We arrived at the Lodge after a very long day of traveling and received a warm welcome at checkin. The hotel was so pretty in the cool, clear California evening, and we were pleasantly surprised when we reached our spacious, nicely-appointed room, with the big comfortable bed, cathedral ceiling and large deck overlooking the golf course. Our stay was marvelous. The entire staff was friendly and helpful and the property was so pretty and inviting. I think it was pretty full, but we never had the feeling that we were surrounded by people - It was very private and quiet. The Lodge is in a great location, near enough to beaches and town, but just a little off the main road so that you feel as though you're in your own peaceful get-away. I didn't give it an "excellent" for location because to me, an excellent location is on the beach. But you wouldn't be paying these affordable prices if it were, right? So in truth, it is just about perfect. Oh, and don't forget to eat at Joe's, the restaurant at the front of the property. It's a cool little spot - very deceiving from the outside. But inside the clientele is diverse, the service is great, and the food is terrific. I highly recommend Half Moon Bay Lodge to anyone looking for a lovely, tasteful, affordable place to stay. And I cannot wait to go back again!!