Seal Cove Inn

221 Cypress Ave , Moss Beach, CA 94038-9646 USA (Show map)

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About

Your private hideaway is just a 30-minute breathtakingly scenic drive from San Francisco. Discover our updated high-end ten-room Half Moon Bay hotel north of the picturesque Half Moon Bay. We’re uniquely situated on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, sheltered by a towering grove of cypress trees. Reminiscent of a European manor house, Seal Cove Inn features the exclusivity of just 10 comfortably appointed guest rooms, with sliding glass doors that allow guests to hear waves crashing beyond. Each has a gas fireplace, luxury linens, robes and bath products and either a garden terrace or a balcony. Guest suites overlook acres of county parkland with the ocean beyond. The room amenities and As You Wish concierge services offered at Seal Cove Inn Half Moon Bay hotel seek to provide you with an extraordinary experience. During your visit to Half Moon Bay, if there is a local product you’d like to try or a service we can provide that would make your time with us exceptional, please don’t hesitate to share your wish with us.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

A treasure!

4.6 on March 08, 2016

We ended up staying at the inn because our flight got cancelled and then we couldn't find any reasonably priced hotels in San Fransisco. So glad we found the Seal Cove Inn. We had a relaxing stay and loved all the "extra" amenities. On the day we went to San Fransisco, they packed our breakfast "to go" and on our other morning, they delivered it to our room. It was so elegant and tasty. Fresh cookies in the afternoon, wine at 5pm and the walk to the ocean is so close. All the seals on the beach were so fun to see. The staff was so nice, especially Marsha and Stacie. The Inn is kept up meticulously and is very clean. The gardens are beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay and would absolutely recommend it.


Best Kept Secret

5 on March 08, 2016

Gorgeous property. Peaceful walk to incredible beach. Kindest hosts. If you're looking for a relaxing place to stay, you can't beat this B&B. We're coming back and bringing friends and family.


Hoped for more

3.8 on July 10, 2015

This is a beautiful inn with great hospitality but I would have wished for a little more. Coffee in the room, and a hot breakfast rather than cereal and muffins was what I expected. Also, we had a problem with the comforter which gave my husband an extreme case of hives, so we were forced to leave a day early. We have hopes that we can use this night again, and it will be a better experience.


Lovely, beautiful, comfortable, thoughtful

3.8 on July 10, 2015

The Seal Cove Inn was a perfect place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The location is phenomenal... just a really short walk to the Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, where you can go to explore low tide pools filled with marine life, and Seal Cove Beach, which is FILLED with seals. It's also a short walk to the Moss Beach Distillery. We had a lot of fun sitting on their patio with drinks while watching the bay, petting cute dogs, and playing a board game (which we brought). A short drive takes you to the harbor, where you can kayak with the seals, leopard sharks, jellyfish, and bat rays. It's pretty magical. Beyond the location, the Inn is stylish and yet really comfortable, with gorgeous gardens that are filled with rabbits. Kevin made sure we always had anything we needed, answered all of our questions, and served us delicious breakfasts. We never made it to the evening wine chats, but I highly recommend the afternoon cookies! Best chocolate chip cookies I've had in a long time. We'd definitely return. Thanks for a great stay.


Quaint and Quiet

4.6 on February 28, 2015

If you want a nice quiet place away from the crowds, this is the place. You can walk to the beach to see the harbor seals and further down the reserve. A good place to just relax. Will go again.


Great place for a weekend get away

4.0 on February 06, 2015

Great location and great staff. Very quite, just what we were looking for.


Charming and Private, with Beautiful Gardens

5 on May 20, 2014

The hotel is truly a Bed and Breakfast, with more charm and warmth that you can expect. The inn is spotless, the three course breakfast is delicious. Small plates and wine in the evening before venturing out for dinner , an evening stroll on the beach or just relaxing in the wonderful garden and patio adds a special touch to your stay. The hotel hostess on duty was very attentive and the owners where warm, friendly and made you fell welcome and at home. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST YEAR!! and wishing you the best in the coming year


hidden gem in Half Moon Bay

4.6 on January 02, 2014

My wife and I love this place! It is a perfect escape from Silicon Valley. The property is beautiful and the location is ideal with walking distance to the marine preserve and seal watching. We always use the bikes Seal Cove has available for a nice ride into town. The staff is always pleasant- especially Maya. We love both the happy hour and breakfasts. Looking forward to our next visit!


