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HI-Point Montara Lighthouse

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Manteca, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 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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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 30 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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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 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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ann arbor, mi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We've been coming to this hostel for 20 years and it just gets better and better. The staff are always friendly, the rooms are great (I think we've stayed in all of them over the years). Our favorites - the private rooms closer to the light house or the family rooms with the private bath. We love how careful everyone... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I stayed 1 night at this hostel while travelling by bike on Sep 2015. They offered me a discount for being a touring cyclist. The location is AMAZING. The hostel is cozy and the staff is friendly. I could not ask for more.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: $36 - $74 (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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