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“Very large room and great location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Half Moon Bay Lodge
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Ashland City, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
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“Very large room and great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay...only wish we could have stayed more than one night. I was very surprised how large and nicely decorated the room was. The whole hotel is beautiful. The staff was so friendly and helpful, esp. when I requested a fan to help my husband sleep and they found one. Breakfast was great also. Very enjoyable stay and lovely town.

Room Tip: Our room was on the golf course side and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

There are lots of very different options at Half Moon Bay. The Best Western nicely strikes the average. The Ritz - is the Ritz - but really isn't as oceanfront as you might be used to. The Pacific is too cold to swim in - even in the summer so a heated pool like the Best Western is a welcome for those that need to spash and sunbath. The buffet breakfast was more than adequate including hot food items - though there were nice breakfast restaurants nearby - it was hard to justify going to them during our week stay. The Best Western is outside of downtown - but doesn't have the noise (or nightlife) of the downtown B&Bs/ Inns. Older firends that opted to stay downtown didn't have very restful nights. There is really nothing quite like the Best Western in the immediate Half Moon area. While I was there the hotel was sold out for several nights

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

This is a older hotel and you will realize this one or the other way. The Hotel is close to Highway 1 but as long as you have a room with "garden view" you will forget about the traffic noise very quickly. It's silent really silent outside. Breakfest, the pool area and the service are on the pro side for this hotel on the "con" I put the room service in our case we had the leftovers of the previous guest still in the refrigerator... One word of advice it's a old hotel so walls are very thin so if you can, get a room on the first floor ...

  • Stayed September 2012
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Sayed here for last part of our lovely hol to Califiona this was supposed tp be our be our last hotel before heading home .
What a shambles from start to finish only lasted 1 nigjht was booked in for 5 but one was enough ! After reading the reviews on this hotel we thought it sounded perfect On arrival greeted by an old man who was very helpful but not much else. My husband had mentioned it was a speaial birthday when booking this but no awknowlegement was made at all rooms were very untidy and foisty smell. breakfast next morning no tables to sit on old lady serving breakfast looked very untidy and scruffy put us off breakfast ¡ husband got no sleep night before due to some people arriving very late in the night early mornnig think that was the last straw for us needs updating fast !!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Keith W, Manager at Half Moon Bay Lodge, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit. We guarantee your full satisfaction. I would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience so that we can create a more enjoyable experience for you and all of our guests.

Please call me at your convenience, at 650-726-9000.


Thank you,
Keith Wesselmann
General Manager
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stopped here for one night after visiting Napa on the way down the coast. We stayed here a couple of years ago and had an excellent experience so decided to stay again. We were not disappointed, the customer service was excellent, the room was lovely, the hot tub and pool not crowded and beautifully clean. The breakfast the following morning was in a lovely room and continually supplied with fresh items. I would highly recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights on the way fron SF to LA. First night was good in a King Garden view room. Second night was poor as we had to change rooms. We were right next to the reception area and it was very noisy. Then at 5am the guest above our room got up and started walking around, the noise came straight through the ceiling.
Also the young girl on reception at night should focus more on customer service than texting on her phone :(
Some milk in the fridge would be appreciated.
Has potential to be very good with a few changes and some good old fashioned service.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Keith W, General Manager at Half Moon Bay Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for your review. We want all of our guests to have an extraordinary service experience with every visit. I am sorry to learn we fell short of that mark during your recent stay, and your feedback is helpful in moving us toward our goal.

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Keith Wesselmann
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We chose this hotel partly because of positive reviews here on Trip Advisor. You win some, you lose some...our experience was not as good as that of other reviewers.

First impressions were good with friendly and helpful check-in. As others have noted, the hotel is set back from the highway and has nicely landscaped grounds. The room itself was spacious and the beds were comfortable. There was a balcony with two chairs and a small table, overlooking gardens and a golf course.

This is an older hotel, which seems to be in the gradual process of being updated. The walls in the room were very thin. We could hear people talking in the room next door and the door from the corridor outside didn’t keep much noise out. There was a ceiling fan and a sliding door onto the balcony for air, there was no air conditioning. The bathroom had an opening window which helped the airflow a little.

There was a very small wet bar area, with no way of heating up food. The bathroom was OK but had very limited counter space for toiletries etc. A shelf or two would make all the difference. The shower worked fine. Housekeeping was a little inconsistent, one of the robes disappeared one day and wasn’t replaced. The towels were not always very clean, one had black stains which may have been mascara or even shoe polish...

The wifi didn’t really work properly, we had to keep logging back in continually. This didn’t happen anywhere else on our trip.

The staff were friendly enough when we arrived, but we had a problem with billing part-way through our stay and we did not feel that the staff handled the situation very well. We had to chase them a couple of times to get any resolution to the problem. It seemed that they just weren’t prepared to make much effort and it was finally resolved in a grudging manner. That kind of thing is a deal breaker for us.

The town itself has all the amenities you’d need and is about a 5 minute drive away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Property: Half Moon Bay Lodge
Address: 2400 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2253
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Half Moon Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Half Moon Bay, where you can brave the waves of Mavericks, explore our community of arts filled with jazz clubs and galleries, and indulge in sustainable cuisine at premier local eateries. ... more   less 
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