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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I arrived from San Luis Obispo that day and enjoyed fantastic views of the Pacific Coast Highway. At first I drove past the entrance of the hostel, but found it after turning. Make sure you arrive on time, because they will close and lock the gate after a certain time. The location of this hostel is brilliant, it's located on... More 

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MontaraLighthouse, Front Office Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

We are so happy you made it here in time to see the beautiful sunset! Here at Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel we do have a gate on our property for the safety of our guests. We can provide instructions and we will explain how to use the lock, which can be tricky without instructions. We want to provide a comfortable... More 

Danville, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is our favorite hostel in Northern California! The staff is very friendly & helpful, the accommodations were clean & the views from our shared kitchen cannot be beaten! From this location we hiked in the hills with a naturalist that I had pre-arranged for our Girl Scout trip. From there we hiked down to the beach & saw some... More 

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Thank ButterflyLou211
MontaraLighthouse, Front Office Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you had such a nice stay with us! We are glad you and the troop were able to experience what we have to offer here at Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel and the surrounding areas. We are so happy the troop was able to see the whales and learn about the area with a naturalist. We... More 

Southwold, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Friendly staff and pleasant fellow guests. Andreas if you read this I left my email address with Ben on reception! |To be clear this is a hostel. Bedding and towel provided and comfortable bed with nice big lockers in the room operated using your key card. Good system in the kitchen for labeling and food storage, plenty of fridge and... More 

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1 Thank SimonKD
MontaraLighthouse, Front Office Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the great review! We recently updated our lockers and were thrilled you were able to use one during your stay. You seem to have fully embraced what a hostel has to offer providing communal spaces and guest interaction all while providing a comfortable, safe, and restful stay. We're looking forward to having you stay... More 

Manteca, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The location of this hostel was perfect for me. Right next to the ocean and a short drive to Montara State Beach and Half Moon Bay. Pacifica is only 5-10 minute drive away. Nice coffee shops near by. Staff is very helpful and friendly. I found my room to be very cozy and clean. Nice atmosphere here! I will be... More 

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Christopher B, General Manager at HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review! So glad you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of our hostel and got to experience the local area while you were here. Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon! More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice location and very nice and comfy beds, common areas are clean and really cool to hang around. Big Minus: that you can't check in before 3.30pm and you cant even use the bathrooms or common areas before you check in. They said its gonna be to full if we're gonna use the chitchen/livingroom with all the other guests that... More 

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Rhode Island
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was the perfect place to start my California road trip. It's only about 20 miles from San Francisco International Airport, so after a long flight from the East Coast, it was a relief to know that all I had to do was pickup my rental car and make the short drive to HI Point Montana Lighthouse. In spite of... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have driven past this place many times without suspecting the hidden treasure here. It lies right off Highway 1 in a section where the spectacular views are concealed from the road, so we felt it as a special privilege to stay. The young woman at reception made us feel welcome and approved our choice of a nearby dinner restaurant,... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Difficult to praise this place highly enough. Relaxed atmosphere at what is predominantly a dorm-based hostel which also has several private rooms (one of which we stayed in). The location of the hostel is breath-taking - just off Highway 1 (but not noisy), on a headland with a small working lighthouse and right next to a small cove, which is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This is an absolutely gorgeous coastal spot with stunning views and an old California coastal feel. For location you can’t beat it. The hostel is perfectly acceptable. Private rooms are small but cosy and share a bathroom between two. The water pressure is weak, so showering isn’t a fabulously invigorating exercise, but hey California is in drought, as you can... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you are a lighthouse buff, this one is easily located right on Highway 1 just a bit south of San Francisco. The lighthouse itself is not spectacular. It is small and could use some loving care. It is free to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful views. You could walk down to the beach if you so desired.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, HI-Point Montara Lighthouse provides affordable shared and private accommodations in historic former lighthouse keeper's quarters. Amenities include fully equipped guest kitchens, free WiFi, Internet access, espresso bar, and on-site laundry and parking. The coastside location provides access to several beaches for swimming, surfing, kayaking, jogging, horseback riding, and windsurfing. Treat yourself--and your budget--to one-of-a-kind retreat on the dramatic and breathtaking California coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

Address: Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
Location: United States > California > Montara
Price Range: $31 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Point Montara Lighthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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