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“Great place with great view” 5 of 5 stars
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Beach House at Half Moon Bay
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Los Altos, California
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64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great place with great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at the penthouse on the third floor. The view of the beach and the sound of the ocean waves are just wonderful. The unit has a large bathroom with a bathtub and a separate shower area, small kitchen counter with some cups/dishes/spoons/forks etc to cook simple stuff, plenty of closet space, a living room area with sofa, a private deck to enjoy the view, and a huge king size bed. The bed is very cozy and comfortable.

The room has good combination of color and lighting. The breakfast is nice and adequate. It's a very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed December 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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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
We are very happy that you had a relaxing stay with us. The lovely description of your experience is greatly appreciated! We are glad that you were able to enjoy the view and sounds of the ocean. We hope to see you again soon!
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bear, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed here solo after extending a business trip. The room was excellent, and included an amazingly comfortable bed, a sitting area, desk and fireplace. Right on the beach and along a walking path that takes you by the local surfers. Peaceful solitude. Going back again with my husband at some point. Take time to check out the local Main Street and restaurants, or drive to San Francisco or Sausalito which are fairly close.

Room Tip: If you can get it, get a view of the ocean
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
How nice that you were able to extend your stay after being in the area on a business trip. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your account of your stay and giving future travelers a picture of what our guest rooms provide and what it is like taking a walk on the coastal path (which we have direct access from our property). We look forward to seeing you again!
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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Waking up to the ocean view and hearing the seagulls is wonderful.
We've stayed here several times. The staff is friendly. A quick breakfast is included.
The rooms are two levels and very cozy. The crackling fireplace at night gives a great deal of ambiance and the bed is very comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
We thank you for your patronage! We are happy to hear that you enjoy the guest room, the amenities, and the location of our property. Thank you for mentioning the friendliness of our staff. We are glad that you found the bed to be comfortable as well. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!
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Largo, Florida
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This hotel is situated right on the bay and has a lovely view. Suggest you get a room facing the bay as we did. The room layout was excellent with the sunken living area. The room is in need of a face lift though. The gas fire place was disassembled and replaced with an awful fake log the smelled terible when lite. One of the cabinets was falling off the hinges. The breakfast was just OK. Not much but bagels, canned fruit, coffee aand juice. The staff was very nice. There was a fog horn that went off every 5 seconds in the harbor. It was something of a bother.

  • Stayed January 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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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that were able to stay in one of our rooms with an ocean view. We also greatly appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff. We apologize if you found the duraflame log in your fireplace to be disturbing. All of our fireplaces in our guest rooms have always been wood burning fireplaces. Our continental breakfast has fresh fruit, and our bagels & pastries are delivered fresh every day.
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Sparks, Nevada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is great beach location in the area. The sunsets were beautiful and we took some very inspiring pictures with all the colors of the clouds reflecting off the harbor. The continental breakfasts were sketchy with the selection of foods. Mostly commercially baked goods are available and some fresh fruit and yogurt. There is no variation on a daily basis. The last night we were there we were given a note that advised us that there would be no hot water from 10 P.M. that night until 7 A.M. the next morning. They had a work crew that came in and kept us up most of the night with the what sounded like drill and some clanking. The hotel has refused to adjust my bill for that one sleepless night. We had a fireplace, but we could not use if for 2 night in a row because of county restrictions. We had a spring type bed and found it very uncomfortable to the point that I left there with a backache.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms with ocean views are the best and the quietest. Rooms on the other side face High...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for mentioning the location of our property. We are fortunate to have such wonderful sunsets this time of year. Our complimentary continental breakfast includes fresh pastries and bagels which are delivered to the hotel daily, and also fresh fruit. We also take every precaution to ensure hotel projects do not disturb our guests.
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Dublin, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a nice boutique style hotel with a great location and access to a private cove and great views of the ocean and surfers. The rooms have everything you need (fireplace, mini-fridge, 2 burner stove, microwave and dishes and silverware). The rooms are clean with uptodate furniture. The staff is great and they have an evening reception and morning continental breakfast. Our family had a great stay and will defintely be back for another stay. The only thing missing was a outdoor firepit to sit outside and enjoy the evening views.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thank you for the lovely detailed description of our rooms! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It also sounds like you were here on a Friday and/or Saturday evening when we have our wine receptions. We greatly appreciate your kind comments about our Front Desk staff. Also, by commenting on how clean the rooms are, it gives great credit to our Housekeeping staff. We all work very hard to give each guest a wonderful experience. We are very happy that you want to come and stay with us again. See you then!
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Oakland, California
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Beach House is a great place. Every room has a fire place and the views out to Half Moon Bay are great. We stayed in the Beach House and had the Sunday Brunch at the Ritz Carlton. Both were a great value. Beach House was half the room price of the Ritz and was more cozy and a better value for the money. Staff was very helpful. The cookies on check in, the morning breakfast buffet and evening wine and cheese were also great touches. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a bay area get-away-from-the-cuty trip without having to drive very far.

Room Tip: Choose the extra cost for the bay view room. City on the porch or by the fire was very relaxing.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are right, each of our rooms does have a fireplace, and it most certainly adds to the guest experience (so happy you liked it). Thank you for your comments regarding our staff. We gladly offer cookies in our lobby during the holiday season. We're happy you were able to enjoy that.

Thank you again for writing this review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!
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Address: 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach House at Half Moon Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reminiscent of a private Nantucket summer home, the Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor. Just 25 miles south of San Francisco, the hotel features 54 spacious loft suites providing the perfect romantic getaway or retreat for the entire family. Each guest receives complimentary high speed internet access, full continental breakfast and parking. Take advantage of the heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific. ... more   less 
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