Ratings based on 120 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Fairfax, Ca.

Lovely!

Posted 27-Jan-2018
Beautiful place with lots of gardens and walks to the ocean. Quiet and peaceful. Lovely bfast! They feed the birds every morning and had a couple of visitors this morning, two beautiful foxes! Quite a treat to watch. Perfect!
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Jan-2018 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Vicky, Our location puts some of our favorite things at our fingertips - secluded beaches, diverse local wildlife, coastal breezes - it's easy to fall in love with Half Moon Bay. We take great pride in being well known for our serenity, and we're delighted it was exactly what you were looking for. Thank you for appreciating our fresh breakfast; we'll be happy to pass your praise along to our team. We hope a return visit is already on your wish list; it would make our day to welcome you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Illinois

Tucked away

Posted 10-Nov-2017
Pros: Charachter and the setting.
Cons: Renovate bathrooms and request room other than room 2.
Location: Was shocked at how run down the surrounding area was. Half Moon Bay just a few minutes down the road did offer good restaurant options.
The Seal Cove Inn is tucked away in the trees, walkable to ocean views and the beautiful reserve nearby. If you want to sleep past 8AM however you do not want to be in room 2. This room is right off the entrance and the breakfast area. Luckily there are only 10 rooms at the inn but you are likely to hear every guest coming and going. Once the breakfast dishes start being prepared in the morning the noise level really begins. The breakfast was spectacular and the rooms were lovely however the bathrooms were in desparte need of being upgraded.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Nov-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Krista, It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the easy stroll to the beach and the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve from our inn; it was our pleasure to share these with you! We'd like to offer our sincere apology for any inconveniences you experienced due to noise from other guests or our breakfast preparation. Please rest assured that this is not reflective of a typical stay in any of our rooms. We take great pride in being well known for the serenity that is found throughout our inn, and we'll take your feedback into careful consideration. Your praise for our breakfast and our rooms has us smiling from ear-to-ear. We're dedicated to always improving and we're always happy to receive feedback from our guests. Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding our bathrooms with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future; we plan to wow you and earn a five-star review when you next visit.
5 out of 5
by Tami

Posted 30-Oct-2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
01-Nov-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, Your five-star review is music to our ears, thank you! We hope your next visit is coming soon, more coastal serenity is waiting for you.
5 out of 5
by Bruce

Posted 10-Oct-2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Oct-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, A five-star review is always a guaranteed way to make our smiles grow wide, thank you! We hope to welcome you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Columbia, MO

Terrific location near the beach!

Posted 06-Oct-2017
Pros: See above
Location: Seal Cove Beach is a short 1/4 mile walk through a beautiful grove of Cypress trees. The location is really outstanding.
We really enjoyed our stay at the inn. The staff were friendly, responsive, and the overall experience was outstanding. I stay at a lot of hotels across the country and I would put this one near the top for location, comfort, and overall experience. We will definitely visit again.
Comment from Hotel Management
06-Oct-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Tony, The Half Moon Bay area is filled with so many treasures - pristine beaches, tranquil cypress groves, and delicious cuisine - that every visit here is sure to be unforgettable! Sharing our slice of coastal paradise with you was a pleasure. Hearing that we're so high on your list of best places to stay in the country is a huge honor, and it's creating some glowing smiles around here, thank you! We hope your travels bring you to our door again; more comfort and top-notch service will be waiting for you.
4 out of 5
by Bertha

Beautiful location

Posted 13-Sep-2017 on Hotels
The place was wonderful. Electricity and water went out unfortunately due to weather but they refunded me half of payment which I thought fair.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Sep-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Bertha, We agree with you wholeheartedly, residing on the coastal bluffs of California is a quality we treasure! We greatly appreciate your patience during the recent storm and resulting outages. We are grateful to our diligent local crews and their efforts to quickly restore power and water. Welcoming you again in the future is sure to put an instant smile on our faces; we hope to have the opportunity soon.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 04-Sep-2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
06-Sep-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, Your five-star review has brightened our day, thank you! We're looking forward to impressing you again when you next visit; we hope it's soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Visalia, Ca

Can't wait to go back

Posted 30-Aug-2017
We stayed for one night for our Anniversary. From the moment we walked in the door we were taken care of. We purchased a bottle of wine from John (the owner) which he brought us with 2 glasses. We enjoyed it on the balcony with our view of the gardens and a small view( but enough) of the ocean. The room, bed and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was filling and yummy. We have already shared with our family and friends what a wonderful treat The Seal Cove Inn is. We will definitely go back ❤️
Comment from Hotel Management
05-Sep-2017 by J Knudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Debbie, Knowing you enjoyed a five-star stay has made our day, thank you! We're delighted to have had the honor of welcoming you both for your anniversary celebration. We take great pride in providing luxurious accommodations and superior service; your appreciation for our dedication is a glowing reward. It sounds like you fully enjoyed the serene ambiance surrounding our home while enjoying some wine and the local wildlife; we love your style! We hope a return trip is already in the books because we'd love to have you again!
5 out of 5
by David

Posted 21-Jul-2017 on Hotels
What a delightful place to stay. Wonderful location with beautiful gardens and adjacent cypress grove and nearby bluff overlooking the Pacific. The staff was lovely and breakfast was excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
24-Jul-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello David, There's so much to enjoy - the sights, tastes, and even the feeling of coastal breezes - that every visit is unforgettable. You're right, while our location is reason enough to visit, pairing it with our one-of-a-kind service ensures a visit with us is always at the top of the class. We're also delighted to know you appreciated our fresh breakfast. The only thing we love more than knowing our guests have enjoyed exceptional stays is welcoming familiar faces; we hope to welcome you again soon to our coastal paradise.
5 out of 5
by David

Posted 12-Jul-2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Jul-2017
Dear David - Thanks so much for your 5-star review - it makes our day to know we met your expectations! We hope to see you back on a future trip to our area. Warm Regards - Staff at Seal Cove Inn