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Coastside Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   230 S Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Half Moon Bay)
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay, close to the state beach, it is a nice long walk but we like to walk. Other beaches within a few minutes drive. Pet friendly rooms and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.

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Reno, Nevada
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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Would not go back, MOSTLY because of inexperienced, wholly unhelpful staff who could not give a damn about guest needs. The booking experience was interesting. I called the hotel directly because the hotel was on the "preferred" list for a wedding I was attending. What I got was a VERY YOUNG girl (sounded like a 15 year old girl) who... More

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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

An older hotel, a moderately priced room in a high priced area. The hotel was fully booked, we had reservations. Close to beaches, restaurants the downtown area. The staff were very friendly and helpful recommending nearby restaurants and sites. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Everything worked. The WiFi was strong and reliable. They do have breakfast included... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We made an online reservation, but once we arrived, it went downhill from there. The girl behind the counter was new and couldn't find our reservation. A call to Travel....y helped a little. She found our reservation after they called the hotel. They advertise "Pet Friendly", for a hefty fee ($35. per pet), the highest fee I've ever seen. We... More

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Mission, South Dakota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There is conflicting website information: some sites state this is a Holiday Inn Express while others say it is Coastside Inn(it is a Coastside Inn), we arrived to find it all booked and it fact NOT a Holiday Inn so we had to go to the Holiday Inn Express in Belmont California, about a 12 mile scenic drive over the... More

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Stockton, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

DO NOT BOOK HERE UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO CANCEL DUE TO ILLNESS OR ANY OTHER REASON WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR RESERVATION! I made a reservation and my husband came down ill. I called to cancel within the 48 hours and was told that I would be charged the full amount UNLESS I re-scheduled... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We liked staying here. Chose it because it was a halfway point for us between San Simeon and Cupertino California. There is a state beach only a block away and tide pools. Good restaurants as well. Will stay here again on our next trip.

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Thetford, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In planning our trip from San Francisco to Monterey we knew we wanted to stop in Half Moon Bay for the night. Since we booked ahead we were able to get a good deal on one night at the Coastside Inn. The beds were moderately comfortable and it had cable tv but the free wireless internet was pretty spotty. Though... More

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Grass Valley, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We often visit friends who live near Half Moon Bay, and look for clean, quiet, not fancy, and not expensive lodging. This is a moderately priced hotel for the notoriously high-priced area. There's no ambiance to speak of - no ocean views, just Hwy 1 - but the rooms are okay. It's just a place to sleep, before you head... More

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Cedar Ridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I thought our room at the hotel was pretty nice, it was spacious and clean. We were on the second floor and could hear some road noise, but that's to be expected at any of the hotels that are right off the highway. The hotel is really close to downtown Half Moon Bay and close to several beaches. Unfortunately there... More

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Address: 230 S Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Half Moon Bay)
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Coastside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Coastside Hotel Half Moon Bay
Holiday Inn Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn

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