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“Good accommodations, horrible rest” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay

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Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Half Moon Bay, CA
1 review
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“Good accommodations, horrible rest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

THe hotel and its staff are fantastic. Well appointed rooms with all the amenities you could possibly need for a stay, and the views are gorgeous. The one thing that should be sounded with all clarity prior to anyone booking a stay here (both when you call or set your date online) is that there is a fog horn intoning incessantly. It is currently 4:40am and I have not slept a wink tonight. My wife and I joked on the way to dinner at a great little place called Mezzaluna just down the way that we should figure out how to unplug the horn. Little did I know that it would keep me from sleeping. The noise machine and the earplugs are considerate, but insufficient even with the TV blaring. Not worth the stay at this really nice hotel...it is too bad. I hope the facility can survive, or the city changes the way they ward off errant ships.

Room Tip: None of the rooms are out of sounding distance from the harbor tone.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a nice weekend get away here. The hotel is very clean, smells fresh and the staff was very nice. Our room had a nice view of the harbor. The bed was comfortable with nice sheets. Loved the bathtub! The only thing that was disppointing was that they had closed the spa for maintenence. We had a voucher to eat at Crab Landing next door. Had the Ahi Tuna which was excellent. Some reviews had mentioned the fog horn sound, but it was fine, did not bother us. We will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for either a top floor or what we had, which was in the two story buildings. They have big vault...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We got a Travelzoo special that was for a one night stay at The Oceano. It, also, included a $50 dining credit at The Crab Landing Restaurant next door. While I have been suspicious of certain specials on hotels, this was a truly great deal. We stayed on a Sunday night, which was part of the requirements. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The room was an upgrade and overlooked the harbor and ocean. They even put a note under our door explaining that there was a wedding taking place that evening and if we were sensitive to any noise, they would be more than happy to relocate us. Fortunately, we heard nothing more than the distant fog horn. We felt the heads up was a very nice touch. The Crab Landing Restaurant was another pleasant experience. One of the meals we ordered was the seared Ahi tuna and it was wonderful. The staff was very attentive and friendly. This was a great overnight getaway and the hotel did not disappoint.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Roadiegrls
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

What a wonderful weekend getaway from San Francisco. The views from the rooms facing the Pacific Ocean are stunning. The furnishings are comfortable. The staff is friendly and the location is ideal.

  • Stayed April 2012
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san jose
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

We stayed here on the weekend of April 15th and had a great time. This hotel is beautifully decorated from top to bottom. We also found plenty of restaurants in the area to choose from. The sound of the horn every 10 seconds or so did not bother us one bit. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. They upgraded our room without us even asking, so that we could be on the top floor. There was a wedding on our first day of arrival, but the noise didn't really bother us because of our room placement. We will come back to this hotel again and again, as it's a nice little getaway not too far from home.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay

Property: Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Address: 280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,494 - ₹ 24,480
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Half Moon Bay Harbor, the Oceano is one of the Bay Area's favorite hotels. Luxurious suites boast private balconies and fireplaces within a seaport architectural style. The hotel offers over 12,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor meeting space including the Grand Ballroom, meeting rooms with ocean views, and outdoor garden and tent space. The lobby Bar and Grill offers guests casual coastal fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner or private in-room dining. With coastal views and dedicated events staff, Weddings and banquets are our specialty. Several fine restaurants and boutiques within walking distance. Surrounding activities include golf, championship surfing, kayaking, pier and deep sea fishing, horseback riding, sailing, hiking and more. ... more   less 
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