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Harbor View Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 Avenue Alhambra, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Half Moon Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The location of this older motel was perfect for our stay in Half Moon Bay. It is reminiscent of a motel from the 70s but the rooms have been remodeled. Expect basic rooms with small dorm size refrigerators, outdoor hallways, local people and excellent service. This is just the right kind of place to stay on a trip up the... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed here for 2 weeks while traveling on business. I stayed in one of the remodeled rooms, and found it on par with places like Aloft or The Element. The remodeled rooms have a familiar boutique feel. The exterior of the hotel is cute and clean. At the end of the day, this is still pretty much a motel,... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice place to stay after touring San Francisco. Cheaper than down downtown San Francisco and with free parking. Each room had a good view of the harbor but fog did not lift the following morning. Recommended for a romantic stay. No frig or microwave in the room. The breakfast had sausage egg cheese sandwiches, milk, coffee and assorted pastries. The... More

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North Fork, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A fine little place for the money. Courteous staff. Clean room and comfortable beds. We enjoyed our window seat and the nice view of Pillar Point Harbor. Easy walk to the pier and a delightfully quirky Cafe Classique for a robust home made breakfast.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Halfmoon bay is expensive, but this place was way over rated even for the rate. The rooms are old, the bathrooms clean but dingy. The walls are extremely thin. I wouldn't stay here again and we were very jealous we couldn't afford to move hotels like two of our friends did.

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Modesto, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I try very hard to get out of the Central Valley to Half Moon Bay at least once a year. Unfortunately, the places to stay in that area are not inexpensive. The Harbor View Inn was a very good bargain. We stayed two nights at the Harbor View Inn, and we were both extremely pleased. We'd read... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a medical emergency while traveling in California. Spent a whole day in the ER and missed the window of cancellation. The ER doc told us to return to KY immediately to get continued medical treatment and Harbor View claims they can not refund our money because we missed the cancellation window. Bad Business-then when called to discuss with... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We enjoyed this hotel and sprang for an upgraded room. The room was very nice and the hotel was in a good location. The people were friendly too. Only downside is that there isn't really much of a view of the harbor and it is a touch noisy if you are a really light sleeper. With that said, we were... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here one night in August 2013 to break up the long drive to Santa Barbara. It is a basic decent hotel in a good location with nice staff, very affordable too. If you want luxury then look elsewhere but it was perfect for our needs.

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Half Moon Bay, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is an old building which is kept clean and well functional. The best are three-part windows jutting out to the front with a small round table on the window with two chairs where you can sit, sip and enjoy the view of the harbor and the ocean in the distance like in expensive restaurants. (Well, you've to ignore Highway... More

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Address: 51 Avenue Alhambra, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor View Inn 2*
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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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