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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I stayed couple of nights to play golf at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links in “penthouse ocean view” room on the third floor. It is less than 10 minutes away from the links.

Room had unobstructed view of the bay. It was so great to feel the ocean breeze, watch seagulls and small fishing boats on the patio.

This hotel needs remodeling soon though. Decor seems about 20 years old: Furnitures were comfortable but seemed much older than furniture I would see at Residence Inn. Bathroom also needs updating.

I was happy to find that Sam’s Chowder House was next door to this hotel.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa M, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Beach House in Half Moon Bay for your get-a-way and taking the time to write a review. The Penthouse rooms are beautiful, facing the ocean in three directions it's hard not to relax once you smell the ocean and salt air!

Currently we are in the process of replacing furniture in rooms which we schedule every 5 years. We completed a bathroom remodel this winter and replace mattresses throughout the year. We try hard to freshen up our rooms yearly with new paint, deep cleans and new furniture monthly.

Thank you again for your feedback and staying with us.


Sincerely,

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was our first stay in Half Moon Bay, about an hour's drive from home. If you can get a bay view room, it is well worth it! Our room faced the marina and jetty, and we were well entertained by pelicans (about a hundred at times?), and other seabirds. Bring binoculars! It is a few minutes walk to Pillar Point Harbor (restaurants and kayak/bike rentals), Pillar Point Harbor Beach (small tame beach), and Half Moon Bay Jetty (fishing off a rocky jetty). There is a nice walking/biking path that is easily accessed from the hotel, and runs along the bay. The room had a kitchenette, fireplace, and beach front patio. It felt spacious, and we spent a lot of down time in the room, eating takeout, and having coffee and drinks on the patio. The hotel has a good size hot tub, and a small pool that is quite warm - perfect for a cool or overcast day. The grounds are attractive, and there is a large common patio that overlooks the bay. There is also a nice lobby with a fireplace. The continental breakfast featured some of the best pastry selections I've seen. Glad we found this place!

Date of stay: July 2018
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Nikki_Rbh, Front Desk Supervisor at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello,

I'm so happy we made a great 1st impression! and Thank you for your 5 star review as a result of that. It's very helpful for travelers to be able to read an in depth review of the area, our property and your personalized experience. We are truly blessed to be located in such a beautiful spot. Plenty of outdoor activities and restaurants in walking distance and lately we've had a lot of marine life frolicking about, so exciting!. We also provide a few pairs of binoculars so you can enjoy from the comfort of your room or on our back patio. We'd be honored to welcome you back!.

Warm Regards,
Nikki

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Our stay at the Beach House was awesome. Loved easy access to the beach and the bike trail. The staff was extremely helpful with information on the area. The pool and hot tub were a great treat after some hiking or biking. There is a continental breakfast, and the small bar sink area with 2 electric burners, fridge, and some basic plates and utensils was definitely helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Room tip: Wish we could have stayed in an ocean view room, but had to budget something :)
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Linda S
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Lisa M, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Linda,

Thank you for stunning 5 STAR review! You summed it up perfectly, we have everything you need for a wonderful visit, just bring a bathing suit :-). The trails and hikes are the best, there is really a lot to do here if you want or just relax on the beach or by the pool. We can't wait to welcome you back very soon. Thank you again for choosing the Beach House in Half Moon Bay for your get-a-way.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Loved everything about this place. Super friendly stay, room was always clean and the atmosphere was amazing. Only con that i can think of is that the room doesn’t have AC which was a little frustrating at times but my room had 2 fans in the closet which worked out perfectly for me!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Sara H
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Nikki_Rbh, Front Desk Supervisor at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello Sara,

Thank you for taking time out to leave a lovely review, I'm happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience during your recent stay even though we do not have AC. Half Moon Bay has never really needed AC in the past since the climate is generally always cool. I know that in the past couple years however we have had much warmer days then we ever had before. Thanks again for your 5 star review and we hope to welcome you back in the future!.

Warm Regards,
Nikki

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Beautiful room with view; definitely take a 3rd floor penthouse - great views of the ocean and no noise from a room above. Nice grounds with beach access to coastal trail; very nice touch of happy hour reception and breakfast in the morning. Great location - easy walking to breakfast places and other areas. Very pricey, but definitely worthwhile for a one-night special stay. The seating area was really nice as a step-down from the sleeping area. VERY nice and comfortable bedding.

Room tip: go with third floor penthouse if you're going to pay that kind of price, may want to have the best!
Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Karen H
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Nikki_Rbh, Front Desk Supervisor at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Karen,

Thank you for the 5 star review!. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your amazing feedback from your recent stay. The Ocean View rooms are definitely the way to go, I'm glad you were able to enjoy the full experience of the coast and such beautiful views. We hope to welcome you back should you choose to stay in Half Moon Bay in the future.

Warm regards,
Nikki

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