My wife & I plus another couple stayed at the Inn at Mavericks for five nights. The waterside location was the best feature of the Inn (although there is no beach directly behind the Inn) and the rooms had been nicely renovated. The fog horn was an issue for us -- even with earplugs -- but not an issue for the other couple traveling with us. So, if you tend to be a light sleeper, then you might want to think twice about a longer stay.
The location north of Half Moon Bay in Princeton was excellent. We were able to walk to a lot of great spots -- the Half Moon Bay Brewery (great craft beers & live music), Mezza Luna restaurant (excellent Italian), Barbara's Fish Trap (small local restaurant), Jeff Clark's surf shop, etc... After driving down to Half Moon Bay (about 5 minutes south), we were glad to be nearer the water in Princeton.
I would definitely return to the Princeton area of Half Moon Bay again, but I would instead stay at the Oceano Hotel & Spa, which in the Princeton area as well but even more centrally located, similarly priced, nicer rooms (we stopped by to see a room) and further away from the fog horn.
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Mavericks Hotel
- The Inn At Mavericks Hotel Half Moon Bay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Mavericks is a unique sensory experience that blends sumptuous accommodations with an oceanfront setting. …Unique – because we are the only ocean front Inn at Half Moon Bay…Located in the quaint village of Princeton-by-the-Sea and just a few short minutes north of historic Half Moon Bay; the Inn at Mavericks sits on a small waterfront bluff overlooking picturesque Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Here you will find activities such as beachcombing, tidepooling, hiking, kayaking, surfing, shopping, and oceanfront dining all within easy walking distance…Or, just relax on the veranda of your elegant waterfront guestroom, reading a book and listening to the ocean waters lapping against the soft sand and rocks.If your travel plans include a visit to San Francisco, whether for a romantic getaway or business meeting, the waterfront Inn at Mavericks should be at the top of your “must stay” list. We are just 20 minutes by car to San Francisco’s Union Square. ... more less