We come from Halfmoon Bay in New Zealand so we were quite intrigued to see the Californian "HMB"! The area itself was quiet and the inn beautifully set overlooking Half Moon Bay / Pillar Point with the pelicans and seals. We found the fog horn soothing and not an issue at all. Room size was adequate and bathroom was fabulous. Good quality towels and linens and the bed was super comfy.
It was easy walking to bars / restaurants around Pillar Point and the free wi-fi was great. A nice touch was the amenity basket of fruit and snacks that was replenished daily. The manager was helpful when I had an issue about the card that was charged a couple of days before we arrived.
We stayed in “The Jetty” which is a downstairs room (I forgot that “first floor” in the US is “ground floor” to us!) which meant you could hear the upstairs guests thundering about. In general this is not the fault of the inn, nobody can control other people’s footfalls or conversation volume, however when upstairs guests turned on the shower or bath it sounded like it was coming from our bathroom. Each of the downstairs rooms had a “private” yard/garden area but the fence/hedge that separates them was not quite enough to make The Jetty feel private from the public firepit area. It was a popular gathering spot so maybe a slightly taller hedge could help here.
It would have been nice to have a toaster in the room so that we could have made breakfast but the coffee machine was excellent and easy to use.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Mavericks Hotel Half Moon Bay