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Reviewed October 8, 2011

At $400+ per night we couldn't afford a room at The Ritz, so we had to settle for the Harbor View Inn. And yes, you get what you pay for.

This is a lower end motel, nothing fancy and nothing to write home about. Check in was fine, the king room was clean, but the mattress was about the worst thing I've ever slept on...it was hard as a rock. The bathroom was clean and the towels were fresh; soap and shampoo were readily available.

Fine for one night, but I would not stay here again, simply because of the highway noise. Also, the location of this motel hardly qualifies as Half Moon Bay...it's more like El Granada.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank doormold
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

We stayed in this hotel on two different occasions- one over the winter holidays and we had a wonderful time. The staff is tremendously helpful, the view is just perfect and the renovations are truly changing this little place. I would go back again any day.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank dmw77
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

My husband and I were traveling down the coast and decided to stop in Half Moon Bay for the night. We saw this hotel from the road and checked out prices etc on my Trip Advisor iphone app (great app!). The price was reasonable so I called and booked it. The young woman at the front desk was a sweetheart. She showed us the one room left at the lower price ($118 I think) and also showed us the newly redecorated rooms upstairs. The updated room still smelled of new paint and carpeting (ew) so we chose the downstairs old style room which was just fine. Clean and a comfy bed, all we needed. No view but we were ok with that. No fridge though which would have been nice for the "road food" and drinks that we had with us.
After an excellent meal at the Chowder House across the street a ways, we settled in to watch a little tv. All we could find at first was station after station of Bollywood dancing and other east Indian type entertainment. We called the front desk to ask how to get english speaking stations. She gave us instructions and we found some reruns but everytime we changed channels it reverted to Bollywood!
Since this hotel is situated right on the highway there are traffic sounds all night. And first thing in the morning (before 8) they were picking up trash right out front and I mean right outside the window. Our room was #1 which is right next to the office. Probably the noisiest location. We grumbled a bit but had a good shower which put us in a better mood.
All in all, a nice clean but noisy place for a night's stay. Would we return? Probably not.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the office and top floor is probably quieter.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

we stay there family of five for one night in July. As soon as we arrive the nice lady from the front desk i think her name Tania) apologies and told us that since the one big room that we booked was out of order she gave us two connected rooms. in all our stay she was very warm and helpful.
the rooms were designed simple but were clean and overall cozy.
the noise from the high seems to be a bit of problem but is was value for the money and for one night or two its really recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

My wife and I stayed there for 1 night. The attitude of the staff made a huge difference. The room was large and clean and the bathroom has a window to open for fresh air as well as the two front windows that show the bay. We requested a fan and that was no problem. You can walk to restaurants. Don't miss Main St. (you'll need a car to drive there). There was slight mold odor in the room. My wife is sensitive to this, but it wasn't overwhelming and the windows helped. We bring earplugs to drown out the traffic. Overall a good experience.

Room Tip: If you can't handle the sound of cars going by, then it could be a problem.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank humbledbyexperience
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