Ratings based on 92 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from MN

Beautiful B&B

Posted 23-Sep-2016
Staff was so welcoming. Such a cute place, spacious rooms. Breakfast was good. Restaurants within walking distance.
Comment from Hotel Management
28-Sep-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello LZ, Our team is truly spectacular; thank you for appreciating their dedication. It always makes us smile to know our tranquil coastal home, spacious rooms and delicious breakfast ensured your visit was nothing short of wonderful. It sounds like you enjoyed some of the gourmet cuisine our area is proud to offer. Now that you’ve experienced how serene a coastal getaway with us can be, we hope your next visit is already in the planning.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 22-Aug-2016
Will definitely go back. Beautiful place, great staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
26-Aug-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, We’re whistling a happy tune after reading your wonderful review, thank you! We truly love providing our guests with a serene escape on the coastal bluffs of California, and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from San Diego

Posted 15-Jul-2016
This place was romantic, and thoughtful and so relaxing that we will definitely be back.
Comment from Hotel Management
16-Jul-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello MP, The highest compliment we can receive is a return visit, and we can’t wait to welcome you back! We love hearing that our guests had a relaxing time with us. It delights us to know that you found our staff thoughtful and our location and design romantic. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit.
5out of 5
by John

Posted 15-Jun-2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Jun-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello John, Thank you for the fabulous five-star rating; it means a lot to know our guests enjoyed their time with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future for another tranquil visit to the coastal bluffs of California.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Palo Alto

Charming, pristine - perfect getaway!

Posted 07-Jun-2016
Pros: The staff were just outstanding. The garden setting is beautiful. Rooms are lovely.
Cons: Tiny thing we forgot to tell them: someone needs to unclog the shampoo/body wash dispensers in the shower. They don't quite work.
Location: Walking distance to the beach - tide pools, sea lions. Good walking, hiking, and also a place to ride horses.Very close to wonderful restaurants, bars
We got a welcoming confirmation call from Kevin, asking if we needed directions. We were warmly greeted, and because we were early and just wanted to drop our bags and head to the beach, we were given lovely back-pack-lounge chairs with towels and water bottles and sent down the beautiful path to one of the loveliest beaches in this area! It is quiet, has limited access, offers beautiful sand, as well as tide pools, an area of resting sea lions, and a nice spot to just relax and read the paper. When we got back, Sharon tended to our every need, helped us line up dinner reservations, offered us a glass of wine and spiced nuts (do NOT miss -- she will even give you the recipe.) The room was spacious, gas fireplace, fabulous locally-made bath products, doors onto wide garden with our own adirondack chairs where we could watch bunnies nibble the greenery. You fill out your selection of breakfast items, which are served in your room, in the breakfast area, or packed to go if you are rushing for a plane! The breakfast was beautiful and delicious. Oh yes, and there is an espresso machine at your beck and call, as well as waters and soft drinks. The Inn was created by Karen Brown (of the B&B Book fame) - she really knew how to make a perfect little hideaway, no kidding. It is our new getaway spot. Oh yes, for dinner, we tried La Costenera - really different Peruvian small dishes. Fantastic, and stunning views right on the water. A perfect night away!
Comment from Hotel Management
11-Jun-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello CB, It truly sounds like you appreciated the tranquility and natural beauty surrounding our home; we couldn’t be happier! Your visit to our beach sounds storybook perfect in every way. We’re very proud to be known for our attention to detail and exemplary service, and it’s fantastic to hear those qualities helped ensure your visit was all you had hoped it would be and more. We’ll be sure to pass your comments along to Kevin and Sharon; we know it will make their day. Our Be Replenished breakfast is always a guest favorite, and we love that you feel the same. Half Moon Bay offers an impressive variety of gourmet dining with spectacular views, and we’re sure future guests will be thankful for your recommendation to La Costenera. Thank you for bringing the bathroom dispenser issue to our attention; we’ll look into it right away. We hope to welcome you again soon; sea lions, bunnies & coastal serenity will be waiting for you.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great venue and fabulous staff

Posted 26-May-2016
Fabulous , fabulous, fabulous. I wold stay there again
Comment from Hotel Management
01-Jun-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Pete, We wish you could see the smiles your glowing review has created here! Thank you for your compliments on our inn and our wonderful team. We love knowing you’d welcome another visit with us; we hope the opportunity comes soon.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles

Fantastic weekend. Felt very taken care of.

