Seal Cove Inn

Seal Cove Inn

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4.5
#1 of 1 inn in Moss Beach
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
Seal Cove Inn is seated 30 minutes south of San Francisco, in tranquil Half Moon Bay. Set apart by its dedication to luxurious details, As You Wish concierge services and peaceful, private surroundings. Cypress trees form a graceful arch over the pathway leading from the hotel down to Seal Cove Beach and the breathtaking Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. We provide a complimentary signature gourmet ‘Be Replenished’ breakfast daily that may be served in your room, or enjoyed in our dining room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Room features
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

221 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9646
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 44 out of 100
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Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport
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CarlaMarieSR wrote a review Jul 2023
Santa Rosa, California7 contributions5 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! We've been twice and absolutely treasure our time at Seal Cove. From the stellar rooms to the luscious breakfasts, Seal Cove is amazing. The staff is fabulous and so attentive. Casual luxury!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GrandmaBonnie wrote a review May 2021
Oakland, California178 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We heard about this inn from friends who stayed there in December, and loved it. Also, I wanted to go back to the tide pools near Moss Beach which I last visited 33 years ago. The inn is delightful. There are beautiful gardens. Sadly, due to the pandemic, the enticing breakfast room is not open, but the rooms are spacious, very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. We had a lovely balcony overlooking the back gardens, with a glimpse of the sea. There's a Keurig with plenty of coffee and real cream (not powder). They checked us in at 2 pm, which is very rare these days, noted our breakfast preferences, and gave us freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. We went off on the Cypress Grove walk which is just beautiful, and then down to Moss Beach. The next morning, we had breakfast in the room. It was excellent, the best I've had delivered at any hotel. The croissant was very good, unlike the doughy ones in packets that seemed to have been baked in the De Gaulle era. The yogurt and fruit was also very good, and the hardboiled eggs were perfect. The cappucino, however, was no better than the in-room coffee, and just had milk added. After breakfast, we followed the directions now to the tide pools which were wonderful. We saw little crabs in snail shells, a large sea star, and several Harbor seals and a few other seals, using the inn's binoculars. Everyone at the inn was very friendly and helpful. Yes, it's a splurge, but worth it. The town of Moss Beach is completely unspoiled and quite delightful.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
Room Tip: You can't turn on the heat using the thermostat. Just turn on the gas fireplace, using the...
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Kate F wrote a review Apr 2021
Sonoma County, California17 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were in town for work and booked one night at the Seal Cove Inn.

We arrived before our work event (and before check-in time) and were able to do the complete check in process, drop off our bags and pick up the room key. When we arrived back to our room at 9 pm, we walked into a beautiful room with the perfect ambiance, a glass of wine and cookies waiting for us! We turned on the fire place and relaxed after our busy day.

We stayed in a balcony king room and this was well worth the price! I thoroughly loved the ambiance, aesthetics, attention to detail of this spot. Beautiful, quiet location and friendly staff. Breakfast was delivered the next morning.

Our only criticism is the backyard/patio area is a bit scraggly and not really a place we’d spend much time. It needs a little TLC. The front yard is gorgeous and beautifully landscaped!

We would absolutely come back when we could spend more time enjoying this special property. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Julia B wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a gem of a building, beautifully situated and equipped with anything you might hope for during a cosy little retreat by the sea. The house is truly impressive and breathes history, the rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated with cute details.

However, the way we were treated by the staff really had a negative impact on our experience. Most staff members were either judgemental or upright unfriendly, most notably upon check-out, where the lady at the reception desk basically ripped the room keys out of our hands and mumbled a hasty "bye-bye" with her back turned towards us. Whenever we entered the building or walked up to the office desk, we felt like we were a nuisance to them rather than welcome guests (despite staying in the most expensive room they offer).

Summary: A really beautiful place; we can't really recommend going with the current staff situation. We would urgently suggest hiring more friendly personnel, which could make staying there a really enjoyable experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SarahCrose wrote a review May 2021
Morehead, Kentucky34 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So nice but few things you need to know

I enjoyed our 1 night stay at the inn. We arrived around 2pm and were let into our room early. Gardens were beautiful. We
We’re Given some chocolate chip cookies by the friendly lady at the desk. The room was gorgeous, super clean. Only thing I found concerning was some splatter stains in the bathroom by the toilet paper dispenser that needed to be wiped down. We went for a walk through the trees. It took us a minute to find the beach stairs.

Pay attention here

The access isn’t private like I thought I read. It’s access to the marine reserve. This beach is not a swimming beach it’s full of seaweed and animal life. Can’t take food, buckets, kites. Fun to look at but disappointing for my 4 year old. We sat and watched the ocean for a bit and headed back. It was cold and foggy which I’ve learned is a constant state here. We couldn’t get our Wi-Fi to connect for long at all. The lady at the desk offered to help but I wouldn’t sure what she could do - it would connect the desk 5 minutes later log me out.

