but our minivan fit.”
 of 5 bubbles 706TimS706, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles rezident113, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't bother with the fireplace units...never got to use it.”
 of 5 bubbles ECB55, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the corner have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles sajanz66, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pick a corner room or rooms facing Point Lobos instead of 48th Avenue.”
 of 5 bubbles ocfamily92886, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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