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“Great Beach Location, last night a nightmare”

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Beach House at Half Moon Bay
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is great beach location in the area. The sunsets were beautiful and we took some very inspiring pictures with all the colors of the clouds reflecting off the harbor. The continental breakfasts were sketchy with the selection of foods. Mostly commercially baked goods are available and some fresh fruit and yogurt. There is no variation on a daily basis. The last night we were there we were given a note that advised us that there would be no hot water from 10 P.M. that night until 7 A.M. the next morning. They had a work crew that came in and kept us up most of the night with the what sounded like drill and some clanking. The hotel has refused to adjust my bill for that one sleepless night. We had a fireplace, but we could not use if for 2 night in a row because of county restrictions. We had a spring type bed and found it very uncomfortable to the point that I left there with a backache.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms with ocean views are the best and the quietest. Rooms on the other side face High...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for mentioning the location of our property. We are fortunate to have such wonderful sunsets this time of year. Our complimentary continental breakfast includes fresh pastries and bagels which are delivered to the hotel daily, and also fresh fruit. We also take every precaution to ensure hotel projects do not disturb our guests.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a nice boutique style hotel with a great location and access to a private cove and great views of the ocean and surfers. The rooms have everything you need (fireplace, mini-fridge, 2 burner stove, microwave and dishes and silverware). The rooms are clean with uptodate furniture. The staff is great and they have an evening reception and morning continental breakfast. Our family had a great stay and will defintely be back for another stay. The only thing missing was a outdoor firepit to sit outside and enjoy the evening views.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Thank you for the lovely detailed description of our rooms! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It also sounds like you were here on a Friday and/or Saturday evening when we have our wine receptions. We greatly appreciate your kind comments about our Front Desk staff. Also, by commenting on how clean the rooms are, it gives great credit to our Housekeeping staff. We all work very hard to give each guest a wonderful experience. We are very happy that you want to come and stay with us again. See you then!

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Beach House is a great place. Every room has a fire place and the views out to Half Moon Bay are great. We stayed in the Beach House and had the Sunday Brunch at the Ritz Carlton. Both were a great value. Beach House was half the room price of the Ritz and was more cozy and a better value for the money. Staff was very helpful. The cookies on check in, the morning breakfast buffet and evening wine and cheese were also great touches. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a bay area get-away-from-the-cuty trip without having to drive very far.

Room Tip: Choose the extra cost for the bay view room. City on the porch or by the fire was very relaxing.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Anddrew M
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are right, each of our rooms does have a fireplace, and it most certainly adds to the guest experience (so happy you liked it). Thank you for your comments regarding our staff. We gladly offer cookies in our lobby during the holiday season. We're happy you were able to enjoy that.

Thank you again for writing this review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We live on the San Francisco peninsula and use to go for weekend retreats in Carmel until we found the Beach House Hotel. Its not only closer but we love the area of Half Moon Bay more with each new trip. The staff is welcoming and always helpful in the old fashion friendly way. The rooms and grounds are fastidiously kept up at all times. Once you arrive you have a choice of some great places to walk and eat. The harbor is always alive with activity for one to watch day or night.

You will not be disappointed by staying here.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a harbor view.
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  • Stayed: December 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 reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thank you for your patronage! We greatly appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff and property. We work very hard to provide excellent customer service to all of our guests. We are happy that this came across to you during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Half Moon Bay. Thank you again!

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We were traveling over Christmas, so we wanted a place of refuge from the holiday bustle and family gatherings, and the Beach House certainly provided a restful experience. The rooms are meticulously clean and good sized, and there is a real kitchenette with stove, microwave and refrigerator in case you want to have snacks or lunch in your room. The hotel is located adjacent to a good restaurant, Sam's chowder house, and just a short walk from the marina and some good beaches. There is a wood burning fireplace in the room, and the hotel provides an instant light log to fight off the chill. The continental breakfast is minimal but of good quality, and there are spa services as well as a a hot tub for evening soaks. This is a quality addition to the neighborhood and well worth consideration, especially for couples

Room Tip: Only the full ocean front rooms avoid the noise of highway 1
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  • Stayed: December 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 reviewResponded January 2, 2013

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you found your stay to be a restful one. Thank you for mentioning the Spa Services which are offered on property, among our other amenities. We hope that you will come and stay with us again on your next trip to half moon bay.

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had a great time with my mom at Beach House. Staff was very friendly and helpful...we had very good massages...enjoy staying there...had a ocean view. Fireplace in the room...Had a chance to spend quality time with my mom. We will be back next year.

Room Tip: Ocean view must
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2012

How thoughtful to think of us as a Christmas give to your mom. We're very glad you enjoyed the massage therapies the hotel offers. Thank you very much for the kind comments regarding our staff. We work very hard to assist our guests in any way possible. Thank you for choosing us to have the quality time with your mother. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Spent thanksgiving weekend with our 7 month old daughter. Friendly front desk checked us in even though we arrived a few hours before the normal checkin time. Baby's crib was set in the room. The junior suite room with full ocean view was fantastic. Loved:
- a tiny practical kitchenette with basic silverware/glasses etc
- ipod connectivty/DVD player
- incredible views and access to beach walk
- evening cheese & wine
- don't forget swimwear for a superview hottub soak

A great casual alternative to the Ritz.

Room Tip: on the south side.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving holiday with us. We're glad you enjoyed the property and amenities. Thank you for your comment regarding the service you received from our Front Desk staff. We try to go above and beyond for our guests and their requests. We're happy that you were able to check-in early and had the crib set up in your room. We hope you decide to stay with us again on your next trip to Half Moon Bay.

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Additional Information about 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 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $254 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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