Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach
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... to see what it would cost to live here. $1.5M for a house on the water is not too bad. We roll through Pacifica and I'm shocked by the ocean front Taco Bell right next to the beach. Must be the best placed Taco Bell on the planet. We see our first surfers in Pacifica... a bunch of old dudes... old like me... they are pulling wetsuits on and heading out as I wonder what those guys do for a living that allows them to surf on a weekday, but I guess thats all about the choices you ...
... 18 miles / 24 km) which was a quick pace especially as the usual olympic distance triathlon involves a 40km bike ride! The Pro fields had quite a few Ironman distance athletes in the ranks which is usually race 100s of km a race on the bike, and many more in training of course, so this, as well as the above swim info and below run info ;) is why it makes the race so unique, ...
... a bit of a chore.
I had picked our hotel as its restaurant was on the 39th floor and was touted as having one of the greatest views in SF. Cool to watch the sun go down and the city lights pop up with a 360 view of the bay and city hills. As usual Eva was oblivious and watched Jungle Book for the one millionth time this trip as we watched the moonrise.
We did what tourists do in San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge (just us and a load of Asian tourists) ...
... and easy to skate on. It was really fun even though we felt like idiots compared to all the other young girls training, and as they did flying split jumps landing on one skate, we congratulated ourselves on not falling over. Seriously, the comparison was ridiculous.
And of course, retail therapy was required after this. We shopped, again, at Union Square, and I still managed to come out of it with more stuff. What a surprise! One of the best shops ...
... tough luck you're going to miss it, even though it's their fault the lines are so long, what an ********, I was so ****** off. Then once we got to the security and the lady looked at our tickets and passport to let us through she gave me this look like I'm an idiot and said "you ain't gunna make that flight" it then took another 5 minutes to take off shoes, jackets, belts and get iPads out of bags then step through the big X-ray then put everything back in the bag. I was panicking ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach Half Moon Bay
A wonderful getaway...
We just returned from a wonderful stay in Half Moon Bay. The weather was perfect, nearly 70 everyday and the town was busy with the Maverick's surf contest. I have to say none of this mattered when we entered our room.
I was surprised with how large our room was and how close we were to the water. A little two lane road was all that seperated us from the powerful ocean. The sound of the waves and the two person jacuzzi had almost put me into a trance, but my honeys tummy was growling and we had to set off for food.
The desk staff was welcoming and attentive. They knew exactly where we should go to eat and how to get there without having to sit in traffic. We forgot a few items in our flurry to leave the house and get to HMB as soon as possible, but the staff didn't flinch, they reached into a drawer, grabbed two toothbrushes and a razor, gave us each a cup of coffee and sent us back to our room...we loved them for it!
Breakfast called to us each morning. The buffet was perfect. My honey could eat as many blueberry pancakes and sausages as he wanted or as little of the fresh fruit as possible. We just hated to leave so we extended and stayed a third night.
We have been home for two days and have already booked our return trip. We fell in love with the town and most of all found an escape that feels like home without the dishes!
Worst ever.. property going downhill
It is so sad to see this property how it is now. I have stayed here two times prior to this visit. The views are wonderful, you can actually hear the ocean from your room and balcony. The property itself has really gone downhill, lots of maintenance issues. Broken shades, broken heater and fireplace, dirty sofas and carpets, the windows need a good cleaning. We used to have a tray full of wonderful breakfast items delivered to our room. Not anymore, we go to the lobby and have a self serve mini breakfast. The people who work there are nice but very rushed and can't really answer any questions. We would walk down the street for dinner which is nice. We will not be back, it is really sad to see the property that has full potential go downhill.
Not terrible, but disappointing
Having conducted extensive research into where to stay on my trip to California, I selected the Cypress Inn thinking it would be a luxurious B&B conducive to a romantic vacation. I relied on the TripAdvisor opinions in making this decision and unfortunately, was disappointed. I don't know if this property has recently changed hands but I found that my experience was much more similar to the recent critical review than the earlier positive ones.
We stayed at the Cypress Inn from August 22, 2005, to August 24, 2005. We chose to stay in the advertised "new" Lighthouse building, which is described as the Inn's newest property with updated and extensive amenities. All the promised features were present in our room, but I was very surprised at the claim that the rooms were a new addition. First, the room rate for Pigeon Point was $325 a night. I received a discounted rate of 30% off based on Internet representations on the Inn's website. As an aside, the Inn gave me a very difficult time about this on booking and did not want to honor it despite the fact that no limitations were placed on the offer on the website. Anyway, the point is that I did not pay the full $325 thank goodness because I would have been very disappointed; the room was probably worth no more than $200 based on its condition. The carpets were stained and worn, the paint was chipping, the hot tub was continually leaking into the carpet, and the couch was just old, stained and not inviting. The deck was extremely small and had only two cheap plastic chairs. Generally the room was just a bit shabby; not unclean, but it felt more like staying in someone's old guest room than in a supposedly luxurious Inn. The price of the room leads one to believe that you will be getting more than what is actually there.
