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Zaballa House Bed & Breakfast

324 Main Street , Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 USA (Show map)
30 Reviews
$89 - $299
per night

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Oldest house in town, walk to fine shops and quality restaurants. Complimentary wine/cheese around fire in parlor each evening. Everybody loves The Zaballa House all-you-can-eat breakfast. All rooms individually decorated with antiques. Some have double jacuzzi tubs and some have fireplaces. We love good pets-$10.00 extra per night. Convenient for San Francisco and airport. Close to beaches and harbor. We are friendly and have the excellent rates. From cute, Standard Queens, to Deluxe Queens, to spacious Suites. Please note, check-in time is 3pm, but no later than 9pm since the front desk closes each day at 9pm.

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Deluxe Queen room, many have a fireplace, individually appointed with antiques and original artwork. Includes Daily Full Breakfast and nightly Wine and Cheese reception. Certain rooms do not allow pets, call hotel for pet availability.

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$219

Standard Queen

Standard Queen room, individually appointed with comfortable detailing and Fireplace.Casual room with TV. Includes Daily Full Breakfast. Pet-friendly, small dogs are welcome (call hotel in advance to check availability for pet-freindly room), $10 extra per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $79-$209

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite room, fireplace, kitchenette, double Jacuzzi, spacious room with seating area, private deck, high ceiling, large bathroom and tub, TV, VCR, minibar, individually appointed with antiques and original artwork. Includes Daily Full Breakfast and nightly Wine and Cheese reception. Pet-friendly, small dogs welcome for $10 per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$299

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Services3.8
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Dining3.8

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Zaballa House Half Moon Bay

3.4 on April 13, 2014

The location was great - could walk to town and shops. The room was quiet and very comfortable. Would recommend to friends.

Fabulously overlooks the main street!

3.8 on April 11, 2014

This was truly lovely. My husband and I had not stayed in Half Moon Bay before. We went to the Bay Area for a work seminar for him and used the opportunity for a one-night vacation. Zaballa House greeted us with wine, cheese, and crackers in the common area - where we had a great chat with a couple. This place is amazingly central and an excellent choice! Our fireplace didn't seem to work, but we weren't committed enough to having it on to seek help or repair. Breakfast was more elaborate and charming than we expected also. We had a pleasant talk with another couple at the big dining table. It was fantastic. Anyhow, we recommend this place!

Our stay

4.2 on March 21, 2014

The breakfast was amazing, they offered an assortment of wonderful food. The only negative was the fireplace did not work in the room.

Clean and comfortable

3.8 on March 01, 2014

Only spent a night in HMB, but had a nice stay at Zaballa. The room was very roomy and comfortable, though I wish it had a coffee table next to the couch. Note for future travelers - the stores don't open up until around 11, so don't wake up early like I did. :)

Good breakfast, little charm

3.2 on December 10, 2013

Our room was not in the "oldest House" but in a much newer building that was a couple of notches below a Motel 6.

Zaballa House

5 on November 29, 2013

O.K. the room was the Taj Mahal. But it was clean and quaint .Loved the vine and cheese in the P.M. Place is like going to a museum with their displays. The shops surrounding were very cool. Especially the woodworking gallery. Being a woodshop teacher saw thing I only seen in Fine Woodworking. Breakfast was Fantastic. Owner was there and she was a joy to talk to. A bargain I do believe. Meet many couples who stayed here before, even a couple from Texas who has been here 3or so times.

Very friendly service

4.4 on November 24, 2013

Zaballa house was great. The service was excellent and the room very nice. Our particular room was a little too bright at night do to outside lighting. The breakfast is very good, especially the homemade granola.

Can't wait to return asap!

4.6 on July 30, 2013

Met the owner. She's wonderful!!! Can't wait to return asap! Mr.William Robinson/Ms. Kim Santos

Five day stay at Zaballa House

4.6 on July 04, 2013

First, Half Moon Bay is a delightful little town. It has a quiet main street with about anything you would ever want in terms of restaurants, bakeries, and shops. We particularly enjoyed the Pasta Moon. It is an upscale Italian restaurant directly across the street from the inn. All their pastas are made on site. The food, wine, and the service exceeded our expectations. We never had a bad meal in Half Moon Bay and Zaballa House is a convenient place to start your exploration of the town. The Greek Suite a huge second-floor, two-room suite with a king size bed, generous dresser and closet, large bathroom, separate alcove with a HUGE genuine Jacuzzi tub (big enough for four), and balcony from the bedroom. The sitting room had a kitchenette with small refrigerator and microwave, sink, island and bar stools. The plates and silverware were sparse and there were no cutting tools. The sitting room had a full couch and love seat, a large entertainment center with a big flat screen TV and thirty DVD movies, generous coffee table, stand with coat and hat racks, and gas fireplace. The furniture was substantial. The sitting room is big enough you could entertain a party of six. The Greek Suite is a great spot for a romantic get away. Wi-Fi Internet was reliable and good for all but a power user. All the staff was helpful and pleasant during our stay. We would rate the food as very good. The best thing about the Zaballa House breakfast was the fresh fruit. They had berries, cherries, and melons, to be eaten with various breads, granola, yogurt, and cottage cheese. On the weekends they make waffles to order and the specialty of the house every morning is quiche. Guests are given a choice of eating in a sitting room with local newspapers or more formally at a table for eight in a dinning room. It is a pleasant atmosphere conducive to meeting your fellow guests and enjoying a good breakfast.

Awesome Birthday Celebration

5 on March 23, 2013

We had a wonderful time. The room was perfect. The breakfast was good. The service was wonderful. I would definitely go back. Thank you for making our weekend so special.

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Location Type

Beachside, Countryside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 20 miles

Directions to property:

* Take US-101 North toward San Francisco. * Merge onto I-380 West toward I-280/San Bruno * Mergo onto I-280 South via the exit on the left toward San Jose * Take the CA-35 West exit toward CA-92 West/Half Moon Bay/Bunker Hill Drive * Turn slight left onto Skyline Blvd/CA-35 * Turn right onto CA-92/CA-35/Half Moon Bay Rd. Follow CA-92 * Turn left onto Main Street, end at 324 Main Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service , Complimentary Full Breakfast, Newspapers in Lobby

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3PM - 9PM
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: All rooms have 1 Queen or King bed, no rollaways
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Call hotel for availability - $10/day small dogs only

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night room and tax
  • Cancellations: We have a 72 hour cancellation policy. For large bookings we have one week to one month, depending on the size of the booking and the time of year.



David Cresson, Jr.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

The Zaballa staff loves to cook and enjoys meeting people. Sue loves to make quiche's and granola for breakfast. Marian also works for a catering company and will not be out done by anyone with her afternoon wine and cheese. Luz is always helpful and if you are nice she might make you her special waffles with fresh fruit.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 7:30- 9:30 W/D 8:00/10:00 W/E
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

homemade Quiche
Sue's Homemade quiche. You never know what Sue will come up with next but what you can expect is it to be delicious and filling.

Details Diamond Collection

324 Main Street , Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 USA (Show map)

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