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Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Iowa City, Iowa
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome getaway destination!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Awesome! This hotel was clean and so cozy! We had room service for breakfast, the food was amazing. Very romantic getaway destination with lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

This place was fantastic. My wife and I had never been down to Half Moon Bay and were just down for one night. Our room (307) had a fantastic view of the harbor. The room was super spacious, cozy as well as romantic.

I feel like we got the quality of room and same amenities that we would have received at the Ritz but with friendlier staff and way less than half the price we would have paid.

Ear plugs for foghorn but it's not near as loud as the other reviews would have you believe. We'll be staying here again.

Room Tip: 307 has a great sunrise/sunset view of the harbor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Avalon, Catalina Island, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were only able to stay one night and are very anxious to return for a few nights - FABULOUS location right at the marina with lots of restaurants within walking distance. Our room, with its balcony and ocean view looking out toward Mavericks, was beautifully decorated. It had a separate living room with sofa, fireplace, desk and wet bar. The bed was so comfy and the linens amazing. I have to add too that the front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating. There is so much to see and do in Half Moon Bay/El Granada we can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We had a room with a vaulted ceiling which was charming as well as a sunset view - 2nd or 3rd floor...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

My cousin had his wedding here and it was exquisite. From the moment I walked through the doors of the hotel I was in love.The room was clean and decorated beautifully.We had a waterfront room with a view of the pier it complimented well and just added to the charm of the hotel. I didn't try the little restaurant it had but, the reception food was delicious. I only interacted with the staff for a short while not Fantastic but not the worst. I didn't get a chance to visit the pool or spa but the Bride did and she raved. Overall I enjoyed this hotel. I also want to add I don't remember how much the Breakfast was but I do remember thinking it was ridiculous after how much they charged for the room. I do feel it is a little pricey.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

The hotel is great! Got an upgraded room, very clean and spacious! Location is convenient, plenty of parking, etc... what's not to like?

A couple of things: a charge for an additional night I did not stay and subsequent staff attitude. Resolution required several calls. The story changed a few times too:
- Sir, you stayed an extra night.
- Sir, you checked out late. We'll drop an extra night but add a late fee.
- Sir, housekeeping saw your things in the room after checkout time.

The hotel eventually lifted all the charges but kept insisting my stuff was in the room after check out time. However no one could provide any details on what the stuff was and how exactly I got it back.

In the end it was my word against theirs. Don't repeat my mistake of not requesting the paperwork at check out. I was naive and did not expect a $200-per-night kind of place to treat me like a liar.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redwood City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

This hotel is at Pillar Point Harbor, and if you want relative seclusion, this is the place. There are a handful of places to eat in the immediate area, pier fishing, and that's about it.

The rooms all overlook the harbor, which has a foghorn that operates day and night whether there is fog or not. We found it charming, but others find it annoying so that the hotel has placed *earplugs* in the bedside cabinet drawer.

We stayed on the top (3rd floor) and had a quiet setting. There was a wedding going on downstairs with loud DJ music -- we were so glad we didn't have a room across from that!

We were in a King Suite on the 3rd floor, and there was plenty of room for the two of us, with a 4-foot half wall separating the sleeping area from the lounging/TV area. The ceiling is very tall, giving an airy feeling. Interestingly, above the sliding glass door to the veranda was a large window with no curtain. Privacy wasn't an issue, but light was. Even though the window faces the west, lots of light comes in early. If light wakes you up, you're in trouble because there's no way to block it since the window is 15 feet up the wall. The light also played havoc with the flat panel TV mounted over the fireplace, with afternoon sunlight streaming across it -- very hard to watch the playoff game.

There was something just a bit "off" about the place. It could be that the manager hasn't had professional training, or they're cutting corners somewhere. The people were friendly, but weren't exceptional at anticipating needs. There was no bell service unless you had the desk call for someone, and no doorman. In this respect it reminded me of an economy hotel, but without the free breakfast. Attached to the back of the building is a failed mall with many vacancies and few customers. The spa is located from this side, but we didn't use it.

We would go again, but only if we could get a substantial discount.

Room Tip: Higher up is better. Stay away from being near the banquet rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

What an absolute beautiful place to stay. Great view of the harbor and the weather was perfect. Room service food was good and dinner at the local spots was fantastic. Rooms well appointed large balcony nice fireplace. Ear plugs too for the fog horn that goes 24/7 even though I liked the sound of it. Very rare to have nice weather in January. Staff was most accomodating too. Check the nightstand for ear plugs....

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Address: 280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Half Moon Bay Harbor, the Oceano is one of the Bay Area's favorite hotels. Luxurious suites boast private balconies and fireplaces within a seaport architectural style. The hotel offers over 12,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor meeting space including the Grand Ballroom, meeting rooms with ocean views, and outdoor garden and tent space. The lobby Bar and Grill offers guests casual coastal fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner or private in-room dining. With coastal views and dedicated events staff, Weddings and banquets are our specialty. Several fine restaurants and boutiques within walking distance. Surrounding activities include golf, championship surfing, kayaking, pier and deep sea fishing, horseback riding, sailing, hiking and more. ... more   less 
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