Half Moon Bay Lodge
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Had a lazy start, checked out and left our bags and went find somewhere for breakfast.. We ended up in the 'Hollywood cafe' where the signature dishes were named after film stars. I went for a James Dean having decided against Marilyn Monroe and Mike had Vivienne Leigh.. They were huge! Bit strange having fruit and fried food on ...
... car travels along the Embarcadero, then thru the city center out to the Castro district. We took a car back that was from the '20s, wooden seats, etc. We got off at pier 45 and caught a bus back to the motel. After a rest we went out to catch a bus to St Peter and St. Paul Church for the 5 o'clock Mass. It was a nice service but very poorly attended. We then walked up ...
... at the cloud covered Golden Gate Bridge and finally stopped at the San Francisco park to stretch our legs before the car journey, and we saw some really pretty flowers and it was a really nice park. Then it was onto Half Moon Bay! We found a wonderful hostel in a lighthouse!! Well it was a little small to sleep in so we were actually sleeping just next door! And then we found a nice little spot for dinner, oh and a ...
... so I was excited for her in this accomplishment. We got blasted with lots of color & when we returned to our hotel for a shower, we got quite a few strange looks from all the rich hotel guests that were checking in.
When we finally headed out of the hotel, we decided on going to one more museum: the Cable Car Museum. The best part was it was free =0) As with a lot of museums I go to, I always end up learning about things I didn't know there was to learn about ...
... san fran, and they drive out there is visually unbeatable. One of those towns that makes you feel like your at home the minute you get there. Main street has cute little shops from local people selling goods and clothes, along with great little homemade food cafes. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Half Moon Bay Lodge
We arrived late and were tired. The facility smelled of duraflame logs (no longer allowed real wood) which was a huge turnoff for a "romantic" getaway. Party revelers were running around in the parking lot outside our room. The heater in our room didn't work. Hotel staff couldn't fix it. No manager on duty. There weren't enough towels. Room decor dreary. The balcony must have been an afterthought because one had to take a rather dangerous step down onto it through the sliding door. No room service. TV remote didn't work well. At checkout, we were overcharged $40 on our credit card which we discovered a day later. The hotel did not correct the mistake until the following Monday. Will not stay here again.
Restful weekend close to home
Wonderful weekend at the lodge only 20 minutes from home: Quiet, cozy and comfortable. Lounging in the spa watching the silent fog wisp through the cypress was a delight! Friendly staff, well-decorated rooms, delicious breakfast, and local charm... Will go back!
The Best Kept Secret
I just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know what a wonderful stay we had at this hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable, especially the bed. I love hotels that put a clean sheet over the blankets. The free bottled water was a great touch. The free breakfast every morning was an added bonus. The person in charge was always making sure everything was well stocked and clean. The music in that room was also very relaxing. Whomever put all the details together for this hotel should be complemented on a job well done. This hotel is one of the best kept secrets.
My family and I stayed here for 3 nights, expecting a bedroom community atmosphere. The hotel staff was friendly, we were upgraded to a Terrace Room (a little more room and a bigger balcony), and the continental breakfast was pretty nice---mostly pastries and breads. The hotel room was clean, but the furniture was somewhat run down. Location was perfect, just off of Highway 1, although would probably choose a location closer to the beach next time.
We stayed only one night in Half Moon Bay to be closer to the airport. Picked this hotel based on price and reviews. The hotel is a two story affair, clean and tidy for the most part. The staff at the desk were exceedingly helpful and pleasant, and kudos to them. The continental breakfast was also fine. The room was large with 2 king beds, and we had lots of room. Only complaint was that it took an hour or two with the patio door open to air out the room, which had an overabundance of residual cleaning solution odor. Take note that there is no air conditioning, although none was required so close to the ocean. We ate dinner at Pasta Moon on Main Street, and it was very good. No cheap, as complete dinner + wine was $100. Service was good and food was great. Not much to do in HMBay, however, so don;t plan on spending several days.
The room smelled like mildew when we walked in. We got the two room suite and it did not look like the picture on the internet. Basically they way overcharge for a very basic room. Not many amenities either. Its not worth the 275$ per night thats for sure. we stayed at an Embassy Suites in Monterey the next night and it was much nicer and had more amenities. Don't pay extra to stay here its not worth it.
The room was sizable and comfortable. The location is right off the highway and close to the most beautiful views. However, they list being right on the golf course as an advantage !?!?! We found the lawn movers going when we arrived at 3pm and again the next morning 630 am. It was an unlucky break. Next time I would choose a better location - you could go no where without getting in the car.
What a terrible experience at this hotel! We arrived to find out this is a hotel with no air conditioning. So when I called the front desk to confirm this, the girl asks, "Well, if you would like to leave your sliding door open for air tonight and you are concerned for security, we can move you to the second floor" (I should have picked up the hint here). So we moved to the second floor and at 12:30p.m. we are awakened to someone on our balcony knocking over a chair and we can see them through the crack in our curtains. We immediately yelled, called the front desk. NO ONE CAME to our room until we called back again 5 minutes later. They then did call the police which responded quickly.
Had a great time at Half Moon Bay
We just returned from a trip up the California coast and our visit to the Half Moon Bay Lodge was one of the real highlights. The lodge exceeded our expectations. The room was large and nicely decorated and the beds were the most comfortable of our trip. The pool area with hot tub and fire place were very attractive. The grounds were nicely landscaped with beautiful flowers everywhere. Our only problem was some noise from the room above us the first evening. We were promptly moved to the second floor the following night which was much quieter. We loved the early morning horseback ride on the beach at Sea Horse Ranch, kite flying on the beach and shopping on Main Street. The Half Moon Bay Lodge is the perfect place for a relaxing few days in this scenic area.
We had a wonderful stay at the Half Moon Bay Lodge. It has the feel of a fancy hotel, with lots of attention to detail (well-stocked library in the lobby, freshly baked cookies in the afternoon) for half the cost of that other place down the street (The Ritz-Carlton).