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Beach House at Half Moon Bay
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Quincy, Illinois
1 review
“Fabulous Hotel”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We loved the Beach House. It was a perfect room, very spacious and very clean. Location was wonderful...eating at Sams and walking home was fantastic! Loved the view from our room!
Wonderful experience!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
How wonderful that you loved your time here with us! Thank you for the description you gave on the room you stayed in. We're happy that you enjoyed the convenience of the restaurant Sam's Chowder House, which is next door to us! Many of our guests enjoy doing just as you did. We are so happy you had a wonderful time with us. We hope you stay with us again on your next trip to Half Moon Bay.
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San Ramon, California, United States
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Love staying here.. the rooms are clean and roomy. The people are nice too. The location is great.. having dinner at Sam's and just walking back to your room is wonderful. I was introduced to this place by a friend years ago. It is nice to see that the place has not changed at all. In my opinion it is way better than spending a lot of money to stay at The Ritz down the street. The weather was perfect so we enjoyed having our full ocean view.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay, and we appreciate your patronage. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff and property. Our standards are very high in giving our guests a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Family of four , we stayed after arriving in San Fran for our first night of a road trip down to LA. room was spacious and comfortable although the furnishings were not really to my taste. Amazing views and the fog horn was hardly noticeable . Despite poor weather the children loved the heated pool and hot tub and it was lovely to have the fire. Breakfast was basic but good . All in all a good stop either from or to the airport on a beautiful piece of costline

  • Stayed October 2012
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We are happy that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for mentioning that your children had fun in our heated pool and Jacuzzi and that you enjoyed the fireplace in your room. Many of our guests do just as you did... staying at the Beach House at the beginning or end of their trip with their flights from SFO. Thank you again, and we hope to see you on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!
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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I found this amazing hotel by asking a friend. I wanted to go to a place to unwind from my hectic life as a mother, wife, and business owner and not have to drive too far. It only took me an hour from the east bay. I enjoyed walking, good food, reading, the exercise room, and a wonderful massage. The hotel staff and facilities far exceeded my expectactions. Thank you!
I am really looking forward to my next visit!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and unwind. We appreciate your kind comments regarding your massage from our Beach House Spa Services and your interactions with the hotel staff. We certainly when you come back that it will be very soon!
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Arrived just after midday ready to spend our last night in the States before our flight home the next day. Knew check in was from 4 pm but asked the lady on the front desk when the room might be ready just in case we could get in earlier : she was really helpful and said she'd look into it and to check back later in the afternoon. I managed to get the room at 3.05, which wasn't too bad : the room was standard, which we'd paid £200 for, facing the car park, but was nice as it was big and had a good kitchen area.
Pros: comfy bed, clean bathroom with 2 sinks, separate shower and bath, decent kitchen with fridge and microwave, plus coffee maker. Hot tub looked nice which we didn't use as it was raining, and hotel was based directly on the beach. Wine reception ok with 2 kinds of wine and cheese, plus breakfast nice with pastries, muffins, fruit, bagels, coffee and juice.
Cons : no air con! I take the point that the temp barely gets above the 50s but really! The night was really warm and this must be an ongoing issue for a lot of people during the Summer and onwards. All hotels 3 star and above should have the pre-requisite of air con as standard. The tv was rubbish! Fuzzy channels and in fact, hardly any channels : please upgrade! Although there is a gym, it's tiny and dangerous should you use the free weights, there would be insufficient space.
The room, its' cleanliness and decor, plus size influenced me in giving this a 4 star rating.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for writing this review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the kind words you had for the rooms, the property, and our continental breakfast.

Thank you for mentioning the your experience with the television. We apologize for that. As a matter of fact, we are happy to say that we are currently in the process of upgrading our television system to receive more channels. We are looking forward to it's completion.

You are correct that we do not have air conditioning. The average mean temperature in our lovely town is 58 degrees, so air conditioning was believed to not be a necessity. For the unseasonably warm days we experience in Half Moon Bay, a portable fan is provided for each guest room.

Thank you again for your review, and we certainly hope to see you again on your next trip to the area.
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Took my girlfriend there and was a great getaway for us. Having the ocean right out front was amazing. The room was very plush and cozy. Was nice to have the ocean view patio but I def recommend the upper levels vs the ground. We had a group next to us on their patio all day/night and there is no privacy to the patio on ground floor. Overall its an amazing place to stay. Very nice to have Sam's Chowder house next door too. If the weather is good Id recommend a patio seat, bottle of wine and some oysters.

Room Tip: Book ahead of time. This place seems to be full a lot.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you so much for writing this kind review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the property and the lovely view from your ocean view room. We apologize that there were some guests who were disturbing you in the evening. We hope to see you again in the future, and if you ever come across this situation again, please don't hesitate to contact the Front Desk right away. We take noise complaints very seriously, and want everyone to have an enjoyable stay and a good night's rest. Thank you again.
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

My wife and I have returned here 3 times, and each time is more memorable than the last. The rooms invite refresh for the soul. The fireplace, a fridge for the wine and cheese. We left the room only once to walk the path to the restaurant next door.
This Hotel is clean, provides silk terry lined robes, and a free log for the fire!
We never turned on the Tv nor radio. The Fog horn is great too.
You have to love the sea to be here. We do love The Beach House.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We certainly do appreciate your patronage. Thank you for the kind comments regarding the hotel property and amenities. We're glad you also find the fog horn to be enjoyable, too.

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!
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Property: Beach House at Half Moon Bay
Address: 4100 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5219
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach House at Half Moon Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reminiscent of a private Nantucket summer home, the Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor. Just 25 miles south of San Francisco, the hotel features 54 spacious loft suites providing the perfect romantic getaway or retreat for the entire family. Each guest receives complimentary high speed internet access, full continental breakfast and parking. Take advantage of the heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific. ... more   less 
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