OK

3.2 on October 31, 2013

We only stayed one night on our way to our main destination. We were in and out quickly and did not spend much time there.


Beautiful Location !!

2.8 on September 02, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in a lower garden patio room #3. Seal Cove Inn is a beautiful inn, and in a beautiful location. It has pretty views of the garden where we saw bunnies and quails, and the groves. We were greeted by Mia, who was a very pleasant hostess:). The rooms could use some updates, adding some color with the drapes, bedding, update the mustard yellow headboard, new carpet, or no carpet would be nice, just some refreshing, bed was too hard could use a better pillow top, and the tv was too small. Would be nice to have a coffee pot in the room, an ice machine in a common area for guests, and more art work on walls. Breakfast was gourmet, and pretty good. It would be nice if they offered breakfast delivered to your room, instead of all having to go into dining room between 8:30-10:00. Also, it would be great if they offered wine, and horderves between 5-7 like the other bed and breakfast inns. It was our 24th wedding anniversary, there was a nice note from the inn placed in front of 2 bottles of seal cove inn water........a bottle of wine would of been nice :). We would definitely go back to the Seal Cove Inn !!


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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Balcony Guestrooms

Our Deluxe Balcony Guestrooms feature a Cal King bed, 1 touch gas burning fireplace, door opening to a private balcony with views over the garden to the ocean beyond, bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination, two luxuriously soft robes, alarm clock radio with bluetooth capability and flat screen television with full cable lineup and HBO. Rates include our signature Be Replenished Breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine in the evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

A Deluxe Garden Guestroom

Our Deluxe Garden Guestrooms are on the first floor and feature a Cal King bed, 1 touch gas burning fireplace, door opening out to the garden, bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination, two luxuriously soft robes, alarm clock radio with bluetooth capability and flat screen television with full cable lineup and HBO. Rates include our signature Be Replenished Breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine in the evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cypress Grove Suite

Our Cypress Grove Superior Guestrooms, on the second floor, are our largest and most luxurious rooms at over 500 square feet. They each feature a Cal King bed, 1 touch gas burning fireplace, private or juliet balcony with views over the garden to the ocean beyond, large bathroom with a jetted spa tub and separate shower, two buttery soft hooded robes, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock radio with bluetooth capability and flat screen television with full cable lineup and HBO. Rates include our signature Be Replenished Breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine in the evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Garden Guestroom (ADA)

Our Deluxe Garden Guestrooms are on the first floor and feature a Cal King bed, 1 touch gas burning fireplace, door opening out to the garden, bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination, two luxuriously soft robes, alarm clock radio with bluetooth capability and flat screen television with full cable lineup and HBO. Rates include our signature Be Replenished Breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine in the evening. This guestroom has been modified and complies with most of the 1991 ADA accessibility standards.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Apartment

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Adjacent to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve., Oceanview

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Wedding Facilities , The amenities and services offered at Seal Cove Inn align with our philosophy of Nourish Your Soul by satisfying all of your senses. Gaia Essentials handmade moisturizing bath and body products, Ultra-soft Comphy brand sheets, Cuddledown premium pillows – both down and synthetic, Art featuring stunning images of the surrounding area, Daily gourmet Be Replenished Breakfast that may be ordered to your room or al fresco on our patio, Evening wine reception featuring small production local wines with our signature nut and fresh herb mix, In-room spa services (with advance notice) and a partnership with a local day spa, Access to EQ Fitness for a small daily use fee, Electra "Townie" 7-speed bicycles available for use on a first-come, first-served basis, Gourmet market basket picnics-to-go (24 hour advance notice required), Back-pack style beach chairs and beach towels available<br> “I Forgot” list of convenience items at Front Desk, Complimentary business-class WIFI throughout the property, computer, and printer access

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Whale watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM to 8PM
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Saturdays and holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card to hold the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Guests must cancel their reservation 7 days prior to check-in to avoid a charge for the full amount of their stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kelly and John Dayan

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Be Replenished Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Option to package breakfast to-go., Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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