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Zaballa House Bed & Breakfast

324 Main Street , Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 USA (Show map)
3.9
37 Reviews
$89 - $299
per night

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About

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.

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Overall
3.9

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service3.9
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining3.8

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Really enjoyed my stay

4.2 on October 20, 2014

PROS: beautiful house, very nice people, comfortable and quiet room, delicious breakfast CONS: hard bed and hot -- no fan or air conditioning. I would stay there again and bring my own fan.


Nice, but some employees need customer service training

3.0 on October 09, 2014

My husband & I stayed here for our anniversary. Checking in & on our last day customer service from the staff was great. We checked in late the room was very hot & stuff. We thought that just opening the windows would be fine. So that is what we did before going out for dinner. Came back still hot & stuff. (Keeping in mind that it was unseasonable warm. Also we were inside the original house.) The next day we asked for a fan to be put in the room. (This is when the poor customer service started). The lady working that day did not even look at us while speaking with us & came across more like we were a bother being there. When we came back that night there was no fan & the hand soap we were using the day before was gone without a replacement. We had to ask for both. The new woman that was working made it sound like there was no fans on the property at all, but finally found one for us. The only reason I did not give a lower star on the Service is because the ladies that helped us check in, check out & serviced us breakfast on the day we checked out were wonderful. We don't think they should be punished for two other bad employees.


Excellent Anniversary Stay

5 on September 17, 2014

We had a great time, we just came for one night to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary, but it was memorable. Yummy breakfast in the morning!


Not the best room....

3.2 on August 25, 2014

We've stayed here numerous times, and this stay we were not in the main house, but in the annex. Our room was huge, but very plain. In comparison to the main house, there was not much character, and there were a few quirks also. The toilet didn't function very well, and there was a leak in the shower...drip, drip, drip.... I will return, but will request to be in the main house.


Wonderful Place

3.6 on August 24, 2014

This establishment has a great location, our room was wonderful and the main house (there is a modern wing where the rooms are more than adequate and not at all modern hotel sterile, but not "standard" Victorian, etc B&B style) is absolutely charming. The hostess is a hoot and Half Moon Bay is a great weekend getaway.You do need to appreciate coastal cool, fog and clouds.


Nice enough

4.0 on August 18, 2014

First off the cost was very good so I knew not to expect too much. The house itself is very nice and if you get to stay there it's probably lovely. If you stay in one of the detached rooms it's pretty much like any 2 star hotel but bigger and very sparse. Our room had two couches a wrought iron bed with two side tables. There were three pictures on one wall and the rest was bare white. The blinds looked like they'd taken a beating but the bathroom was a good size and very clean. There was just this huge empty space on the non-bed half of the room. I asked my husband why he thought there was so much room - he said, "Must be for square dancing". Anyway, our room was very warm and stuffy but the heat was not on. We opened the windows and it cooled down nicely, but as soon as we closed the windows it got all hot and stuffy again. Very hard to sleep, plus the bed wasn't terribly comfortable. In the morning we went to breakfast and there was quite a nice spread of fruit, granola, chocolate chip banana bread, bagels and cream cheese but I saw no quiche that everyone always talks about. I asked the girl behind the counter if this was all of it and she said, "Yes." I said something about the quiche and then she said, "I'll get you some. Spinach or ham?" Uh, so if I didn't ask, I don't think we would have gotten any. It was good and everything I had tasted homemade so I was satisfied. Because Zaballa House is right on Main Street it's a nice way to start the morning with a walk up and down the street and stop in all the little shops. Very cute little town feeling. I think for the price it was acceptable, but if you're looking for really special and you can't get into the actual house, look elsewhere.


Zaballa Stay

4.6 on August 06, 2014

Great room, great service, great stay


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.


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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

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

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Countryside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 20 miles

Directions to property:

1 block South Highway 92. 4 blocks East Highway 1. 20 miles Southwest San Francisco Airport

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

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David Cresson, Jr.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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

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

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