Posted 10-May-2016
Will definitely be coming back. Kevin gave us great dinner recommendations! Everyone was wonderful. A fantastic find.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-May-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Kim, Hearing that our team took such excellent care of you has put smiles on our faces, thank you! There is no shortage of gourmet cuisine right here in Half Moon Bay, and we’re delighted that Kevin’s suggestions were exactly what you were looking for. It’s wonderful to know that your travels will bring you to our coastal tranquility again; we look forward to welcoming you back.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Columbus, OH

Very nice, clean and the staff was exceptionally p

Posted 09-May-2016
Pros: Convient to all points of interest
Cons: Could use microwave and chest of drawers in room
Location: Excellent center point for area siteseeing.
Close to San Francisco so we were able to travel both North to the city and NAPA Valley, and South to 17 mile highway and Carmel. Seahorse ranch (nearby) provided excellent beach horseback excusion.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-May-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Tom, It was a pleasure to welcome you for an unforgettable coastal getaway; thank you for allowing us the opportunity. We couldn’t agree with you more; our location puts the best of San Francisco, Carmel and Half Moon Bay at your fingertips! Thank you for your in-room suggestions. We’re dedicated to always improving, and feedback from guests like you is an essential part of that goal. You’ve discovered a guest favorite, Seahorse Ranch; their excursions always delight. We hope to welcome you again soon; relaxation and adventure will be waiting for you.
5out of 5
by Amy

Beautiful, quiet inn with superior service

Posted 21-Apr-2016 on Hotels
We had a wonderful night away in this beautiful, quiet inn. The staff were incredibly service-oriented and helpful. We walked to the beach and to a local restaurant for dinner. The setting is so incredibly peaceful, this is a perfect place to unwind!
Comment from Hotel Management
02-Jul-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Amy, You’ve discovered two of our gems; our dedicated team members and the serenity of our coastal home. Thank you for appreciating our décor and extra touches in our inn; these are just some of the ways we love to welcome guests. A casual stroll along the beach ending with a fine meal at one of our local restaurants sounds like the perfect evening in our book. We hope to welcome you again in the future when the tranquility of the ocean next calls to you.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Very nice and comfortable inn

Posted 08-Mar-2016
Pros: The room, the common areas, the gardens.
Cons: The breakfast could be improved. It would be nice to have eggs other than hardboiled and hot coffee and tea at the table.
Location: Many beautiful hikes along the cliffs and in the hills. Close to the charming Half Moon Bay.
We had a lovely and very clean, very quiet garden room. The staff was very pleasant. The inn is near the beach and several beautiful hikes.
Comment from Hotel Management
09-Mar-2016 by J Knudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, We’re wearing glowing smiles after hearing that your visit with us was so wonderful. Thank you for appreciating our spacious rooms and renovated inn. Your feedback regarding our Be Replenished Breakfast is greatly appreciated. We’re dedicated to continually improving and ensuring our guests enjoy a fantastic stay with us; your feedback is an invaluable part of that goal. We’re sure you’ll love to hear that we offer an all-day coffee station complete with an espresso machine and a selection of high quality organic teas. We’re so happy to know you mirror our own thoughts — our location is one of the best aspects of the inn. We love that it’s along the coastal cliffs and just minutes from the many experiences offered on the beaches and in town. Working and living here means we can fully take advantage of all this too! Come again and we may just give you a guided tour.