Ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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
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.
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
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Florida

A lovely getaway destination!

Posted 30-Jun-2017
Pros: Huge room with fireplace and patio viewing the lovely gardens.
Cons: Our room was around the corner from the living area. It would be a good idea to tell guests to not use that room socially after 10 pm.
Location: Quick drive to superb restaurants and quaint shops...walking distance through the woods to access the beach.
If you are looking for that special place that is tucked away from the crowds, is a beautiful facility, lovely grounds, and close access to the ocean...this is the place!
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Jul-2017 by J Knudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Patti, We couldn't be happier to know our welcoming and serene ambiance proved perfect for your coastal getaway! Thank you for appreciating the beauty of our inn and gardens as well as our ideal location. Our spacious rooms and room amenities are some of our highest praised qualities, and we l ove knowing they enhanced your visit. We truly enjoy hearing from our guests and will take your suggestion into careful consideration, thank you. When coastal serenity is next on your wish list, we'll happily be waiting to welcome you again.
4 out of 5
by Timothy

Quiet, comfortable and naturally beautiful

Posted 02-Jun-2017 on Hotels
Quiet, very natural setting, clean and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
05-Jun-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Timothy, It sounds like our tranquil slice of the California coast was exactly what you were craving; thank you for your glowing praise! Providing guests with a clean and welcoming getaway surrounded by the picture-perfect beauty of Half Moon Bay is always a pleasure, and we're delighted to have had the opportunity to greet you. We hope to welcome you again for more soul-nourishing serenity.
5 out of 5
by Michael

Wonderful getaway

Posted 28-May-2017 on Hotels
Such a great spot - love walking on the bluffs above the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Michael, You certainly know how to make our day bright; thank you for the glowing five-star review! We're delighted to hear our stunning location and the tranquil walking trails outside our door all enhanced your time with us. We hope to welcome you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Peaceful and serene

Posted 14-May-2017 on CheapTickets
Pros: We loved the peaceful environment. The grounds were great. Balcony was perfect. Breakfast was perfect. The fireplaces in the rooms were nice.
Cons: Love it just the way it is. Bathrooms could be updated a bit.
Location: Fitzgerald Marine preserve was a short walk away. Seal Cove was a little further. Restaurants were close. Pillar Point was a mile away.
What a great place for a getaway. Lovely and this is our return visit. We plan on coming here again. The proximity of the beach and amenities is awesome yet it is still set back and a very private and intimate environment. They really have something special here. It seemed like we were the only ones there. We had a great time.
Comment from Hotel Management
16-May-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, Coastal serenity is our specialty, and we're smiling to know it was exactly what you were looking for! We take great pride in welcoming our guests to enjoy our beautiful gardens, room amenities, and fresh breakfast; we're very happy to know these qualities impressed. Thank you for your feedback regarding our bathrooms. We're dedicated to always improving, and your comments are essential to our efforts. We'd love to welcome you for a third visit when the tranquility of the ocean and our inn next call to you.