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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...

2Thank ECB55
Central Valley
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...

Thank samandpatty
ft. bragg
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
North Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Our family had 3 rooms at this retro beauty and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are decent size, clean, and most have a view of the ocean. The staff is helpful ( thanks Rick! ) and the restaurant connected has a great breakfast menu! All eight of us were pleased with our stay and would definitely return.

Thank Patty D
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous mid- century decor, you'll feel as if you've stepped onto the set of Mad Men. Frank Lloyd Wright meets classic California coastal architecture blending beautifully with the magnificence of the coast. Situated across the street from Sutro Heights park, and Sutro Bath ruins (Harold & Maude) just around the bend from Cliff House restaurant. We watched the ships set...

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Haven't stayed at the Inn, but have enjoyed their restaurant for brunch. Good selection of breakfast/brunch options in a cozy setting, with views to Seal Rocks and the Pacific outside of the Golden Gate. The Inn is located in a quiet neighborhood, very close to the ocean. Just across the street from historic Sutro Heights park, as well as the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I read about this place in the LA times in which the author gave it good reviews. A little old fashioned when making reservations as you have to call and many times it was hard to get ahold of a live person, and then they send you a confirmation and register receipt via snail mail. But I liked the personal...

Thank Partyoffivefromsocal
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 27 June 2016

What a fantastic place to stay -- affordable, clean connecting rooms on the top floor with an amazing view of the Land's End section of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the ocean. Saw an amazing sunset our first night, walked out to Land's End and the beach nearly every day, and had a great array of restaurants to choose...

Thank Steve H
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Seal Rock Inn is a nice alternative if you're looking for a San Francisco experience without the hustle and congestion of the downtown area. While we didn't use it, the area is accessible by public transportation. From our corner room on the second floor, we had nice view of the ocean, and walks on the beach and at Lands...

1Thank sajanz66
Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was like a blast out of the past but still clean and comfortable. We had the corner room with a great view of the ocean and sunset. Such a kitschy place but I enjoyed it and it was in a perfect location for our race in Land's End Park. The shower was redone and so big. I would have...

1Thank ocfamily92886

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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 Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-1499
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $144 - $213 (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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#5 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
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“I stayed on the top floor on the west side, but there are a lot of trees blocking the view. Next time I will try the north side.”
 of 5 bubbles underated1, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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