About as far west as you can go in San Francisco without falling into the Pacific, this motel, within easy walking distance of the Cliff House and Ocean Beach, is a welcome refuge from the hubbub of downtown. Large rooms with accordion-style dividers separating a queen bed from two twins make it a good choice for families with kids, as does the recreation area with a small pool, Ping-Pong table, and badminton court. Recent improvements include new furniture, carpets, curtains,
and mattresses; gas fireplaces in some rooms; renovated bathrooms; updated handicapped rooms; and a new patio. Second-story rooms enjoy ocean views, some have kitchenettes, and a little restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.