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Seal Cove Inn

Certificate of Excellence
221 Cypress Avenue, Moss Beach, CA 94038
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a conventional hotel; a very tidy, neat establishment tying to be something like a cross between a private lodge and a hotel. Location is good in that beach is nearby. But the shared common areas felt awkward and the piped background musac was irritating. Not the treat we were hoping for.

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello RAC684, We’re happy to know that our cleanliness and location impressed. We’re sorry to hear that our common areas were not to your liking; we strive to culture a welcoming environment in our common areas with our evening wine reception, espresso bar and fresh cookies. Thank you for your feedback regarding our background music. We hope to have the... More 

Atlanta
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to say more than has been said. Beautiful weekend, weather and incredible location. Half moon bay and this area can be crowded on the weekend in the summer, and if you want to escape the crowds and commune with the seals, this is the place. It's like stepping into an English cottage meets coastal California. Just outstanding.

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello TravelNome, Hearing the words ‘just outstanding’ used to describe your stay with us has put huge smiles on our faces, thank you! We’re delighted to know that our location offered you an escape from the crowds and the opportunity to enjoy the seals. The next time you’re craving luxurious tranquility; we’ll love welcoming you back. More 

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241 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place online while looking for a last-minute place to stay in the area. It's a very nice property with a bed-and-breakfast feel, and looks much like an English countryside cottage, complete with a nice garden in the back. Pulling up the gravel driveway, it looks like a large house. Walking through the front door looks more like... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello ERFSU82, It sounds like you and your family enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway; we’re thrilled to have been a part of it! You’ve discovered many of our area gems; the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, seals on the beach, Moss Beach Distillery, tree-lined paths and who can forget the sunsets! The waves crashing on the beach is one of our... More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed two nights at the Seal Cove Inn for our anniversary. Staying at Seal Cove Inn feels like your staying with friends yet you also get all the luxury amenities of a classy hotel. The staff went above and beyond. The breakfast was fresh and outstanding. The rooms are clean and very well maintained and the... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Mike H., We always love 5 star reviews, but you’ve truly brightened our day! Thank you for your high praise of our hotel team, breakfast, cleanliness, comfy beds and locally sourced toiletries. Some of our highest goals are to impress each guest with luxury, comfort and a welcoming atmosphere; you’re appreciation of our dedication has made our day! We... More 

Brandon, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of staying in the Seal Cove Inn. It was a gorgeous place! Everything was very clean and had a wonderfully warm and cozy feel. The gardens are beautiful and we very much enjoyed watching the bunnies and birds run around them in the morning. Walk out the back and you find the trail that leads... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Chrissy D, Hearing our inn described as gorgeous always puts a smile on our faces, thank you! We love knowing our cleanliness, décor and picturesque views impressed. You discovered one of our favorite ways to begin the day; relaxing with a warm cup of coffee in the garden while being entertained by the local wildlife! We love providing our... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a gorgeous place! But not just pretty to look at, the service and management is top-drawer, too. I didn't know how intimate and comfortable it would be, even from reading the reviews. My favorite kind of inn ... like staying at your favorite Great Aunt's manor on the lake -- or ocean in this case! The room was so... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Vicki L, Your description of our inn has added a little bounce to our step, thank you! Making our guests feel welcomed, peaceful and well cared for our some of our highest priorities; it’s wonderful to know you appreciated our efforts. We’re thrilled to know that our comfortable rooms, balconies, gardens, breakfast and tranquil atmosphere all added to your... More 

Twain Harte, California
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40 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Seal Cove Inn is a beautiful Inn with great service. Kevin met us at the door and promptly checked us in. He was very polite and took care of all our needs and answered all our questions. The Inn is gorgeous, situated a short walk to the cliffs overlooking Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. We saw a large number of seals... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Prof073147, Thank you for your high praise of Kevin. He truly is a gem, and we know he’ll smile even wider when we share your compliments with him! We love hearing that you found our décor, scenic views, and local options perfect for your getaway. Our many amenities are just one ways we like to say thank you to... More 

Kent UK
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed in a ‘Garden Room’ which had doors leading straight out into the garden where we enjoyed walks along the garden paths. A gate at the end of a short path to the left of the property leads to woodland with more enjoyable trails. To the left of the wood trail are steps (more than 90) which lead down... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello jandKentUK, Our Garden Rooms are always loved for their peace, tranquility and convenient access to our beautiful gardens; we love knowing you appreciated their many qualities. It sounds like you took full advantage of the natural beauty in our area! Enjoying the marine life easily found in the tide pools is also one of our cherished pastimes. We’re happy... More 

san francisco
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As a frequent traveler (and a hospitality professional) I admittedly had high hopes when we booked this inn as a book-end to an intense business trip in wine country. I simply wanted a place near the ocean where my husband and I could relax. First, the positives: the property has been beautifully renovated. The bed was extremely comfortable and the... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello Winelover26, Thank you for your praise of our recent renovations; we’re very proud of the beautiful results! After a day of traveling or coastal exploration a comfortable bed feels like paradise; we love offering that luxury to our guests. It sounds like you enjoyed our beverage station, complimentary bikes for guests, gardens and cookies; life is always happy when... More 

Seattle
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The service here was amazing, best of our road trip. They went above and beyond to be welcoming, helpful and kind. The room was comfortable, I would not call the bathroom luxurious but it was fine. Beds very comfortable. They helped us with a dinner reservation and how to get down to the tide pools. Breakfast was lovely and the... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this review

Hello KSD444, Hearing our service described as amazing always brightens our day, thank you! Your praise of our comfortable rooms and beds, breakfast and local wildlife (one of our favorite area qualities too) is greatly appreciated. We we’re thrilled to welcome your lovely family for some coastal exploration and relaxation, and we hope to have the opportunity again in the... More 

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