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“Comfortable and clean, we enjoyed our stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #7 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable and clean, we enjoyed our stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Nice little Inn right in town. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean.
We stayed in the cottage suite.
The bed was very comfortable making it hard to get up and get going in the morning. I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in town.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. They showed me and my small dog to our room. The room was very beautiful and comfortable. The room overlooked the main street, right above an Italian resturant. The noise was minimual and tolerated. I had a great time and an excellent stay. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sparks, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

As mentioned in other reviews, this place is beautifully decorated, very vintage. Desk clerk was great, room was beautiful and clean (rugs need washed/cleaned ladies!!) Bed was comfy, nice linens, towels, bathroom was super clean. We rented the smaller room (over the restaurant vent fan and the outdoor patio of the restaurant) on a Tues night. Big mistake. Apparently, HMB was having a small heat wave, and the crowd in restaurant partied until 11:15 LOUDLY. We couldn't shut the windows because there is no AC. For another 30 minutes after the crowd left, the staff moved chairs, slung boxes around and closed up, continuing the noise. At 5:10AM (mind you, less than 6 hours later) the deliveries started, and it sounded like the staff were moving heavy furniture around as they prepped for the day. A nightmare even with the windows now closed.

We decided to stay another night, but asked for another room, and explained the sleepless night. I guess we expected some sort of consideration on the price - NOPE. We took a larger room away from the restaurant, but facing the street for another $50.00/night. Another big mistake. Non-stop big truck deliveries again at 5:15am on the main street in front. Windows closed, still loud. But at least the traffic died down around 10:00pm the night before.

Suggestions: don't get the smaller room (cheapest) unless you can sleep through anything (like vent fans, truck deliveries at 5:00 am, and loud drunks on the patio of the restaurant until 11:30 and the staff cleaning up 20-30 minutes afterwards). Don't get the rooms facing the street if your an early to bed -late to rise guest. Don't expect consideration financially if your not happy. Price is reasonable for the area. We ate in the restaurant underneath. It was ok, but pricey. Really didn't love any place we ate enough to suggest.

Room Tip: Stay away from the cheapest room, and rooms facing the main street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Buderim, Sunshine Coast
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Only just down the coast from Pacifica but its a different planet. Pacifica is rough atound the edges and lacks any real quality eateries. HMB seems to have food style in buckets and the HMB " it's Italia" is the top of the pile. Above this joint is the HMB Inn, so be prepared to party with the crowd or be kept awake by them anyway. It all falls flat at about 11 so it's pretty tame . the rooms are excellent.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SW Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We're still on our first night, so it's early to give a review...
We took the Piccolo room (tiny) but for a night or 2 it's fine. This is an old hotel and it only has a few rooms. No elevator, but only 2 floors. Perfect location, and very comfy. Very into making you feel like you can walk down the hall for a cup of coffee or tea and a new magazine to peruse.

Give this place a try!

  • Stayed September 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A sweet place to stay in downtown Half Moon Bay- a small coastal town-20 miles south of San Francisco. The rooms are all restored from a former dive hotel - great touches, such as nice robes out to little deck equipped with adirondack chairs and an ice bucket. Great beds and linens. Complimentary glass of wine in the evening. Hotel is adjacent to It's Italia restaurant. Perhaps would be noisey on a weekend. Many different room styles to choose from.
We stayed our last night in town before moving Phoenix. We will stay again when we visit friends and family.

Room Tip: Perhaps away from the restaurant. We stayed on a Monday night-it was not an issue.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Calistoga
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The first thing I noticed was the way it smelled -- great! Spur of the moment trip; lucky that we'd stayed here years ago and it is still in business. Arrived after 10 PM without reservations and was graciously welcomed. Offered the choice of three rooms it became clear that quiet was more important to us than size of room or bed, so we had an interior room with an atrium-like patio. This old building already has a lot of character, but the eclectic, tasteful, and functional furnishings make it completely pleasant. Linens, soaps, etc. all very nice for someone who appreciates the sensual. And it was very clean and tidy. Love this place! Yes, there is a bit of noise from the ventilation, but we closed our bathroom door and that solved the problem. Good for those who like small towns and character accommodations.

Room Tip: Building sits on the corner of a block, so smaller town street noise from those rooms. Interior roo...
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  • Stayed June 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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Address: 401Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent, award-winning boutique inn was built in 1932 and recently renovated to preserve its Spanish Revival Architecture. Our gorgeous and luxurious rooms have an old world charm, designed with your comfort in mind. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, you’re just a stroll away from some of the best restaurants and shops. This fantastical and luscious location is like a little bit of Europe in downtown Half Moon Bay. ... more   less 
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