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Beach House at Half Moon Bay
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Beach House at Half Moon Bay in May. We had a two night stay and got the deluxe ocean view room. The room was amazing. It was cozy, comfortable, spacious and had a very nice view. The fireplace was a nice touch and we used it both evenings. We did not miss the air-conditioning as it was plenty cool enough with the windows open. We arrived on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend so it was very crowded. Parking was at a premium in the lot and cars were parked alongside the road for as far as you could see. It turned out that the fog rolled into Half Moon Bay just as we were pulling in to the city and didn't roll back out till we left. That made for some not so nice views of the beach and less than perfect conditions. However, I am sure that had the sun been out it would have been a beautiful place to enjoy the ocean views.

We loved the Aveda products as part of room. I am a huge Aveda fan so this made me very happy and made it seem a little more "upscale". We had the continental breakfast both mornings. The dining area is small but nice. The only problem we had was that on the first morning most of the tables weren't cleared and there were stacks of dirty dishes on them. Did not notice this the second morning so perhaps they were short staffed the first day. The balconies for the rooms are small as others have noted. There is enough room for a couple of chairs and you are literally right next to the guests in neighboring rooms. This was not an issue since the weather prohibited us from sitting outside anyway but I can see where it may be an issue for some. You can also definitely hear the fog horn but having been there during heavy fog I can certainly see why it is important. We adapted pretty quickly to the sound and were able to tune it out for the most part.

You are indeed within walking distance of Sam's Chowder House. We did have lunch there one day. The place is always packed so you are better off making the short walk from the Beach Club. As far as other restaurants and the downtown areas...it is a short drive to visit them.

During our stay, my husband and I went to the Ritz to check it out. Gorgeous area and for some reason less fog but while the Beach Club is definitely not the Ritz, it certainly is nice place to stay with wonderful rooms and was very relaxing.

Room Tip: Definitely go for the deluxe ocean view room. The views of the roadway or Sam's Chowder House w...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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DD_Yountville, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Dear TravelMel1,

Thank you for your comments and you choosing the Beach House for your Memorial Day getaway. We are very nicely located to restaurants in the Harbor and shops in town. We very much pride ourselves on our personalized service to our guests and very much look forward to seeing you again (hopefully in the near future!).

Best regards,

Matthew Daubenspeck
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed in a great Ocean View Room for the Annual Pumpkin Festival and had a great time. The Staff were great to us, the room was ready early as we had asked. The Breakfast was very tasty and had enough choices for us an our two toddlers to eat before we checked out for the day. We will definately be back soon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We are happy you chose to stay with us during your visit to the annual Pumkin Festival. Thank you for you kind comments regarding our staff and breakfast. We hope to see you again when you return to Half Moon Bay.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

This hotel is right on the beach and walking distance to several restaurants. The room is big and very comfortable. The complimentary drinks and breakfast were wonderful lots of healthy options and they refilled everything constantly. Loved the pool and hot tub that overlooked the beach it is open very convenient hours which is great when traveling with kids. My only complaint and it was a pretty big irritation was the room gets very hot at night and we couldn't seem to get the heat off and if you opened the window you could hear the fog horn every 12 seconds. Other that that it was a wonderful place to stay I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you not only enjoyed your stay here at the property, but also our wonderful surroundings. We have the front desk staffed 24 hours a day to help ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay. Thanks Again!

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

For my birthday this past March, I searched for hotels in Half Moon Bay and came across the Beach House. The hotel is located in the northern part of Half Moon Bay, away from the downtown area and some of the main beaches in the area. I picked this hotel partly for it's location, right next to a wonderful beach for surfing, and for it's great price (about $220/night for a junior suite).

The room was great, enough for the four of us that were staying in the room. It was a junior suite so there was no separation between the living room and the bedroom but it was fine. The room had a deck and a partial view of the beach. There was a fire place, fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. The room included a king bed and a sofa bed. They had said the sofa bed was a queen but I think it was more a double bed.

