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“Not exciting but functional for a night”
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Coastside Inn
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Placentia, California
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not exciting but functional for a night”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Room was relatively small but functional for an overnight stay. Prices for rooms in Half Moon Bay are a little on the high side due to its coastal location/reputation. This motel is a little high in price compared to similar motels in other non-coastal locations. It's not a place you'd choose for a memorable multi-night visit. It's a cookie cutter generic sleep one night kind of place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Vallejo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We went down for the 2013 Mavericks! We were greeted by very friendly staff. The room was very clean. The bed was awesome, comfortable and huge. Rooms had all amenities: microwave, refridgerater, hair dryer, good heat, free internet access, great shower with variable showerhead. Good free breakfast! Beach 5 minutes away by car. Downtown 2 minutes away by car. Restaurants within walking distance (close). We'll be back.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room Avoid noisy upstairs neighbors.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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San Jose, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

this hotel is the best one on the coast it has a great price and great location
it has free internet
they also give breakfast with your stay
every room has a frig and microwave
the staff was great
it is my fav place on the coast

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Ana, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Ended up at this hotel last year as a last minute change of plans. This year, I shopped around first before booking. After looking at all the locations, prices, and amenities. This one has, by far, the best value for your money. The breakfast was still great, the location was perfect, and it is one of the least expensive hotels in the area. A year later and the staff was still very courteous so I had to up the overall rating to 5/5.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank KesaH
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

I was looking for an efficient, clean place to stay for a quick overnight business trip to Half Moon Bay. I got most of what I was looking for.
Somehow the computer showed two reservations under my name, only one with a credit card number. This took at least 15 minutes and a call to the supervisor to straighten out. Really?
The room was as expected for medium low end motel, but here's the bizzare part. Even though all the rooms directly face Hwy 1, and the morning sun, there are no solid drapes. Most Hotels have the dual, semi-transparent drapes and blackout (solid) drapery. This only had the semi-transparent drapes. Even for an old guy, it's kind of creepy to undress under these circumstances. I'm sure in the daylight, you cannot see in, but at night if I can see the car headlights, it sure feels like they can see me as well.
Other than that, it was fine.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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5 Thank Stano49
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We were on a road trip and needed to spend the night at Half Moon bay. We weren't particular but just wanted a decent, clean place to stay. Coastside Inn fit the bill very well. The place was pretty much empty on an October Sunday night, so even though we specifically asked for an upstairs room based on other tripadvisor reviews, it wasn't particularly necessary.
The room was quite noisy given its proximity to the road, but not to the point where it affected our sleep.

Out of all the places we stayed at on this trip, Coastside Inn was probably the cleanest and most pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank VLPacific
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Stayed here for a business meeting at a nearby location. Staff were very accomodating and friendly, and the continental breajfast was just right. Lots of very good restaurants close by and beach is a short walk away.

Room Tip: All rooms face California rte 1 though no noticeable traffic noise
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Coastside Inn

Property: Coastside Inn
Address: 230 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-8207 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Half Moon Bay)
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Coastside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is AAA Diamond certified as well as Green Certified through the California Green Lodging Program. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coastside Hotel Half Moon Bay
Holiday Inn Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn

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