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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stayed here for a wedding and the hotel was entirely occupied by the wedding party and guests. The bed was very comfortable, the room was clean and quiet. The bathroom has a tub only, no real shower, and no shower curtain, so it's a sit-down-to-bathe type of situation, but there was also a communal stand-up shower if that was... More 

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Stockton, Ca
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful two day stay with my wife. Enrique and the entire staff did a great job. I was very concerned about the bad reviews including the noise issue we experienced nothing out of the ordinary in room 8. Yes, the rooms are small but with a groupon you can't stay at motel 6 for the price paid. Sounds like the... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Side entrance by garden great takeaway sandwiches fast service and lovely bread, went back a couple of times and very good value. Second visit tried the soup and it was better than a lot of sit down restaurant offerings. Don't be put off if there is queue as they quickly make all the sandwiches to order. Right hand side of... More 

Thank Dominic H
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Built in 1906, this authentic, relaxed atmosphere historic hotel is purrrfect for a beach side get away. Yes purrrfect, as pets are welcome here. The housekeeping staff is great with considerate daily cleaning, around your pets needs. Very fun bar for lively music, sports watching and conversation. Excellent deli featuring bread made on the premises. Lovely garden area for enjoying... More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nice old fashion Wild West style hotel. The rooms are small but that's part of the attraction. We enjoyed our stay BUT..... The first morning we woke up my girlfriend had several "bites" all over her body. We assumed it was a mosquito so no big deal. The second night there were more. A LOT MORE. We came back to... More 

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Modesto, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband says criteria for working here is "I don't care". If you care, you're fired! We enjoyed the staff. They were all pleasant and nice. We truly enjoyed our stay. BUT, don't expect quiet and expect non-traditional conveniences. Normal it is NOT... Priority is the Bar then restaurant then hotel. Their cash cow is: the Bar. The base on... More 

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Lincoln, CA
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2015

I guess that if you like to drink and be part of a party crowd even when you are in your hotel room, you might like this place. We were told we were given the best room but couldn't believe that to be true as we were on the street side which was so noisy from bar patrons and also... More 

3 Thank jandrbun
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I don't normally like to write negative reviews, but here goes! (my first in 5 years). I had been to the San Benito 5 years ago and had a reasonable nights stay. I new about the noise in the bar from the first visit, so asked for a room at the back this time.....it was a very quiet monday night... More 

2 Thank Drenton
Tbilisi, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2014

I found this place, last minute, when I changed my plans and decided to skip spending the night in Berkeley and travel on to the place where I intended to start my afternoon drive down Hwy 1. I can't recall how I found it--TripAdvisor comes up blank when you use their search function. But I stumbled upon it... and felt... More 

Thank Erekle
San Francisco
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291 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014

San Benito House is located in the center of Half Moon Bay and thus in walking distance to many restaurants, shops, etc. The rooms are over the bar on the first floor. It is an excellent bar, friendly and a good selection of draught beer. It is also excellent in that it is lively, loud, and full of patrons until... More 

2 Thank OmarKhayyam
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Additional Information about San Benito House

Address: 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $111 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
San Benito House Hotel Half Moon Bay
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“DO NOT stay in the romantic suite!!!!!! Stay away from above the bar/restaurant/staircase. Stay on the patio side of hotel best. Room #1 & #2 (#2 room w/large white-wood headboard on website) are fine..... No showers - only clawfoot tubs. No: TV-phone-coffee-drinking glasses-no frills. Website pictures are accurate. Go make some friends but plan on sleeping when you get home. Enjoy the downtown when the traffic is dead locked and not moving for hours.”
 of 5 bubbles modesto2400, Feb 18, 2015 | Read review
“If you want sleep, quiet, and amenities, don't choose any rooms here-choose a different place to stay!”
 of 5 bubbles jandrbun, Jan 19, 2015 | Read review
“NO room is noise free but the street side (back) on a non bar music night might be acceptable”
 of 5 bubbles Drenton, Jan 6, 2015 | Read review
“Room 5 is one of two quieter (+6?) rooms in the back. It has a nice patio right outside its window. I star gazed out there.”
 of 5 bubbles Erekle, Nov 12, 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are noisy. Only room 12 has any charm.”
 of 5 bubbles OmarKhayyam, Jan 23, 2014 | Read review
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