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Auburn, California
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Rethink your stay here! Myself and three girlfriends stayed for two nights and between the restaurant below the Inn and HMB Inn we spent over $1500!!!!! We had one peaceful lovely evening to be followed by arrogant, blatant and completely unprofessional night provided by the restaurant below the Inn called "It's Italia" They had a party in the back patio...

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hmbinn, Owner at Half Moon Bay Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry your stay at the Half Moon Bay Inn was so negative. I was hoping that you would give us another opportunity to stay with us, using the gift certificate I sent you, on a more typical night in Half Moon Bay and not the weekend of the Christmas holiday party season. We take pride in providing excellent...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Nice little Inn right in town. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean. We stayed in the cottage suite. The bed was very comfortable making it hard to get up and get going in the morning. I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in town.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. They showed me and my small dog to our room. The room was very beautiful and comfortable. The room overlooked the main street, right above an Italian resturant. The noise was minimual and tolerated. I had a great time and an excellent stay. I would definitely stay here again.

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Sparks, Nevada
Reviewed October 26, 2012

As mentioned in other reviews, this place is beautifully decorated, very vintage. Desk clerk was great, room was beautiful and clean (rugs need washed/cleaned ladies!!) Bed was comfy, nice linens, towels, bathroom was super clean. We rented the smaller room (over the restaurant vent fan and the outdoor patio of the restaurant) on a Tues night. Big mistake. Apparently, HMB...

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Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Only just down the coast from Pacifica but its a different planet. Pacifica is rough atound the edges and lacks any real quality eateries. HMB seems to have food style in buckets and the HMB " it's Italia" is the top of the pile. Above this joint is the HMB Inn, so be prepared to party with the crowd or...

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SW Florida
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We're still on our first night, so it's early to give a review... We took the Piccolo room (tiny) but for a night or 2 it's fine. This is an old hotel and it only has a few rooms. No elevator, but only 2 floors. Perfect location, and very comfy. Very into making you feel like you can walk down...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed July 9, 2012

A sweet place to stay in downtown Half Moon Bay- a small coastal town-20 miles south of San Francisco. The rooms are all restored from a former dive hotel - great touches, such as nice robes out to little deck equipped with adirondack chairs and an ice bucket. Great beds and linens. Complimentary glass of wine in the evening. Hotel...

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Calistoga
Reviewed June 18, 2012

The first thing I noticed was the way it smelled -- great! Spur of the moment trip; lucky that we'd stayed here years ago and it is still in business. Arrived after 10 PM without reservations and was graciously welcomed. Offered the choice of three rooms it became clear that quiet was more important to us than size of room...

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is a lovely and very stylish hotel. It's charming, warm and cozy. I really enjoyed my stay. The staff was gracious and welcoming. The only complaint I would have is that my room was quiet small. With my luggage in the room, it was very tight to walk around. There were larger rooms that I peaked into while they...

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Zurich/Switzerland
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Half Moon Bay Inn is a nicely decorated hotel with comfortable rooms. Upon arrival we noticed a constant noise (vent fan) from the restaurant below and when we asked about it, we were offered to stay in another room. We decided to change to the room next door which has a nice small outdoor deck. Although the hotel had a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This magnificent, award-winning boutique inn was built in 1932 and recently renovated to preserve its Spanish Revival Architecture. Our gorgeous and luxurious rooms have an old world charm, designed with your comfort in mind. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, you’re just a stroll away from some of the best restaurants and shops. This fantastical and luscious location is like a little bit of Europe in downtown Half Moon Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Half Moon Bay Inn

Address: 401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $115 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay
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“Cozy rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kellyv472, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“The villa is great....”
 of 5 bubbles dank937, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“Some people have said about noise but we had quiet stay in terrazzo queen room”
 of 5 bubbles Baconbuttie, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“Downtown Suite”
 of 5 bubbles jaysands2015, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
“Terrazzo feels very private. Esp,when no one is in next room”
 of 5 bubbles vineyta, Nov 26, 2015 | Read review
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