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Beach House at Half Moon Bay
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our10th wedding anniversary having stayed our wedding night in 2004. We absolutely love this hotel and if we weren't 5000 miles away in Scotland would stay more often! Yes there is a fog horn but guys, this is a coastal town and its part of the noise you expect in these areas...don't concentrate on it, let it fade into the back ground with the seal and bird noises that are part of the charm. The hotel is beautiful, rooms are amazing, breakfast superb and all staff are fantastic. Great choice of food close by...Flavor and Half Moon Bay Brewing Co are lovely. Hope to be back!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay for your anniversary. Thank you for your return business and your kind comments regarding our rooms and staff. I am also pleased to hear you had a chance to enjoy a couple of the wonderful restaurants we have in walking distance. Thanks again for taking the time to write this review.
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

The hotel has a beautiful setting Our room was on the 1st floor, so peaceful and very comfortable. I especially liked the little kitchen (with 2 hot plates) which allowed us the freedom to eat in (although no cooking utensils are supplied)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
We appreciate the time you took in writing this review. I am glad to hear you had relaxing and comfortable stay her at the Beach House. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

I stayed at the Beach House on March 26, 2014. I paid $321 dollars and was upgraded to their Oceanview Suite at no extra charge. If this was $150 room it would have been fine. My guest described the hotel as "tired looking". Not exactly what I wanted for her to experience. Its a nice location and we stayed there becasue of its proximity to the SF airport. It is at the point where it needs a remodal. Carpets, couches, paint etc. A $300 place should be exceptional. The fog horn was not an issue until I got to thinking that a paid twice what the hotel room was worth.

Im also wondering why the second bed was a hide-away bed. My back still hurts! What is wrong with another normal bed for the $300 dollars?

Staff was excellent and beach nice. The place is just over priced for what it is currently. After a thorough remodal it would be well worth it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Matt D, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Sarah G,

Thank you for your post on Tripadvisor, but I am disappointed to learn that the room wasn’t up to your expectations. All of our rooms have recently been updated, and as of March 23rd we replaced all sofa beds with new models that have pillow top mattresses. We do have some of the largest rooms on the coast; but even with our room size, it isn’t enough for two king size beds and still have room for a comfortable sitting area which we find is a well utilized space for reading, conversing with friends and family, or to watch the flames emanating from the authentic in-room fireplace. Thank you again and I do hope you would visit us again on your next west coast trip.

Best regards,

Matthew Daubenspeck
Front Office Manager
Beach House Hotel ~ Half Moon Bay
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Pittsburg, California
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Beach House for our 23rd Anniversary...let me just say it was a perfect weekend! The staff and massage therapists were very nice and made sure our needs were taken care of. We had a room on the first floor (very quiet) with a king bed, two TVs, bar, refrigerator, fireplace including a fire log, bottle opener and the sliding door that led to the bay trails. The view was spectacular! Everything about the room was extremely clean and the down pillows and comforter were so cozy!! The yummy continental breakfast included assorted pastries, bagels, fruit, coffee, tea and fresh squeezed OJ. My one and only complaint was the lighthouse horn that sounded off every 10 seconds! All in all this was a great place to stay for our weekend away together! We will return in the summer!

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Beach-House_10, Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay for your anniversary. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our spa services and very helpful staff. I agree with you " the view is spectacular". Though many guests enjoy falling asleep to the fog horn we do provide ear plugs in each room for those who prefer not to hear it. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to your return visit this summer!
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Calgary
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This hotel is situated in a wonderful location, overlooking the beach and harbour, and with direct access to the walking/biking path that goes along the coast. Easy to walk to a number of fun restaurants. Breakfast is great - lots of fruit, some pastries (could do with a bit more protein, perhaps some yogurt or meats).

So, it should be idyllic. However there is a fog horn that blasts every 10 seconds, 24/7, regardless of the weather. Most people perhaps can block this noise out, but I found it incredibly annoying. I would have liked to sit on the balcony watching the surfers - but the noise was too irritating. It was so bad that I had four of the worst nights sleeping that I recall in a hotel.

The hotel has responded to similar reviews by suggesting that this is to be expected on an ocean-side hotel, and that ear plugs are provided. But it is not to be expected - even a short distance further along the coast there is no such noise. And the idea of using ear plugs is not acceptable to me as I do not want to be unable to hear things - I don't like being without my senses!

Sorry guys, but the noise ruined what would have been a top notch stay. I won't be recommending this place until they have a better solution to the fog horn noise

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matt D, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Adrian Z,

Thank you for your comments. I regret to learn that the fog horn had a negative impact on your otherwise pleasant stay. The intensity of the fog horn varies on winds, air density and weather. Being close to the harbor and all of the amenities there, as well as the functionality of the harbor itself, the fog horn is necessary for the safety of the ships that enter and exit the harbor. It is part of the coastal charm of Half Moon Bay, but again apologize for your experience.

Best regards,

Matthew Daubenspeck
Front Office Manager
Beach House Hotel ~ Half Moon Bay
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Folsom, California
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Beautiful location, very peacefull! We were looking at the location as a possible stay for our upcoming wedding in Half Moon Bay. Sat on the porch for morning cup of coffee.
The breakfast could have been better with more healthy options besides fruit but overall enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Matt D, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear Megan H,

Thank you for your post on Tripadvisor. Half Moon Bay does provide a very tranquil setting for weddings at any time of year; and the Beach House Hotel is perfect for a post-matrimonial escape.

Best regards,


Matthew Daubenspeck
Front Office Manager
Beach House - Half Moon Bay
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

View of the bay from all rooms facing the ocean even from 1st floor. View even when having the complimentory breakfast in bed! Rooms well designed with little kitchen if you need one.

And i am forgetting the complimentory wine at sunset time!

Room Tip: Nice building, rooms well designed, easy access to the beach from 1st floor directly from the rooms
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Matt D, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear CKJG,

Thank you for your comments. We are incredibly fortunate to have the location we do; and yes all Ocean View rooms do have spectacularly unobstructed views of the water.

Best regards,

Matthew Daubenspeck
Front Office Manager
Beach House - 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 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 Family 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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