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Ocean View Inn

8425 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037 (Formerly Farallone Inn)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Southern California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you like charmingly unique? I sure do, and that is a great way to sum up the Ocean View Inn. It reminded me of the summers of my childhood, when we would visit Grandma and Grandpa in their HUGE house and just run up and down the stairs (which, considering I stayed in the Garden Penthouse, happened often). Even... More 

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calif
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the room was large and spacious but freezing. if you are ok with non conventional, eccentric atmosphere (I am), then it's a fun unusual place to stay in a very convenient location. Reasonable rates too.

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Rocklin, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I do not recommend this hotel at all. We booked this hotel through Booking.com. We cancelled the room with the policy guidelines because after repeatedly leaving a message at the hotel, they refused to call us back. In fact, we wanted to see if there was room availability for some friends. When our friends had the same issue, we decided... More 

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OceanViewInn, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review

What is a cancellation policy? You feel it necessary to write a negative review because you did not adhere to a policy you agreed to both on Booking.com and Ocean View Inn? We are to blame for that? A room was held for you in good faith, you did not show up and you attempted to cancel the same day... More 

Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We slept in the huge room at the top of the stairs (number 4 I believe) and that was more than enough in terms of space. This hotel definitely shows its age with the floor creaking with nearly every step, the carpet is from way back, but the bathroom did show signs of renovation which was a huge plus for... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

They say a picture paints a thousand words, but the one I saw on the website indicated a charm that was not borne out in reality. Right on Highway 1 with an ocean view which was why I picked it. The ocean view and sunset from the private deck of my penthouse suite on the top floor was obscured by... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We picked Ocean View from a web-search of possible over-night stops on our road trip south from San Francisco to Monterey. The hotel's own website gives an impression of classy luxury which was not borne out by our experience. It is right beside Highway 1 - convenient for a stop-over but this very busy road (and a grove of trees)... More 

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Martinez, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The location is a definite plus as it is close to Half Moon Bay and several state parks (lots of good hiking). Though the room was big and roomy, the inn itself is very old and does need updating. They advertise "jacuzzi tubs" but there are notices at the inn and in each room that tell you not to use... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Huge and comfy room; loved the little deck outside my room. Inn is in good location - easy to get around into the various beach towns. Historic building - if you want perfection, stay at the Ritz Carlton. The Inn is an excellent value, and I'll definitely stay there again!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Room was a great size - love the couch! Breakfast at the bakery next door was goodvalue for money. Not much going on in the town though - good little place if just passing through. Room was clean and well stocked. Wifi was quite weak.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Last weekend, I took my girlfriend (now fiance)to the Half Moon Bay area for her birthday. Little did she know I'd be proposing to her. I took her to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, only but a few minutes away from Ocean View Inn. She said Yes! I had visited a week in advance to view this beautiful area. Despite some of... More 

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