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Zaballa House

324 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Ranked #10 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No AC, no fans, and no screens in the window. It's ridiculously hot in here, but when I open the widow moths fly in. There is no shower just a large tub with a handheld shower thing and no shower curtain or anything. Also it smells like sour milk in my room. There's no one here to talk to about... More 

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Salida, Co. USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I was bummed. We got some type of brother in law deal off a website and when we arrived the room was a bust. Cold, no blankets, problem with the fireplace meant for a potentially cold night. My wife went down and talked to the lady who couldn't get around due to a leg injury, she was the only... More 

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Glendora, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was VERY bad! The room does not have a/c or a fan (room 7) so you sweat to death and can't sleep, the decor isn't cute and charming it's old, bed is hard, sheets are crispy, broken blinds, no tv. The chair I was sitting in was broken with a jagged edge that cut my arm. I literally was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I spent 2 nights over the Memorial Day weekend. Some previous reviews were negative but we found every thing just fine. The breakfast was great! Bowls of fresh fruit, yogurt, breads, quiche, orange juice and some of the best coffee we have had lately. We also had the wine and cheese in the evening. If something was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As others have said, Zaballa House is a mess. From the rude and lackadaisical staff to the frankly creepy rooms, it's a disaster. I was also treated to a bait-and-switch after booking a queen room in the main house through Alaska Airlines. When I arrived, I found a note on the door directing me to find my key in an... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Negative: bait & switch! I booked Zaballa house having selected it for its charm - cathedral ceiling, fireplace, antiques, etc all promised in our online confirmation. We arrived after a long day of travel to find a note with an envelope & keys to a barren non-descript motel room. With no one to call, I lodged a complaint the following... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My three sons, myself, daughter, and son-in-law stayed at the Zaballa House from March 30 thru April 2nd of 2015. Our suite and room were beautiful, clean, and spacious. The staff was courteous and helpful, as well as preparing an amazing breakfast each and every day. Our experience was top notch, especially for the money. We did unfortunately experience a... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very disappointed!, it was not the historic house where we stayed, it's a "dog house" as we felt as we walked in the room. It's a strong of dogs pee smell, the carpet had several stains and torn in some places, the couch was smelly and fealty. We had to leave the window open to air out the bad odor... More 

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Berkeley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

"If Motel 6 ran a B&B, this would be it." I had to laugh when I read this in another review. My husband said the same thing, after our recent stay at Zaballa House. Fortunately, it was just part of a little overnight getaway (we live a few hours away) and not to celebrate a Big Occasion. Still, we expected... More 

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