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Harbor View Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 Avenue Alhambra, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

First, the receptionist told me on the phone the room was in front of the harbor....NOT true. It's on the east side of Hwy 1 and all you see are cars driving by. The room smelled like mold and I woke up with a sinus infection because the window was locked slightly open, creating a cold stream of air flow.... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you're looking for a pricey 5 star hotel to suit your extravagant needs, this is not it. But if you're looking for a stay with welcoming and extremely helpful staff, a low price, and a convenient location by the pier then you've come to the right place. Personally I loved this place for it's more personal feel. What sold... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed there for one night during our recent trip to California. The place was clean and located close to the marina, you could actually walk to there. It's also a short drive from beautiful beaches. The place might not be the most modern, but as mentioned before it's clean and that is what is the most important for us.... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We checked in the room and immediately saw the small heater on the floor in the corner... one that you would see in a small college dorm. And then we pulled back the sheets to see the bed. The sheets were so thin you could literally see through them. And the decor was from the mid 70's with stain marks... More

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Sacramento, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We arrived at 2 pm on a Saturday. A very quiet, simple and basic place to stay. All hotels/motels are booked this time of year so we were happy to book the last room #5, for the night. Had to request blankets and extra towels. Location is good. Close to a mini mart @ walking distance from hotel parking lot.... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I used to live in the Bay Area, so we chose the location to be on the coast but close enough to drive into the city for a day. Plus, we love harbors. Re: the hotel. Its a small place, cozy enough, which belongs to the large resort in back of it, which is where we had to check in.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This motel is very outdated and expensive. When we asked why they charged so much they answered that it was because it was so close to San Francisco. When we opened the door to our room, it stank. The odor was terrible. We had to leave the door open an open the windows to try to air it out. It... More

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37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you place view at the top of your priority list in selecting a reasonably priced motel, the Harbor View Inn is a gem. Certainly not fancy nor updated, it has been clean and comfortable on my two stays here in the past few months on business. I enjoy opening the bay windows that overlook the harbor just across scenic... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Having read many other reviews, there seems to be sometimes a disappointment regarding the rates in relation to the appearance of the hotel. We have now stayed at the place for one night. In my view the descriptions of the "look & feel" are basically correct. Whether you will like it or not, depends a little bit on the price.... More

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Paso Robles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Older hotel. Room smelled awful with a 'freon' type smell. Had to open the windows and door and air it out before we could spend time in it. Great access to other places is the best that can be said about it. If they spent some money this hotel could be a bit more 'user friendly'. Definitely not worth the... More

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Also Known As:
Harbor View Hotel Half Moon Bay
Harbor View Hotel
Address: 51 Avenue Alhambra, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor View Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Harbor View Inn, located on the shores of Half Moon Bay, CA.Come enjoy luxury and comfort at one of the most affordable hotel on the coast, make Harbor View Inn your choice of lodging in Half Moon Bay! Located across the street from the Harbor, along the beautiful California Coast - Just walking distance to the beach and also very easy excess to hwy 1. Guests enjoy the Ocean view. Each of our seventeen comfortably appointed rooms features a bay window seat offering a panoramic view of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 
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