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Seal Cove Inn

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

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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.

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Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.9

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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 !!


Absolutely Gorgeous B&B - Didn't Want To Leave

5 on May 09, 2013

This place is immaculate and amazing. We arrived late and the staff had a welcome package for us at the door. We happily made our way to our luxurious room and then to explore the gorgeous grounds. WOW! We were able to enjoy the flowering gardens a bit before the sun set and we were just in awe. It's a peaceful haven and so close to the ocean. After a delicious self-serve breakfast in the morning, we went down to the marine reserve for a walk and to explore the tide-pools. What fun! We wished we could have stayed much longer at this peaceful retreat. The only negative was that the lady at the front desk in the morning didn't seem to enjoy her job much. At other B&B's we've stayed at, the hosts have been inquisitive and bubbly. That was not the case here, but we still enjoyed our time so much.


Splendid Retreat

2.8 on April 13, 2013

After lots of research, I chose Seal Cove Inn for a short get away with my mother, and I am happy I did. Driving into the grounds of the Inn we were very plased with the secluded and charming Inn. The grounds and building are lovely - old world styling by the sea how can it get better? Seal Cove In met my expectations overall. I did exepect a lovely experience and was not disappointed. Our room was spacious, a bit understated in terms of decor, but very nice. The view out of our balcony was what we came for - overlooking the backcourtyard and onto the forest of cypress was breathtaking. We enjoyed the special touches; a bottle of wine in the in-room fridge and the fireplace ready to go for a cozy fire. The only part of the experience that was not on par was the breakfast. Unlike the generous and plentiful evening treats of fresh artichoke dip, cheese and breads, the breakfast was scant and not well hosted. When we arrived downstairs for our breakfast, along with another couple, it was awkward because there was not enough food left in serving dishes for us and no host/hotess there to greet us or let us know they would be serving more. More food was eventually brought out - and it was good - but the breakfast service in general could be improved. I will go back to Seal Cove Inn, this time for two nights. I am also now interested in visiting other Four Sisters Inn locations.


Relaxing retreat so close to home.

4.4 on March 21, 2012

My husband and I spent a lovely day and evening at the Seal Cove Inn and we were so pleased with our stay that we plan to return soon. The rooms are spacious, nicely appointed, and comfortable. The location is so close, yet you feel so far away. The fireplace was wonderful but the wood burned quickly and we would have liked to have more wood included in the price of our stay as it was a cold, wet weekend. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff was very accommodating. Coffee served to the room in the morning upon request is a wonderful touch. We highly recommend the Seal Cove Inn!


Exceptional Place to Stay for a Weekend Getaway

5 on February 17, 2012

The staff was amazing....this is a well apportioned property. Very cozy, clean and welcoming. This was the perfect getaway and not very far from home....but it felt as though you were in another world....very relaxing. I highly recommend staying at Seal Cove.... We loved our stay and will be back again.


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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

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

Cypress Grove Superior Guestroom

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

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

The Apartment

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Adjacent to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve., Vista oceano

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

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