Check in and check out was a breeze. We came in during the early evening and were treated to their wine and cheese hour. The receptionist was great, offering to help us with any dinner or night time plans that we wanted to make. Breakfast in the morning was a nice spread of breakfast favorites like bacon, fruit, muffins, croissants, and coffee. The following morning, we grabbed some coffee to go and walked along the beach watching the surfers out in the ocean.

Overall, the hotel was a great stay for me. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The room was the perfect fit for my group of friends and was just spacious enough for all of us. And finally the price was just right for the weekend. I will definitely be coming back for another stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you for your kind comments regarding friendliness and helpfullness our our front desk staff. We strive to provide excellent customer service to all our guests. Thank you for choosing the Beach House for your special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our first time visiting Half Moon Bay. I booked a Penthouse Junior Suite based on the reviews I read on tripadvisor.

The Beach House has a relaxed casual atmosphere. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff in a cozy lobby with a fire burning in the fireplace. In the morning there is a nice continental breakfast with fresh cut fruit,whole fruit, local pastries, coffee and tea, and juices. We were lucky enough to have fabulous weather so both morning we ate our breakfast on the patio overlooking the bay and harbor.

Our room was well appointed and luxurious with nice little touched throughout. We stayed in October 2013 and the weather was perfect. We slept both nights with our sliding glass door, that overlooked the harbor, opened. The bed was perfect with a comfy down comforter that kept us warm through the night. We liked the sound of the fog horn blowing at the end of the breakwater entrance of the harbor, although others may find it annoying.

We really enjoyed the location as we were able to walk to very good dining next door at Sam's Chowder House, and further down at the wharf. There is also direct beach / trail access via stairs from the hotel. Within a 5-10 minute drive we were in Downtown Half Moon Bay, and on the day we left we were in the Marine District in SF within 40 minutes.

Overall we had a very good stay and would not hesitate to stay again, or recommend the Beach House to others.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We are so glad that you had such an enjoyable time with us! We are pleased you chose the Beach House for your first visit to Half Moon Bay. We love hearing that our guests are able to relax while enjoying our wonderful view and location. We hope to see you on your next trip to Half Moon Bay!

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We arrived at The Beach house for the last night of our Californian trip and we were not disappointed! Our room (Penthouse Junior Suite) was wonderful and the view from our balcony spectacular. We opened a bottle of wine, sat on our balcony, enjoyed the sun and watched the world go by. It was the perfect end to a perfect trip!
We would certainly recommend this hotel and hope to make a return trip next year when we plan to spend more time. Thanks to all on reception and especially the lady who found me some milk so that I could enjoy a lovely cup of tea!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are are so pleased that you were able to spend you last night in California at the Beach House! We look forward to seeing you next year for a longer stay. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed at the Beach House since the Ritz Carleton was sold out. We found the Beach House to be a lovely hotel with a wonderful location for a reasonable price. We stayed in a top floor suite for less than half the price of a non-view room at the Ritz! Our room overlooked the ocean and we feel asleep listening to the waves and the foghorn. So nautical and charming! Our hotel was walking distance to the International HMB Marathon, so it was a perfect place to stay since I was racing. When I inquired at the Ritz, I was advised that there was not even a shuttle service offered for the race! I would stay at the Beach House again, and highly recommend it. Free continental breakfast was included every morning as well as wine & cheese each evening.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Beach-House_10, Front Office Manager at Beach House at Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear Alexa R,

Thank you for your comments and for choosing the Beach House! We find we have a great location and find ourselves grateful to be considered among the Ritz. We have exceptional room, well thought amenities, and a professional, caring staff. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Half Moon Bay!

Best regards,

Mtthew Daubenspeck
Front Office Manager

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Address: 4100 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5219
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Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
Price Range: £193 - £331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach House at Half Moon Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reminiscent of a private Nantucket summer home, the Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor. Just 25 miles south of San Francisco, the hotel features 54 spacious loft suites providing the perfect romantic getaway or retreat for the entire family. Each guest receives complimentary high speed internet access, full continental breakfast and parking. Take advantage of the heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific. ... more   less 
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