We spent one night at Half Moon Bay Lodge and were very pleased. Although we only live forty-miles away, we decided to spend the weekend at the coast, visiting the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State Beach, as well as the Moss Beach Tidepools. HMB Lodge was a perfect location. Our young daughter LOVED the heated swimming pool, and we loved the lovely hot tub/gazebo. And breakfast is included, which far exceeded most 'free breakfast' at hotels. Excellent. Yes, some of the decor is a bit dated to the 80's, but they were actively upgrading rooms while we were there. Although this is no Ritz Carlton (which is behind the HMB Lodge), it is perfect for moderate budgets and taste. Our room was very spacious, and all have decks overlooking a golf course and much greenery. You can drive into HMB for dinner, we stuck with old-school Joe's next door, which was okay. Highly recommend HMB Lodge if you are exploring the coast!