I didn’t get any wine every time I strolled passed that evening she was busy checking people in. I didn’t want to interrupt. No problem...

The beds were so comfortable the fireplace was fantastic I loved opening our screen door to Let the breeze in that night.

The breakfast was the saving grace - it was wonderful and generous. Yummy!

I’d recommend this place but not for the beach.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Denise N wrote a review Apr 2023
Santa Barbara, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
I might have had a different experience If the room rate reflected the value and quality of the hotel. It was OK, but not the luxury stay as advertised. Some things were nice, but not for what I was charged, the room I was given badly needed renovation and updating. The staff was friendly and helpful, and likely couldn’t do anything about it. Too bad. The location was quiet, but the gardens were not tended well. The patio chairs were shabby, and not private, The shower curtain was a wrinkled linen panel, and the decor uninspired. They were going for Shabby Chic, and got left with blah. Perhaps this sounds nit-picky, but the owners are missing the mark, They have a full kitchen and dining room and could provide full breakfast, what they served was uninspired and cold. The location is great, and could be spectacular, but it seems like they don’t know how to make that happen, perhaps the weather is their excuse? I was disappointed. It was not the Luxury stay I was promised in their ads.
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Date of stay: April 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Rooms on ground floor need updating.
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Ms. Lavender wrote a review Mar 2024
44 contributions13 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful, wonderful restful place. Exactly what my husband and I needed. As a Brit it appealed to me immediately and it did not disappoint. I loved the garden. In the morning the quail’s were out en force. We saw a variety of birds from our balcony. Bring your binoculars for sure because the flora and fauna are so amazing. The hotel is near the tunnel of Monterrey Cyprus trees and the Pacific Ocean which means the walks are quite stunning. We rock pooled, walked and lunched at the Distillery. At the beginning of the evening there is a glass of wine waiting for you and a fire. And I can’t say enough about the staff, the lady who covers the afternoon and evening shift is just the sweetest most helpful person. What I liked about everyone was the friendliness but unobtrusiveness of the service. I loved the fact the breakfast was delivered to our room and there were bottles of water readily available free of charge.

All in all a really delightful experience. I would definitely recommend and visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring walking shoes, binoculars and be prepared to slow down and relax
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meekgreek wrote a review Aug 2023
Lafayette, California51 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second visit to Seal Cove Inn. We loved everything about our stay. The complimentary breakfast was healthy and delicious. The room was extremely private with a large balcony overlooking the garden. Lori and the rest of the staff were helpful and very friendly. Everyone made us feel very comfortable and welcome. We loved walking to the Distillery for dinner. We didn’t have to worry about driving and the walk took 5 - 10 minutes. The food was delicious. We will return!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sam wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for three nights in the master suite. Accommodations were excellent - room was very recently updated and spotless. In suite full kitchen and washer/dryer. The property itself is beautiful, the morning breakfast was excellent, the evening wine reception was great and the staff were incredibly warm and helpful. Finally, the location and more broadly that section of Highway 1 was stunning. Also very easy to access SF, Santa Cruz, Monterey. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Motti H wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great atmosphere, clean and welcoming.
Amazing location and beautiful surroundings. Easy checkin and out. We loved our specious room with beautiful view of the garden and even some ocean view. Breakfast was delightful- watching birds and bunnies in the garden. A place we would definitely come back to and recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kelly M wrote a tip Mar 2024
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no pool but it’s a very quaint little inn with a delicious breakfast and personalized attention We stayed in room 11, suite"
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Amanda wrote a tip Mar 2024
Florence, Kentucky4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"About an hour drive from San Francisco (downtown) or San Jose and 30 min to airport. You can see all the stars at night (just like home)"
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Ms. Lavender wrote a tip Mar 2024
44 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring walking shoes, binoculars and be prepared to slow down and relax"
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Susanna W wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and relaxing"
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Denise N wrote a tip Apr 2023
Santa Barbara, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on ground floor need updating. "
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PRICE RANGE
$325 - $474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
seal cove inn - a four sisters hotel moss beach, seal cove inn - a 4 sisters inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMoss Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seal Cove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Seal Cove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail (3.3 miles), Half Moon Bay State Beach (4.3 miles), and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Seal Cove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Seal Cove Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Seal Cove Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seal Cove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mezza Luna Restaurant, Sam's Chowder House, and Barbara's Fishtrap.
Is Seal Cove Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Moss Beach.
Does Seal Cove Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Seal Cove Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Seal Cove Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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