What's nice about this place is that it's dog friendly. What's not so nice is the inn keeper's poodle is extremely UN-friendly. Quite a bit of snarling and barking when me and my canine checked in. Took a while to get the poodle and one other dog squared safely away in a little cubby, tho the snarling that persisted was not exactly relaxing or good for human communication. The cubby door didn't seem all that sturdy, either.
The rooms are really small. There's a nice porch/deck off some which helps. Too small a room for me and my Ridgeback. We were uncomfortable and kept tripping over my small overnight bag and sack of groceries.
The heater made an annoying sound all night.
As the Ridgeback and I explored the coast, we looked envyingly at a couple nice looking places. It's a dog friendly kind of area, so there are plenty of choices. I should have spent a bit more. That's what I'll do next time. A super nice place to roam around, restaurants with outdoor seating and fire pits make your special time with your pooch extra special, leaving one wondering why more parts of the Bay Area resist such positive inter-species experiences.
Unless you really really crave the nightlife of Half Moon Bay the town, I'd recommend lodging elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent, award-winning boutique inn was built in 1932 and recently renovated to preserve its Spanish Revival Architecture. Our gorgeous and luxurious rooms have an old world charm, designed with your comfort in mind. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, you’re just a stroll away from some of the best restaurants and shops. This fantastical and luscious location is like a little bit of Europe in downtown Half Moon Bay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay