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“Super experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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Pacific Victorian Bed and Breakfast
325 Alameda Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
San Jose, California
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Super experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I just returned from a one night stay at this gem and will definitely make plans to return. I especially liked that it is quiet and out of the way but also within walking distance to the beach and the Miramar restaurant as well as the Bach Dynamite Society place (probably got the name wrong). Breakfast was just perfect and also having a Keurig machine in the room was a nice touch. I really am just echoing what others have said...
The owners are very interesting people and authors as well! They have so much enthusiasm about the area it is infectious.
Truly a gem in bed and breakfast land.

Room Tip: We were in the Mountain room and it was very pretty - decorated in burgundy tones. I imagine the ot...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

We found the Pacific Victorian to be even nicer in person than in photographs, and all the major elements were really solidly done. When we were there, the weather was cold and rainy; but the Inn is warm, dry, snug, modern and comfortable. Rooms were great for sleeping comfortably. (OK, so we always bring our own pillows and blankets for local/car travel.). The hosts have a great hosting personality and were quite thoughtful. Breakfast, while not fancy or glamorous, was just what we wanted: healthy and tasty. Location was very nice. A short block walk to the beach. No noise from the foghorn that you might read about for some of the other places in the area. Also, the other Inns nearby on the oceanfront required 2-night minimums while Pacific Victorian did not. Just really well-executed and we felt that what we got for the price was a very, very good value. One could recommend to a friend or colleague and feel they were in good hands.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2009

Pacific Victorian is an adorable little bed and breakfast just a block from the beach. My girlfriend and I were offered wine upon our arrival and cookies later in the evening. The owners are really friendly and extraordinarily helpful -- we were loaded up with maps, brochures, etc. The rooms are also loaded with perks, such as satellite tv, a tub with whirlpool jets, robes, a mini fridge and the fanciest coffee maker I've ever seen. It's even got wifi access, which allowed us to plan our weekend better.
It's not in the downtown area, which we actually liked because it was more quiet and closer to the beach. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

We spent a long September weekend here recently. The owner, Jeff, and his wife were great. They were very helpful in pointing us to day trip sites and even kindly lent us a field guide and binoculars for our bird watching trip. There is an extensive DVD collection and lots of movie channels offered on the tv. The location is great in that it is blocks away from the ocean and within walking distance to an oceanfront restaurant, however not so great in that our room lacked a good view and the noise from the highway was evident when our windows were open. The room was clean but somewhat small and the common areas kind of small. Breakfast was average (great seasonal fresh fruit, but main dishes were somewhat simple).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

lovley quiet street, not a lot of traffic passing by, quaint little place with wonderful service. Breakfast was great, room was amazing. Provided little extras upon finding out it was our anniversary. All the little things made it one big, fantastic stay. two person whirpool tub was THE BEST! Definetly 2 thumbs up...will be returning as soon as there is a special occation.

  • Liked — the excellent service
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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UK
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132 hotel reviews
Reviews in 161 cities Reviews in 161 cities
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

A wonderful place to stay. Geoff and Lori were magnificent hosts and nothing too much trouble.

Our room, as was the rest of the property, ultra clean. Luxurious bath robes were provided in the large bathroom. A separate large shower and large bath tub.

I don't think I can add much to the glowing reports on TA.

It was an easy ride into San Fransisco. Golden Gate Bridge was a wow at sunset.

I can thoroughly recommend a stay at Half Moon Bay.

Thank you Geoff and Lori for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Liked — The care and attention given to us during our stay
  • Disliked — Absolutely nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

I am so glad I found this place for my last stop up the coast. I had 3 lovely nights here and what a treat. It's a little cramped because the place is filled with period pieces but that adds to its charm. There is parking in back of the property, though this is a little tight too, so sometimes it's better to park on the road in front. I had the Bay Room which is small but has a nice balcony with a view of the ocean. The rooms are all done with lots of florals and period furniture, all rooms have jetted tubs, and big fluffy towels and toweling robes. There is a mini fridge in the room too, a nice feature. The owners are really nice and go out of their way to make guests comfortable and welcome. Breakfast is cooked to order and you can choose when you want it served between 8 and 10 a.m. On one morning I had to go to S.F. and too early for breakfast, so the owner made some hard boiled eggs and a banana available for me the night before so I could have something here instead of trying to find something in the city. Each afternoon there is wine available if you want a little libation before heading out for dinner. Several good restaurants to choose from, most notably Cafe Gibraltar in Moss Beach (two miles down the road) for an eclectic and creative menu with lots of delicious choices. See separate review of this restaurant. The b and b owners were helpful with information of things to do in and around the area and had tons of brochures and maps with info. Also dvd players and satellite t.v. in case you were ever in your room for any length of time. The ocean is half a block down the beach, and there is a great coastal walking trail in either direction just down the street from the property. Quiet and comfy, a great choice in Half Moon Bay.

  • Liked — cleanliness and location
  • Disliked — rooms a little small
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 325 Alameda Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
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Ranked #6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pacific Victorian Bed & Breakfast is an ideal choice for your next California coast bed and breakfast vacation. This Victorian style inn is located in beautiful Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay, California. The Inn is nestled in a scenic coastal setting 1.5 blocks from the beach with partial ocean views of the Pacific Ocean and picturesque coastal mountains. ... more   less 

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