This is a tough review for me to write. On the plus side, the motel is well maintained and is painted a cheerful ocean blue. They take great pride in being the oldest motel in SF. If you are on a budget and want to be near the ocean and the zoo, this may be an excellent choice for you. But...This hotel was selected for us as part of a travel group, and I never would have chosen to stay here. If you are used to hotels with modern amenities, you definitely should go elsewhere. The rooms are really small (barely enough room to walk around the double bed) and are furnished in what can kindly be referred to as retro, but flea market does come to mind. The towels are threadbare. The bedspreads may be older than me (and I am on the sunset side of middle age). They provide earplugs, and you will use them, as the hotel is right next to the noisy electric bus line. My stay here was bearable, but definitely a case of putting a square peg in a round hole. So please consider my comments with that in mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Francisco's first motel is an award-winning Art Deco gem where guests enjoy our secluded gardens after a whirl of downtown attractions. Family friendly rates in a variety of rooms, some with full kitchens. Dogs are welcome and enjoy Ocean Beach and nearby Fort Funston. Entirely non-smoking, with free parking, local calls, and internet. Twenty minutes' drive to airport or downtown, with downtown streetcar at door. Near UCSF, SFSU, Golden Gate Park; opposite beach/zoo. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Park Hotel San Francisco
- Ocean Park San Francisco