My wife and I just celebrated our 10 Wedding Anniversary here at Cypress Inn. We had a great time. Things you need to know:
I think there are roughly 18 rooms broken down to 3 buildings.
Look for the deals if you are planning to come to Half Moon Bay. Mid week is usually cheaper. AAA discount, and what have you if you got it! My wife found an on line coupon the day before we checked in and they honored it! $20 off I believe- a definite plus!
Come here for romance: I saw two couples bring their kid(s) but they are definitely the minority! Rekindle the romance- leave the kids at grandmas!!! Most couples/ guests here were 35 and older.
Each room is individualized, and are priced accordingly. The ones with the ocean view cost more- obviously! We stayed at the Pigeon Point Room with a killer view: I could literally throw a ball into the ocean! And if you want to hear the waves crashing along the shores while you sleep, this is the place to be. And a definite plus, unlike some of the other hotels, etc. further north, I couldn't hear the foghorn when I close the door! Last year we stayed near the harbor and needed ear plugs just to sleep!
THIS room was a good sized. We peeked through the rooms on the main building ground floor: they are smaller and "too close" to the lobby by comparison. You wouldn't be able to sleep in I bet! Breakfast starts at 8 and lasts until 10 AM and you wouldn't be able to keep the noise out I think!
The Pigeon Point room is right across the street from the lobby on the ground floor. Reg was the name of the innkeeper in the evenings and he was nice enough to show us all the features in our room!
Our room had one of those jet tubs. It is a nice plus. Although we noticed that our neighbors must have turned theirs on at 9:40 ish in the evening: it is noisy, so if you have one in your room, be sure you run the thing before bedtime! They must have got sick of theirs after about 10-15 minutes- because they turned it off promptly! After about 10 minutes of using it myself, my leg started to feel numb from the jets! But the thing sets the mood!
Our room was clean and well furnished. It has one of those tiny square mini fridges with two 8 oz water bottles for your use! It even has a Keurig Machine in the bathroom: although you wouldn't need it: the lobby has hot water, decaf and regular literally "all day!" and it is decent to good coffee too. I actually liked the decaf a little better. I heard some reviews state the wine was cheap stuff: I don't drink enough to know, I had a glass upon check in: tasted fine to me- but like I said, I'm no expert. They do have appetizers from 5 to 7 PM, the cheese and crackers are decent. They also have dessert at 7 PM onward: we had cookies one night and some sort of an apple cobbler I believe the next- washed it down with decaf before bedtime! I wish I took photos: the breakfast was yum. Made to order:Blueberry pancakes (frozen blueberries- but still good) the first morning and poached eggs over spinach and crab/muffin the next. The rest (self serve) are bagels (average), croissants (good), sausages(good) and fresh fruit salad (very good) as well as morning smoothie (good), granola (decent-good), Cheerios? and 2% milk (soy available upon request!) and yogurt (Dannon Light) I don't like the light stuff: artificial sugar pass! Instant Nestle Hot cocoa: wife loved
They have these trays so you can take the food to your room! Major plus.
The lobby closes at 9 PM but they give you a key if you need to go to the main building/lobby after that! Lobby has cool relaxing music, sets the ambiance along with the woodsy decor!
Our room had a 45 inch flat screen I believe: as well as an old circa 2000 TV/VCR combo (we know because we used to have the same model I believe!) The flat screen (it has a swivel mount so you can turn it too!):you could see from your King sized bed- very comfy with nice bedding and pillows! The old TV you need to be sitting on the couch. These are opposite each other. I like the flat screen, good size: and they have Direct TV: good and bad: bad because I didn't know how to use the darn thing, although it does have a tutorial on channel 1 and good because it has a ton of channels! The remote I got was a semi dud though, I needed to be literally 3 feet from the TV to change the channels! They have HBO galore as well as a bunch of others- of course you came for your significant other, not the TV! They have a guide next to the bed to help you navigate.
Speaking of tech: they have one of those IHome alarm clock/radio/Ipod docs: I had my I pod with me with Kenny G so we got the mood right! It is the 30 Pin so it won't work on the newer I pod/phone unless you have an adapter! They also had another stereo device on the other night stand: don't have a clue how to use that though: it has a sticker stating it was meant for Ipod but I saw not plug for it! both have remotes
Oh and Wi Fi works and is of decent speed: no complaints at all: if you've read some of my other reviews: I gripe about how some major hotel chains make you sign in for each device each day you are there and it is super slow: not here: they have a password and sign in, but I didn't even need it. I just picked cypress inn on the list and presto: it works and stayed working: I didn't even need to sign my life away!!! Watched Netflix on my IPAD: speed is fine!
It is a short walk to the beach, although my wife says that the direct route via old wooden stairway looks iffy, so you may want to go either left or right a few hundred yards to a more stable slope before you descend!
Parking is available near the rooms, although they are narrow: I actually parked on the street the second day so I don't have to worry about fender benders!
About getting here: do look at their map: it is easy to overdrive. Coming from the South going northbound (HWY1): it is the street after Miramar Dr. Slow down and signal left as soon as you pass Miramar Dr. (it has a green sign on the side of the road). Medio is next: (but it doesn't have a next exit sign going Northbound) but don't worry: if you pass it, just go into Magellan (the next left) instead and turn left again onto Miranda once you hit the ocean!! Go 2 blocks and turn L into Medio (you have to, you can't go straight anymore (if you are in a car!). The "Cypress Inn" sign is on the corner!! If you didn't miss Medio, going north, then going straight on Medio until it hits a dead end (ocean!) and check in is on the left corner.
Coming from the North going south, Medio is after Magellan and oddly, it does have an exit sign. Turn right and go straight and its on the corner of Medio and the ocean! (lobby Left)
A little confusion: the address is on Miranda Road: on the corner of Miranda Road and Medio. All these "M" words!!! Miranda Road is in 2 segments: one that parallels the ocean/beach and one that is perpendicular (comes off of HWY1 going towards the ocean!) but the two segments don't connect. We turned into Miranda Road off HWY1 the first day until we found the dead end and no Cypress inn!
Oh and a little advice: if you are doing major walking/jogging, be sure to use sunscreen even on foggy days: the misses had a fog burn!
We definitely would recommend this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay, sights and sounds of the Pacific are just outside your door at the Cypress Inn. Eighteen rooms and suites offer dramatic ocean views, and each features luxurious feather beds, fireplaces and private baths. Guests are treated to a full breakfast each morning and a selection of wine and hors d’oeuvres are freshly prepared each afternoon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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