This was our first time staying at the Harbor View Inn. We usually stay at one of the chain hotels when we travel through Half Moon Bay area but there were no rooms available at the hotel we usually stay at. This is a small family run motel that is conveniently located right across from the harbor (within walking distance). The website for this motel paints a somewhat different picture so we were a bit surprised at how basic our room turned out to be. It's fine for an overnighter or if you just need a place to stay after a busy day of sightseeing and other activities. If you're looking for a hotel to enjoy for its amenities, this is not it.
Our room was acceptably clean and the beds were comfortable. The bedding and sheets were very tired and almost threadbear. We had to ask for more pillows (which were immediately provided). The window seat was a nice touch but nothing really stood out about the room. It was very quiet even though it filled up relatively quickly the night we were there.
The woman at the front desk was very helpful in suggesting places to eat on the harbor front and gave us a homemade map which was very easy to follow. Her suggestion for dinner was Barb's Fish Trap...an excellent choice! It's some of the best seafood we've had in that area.
The little continental breakfast was just that, little and not really worth bothering with unless you just wanted to pick up a cup of coffee on your way out for the day. There were some pre-packaged danish-like things and some cereal offered but, unless you were really hungry or in a hurry, I would suggest the cafe next door or one of the restaurants by the harbor for a decent cup of coffee and a real breakfast.
Overall, it was comfortable, quiet and well priced for the area and this time of year. It's quite close to the town of Half Moon Bay which is great for an afternoon of browsing and relaxing. It's also very close to all the beaches and the harbor also makes for nice evening stroll after dinner. We would likely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Harbor View Inn, located on the shores of Half Moon Bay, CA.Come enjoy luxury and comfort at one of the most affordable hotel on the coast, make Harbor View Inn your choice of lodging in Half Moon Bay! Located across the street from the Harbor, along the beautiful California Coast - Just walking distance to the beach and also very easy excess to hwy 1. Guests enjoy the Ocean view. Each of our seventeen comfortably appointed rooms features a bay window seat offering a panoramic view of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harbor View Hotel Half Moon Bay