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Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Location, Beautiful Rooms”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We attended a wedding at The Oceano, which was a lovely setting outside. The reception food was very good. Our room was gorgeous although we were only there one night and didn't get much time to enjoy it - we will have to return.

Room Tip: Our room was over looking the harbor - nice view. The wedding party had 2 bedroom villas which had...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I needed a little getaway and some pampering close to home. The Oceano is in a great location in Pillar Point harbor. Lots of places to eat, beautiful scenery and lovely hikes nearby. The room was large and spacious with a great view. When I checked in, I was given a complimentary upgrade. I loved the oversized bed, the elegant marble and tile bathroom with a huge tub and the fireplace. Unfortunately this hotel scrimped where it was most noticeable. The sheets were cotton and thin and stuck to my pajamas. The smoke detector high over the bed flashed a green light all night long, the waste baskets were tiny and the coffee machine minuscule. The frig was good size, but there was no microwave, these few things would have brought the hotel up to very top notch. But for the price, you can't beat it. I will be back!

Room Tip: Get a Deluxe room to have a view of the harbor. There's not much else to do here other than enjo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Redding, California
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Nice, clean hotel. Rooms were very clean. TV was fuzzy with little channels available . We called front desk to ask for someone to come fix the TV, no one ever came. Restaurant/ bar in parking lot was extremely noisy! Worse than the fog horn. The worst part was not being able to get room service for coffee in the morning till 7am. There is a nice big parking lot if you are towing a trailer. Will probably find somewhere else to stay next time we are in Half moon bay....

Room Tip: Beware of restaurant/ bar, pound music and dancing late
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ukiah, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Very nice rooms; helpful staff. Great bathroom with shower and soaking tub. Balcony overlooking the harbor; not a true "ocean view" as advertised. Good restaurants within walking distance. Pricey but enjoyable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

After being unable to get in to The Ritz @ Half Moon Bay, it was suggested by the Ritz that this was close by and "next best alternative". It does not come even close to comparing to The Ritz, as it does not sit on water (seperated by road and a parking lot); not to mention my wife did not sleep and was a bear the next day! We wondered why there was a noise machine and ear plugs next to the bed. We found out why, besides a large school of frogs that have a fairly loud "snore" thru the night. Their is a fog-horn from the lighthouse that goes off about every 10 seconds! Unless you are a very deep sleeper, I would suggest you find another place to stay. We checked out at 6am, as my wife coul dnot handle the noise any longer.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northern California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I booked this hotel using a TravelZoo voucher and couldn't be happier. I had never stayed here before but I will in the future. The room was large, big bathroom, a sitting area with a fireplace and a large balcony. Included with the voucher was a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The furnishings were beautiful. There was a restaurant at the hotel but we did not use it. The king bed was comfortable and you could not hear anyone else in the next room. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. I can't wait to return to this hotel. There is a spa at the hotel but we did not use it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockton, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel. The receptionist was very helpful. She gave great suggestions for dinner and what to see in the area. This was our first visit will definitely come back. I was celebrating my birthday. The rooms very nice and bed very comfortable. The bar very nice as well. The only thing I didn't like was the shutter blinds for the bathroom. Would like more privacy while using bathroom. I highly recommend the hotel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay

Property: Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Address: 280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4043
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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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