Ratings based on 96 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
98% 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.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from US

Not quite up to our expectations

Posted 07-Nov-2016
The inn is located near the ocean but there is no view of the ocean from the inn. Upon arrival and departure be prepared to carry your own bags. Since we were traveling for 8 days our bags were large and heavy. We arrive late and were exhausted from traveling all day. There is no elevator. Our room was on the second floor. Nuff said The staff was friendly and will bring you a very nice breakfast of fresh fruit and cereal and bread basket every morning. However there is no coffee maker in the rooms and they refused to bring us coffee. So we had to leave the room to go downstairs to their coffee maker in the lobby to get ours. which by the way, they pass on their way to your room. Weird! Outside those little quirks the Inn is beautiful inside and out. If hiking is your thing the ocean is a short walk and there are trails along it. Beautiful views from the bluffs above the ocean.
Comment from Hotel Management
09-Nov-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Thomas, It's always wonderful to hear when the coastal beauty of our area is truly enjoyed by our guests, thank you! It's wonderful to know you enjoyed the fresh breakfast delivered to your room and that our team made you feel welcomed. We're sorry to hear that our coffee was not convenient for you, and we hope the quiet nature of our common areas helped ease your discomfort. Although most of our guests prefer to customize their own beverages as you did, we're always happy to bring a simple coffee to a guest room when requested. We appreciate all your feedback; hearing from our guests is always valuable. We hope you'll consider another visit when you next desire a relaxing escape to the coast.
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.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Romantic getaway

Posted 04-Sep-2016 on Hotels
Would benefit from room service, restaurant on site, and early check in (charge extra). Beautiful room, comfy bed, gorgeous gardens. Secluded. Perfect for romantic getaway. Staff very attentive and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
07-Sep-2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello, Serenity is one of our most complimented qualities, and we’re thrilled you loved it as well. Thank you for appreciating our décor, comfortable beds, romantic atmosphere and gardens. Our team uses every minute between our generous 12pm check out until check-in at 3pm to ensure each room is ready to provide an exceptional stay. Our team is sure to be smiling when we pass along your praise for their high level of service. Your feedback is invaluable, and we’ll take your thoughts regarding room service and dining into careful consideration. You’ll love to hear that our As You Wish concierge service is available to help arrange any dining options, including meals delivered to you from the many gourmet restaurants in our area, that you may desire while visiting. We hope your travels bring you to our coastal home again in the future.
5out of 5
by Roger from Sonora

Anniversary Get-away

Posted 31-Aug-2016 on Hotels
We spent our 50tg Anniversary at Seal Cove Inn. It was a great choice. There was excellent amenities and a super breakfast which was served in our room. The wine hour was also very nice. We also appreciated the sodas and water that were complimentary. It was also an excellent location and easy to get to.
Comment from Hotel Management
07-Sep-2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello Roger, Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary! We’re so very happy that you chose to celebrate with us. It brings a smile to our face knowing that our romantic location, delicious in-room breakfast, and decadent wine hour made your stay all the more special. It’s our pleasure to offer complimentary beverages for our guests, and we’re glad you enjoyed these. We hope to see you again!
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 Brooke from Verdi, CA

Baby Moon to Half Moon Bay

Posted 11-Jul-2016 on Hotels
A beautiful inn, with amazing garden grounds. The breakfast was beautiful and fresh, the 5:00 wine hour was delicious and staff was relaxed, friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Jul-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Brooke, We’re honored to have had the opportunity to welcome you before such an amazing event; congratulations on your upcoming addition! The serenity provided by our coastal home is our idea of perfection, and we’re delighted to know you feel the same. We’re also very happy to hear that our breakfast and evening wine reception fully impressed. Our team is truly exceptional (yep, we’re proudly biased), and your appreciation is sure to make their day, thank you. We hope to welcome you again in the future for another well-deserved getaway.
5out of 5
by Dan

Posted 05-Jul-2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
09-Jul-2016 by JKnudsen, Hotel Management
Hello Dan, A five-star review is always guaranteed to make our day, thank you! We’re thrilled your visit to our slice of coastal paradise so fully impressed. We hope to welcome you again in the future; seeing familiar faces is always an extra special treat!
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.