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Half Moon Bay Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2400 South Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful and affordable accommodations in Half Moon Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

After searching for an affordable place for a family of four to stay for a week in Half Moon Bay, we were delighted with what we got at the HMB Best Western for the price. The grounds are so beautifully landscaped that it's easy to forget that you are staying at a motel on Highway 1. The property is set back from the highway and we never had any issues with traffic noise whatsoever. Our room had a nice patio with table and chairs that opened into a garden area with plenty of room for roaming around. Our room was impeccably clean, and a nice size with two comfortable queen sized beds, a sitting area, plenty of drawer and closet space, and a mini-fridge. While the breakfast buffet had limited options, it was perfect for our two teenage boys who delighted in making their own fresh waffles. The employees in the breakfast area kept it spotlessly clean and well-stocked. The public beach in front of the Ritz Carlton is an easy walk from the motel, and a beautiful place to spend the morning with a cup of coffee. BW HMB was one of the most affordable lodging options in the area, and it far exceeded our expectations.

Room Tip: I was initially worried about having a ground floor room down the hall from a vending machine and ic...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Davis, CA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Overall, great place for the price which includes a good sized room with patio / balcony, heated outdoor pool and spa, and a hot breakfast with a lot of options though quality was average. Beds were comfortable. Property is very clean and beautiful. Impressed with nice potted plants everywhere. Close to downtown Half Moon Bay.
I know not the fault of the property, but suggest that there be a reminder for young children not to run on the 2nd floor during the early AM. I am a pretty early riser, but would empathize with others who are light sleepers being woken by stomping feet at 7am.
Would certainly stay at this property in the future and recommend to others, especially for families.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

stayed three nights over the pumpkin festival.service was great, pool and spa were lovely, breakfast was good plenty to choose from.best place we stayed on our 3 week trip to the US, highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Folsom, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We've stayed at this hotel a few times now. Their prices are VERY competitive for the area and it includes breakfast, pool, hot tub, and we even had a fireplace in our room this last trip. You're within minutes to golf, restaurants, and the beach. Highly recommended for families.

Room Tip: If you can overlook the golf course, it's a nice touch - no road noise and just peaceful.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here for a wedding over the weekend and I was very pleased. First of all, it was beautiful, and had the Northern California charm that I was looking for. We had a good-sized room with two queen beds and a balcony with two chairs and plenty of room. It faced out on a golf course/wooded area and was very relaxing. I also liked: the fact that the breakfast buffet had HOT items (eggs and sausage patties), the hot tub and heated pool, and the location relative to HMB activities. I would totally recommend it!
PS This is the only hotel I have ever stayed in that had a live plant in the room! What a nice touch.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the golf course. There are NO elevators, so if you can't lug a su...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed at the half moon bay on our last vacation and found it to be great place. We were driving down the coast from San Francisco and booked it unseen. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was large and had a fireplace for our use. What a surprise, they left a bag of wood for us to use. Stay on the second floor as the rooms have vaulted ceilings and seem larger, they are large even without this. The breakfast was good and got us started for our next day. Room was reasonably priced. Look forward to returning to this area and hotel.

Room Tip: Save money and stay here a lot less than the overrated Ritz Carlton
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Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was a very nice lodge to stay at. The location was great, as was the staff and rooms. The breakfast had a very nice selection and a large seating area inside and out. We were in the Half Moon Area for a wedding and this lodge had excellent service to accommodate our family. We forgot an item for our camera and they helped us find an electronics store that was able to help us out. The staff went out of their way to provide us help.

Room Tip: 1st floor had a balcony with seating, very secluded.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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: 2400 South Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Half Moon Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Half Moon Bay, where you can brave the waves of Mavericks, explore our community of arts filled with jazz clubs and galleries, and indulge in sustainable cuisine at premier local eateries. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay
Best Western Half Moon Bay
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