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“It was nice.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn at Mavericks

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The Inn at Mavericks
Ranked #4 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It was nice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

My fiancee and I stayed here for a night a few days ago and we had a lovely time. The bed and linens were very comfortable and the view from our room was beautiful. We had planned on staying at an oceanfront hotel, and the inn at mavericks fit perfectly. And it wasn't to far (we're from the bay area). My favorite thing was definitely sitting on the balcony. Half Moon Bay weather is so nice and cool we didn't even need AC (room didn't have one, but doesn't matter!). Also, the inn is within close walking distance to restaurants so no need to move the car.

There is a foghorn that goes off every ten seconds or so, it bothered my fiancee a bit but we fell asleep with the tv on and the sliding door closed to that kind of covered it up. The sound is faint and it didn't bother me, my fiancee is just very picky. Overall, we had a really nice time.

  • Stayed July 2009, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank marymaryc0ntrary
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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california
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2009

Tucked back from the harbor, the Inn at mavericks was great. The view was awesome,check-in was painless,parking was great , secure and close. The patio was great. A little cheese and wine from the New Leaf store ( & chocolate) , sitting on the patio, watching the birds dive for a meal was perfect. i would definitely stay there again and again.

  • Stayed July 2009, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bicyleboy
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2009

When my cousins were getting married this Fall in Half Moon Bay, everyone in the family booked at the Best Western in town. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but my husband and I were looking to turn a cross-country trip into something special... and Harbor House was the perfect start to a perfect week! The place felt like home, as so many of these reviews have said. The view was worth every penny! We slept with the sliding door open to listen to the waves and, yes, even the foghorn! I had told my husband that the breakfast was supposed to be sweet, and our first morning, he kept going outside to look for it, but by 9 was more than a little hungry and annoyed... then all of the sudden, he stepped out the door and turned around to see the perfect little basket that had been hanging on the wall next to the door all along - with a wonderful breakfast of juice and yogurt and warm strawberry bread wrapped in a white napkin with a perfect flower on top! It was so picture perfect, he actually took a picture of it! Both mornings, while we ignored the cell phone ringing with family in town, we relaxed on the deck and enjoyed our treats! Wonderful place - I would really recommend it to anyone looking to go to Half Moon Bay but looking to do it at their own pace!

  • Liked — Breakfast!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank malloyprof
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tiffany197884
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2007

We were in Princeton by the Sea for a wedding next door to the B&B and were blown away by the honesty and generosity of the owners. We needed the rooms a few hours early so the wedding party could get ready. They were gracious and so sweet by letting us in early and making sure we had all that we needed.
We stayed in room #6 upstairs. It was the most inviting room. I felt as if I had walking into my own bedroom at home. The little fireplace was a nice touch. The view from the balcony was awesome. You could see the entire bay, plus the harbor. Yes, the fog horn does sound all day and night, but it gets to the point where it becomes part of the background noise. There is nothing like sitting out on the balcony watching the sea gulls and pelicans floating on the water in the morning. Sipping coffee and just watching the harbor traffic is relaxing enough, but the breakfast basket that comes at 8 am is great. The juices and yogurt were perfect, but the Pumpkin bread was awesome. It reminded my fiancee of his mother's pumpkin cookies. The bread was still piping hot, fresh from the oven. I can't wait to tell all my friends about the Harbor House.
It was a never forget weekend retreat from the wedding madness.

  • Liked — Right on the water, close to everything, and so warm and inviting.
  • Disliked — Nothing!!!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank tiffany197884
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sf bay area
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2007

My hub and I decided on the Harbor House after reading the reviews here and on Yelp.
The Good...
I'm happy to say the reviews are accurate. The room we were in was really nice (room #6 upstairs) and the view spectacular (see pics) The setup is nice too as you have a small frige and a microwave so if you had leftovers from say.... Pasta Moon (yummy place in town try the pasta it's homemade!) you could bring them back and finish them up later! Being right on the water was just great. I looked out to see dozens of pelicans just hanging out in the bay. We also saw a seal in the morning..nice! Take the small walk up to the cliffs it's well worth the view! The breakfast is not one of a typical B&B but it's nice. After brewing your own coffee (which was a nice fresh coffee from the Santa Cruz Roasting Company I think?) we opened the door to find a basket with a little note and a rose. The basket contained canned apple juice, yogurt ,fresh fruit and a loaf of the warm fruit bread of the day...ours was strawberry bread and it was delicious!
The Not So Good...
The foghorn does go off every 6 seconds or so but as it was rhythmic we were not really bothered by it . Also, small airplanes go right over your room! A dozen went over ours but they were not too loud so they didn't bother us too much but, to be honest we are not bothered by noise! I think the room, the view and the strawberry bread make it worthwhile!

