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Coastside Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   230 S Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Half Moon Bay)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Las Vegas, NV
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent two nights at the Coastside Inn and were very impressed at how hard the staff work to keep the place looking nice. The breakfast was tasty and the staff were very good at cleaning up after people in the breakfast room. The room was quiet even though they were very busy. We enjoyed our stay at the inn.

  • Stayed September 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Mason City, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was a fine place to stay. The room was large, clean, bed was comfortable and they had a nice breakfast. You park outside your room. You could hear some noise but not a big problem. You can walk a few blocks to the beach

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at the Coastside a total of 5 nights. For the money, it is a very good value, and we definitely recommend it. The rooms were clean, the beds very comfortable, the staff very helpful and pleasant. The included breakfast while basic was better than many, with DIY waffles, hard boiled eggs, muffins, cereal, fruit, yogurt, instant oatmeal, bread and bagels.

We liked the location - right in the town of Half Moon Bay, making for easy walk to mainstreet restaurants, bars, and supermarkets. Maybe a quarter mile to the beach and the coastal trail.

The downsides are as described in other reviews - basic accommodations, on the highway with no view, but we found it quiet enough. For laundry we had to use the laundromat a few blocks away in town. The AC units made some noise.

If you can get the two bedroom suite including the kitchen for a family it was amazingly large - could accommodate 6 ( we had 4). The caveat on this room is it has just one bathroom that comes off of the bedroom with the queen bed (the other has a king bed).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Not the most glamorous hotel/motel, but clean and fine for one night. Bed comfy. Good free wifi. Close to restaurants, the bay itself, petrol station, coffee shop etc. I could hear some highway noise, but didn't interfere with sleep.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

These rooms are clean & nice for the cost. Not on the water but close to walk for food and the free breakfast was OK.I would stay here again for work or play. THis was a work stay and I needed the lower cost this room gave me. Easy to find this place is right on Hwy 1 and just south of Hwy 92.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My GF and I took a quick one night trip from Los Angeles to Half Moon Bay over the Memorial Day Holiday to deliver one of my photo prints to an art gallery. Before we left we did an internet search for Hotels with rooms available and of course ones that had a good price. Most of the Hotels were already booked solid and the ones that did have rooms available were just way too pricey. Then I found the Coastside Inn, they had a few rooms left, the location was close to everything, especially close to the gallery I was delivering to, the guy on the phone was very friendly and helpful, and even though the price was still too high for my inexpensive liking, it was still a better value for the money than everything else in the area. I booked the room.

When we arrived, the staff was friendly and courteous, the room was VERY clean and comfortable, and there was plenty of hot water. The free breakfast in the morning was ok, toast, bagels, hard-boiled eggs, waffles, etc... But like every other hotel that offers free breakfast, another waffle maker (or two) would be great; it does get tiring waiting for the 6 people in front of you to make one waffle at a time.

In conclusion, we liked the hotel; clean, comfortable, friendly staff, and nothing to complain about. More than likely, we will stay there again on our next trip to Half Moon Bay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Placentia, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Room was relatively small but functional for an overnight stay. Prices for rooms in Half Moon Bay are a little on the high side due to its coastal location/reputation. This motel is a little high in price compared to similar motels in other non-coastal locations. It's not a place you'd choose for a memorable multi-night visit. It's a cookie cutter generic sleep one night kind of place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coastside Inn

Address: 230 S Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Half Moon Bay)
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Coastside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is AAA Diamond certified as well as Green Certified through the California Green Lodging Program. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coastside Hotel Half Moon Bay
Holiday Inn Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn

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