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Ocean View Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Montara B&B and Inns
Maryland
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“It started out OK...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This hotel was strange from the get go. But the lady who checked us in was very nice. We had room #3 which was large and has lots of windows. The problem with this room was the two different size beds. One was a king and the other a double or queen. The double or queen bed had what we think was a box spring for the mattress. You couldnt even sit on it comfortably.....hard as a rock.
We left to go to our event and left the DO NOT DISTURB sign on our door...we didnt want room service at all, since we were only there two nights.
Upon arrival, we discovered that someone had been in our room and left a second key on the ironing board in our room!!
We were only issued one room key upon check in.
We looked around that evening to see if anything was missing ......a womans watch that we left on the table was gone. IT WAS STOLEN.

So we were very upset that (1)our room had terrible mattresses and (2) the room was entered by someone who shouldnt have been there....and then stole something to boot!

Although the area is gorgeous, I will never stay at this place again. Its a real shame.

Room Tip: Make sure the mattresses are not hard as a rock and super secure all of your items.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank lovetovaykay
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OceanViewInn, General Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Lovetovaykay,
It would have been my pleasure to move you all to another room after testing beds to be certain you were comfortable, but new beds are scheduled for delivery anyday now. As for the watch, I was on the phone with you when you told me it was "Under" the ironing board which was on the table. I personally looked and told you there was no watch there. Upon check in I asked for a contact number for this reason. We take great pride that whatever is left behind in a room, we will call you immediately, no matter what it is. I trully trust you will revise your review once you have found the watch as no one entered your room but you and any guests/friends you may have allowed. As an historical inn and under new ownership, we are striving to make transformations, but it takes time and resources. I am sorry your experience was not a good one, but as you see from other reviews we have a high positive result. We only hope you will try Ocean View Inn again in your travels to provide a more positive experience. Thank you for your review And again, I do encourage an update once your watch is located.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cayucos, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a wonderful, older historic property with great ocean views from top floors. Debbie, the hostess is warm, accomodating and very friendly. The "hotel" is not what I expected. It seems more like a bed and breakfast, hosted by Debbie and her husband.I stayed in the Garden View Suite. It was spacious with a charming layout and an ocean view. The building is a bit old. I felt as if I was staying in my grandmother's historic home. A few worn areas, but still charming if you are not expecting a typical modern hotel. The price was a bit high for the accomodations, but I came during a weekend when there was a large event in the area (Mavericks surf contest) so the higher price is to be expected.

Room Tip: I liked the Garden Suite...very nice
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Joannamsnyder
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Tania M, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hello Joanna,

Thank you for your kind words. Its a quaint place, we hope you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon.
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Davis, California
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place is just like the picture looks--old, strange, interesting, funky. We were originally assigned Rm. 5, but when we got there we were given a choice of 3 rooms, including the penthouse, for the same price ($129 nt.) The penthouse was great--very large, nice Ikea furniture, comfy bed, private deck with a view. It looked like it had been recently remodeled. The other rooms we looked at seemed less modern in their furnishings, which is fine and fits the style of the house. The other rooms also had shared decks and were probably noisier. (Ours was completely quiet, except for the ocean.) In our room, everything was clean and nice. The one weird thing which shows a real lack of attention to detail was that the many curtains in the place were all unhemmed, with fraying edges. So simple to hem up a curtain and so tacky not to!
The proprietor, Deborah, was great. She gave us good advice about where to eat (La Costanera--pricey food, wonderful view of the sunset) and she was so nice about changing our room.
Breakfast was very standard fare--bagels, toast, package sweet rolls, apples and yogurt.
For the price, especially up in penthouse, I'd definitely go back to the Ocean View Inn.

Room Tip: I agree with someone else--pay the extra money and get the penthouse.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MDM53
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Tania M, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hello!

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your Penthouse suite, we sure hope to see you again!
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great place to spend some down time with the family. Stayed in two different rooms...really liked the penthouse accommodations. Inn keeper is warm and welcoming and oh did I mention a fabulous cook. We timed it just right as their were local fisherman also staying at the inn and they would bring home fresh fish every evening.
My son even got to go out fishing!
This is a real family place and you will love the location and the ole world ambiance

Room Tip: the penthouse is fab..recently reappointed in soothing colors blending into the incredible views
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MS9354
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Tania M, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hello!

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, we loved having you. We are so glad your family enjoyed themselves as well. Do come during summer, its an amazing time to visit and enjoy a perfect family break! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you once again for your kind words!
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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had such a relaxing weekend at the Ocean View Inn, in Montara CA.
The rooms were spacious and very clean. They appeared recently remodeled.

The Inn keepers were very friendly and ensured that we were all comfortable.

I would recommend this B&B for anyone just wanting to get away from it all and relax!
The view of the ocean was breathtaking, and we very much enjoyed our stay.

Also, the restarants in the area were top notch!

Room Tip: The penthouse is very spacious, with a balcony/deck and has everything you need!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nelva R
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Tania M, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear Nelva,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the penthouse suite. We are in the process of reinventing the place and compliments make our day!

Thank you so much! We hope you will stay with us again!
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had booked a double room three months in advance. When we arrived, the patron informed us that they had been overbooked and asked if we might take two queen rooms instead. Getting a bad vibe about the place, particularly because of its obvious disrepair and lack of cleanliness, we asked to first see the rooms. While it was 3:30, one room had yet to be made up, and was dirty and dreary. We took our business elsewhere.

Room Tip: Found fantastic accommodation options, with beatiful setting and eateries, just 5 min. down the high...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 444Traveller444
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Tania M, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear Sir/Ma'am,

We are so terribly sorry that in spite of advance booking our staff had not presented the rooms and accommodated you appropriately! It's in excusable. We are very sorry for all the inconvenience!

We hope you will give us an opportunity to make it up to you some day. We apologize once again.
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McArthur, California
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

My daughter & I read good reviews, so we booked. The proprietor was very nice & accommodating. We entered #5 and the odor knocked us back (smelled like a swimming pool). The disrepair was unbelievable. Holes in the wall & ceiling, threadbare curtains & bed cover, stuffing coming out of the couch (covered up with a blanket), cigarette burns on the carpet. But the great one was the sliding glass door was rattling from the breeze, so it sounded like someone was trying to get in. I stuffed pillows, plastic cutlery and anything I could find to secure the glass so we could sleep. With windows open or closed, the traffic sounded like it was driving through the room. The light in the bathroom was broken, as was the jetted tub. It was like being in a house of horrors.

Room Tip: Ask to see your room! Maybe others have been renovated?
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
5 Thank Susie D
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Tania M, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear Susie,

We are so terribly sorry for your harrowing experience! We have renovated the rooms, and I truly wish you would give us another chance to make it up to you. We strive to make our guests as much comfortable as possible. We apologize once again for your bad experience.
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Property: Ocean View Inn
Address: 8425 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037 (Formerly Farallone Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Montara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Montara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean View Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated 20 minutes south of San Francisco between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica on California's beautiful Pacific Coast. Originally built as the first mansion & residence in what then was called Farallon City, our historic property still echoes its turn-of-the-century heritage with its contemporary coastal-inspired decor, specious suites & penthouses with all the comforts of home. All of the inns nine rooms have large shared or private sundecks with ensuite bathrooms. Complimentary WiFi, premium channel lineup with 42" HD flatscreens, free parking and a mouthwatering continental breakfast hosted by Montara Cafe & Bakery. Walk to the Montara State Beach and watch the sunsets. ... more   less 
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