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Zaballa House

324 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Ranked #9 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Truckee, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I booked three rooms to this hotel thru Hotels.com. I was quite specific about staying in the BnB part of the hotel and Hotels.com spoke with Maria (works at the hotel) and a guarantee was printed in my confirmation. about fifteen minutes after my booking the rooms, Maria called and said she never said that we will be placed in... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not a fan at all!! The rooms dont have AC which is not a big deal if you have fans to bring in the outside air. The outside needs paint really bad!! There was a band playing down the street so with the windows open you hear everything! I really wish when people bring there pets they would keep them... More 

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Richmond, VA
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14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were many problems and issues. First, there are 21 rooms and they all can't fit in that small house, so it seems unlikely you will be staying in a charming room in a charming house. Most rooms are above flanking businesses; motel style. They managed to loose our reservation despite a confirmation number, but we nonetheless stayed there the... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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176 reviews 176 reviews
19 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hi Again Folks. We rented one of their suites for five nights which was well kept, light and airy. The sea breeze kept the place cool all the time. The exterior needs a little work but its OK on the whole. There is no printer available to print up boarding passes - we did that at the local library. The... More 

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