Ratings based on 113 Verified Reviews

4.8 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
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
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.
5 out of 5
by William

A wonderful Retreat

Posted 29-Apr-2017 on Hotels
A great place. Very restful and picturesque , Staff was very accommodating. A winner for sure!
Comment from Hotel Management
01-May-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello William, Your high praise has set our hearts to dancing, thank you! It sounds like you've discovered our specialty, coastal tranquility. We couldn't be happier to know it was exactly what you were looking for. Our team is sure to be delighted when they hear that their superb service helped ensure your stay was spectacular. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon for another taste of luxurious relaxation.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 24-Apr-2017
Stay was OK but not as before. Now more midern. Non carpeted floors. Trouble with our electronic room door lock. Single staff person overloaded with multiple guests
Comment from Hotel Management
26-Apr-2017 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for allowing us another opportunity to welcome you, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope the small snafu with your door didn't dampen your 82nd birthday celebration. It was our pleasure to immediately assist you, ensuring your visit wasn't interrupted. We hope your next stay is already in the planning; we'd love to welcome you again.