Seal Rock Inn

Seal Rock Inn
seen from the west
545 Point Lobos Avenue  •  San Francisco, CA 94121  •  Phone: 415-752-8000  •  Toll-free: 1-888-732-5762

our location


 Ocean-side setting

Located in the northwest corner of San Francisco, the Seal Rock Inn is next to the quiet, scenic surrounding of Sutro Heights Park, Sutro Bath ruins and Land’s End, all now a part of the federal Golden Gate National Recreational Area. Our oceanside hotel/motor inn is situated in one of San Francisco’s finest residential neighborhoods.

Our rooms overlook the Pacific Ocean and the famous Seal Rock; just down the hill is the historic Cliff House Restaurant, the Sutro Bath ruins and San Francisco’s Ocean Beach with miles of sandy shores. Both Golden Gate Park and the Palace of the Legion of Honor are only blocks away and we are a short walk to the Fort Miley/VA Medical Center.

Places to see:

Cliff House

+The world-famous Cliff House

The historic Cliff House is now home to a casual bistro, a more upscale dining room and a cocktail lounge with intimate views of the ocean. > more

Giant Camera

+Camera Obscura

Based on a 15th-century design by Leonardo da Vinci, the “Giant Camera” produces 360° of spectacular live images of the Seal Rock area. > more

Sutro Bath ruins

+Sutro Bath ruins

Interesting to explore, the ruins are a remnant of a bygone era and San Francisco’s history. > more

Sutro Heights Park

+ Sutro Heights Park

This 18-acre landscaped park provides walking trails with magnificent views. Entrance is across the street from the Seal Rock Inn. (See web site:

Ocean Beach


Due to the fog that comes in through the ocean the weather may be a little chilly, but this should not deter you from enjoying San Francisco’s beautiful beaches. > more

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

+Land’s End Vista Point

This scenic obervation point for the Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate Headlands is located in the USS San Francisco Memorial parking lot (Land’s End) on El Camino del Mar, just two blocks north of the Seal Rock Inn.

Fort Point

+Presidio and Fort Point

This recently-closed military facility is now a part of the the National Park Service. It houses many historical sites and museums; among them the famous Fort Point under the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. > more

Lincoln Golf Course

+Public Golf Courses

Public golfing facilities are abundant in our area: Lincoln Park Golf Course is a mile away, Golden Gate Park’s nine-hole couse is a few blocks south, and San Francisco’s famous Harding Park Golf Course is less than five miles away. > more

windmill in Golden Gate Park

+Golden Gate Park

The 1017-acre park is home to many well-known attractions, including the de Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Strybing Arboretum. (See web site:

Palace of the Legion of Honor


The many museums in San Francisco range from the small and specialized to the better known, such as the de Young and the S.F. Museum of Modern Art. > more

San Francisco Zoo

+San Francisco Zoo

Located in the southwestern corner of the city, the San Francisco Zoo is the oldest and largest zoo in northern California. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. (See web site:

Fort Miley

+Fort Miley/VA Medical Center

This very busy veteran’s medical complex is located just a few blocks away. Many people use our inn while family members receive medical attention. > more

Seal Rocks

+Seal Rocks

A famous San Francisco landmark, the Seal Rocks are named after the colonies of California sea lions that used to habitate the rocks ten months of the year.

  (photo © Chee-onn Leong)

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