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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Comfy, cozy, elegant and quiet. Very close to beach and tide pools. Very comfortable rooms and surroundings. Cozy and effective gas-fired fireplace in each room. Perfect for a couples get away. B&B-like (breakfast is excellent) but the staff doesn't hover and drive you nuts. Staff is excellent - helpful and knowledgeable of area and restaurants. Small hotel with only 10-rooms. Well stocked fridge in the common kitchen area with bottled water and soft drinks (all free). Kitchen area also includes nice automatic Espresso/Coffee machine and a nice assortment of teas. Grounds are beautiful. It was relaxing sitting on our patio, roaming in the gardens and watching the wildlife. Easy walking access to the beaches & tide pools. Easy, drivable access to Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay restaurants. Fantastic stay! We look forward to our next one!

Room tip: Ground floor rooms have direct access to patio. Upstairs rooms have cathedral ceilings, private decks and ≈ $50/night higher room rate.
Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank VictorB4349
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

Hello Victor B,
Thank you for taking the time to share your praise for your recent visit with us; you certainly know how to make us smile. Our coastal location and proximity to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve are two of our highest praised qualities, and we’re delighted it was perfect for your visit. Our team is dedicated to ensuring every guest enjoys an exceptional stay, and your praise is the perfect reward. It’s wonderful to hear that our in-room fireplaces, comfort, drink amenities, gardens, and area restaurants all ensured your visit was ideal. We look forward to welcoming you again soon; our peaceful gardens will be waiting for you.

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stayed at the Seal Cove in for our anniversary. Beautiful, cozy, quiet stay. Close to the ocean with walks to the beach. The building is a 10 room B&B. Our room included a fireplace, and a view of the garden. The bed and furnishings were beautiful. Elegant stay overall.

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Kurt A
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Happy anniversary Kurt! A leisurely walk to the beach is the perfect way to enjoy a day on vacation, and we love that you agree. We’re delighted to hear that your celebratory visit with us was wonderful and that you enjoyed our décor, cozy atmosphere, tranquility, in-room fireplaces, and garden views. Our smiling faces will be waiting to welcome you again for another serene visit to the ocean.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

We planned this trip for our 20th wedding anniversary, and it fulfilled and exceeded our expectations. The Inn is beautiful, the staff warm and helpful and our room both spacious and cozy at the same time. We loved the balcony and the fireplace. Friends of ours had called and arranged for champagne to be left in our room, and Stacey arranged it nicely in an ice bucket with a nice note. The most unexpected and wonderful aspect our stay was the cypress path and its extensions up onto the bluffs and down to the Marine Preserve. We availed ourselves of this every day of our stay. Thanks so much for a great vacation!

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank jpark134
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Hello Jpark134,
Happy anniversary; it was our pleasure to welcome you both for such a momentous celebration! It makes our day to hear that Stacey and the rest of our team members ensured you felt welcomed and well cared for. Thank you for appreciating our beautiful inn, spacious rooms, balconies and in-room fireplaces. You discovered two of our favorite qualities during your visit: our neighbor the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the cypress grove just outside our door. Our coastal home is bursting with natural beauty that we love sharing with our guests. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you again in the future; another relaxing coastal getaway will be waiting for you.

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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The Seal Cove Inn is the Jewel of Halfmoon Bay. Friendly and helpful staff. Just a great place to relax and in the early evening the staff find just the perfect time to offer you a glass of wine.

The rooms are spacious and have a feeling of home. This not a full service hotel but more a guesthouse at the top of its game.

A couple of suggestions a little variation in the breakfast would be good and hide the fridge in the room it looks like an after thought but this is me being ultra picky

Already planning a return

Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Christopher F
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Jenny K, Guest Experience Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Hello Christopher F,
Thank you! Hearing you name our inn the jewel of Half Moon Bay has made our day! Tranquility on the coast is our specialty, and we love knowing it was exactly what you were looking for. We’re happy our spacious rooms, above par service, comfortable ambiance and evening wine all ensured your visit was ideal. Thank you for your feedback regarding our in-room mini fridge and breakfast. We’re already looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Don't even consider the Ritz up the road if you are fortunate enough to get a reservation here. My wife and I spent three very enjoyable nights at this quiet little bed and breakfast. Service at the b&b was superb. Kevin, Stacy & Sharon bent over backwards to accommodate our needs. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. Few bed & breakfasts in the country come close!

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank 999mick999
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Seal Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Hello Mick T,
You do know how to make us blush, thank you! We’re delighted that your visit with us so highly impressed. We’ll love watching the smiles your praise generates when we share your compliments with Kevin, Stacy and Sharon. We’re happy to hear that our cleanliness, high standard of comfort and spacious rooms enhanced your stay. The only thing we love more than a five-star review is welcoming familiar faces; we hope to see you and your wife again in the future.

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