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“What's Not To Like” 5 of 5 stars
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Mill Rose Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   615 Mill Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“What's Not To Like”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

After having grand children all weekend, my husband and I made a fast get-away for an over nighter in Half Moon Bay. Our regular inn was booked so we decided on Mill Rose Inn. We had a lovely room complete with a separate sitting room for enjoying complimentary wine, cheese, fruit, and crackers brought up to us by Terry the owner. If that wasn't enough we reserved the beautifully appointed gazebo hot tub. It was like a tropical hide-away with the sound of a fountain in the background. We had a simple dinner in the room and dessert was a few steps away in the breakfast room all layed out with cakes and cookies, tea and coffee. A gourmet breakfast was brought up to our room the next morning. In less than 24 hours we truely feel like we have been on vacation!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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hmbterry, Owner at Mill Rose Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay with us. We believe our guest
are the very BEST! It is so nice to have your admiring compliments of our
guest services, it was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your
gracious return.
Eve and Terry
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Folsom, California, USA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had a wonderful trip to Half Moon Bay and the Mill Rose Inn was spectacular. The gardens were colorful with a wide variety of plants. The antiques were gorgeous and in use. The Innkeeper was welcoming and gave us an informative tour when we arrived. Complimentary beverages in the in-room refrigerator! We tasted the Brandy and Sherry provided and enjoyed the fresh baked goodies daily. We booked our private time in the hot tub and the soft fluffy towels wrapped us up when we got out. Many nice touches in this Inn. We also went walking downtown, a block away. We took a longer walk to the beach, about 8/10ths mile. Church bells nearby in the evening and morning were a great benefit. We will be back.

Room Tip: Briar Rose had a nice fireplace and partial country view. We did hear a garbage truck both mornings...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hmbterry, Owner at Mill Rose Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for your review.

It was so nice to hear that your trip to Half Moon Bay was wonderful, and
your stay at the Mill Rose Inn was spectacular.

Your gracious comments remind us of just how much enjoyment you
experienced. We do appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts,
and we certainly welcome your return stay.

Terry and Eve
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Cardiff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Out of this world room we had a suite for 4 of us, breakfast was the best I have ever had, book a private hot tub amazing, complimentary alcohol, coffee and cakes, beautiful hotel, clean and so comfortable, you have to stay here

Room Tip: Eat at the sushi restaurant
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hmbterry, Owner at Mill Rose Inn, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thank you for your stay at the Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay.

Eve and I are so greatly pleased to receive your families fine compliments on your "Out-Of-This-World", luxurious stay with us. Your many charming remarks and, favorable expression about enjoying our Mill Rose Inn breakfast, private hot tub, cleanliness, and complimentary services made us smile.

Your gratitude is what inspires Eve and I every moment to create the warmest, homelike experience, with distinct touches of lavish comforts for your family and all our guests.
Warmly
Eve & Terry
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La Verne, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place was wonderful. We stayed in the Baroque Rose Room for two nights. The first night we walked in, it smelled delicious (they were baking Banana Bread!) We could not find anything wrong with this place! Every angle had something fascinating whether it was decoration, furnishings, glass decanters of brandy and sherry, candy bowls, delicious cookies and cakes for an evening sweet tooth...The place was gorgeous, especially their garden. There was an enclosed garden Jacuzzi that you could reserve for an hour to have alone with your significant other (it was a nice way to end the evening!). There were towels available along with bottles of water so you were well hydrated. In our room we had plenty of towels. We also had robes and flip flops if we forgot ours at home (which I did lol). The customer service was wonderful and everything felt custom and personalized for your room. The breakfast was awesome and it was unique each morning. Their Mexican Hot Chocolate made my morning lol :) Their location is awesome, within blocks from downtown Half Moon Bay, 5 minutes from the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. and 15 minutes away from the Moss Beach Distillery. This place was so unique and unforgettable. We want to come back and book a different room when we return!

Room Tip: Please refer to their official website for details. Each room is wonderful and unique!
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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hmbterry, Owner at Mill Rose Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your, if we might say, 'delicious review' of our Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay.

We are extremely grateful to read of your wonderful detailed recount of your stay with us.
You were a unique and special guest as each is, which is why we focus on providing the
precise assistance and customer care tailored to suit your hospitality needs.

Eve and I will certainly welcome your return stay at the Mill Rose Inn!
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Kilauea, Hawaii
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

There are hundreds and hundreds of free dvds, a real collection, and the gentleman who created the place is a buff. I had trouble with the internet, and that's a must for me, so I left, and the owner was kind and refunded my cost, so hat's off to him!

If you love Christmas decorations and Solvang, and sweetness, cuteness, a nice private hot tub that is in the garden, this is the spot for you. Also, they provide water and apples when you arrive, all in all, perfect for those who love the B&B feel.

It's not on the beach or with a view, it has its own garden ambiance and it's not on a main drag or noisy.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hmbterry, Owner at Mill Rose Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Aloha Merlyn,

Your praise of our Spa, Movie Library, Decor, Luxury Amenities
and our Garden Ambiance was so very gracious and appreciated.

I wish also to thank you for your recognition of our sincere concern,
that your experience at the Mill Rose Inn be exquisite, perfectly relaxing,
comfortable and flawless in every way.

Merlyn, we most certainly relish your return, and anticipate once
again sharing a pleasant greeting.
Mahalo
Terry
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Santa Clara, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It was lovely. We had the Burgundy Room -- complete with clawfoot tub and fireplace. We walked through the lovely garden setting to our room where everything was pointed out for ease of use. Because we were there for a wedding we had exactly 50 minutes to get ready. Terry was soooo gracious and brought us up fruit and cheese and crackers which was terrific -- we were starving! Breakfast was delicious. The entire place is lovely, warm, welcoming and I would love to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marina del Rey, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

In December on short notice, I booked into this inn. After a long drive from the East Bay through San Mateo late, I arrived at the Inn to watch the end of a good football game, a glass of Sherry and a very warm greeting. Enjoyed snacks and the the stay, though I had to leave early the next morning. Very sad I had to miss the next morning breakfast because guest in the hotel (repeat customers) said I would really enjoy it. This is a charming place and reminded me of better inns in Great Britain. Rooms can be small so you may want to inquire if staying there on vacation...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 615 Mill Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mill Rose Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mill Rose Inn invites you to spend a night or weekend in the comfortable luxury of an English country garden by the sea. All the conveniences of a world class hotel, including free WiFi, and the charm and gracious services of a small country inn are beautifully combined here in this AAA Four Diamond award-winning inn. We are a great romantic getaway destination as well as wedding venue. ... more   less 
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