SeaScape Inn - A FairBridge Hotel2.0 out of 5.0
SeaScape Inn - A FairBridge Hotel2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I booked this taking the negative reviews with a grain of salt. I should have listened. The hotel needs a serious upgrade; bathrooms were dirty, not enough towels provided, questionable wifi. And when we spoke to the front desk asking for assistance; the attitude was they were doing us a favor by letting us stay there. Absolutely the worst customer service I have ever seen at a hotel. We were neither rude nor negative but we got immediate blowback from the clerk. When we asked to speak to the manager; he said he was the manager. And that explains it all. Do not stay here; there are other hotels in the area with similar rates but much better service and cleaner rooms.
We checked in for our 2 night stay and as soon as we walked into the room we were on the phone with expedia to cancel the second night. You accessed the room right from the sidewalk, the train was a meter away. The door did not close properly even with the deadbolt it was not secure. Light came in from all four sides of the door no weather proofing, so that added to sound and is probably the reason there were ants in the room. They had installed a new flooring but only in part of the room, the rest was dirty chipped tile, the were no rods for the towels, they were just left on a coffee table. We wore our flip flops in the bathroom due to issues of cleanliness and we decided to forego the shower for the day. The TV did not work, and the staff were unhelpful. We've stayed at other 2 star hotels and are normally quite pleased with what you get for the money. But this was not at a 2 star quality, the price was exorbitant! Bottom line the room was unsafe, un-kept, and overpriced.
Wasn't sure what to expect based on reviews. We got room 124 facing Judah St. Yeah, there's a fair amount of noise from the N-trains, I expected that because I did read the reviews. However, the room was large and beds were very comfortable. New toilets, paint, shower, etc.. especially like the higher toilets which are great for old knees. Perfect option for race weekend and will stay again next year. No elevator, stairs only but we managed.
We stayed for several days at SeaScape in the king room, well it’s better to say King’ Palace room. All the inroom amenities are new. Housekeeping done like a pro. Pacific Ocean is across the road. Thank you all for being hosting us, hopefully, see you later!
Don't let the new finishes fool you. This place is a dump. Common areas were never cleaned during the 4 days we were there. Ice machine in the entrance had a dirty towel stuffed underneath to soak up water leaking from it. Floors in the hallway and our room were filthy. Door in our room seemed to have had an attempted break-in as the wood was split near the lock. Weird smells as if someone was cooking food in the building. Toilet seat was not securely fastened and required quick reflexes to ensure you wouldn't fall off. Paper-thing walls. No garbage cans anywhere in the room. The worst part of the stay was as we were checking out on the fourth day, finding someone else's takeout food garbage in the drawer of the dresser. (Turns out the "cooking food" smell was actually coming from THE DRESSER IN OUR ROOM.) Save your money and stay somewhere else.
I reserved a room for one night because of the location near where a friend lives. The previous reviews are quite accurate so I won't repeat all the details. My room, 110, opened right onto the side walk, and it is the street car (N Judah line) that terminates right outside my room. These large cars run on rails and use overhead electric wires; they are very heavy. I kept the air conditioner on constant fan and used ear plugs to get through the night; the fan also kept the terrible smell of the room when I arrived at bay. If price (I paid $98) and location are your primary concerns, this is a 5 star facility. I gave it 2 stars in comparison with other motels regarding quality of room, materials, atmosphere, and sleep.
The Seascape has a deceptively understated exterior and I was a little scared when I arrived. I was looking for something affordable near UCSF and Golden Gate Park. The online reviews were on the mark for this hidden gem. The interior and rooms have been recently updated, and the rooms are HUGE!. Check out my photos for what to expect. The is no elevator that I saw, so be prepared to climb 3 flights if you have a room on the third floor. Their is no carpeting in halls or rooms, only laminated flooring, which is noisy but gives a clean updated appearance. I really loved the bathroom with the huge converted shower with rainfall showerhead. The water was hot, and with good pressure which was perfect after a chilly SF day outing. The bed was very comfortable and it was really nice having a large loveseat and coffee table for watching TV. The wifi coverage and speed were great. And their is actually free parking onsight, although limited. And I actually had a little sliver of a glimpse of the ocean on the top floor. The only criticism I had was that the MUNI line runs late into the night right next to the motel. If you have a street facing window, be sure to bring your earplugs if you are light sleeper. Overall, I found it a great value for a SF stay.
This hotel has a basic, almost utilitarian style to it. The floor coverings are linoleum throughout the room and hallways. Consequently a bit more noise - take ear plugs! On the plus side, it has everything you can want - good location near Golden Gate Park and the ocean, refrigerator, microwave, good TV, desk, hair dryer, and all the rest that you'd expect. Consequently, I'd stay there again because I like access to all these amenities - gives me a lot of options. Nice coffee shop immediately adjacent. Excellent mass transit access - the Muni line turns around in the street out front.
Sorry, folks, if I'm going to pay 160+ for a room, I expect good WiFi, not a front desk manager to inform me, "well, the WiFi is free" and that means, if it's free, it doesn't have to work. That's what his point is, Free WiFi means you get what you pay for. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Seems like you would expect more, when they hold themselves out to be something more than a classless hotel. And you'd think they could afford to give you a 25 cent tube of toothpaste if you forget yours....like any reputable brand hotel would do....but nope, they don't do that either. And just because "some" rooms may have ocean view, don't think they all do.....mine got a view of the apartment complex next door, which windows had clear view into my room.
It is a small inn which was fully renovated recently. The best thing about it is proximity to the Ocean and the Golden Gate Park. There is no restaurant at this hotel but Java Beach cafe is only steps away, they have good breakfast menu.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
38.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 16 reviews