  • Liked — The view and the room
  • Disliked — the foghorn and planes
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank married4gd
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2007

We just returned from a wonderful stay in late May of '07. I have read the other reviews and would say ditto ditto to all of them. We stayed in the second floor room number 4 and were not disappointed. Room was clean and tidy with nice little kitchenette. View from the full view windows was spectacular as you are right on the shore of the bay. Two seal lions were there to greet us as they were munching on the seaweed close to shore. The patio / deck had ample direct sun as well as shady areas where you could retreat once you caught enough rays. I agree with one review that this is really not a bed and breakfast in the sense we are used to enjoying. A delightful basket of fruit, yogurt, cans of fruit juice, and a yummy loaf of pumpkin bread was placed just outside our door at 8AM sharp, but there was not a "breakfast" or a central dining area for eating, etc. We are used to a full breakfast being offered by hosts of the B&B's we have visited, so this was a bit of a disappointment. Should have asked when we initially contacted the office. But this would not in any way keep us from staying here, as right down the street, well within walking distance, are several wonderful places where you can get great breakfasts. I took a brief stroll down the lane while my wife slept in and brought back a swiss and mushroom omlette from the authentic Mayan Cafe just around the corner. The cooked it to order with whole wheat toast and fresh homemade salza that was just delightful and all this rounded off our breakfast with the basket goodies as a side. This is a place where you can expect to be left alone! Not bothered by the proprietor every time you turn around. Key was left under the mat when we arrived mid afternoon, and we didn't even see anyone until after breakfast the next morning. When the staff did arrive, they were very kind and helpful with our requests. Second floor would be a good idea, and our room number 4 was on the corner, although all the lower rooms open out onto delightful garden areas which were very attractive. I prefer the balcony with the heighten view, but my wife was a bit longing to sit in the lounge chairs nestled among the flower gardens below. All in all, just a super experience, much better than we would have expected, WELL worth the price, and we will definitely want to return at our earliest opportunity!

  • Liked — Location, right on the sea-side, with waves and seagulls and harbor w/ al the sights and sounds!
  • Disliked — Not a full breakfast as might be expected with a B&B; patio could use tidying and some flowers.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
6 Thank miklskon
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Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2006

This is a great little hidden gem. It is right on the water on the Pillar Point Harbor. There are six rooms and each fronts the water-very peaceful and romantic. The room was basic but very nice and clean. It does include a small kitchenette. It isn't truly a bed and breakfast-they deliver a basket of yogurt/pastries/fruit to your room each morning. The inn is located in an industrial harbor area and if you didn't know it was there-you wouldn't know it was there-very private and romantic. Tne inn is within walking distance to a few great restaurants-Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant and The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. The only negative is that we stayed in a room on the first floor and could hear the guests above us when they would walk around or go to the bathroom. I would request a 2nd floor room. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Oh yes, the fog horn goes off every 10 seconds ALL day and night long, it sounds like a distant horn but I guess that could bother some people...

  • Liked — waterfront
  • Disliked — slightly uncomfortable beds
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank mattandcindy
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Property: The Inn at Mavericks
Address: 346 Princeton Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4039
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront Inn at Half Moon Bay Located in the seaside village of Princeton-by-the-Sea, just a few minutes north of historic Half Moon Bay, The Inn at Mavericks is nestled on a small bluff overlooking picturesque Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Each of our six spacious suites provides unobstructed panoramic views of the harbor and ocean beyond. The Inn at Mavericks offers superior accommodations: Memory foam beds, luxurious fine linens, oversized soaking tubs, gas burning fireplaces, and cozy sitting areas. All suites have their own private deck or patio where one can enjoy the beautiful, captivating, and ever changing evening sunsets. In the distance, the fog horn can be heard, assuring all vessels safe travels into and out of the harbor. The Inn at Mavericks is within easy walking distance to superb restaurants, unique shops, mountain and shoreline trails, white sandy beaches, and the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 
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