The Inn is also lacking in customer service compared to what you would expect at a high end B&B. We arrived for check-in at 1:00 and the clerk treated us like we were crazy for expecting to check in that early. He did not refer us to any place to wait or give us an estimated time for check-in. Also, housekeeping did not give us additional toiletries, coffee mugs, or glasses after we used them the day before. We saw in the guestbook in the room that this was a repeated problem based on what guests had written before. The breakfast was adequate, but the website advertises that the Inn will bring the breakfast directly to your room if you want, which they no longer do. You have to go to the lobby. There were several complaints in the guestbook about this as well.
The Inn was OK: the bed was very comfortable, the view is incredible and it is right on the water. The room had a private entrance and there was no noise from other guests. The bathroom was OK also. It was OK, but I would have been very upset had I paid $325 for an average room that does not live up to its supposedly "luxurious" appointments.
Note: If you choose to stay in the Main Inn, I saw from my time in the lobby that several of the rooms are right off the lobby and those rooms are probably significantly less private.
Fantastic View and Friendly Service!
My wife and I stayed at the Cypress Inn for three nights in late March of this year. This was our first visit to this area and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were blessed with sunny 75 degree days and crystal clear nights while in Half Moon Bay.
As for the Inn, from beginning to end our stay was relaxing and made all the more pleasant by the staff. All were ready to help with any question we had about day trips, etc. We stayed in the Mavericks suite - an extra-large room with cathedral celilings, fireplace, balcony, and separate jacuzzi tub. The room was immaculately maintained, the linens were fresh and soft, and everything worked wonderfully. The view of the Pacific Ocean and especially the setting sun was magnificent. The roar of the ocean was plainly heard in this room. We were literally twenty feet from the sea.
The daily free breakfast consisted of bacon and sausage, juices, breads, and fruits. Also, one morning pancakes were served and another morning a delicious casserole was brought out. I certainly did not find the breakfast lacking in any way. The afternoon snack was also quite a spread. This included wine and fresh vegetables, dip, etc.
When we return to the Bay area we WILL stay at the Cypress Inn again.
Badly stained carpets and some cleanliness issues. In much need of renovation - very tired property. Two of blinds in room were broken, one of which we fixed and the other could not be repaired. Breakfast was a tiny self service buffet and not what was expected at a $300 a night B & B.
The Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach is one of the best bed & breakfast we have stayed at! The staff was very hospitable and helpful about the cute Coastside town.
My boyfriend and I especially enjoyed the cloud-like feather beds, delicious appetizers, and irresistable breakfast. Being so close to the ocean that it puts you to sleep - a more than relaxing treat.
It won't be long until we visit the Cypress Inn again, that is for sure!
We had the most romantic weekend we've ever spent together. We had in room breakfast in bed! Everything was perfect, even the weather, how do they do that?! We can't wait to return!
The ultimate in a relaxing retreat! Excellent and personable staff, delicious breakfast, beautiful rooms, and great view. What more could anyone want?
My husband recently "ran away" to Half Moon Bay for a long weekend away from the kids and the Sacramento heat. I had heard of Cypress Inn through tourbooks and on the internet and decided to stay there because of all the "extras". What a great find! We stayed in the El Cielo room on the 2nd floor of the main house. The room was beautiful (exactly what was pictured online) and the view was extraordinary. It was like we were staying right on the beach. We were lulled to sleep every night by the sound and smell of the ocean!! The room came with a gas fireplace to keep things warm and cozy and heated tile flooring so your feet will never touch a cold floor. Nothing beats having breakfast in your room in front of the ocean next to a fireplace! Wow!!
Your room comes with breakfast (delivered to your door upon request), hors doevres and dessert (both served in the lobby). Every day, the menu was different. Our 1st day, we had Peaches N'Cream french toast for breakfast, pesto & sundried tomato pizza (plus a local bottle of red and white wine) for hors douvres and cookies for dessert. The 2nd day was Mexican Frittata for breakfast, artichoke-cheese dip & crackers for hors doevres and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. What a treat!
The staff was especially helpful and friendly. Have the front desk make dinner reservations for you and they'll get you a great oceanview window seat.
If you decide to stay here, all the rooms in the main building are ocean front. The Lighthouse and Beach House rooms have great oceanview rooms depending on which room you get.
This was probably the most relaxing weekend trip we've ever taken!
Perfect couples get away!
We can't say enough great things about this romantic B&B. We first stayed there 8 years ago the night we got engaged, and recently went there for a fun night away from the kids. They have expanded & added more rooms over looking the ocean with jacuzzi & fireplaces in the rooms. We love the 2 minute walk down to the classic Miramar restaurant where the food is excellent. The conceirge was really nice, helpful & knew all of the history of the inn. 5 star-no doubt!