I stayed here for 2 weeks while traveling on business. I stayed in one of the remodeled rooms, and found it on par with places like Aloft or The Element. The remodeled rooms have a familiar boutique feel. The exterior of the hotel is cute and clean. At the end of the day, this is still pretty much a motel, but about the nicest one you could hope to find.
The neighborhood is quiet and provides easy foot access to several dining options, including Half Moon Bay Brewing. There is a coffee shop basically next door to the place that offers food and beverages. I had no issues with hearing noises from adjacent rooms and found the service friendly and helpful. The hotel breakfast was underwhelming, but I wasn't expecting much, so it wasn't much of a disappointment. I went next door and ate there or else drove into the city early and got breakfast.
I was not bothered by the foghorn, but I think a light sleeper might have an issue with it. You can definitely hear it in your room. To me it was just part of the package.
Overall, this was a much better place to stay than a crappy corporate hotel in the core of the Bay Area. I commuted to Redwood City daily from here and had no real issues. It took about half an hour when leaving by 7:30AM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Harbor View Inn, located on the shores of Half Moon Bay, CA.Come enjoy luxury and comfort at one of the most affordable hotel on the coast, make Harbor View Inn your choice of lodging in Half Moon Bay! Located across the street from the Harbor, along the beautiful California Coast - Just walking distance to the beach and also very easy excess to hwy 1. Guests enjoy the Ocean view. Each of our seventeen comfortably appointed rooms features a bay window seat offering a panoramic view of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harbor View Hotel Half Moon Bay