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356 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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San Benito House
Ranked #9 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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167 reviews 167 reviews
32 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

San Benito House is located in the center of Half Moon Bay and thus in walking distance to many restaurants, shops, etc. The rooms are over the bar on the first floor. It is an excellent bar, friendly and a good selection of draught beer. It is also excellent in that it is lively, loud, and full of patrons until... More

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Sacramento, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

I can't express enough how much fun we had at San Benito Ale House. We stayed at the hotel upstairs for 2 nights, spent some time at the bar downstairs and also had lunch at the adjacent deli. All three experiences were so great. Such a fun little getaway for us. We read some reviews on Yelp before we visited,... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

An old Historic Hotel in downtown. Has charm, history and the staff was delightful. Our room was small, but the bed quite comfortable and I loved the pillows. I only wish I could have brought them home with me. We had no trouble with the noise, but we were there on a midweek night. We choose to share a bath... More

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Pleasanton, California, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We thought maybe a Sunday night, and upgrade to the finest room. The room is above the bar??? It seems their solution to the noise they know you will experience is to supply you with ear plugs. They don't make ear plugs that are good enough to drown out the noise. Nice enough room but no way you will sleep.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Ear plugs are included in your welcome basket. That should tell you something. The bed was like a lumpy marshmallow. The noise was relentless. Half Moon Bay is nice and this building is historic, but find another place to stay.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Charming turn of the century historic hotel in downtown with plenty of street parking and convenience. Lisa checked me in with great service and a positive attitude. Room was immaculate and comfortable with no TV. The lovely grounds host weddings and events. A more than adequate free breakfast is laud out in the large dining room next to the bar/cafe.... More

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Roseville, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was by far the worst experience we have ever had at any hotel. We had a groupon for two nights and ended up coming home after one night. 1. The fire alarm battery was low and beeping all night. I called downstairs to have them fix it and they said they would have someone fix it in the morning.... More

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East Anglia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

No doubt you'll read other accounts of this hotel, not all favourable. However, although rooms are basic, their clean. We arrived 4.30pm on a early October Friday, were offered a double without shower or a double with private bathroom, a difference in price of $30. Opted for room without shower, but when checking in manageress came past and offered us... More

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Too bad that I didn't read reviews before my stay. I can't understand how anyone could expect to pull off running a hotel over a loud and annoying bar? I don't think that the owners/operators of this establishment are doing a service to the public. It's actually embarrassing to see that this operation is being attempted. I can't see this... More

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Stockton, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The room we were assigned was small and not well appointed. There was approximately 2 feet from the bed to the wall. No place to sit down in the room and no shower. Shower option was down the hall. Was charged $50 per night for my dog to join us. Typically a pet fee is for the stay, not per... More

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Address: 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
San Benito House Hotel Half Moon Bay

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