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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 4 days 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This bed-and-breakfast was charming in the photos, but turned out not to be what it seemed to be once we got there. We ordered a standard queen room for a nice weekend getaway for us as a couple, thinking we would have one of the nicely-decorated rooms pictured on the website. Instead, we were sent over to the rather dumpy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took one of the three upscale suites. Very spacious, with balcony. King bed was good. Comfortable sitting area. I agree with others that the combination shower/Jacuzzi is not user friendly. You have to be very careful climbing in and out of the shower. Weather was pleasant, so we didn't miss the air conditioning. I can see where that might... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What a sweet place to stay. Right downtown Half Moon Bay great for wandering all the nice shops and enjoying the great food Half Moon Bay has to offer. Our room was not in the actual house, I was a little disappointed. To my surprise the room was very large and comfortable. It had a gas fireplace and a couch... More 

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San Jose, California
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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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