Mill Rose Inn

615 Mill Street , Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1726 USA (Show map)
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An intimate country retreat hidden away from the road, yet within walking distance to the ocean, and the historic old town district of Half Moon Bay, renown for its boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. All the conveniences of a world class hotel and the charm and gracious services of a small country inn are beautifully combined here. From the moment you enter our Half Moon Bay Bed and Breakfast… …You’ll recognize that this is a place like no other. Valuable antiques and watercolors, opulent décor, and period furnishings create an ambiance of relaxed elegance. This unique environment is the creation of Terry and Eve Baldwin who in 1978 began renovating and rebuilding their 1901 cottage into the first Bed and Breakfast Inn on the San Mateo Coast, and have opened their hearts and home to welcome people from all over the world for the past 38 years. Located 28 miles south of San Francisco and 36 miles north of the heart of Silicon Valley on the breathtakingly beautiful California Coast, the Mill Rose Inn a Half Moon Bay Bed and Breakfast is the perfect venue for a special celebration, reunion or business meeting, or an elegant English country garden wedding. The Mill Rose Inn invites you to spend a night or a weekend in the comfortable luxury of an English country garden by the sea. The Innkeepers and their staff welcome you into a world of tranquility and romance.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great Place to Stay ... In Half Moon Bay!

5 on May 26, 2017

My husband and I recently stayed for 3 nights at this beautiful B&B. The Inn Keepers are lovely and could not do enough for us ... they made our stay enjoyable and relaxing from the moment we arrived till when we left. The breakfasts were outstanding ... Delicious and different ... With more than ample servings. We were given many extras and our second floor suite was amazing! It was beautiful, very clean, quiet, and comfortable. We look forward to returning there the next time we go to visit our friend in California.

Innkeeper Response
We enjoyed having you as guests and we hope to see you again. Warmly, Eve and Terry

- Terry (innkeeper)

What a gem!

4.6 on May 08, 2017

Spent the weekend curled up with a great book in the cozy window seat in my room at the Mill Rose Inn. My room overlooked the gorgeous garden which, at this time of year, is home to dozens of varieties of roses and other flowering plants. The gas fireplace made things even cozier, not to mention the private spa on the property! Breakfast was wonderful, the always-available coffee, tea, wine and cookies/desserts were a real treat. The property is just a few blocks from downtown Half Moon Bay where I had a spectacular meal at Pasta Moon. I couldn't have been happier with my stay, and I can't wait to return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, kindly. We hope you come back soon. Warmly Eve and Terry

- Terry (innkeeper)

All the extras make up for no ocean view

3.6 on May 18, 2014

We made last minute reservations as we couldn't get in to our usual B&B and were extremely happy. They thought of everything and I mean everything! We will definitely be going back and recommending to our friends. The Inn actually DOES look like the pictures, unlike other websites that like to embellish, this one is the real thing, what you see is what you get. You won't be disappointed.

Excellent B&B

4.8 on June 02, 2013

We stayed here for our anniversary. Rooms are really very nice and charming. I like the fact that there are lots of extras that are included in the base price. The Inn is walking distance to the beach and to downtown Half Moon Bay. There is extensive info about dining and the innkeeper gave us excellent recommendations for dinner.

First bed & breakfast experience

5 on February 26, 2012

We had never stayed at a bed & breakfast before and chose one from the site. The only one available for a last minute getaway was Mill Rose Inn. The inkeepers were very friendly, very accommodating, & very informative. They provided almost everything you could think of in the rooms and in the community areas. The room was very quaint with a gas fireplace. The had a private hottub in an enclosed gazebo. It was a very romantic area. In the morning they provided breakfast at 8 or 9 in your room or in the dining area. It was a very delicious breakfast, It was the best experience for first timer.

What a warm, inviting place.

5 on December 12, 2011

Upon arriving at the Mill Rose, we were greeted with a beautiful array of flowers and a warm, inviting Inn. The service was impeccable and the rooms beautiful and cozy. I woud highly recomend this inn.

Perfect Weekend

5 on November 03, 2011

What an excellent establishment. Hospitality, common areas, food, rooms, amenities -- all outstanding!

Romantic Get Away

4.4 on October 30, 2011

This is a wonderful retreat place. Only blocks from town yet a world away from the hustle and bustle. The gardens are beautiful and lovely. Terry, the owner, gave us superb attention. He made dinner reservations and reserve our time in the jacuzzi spa quickly and was very responsive to our requests. We stayed in the Baroque Rose Room and it was lovely--filled with antiques. The in room decanters of brandy and sherry is a great touch. The sherry was yummy--especially after a long day of sightseeing and walking about the town.

wonderful romantic getaway

5 on October 26, 2011

My wife booked the Mill Rose Inn for a couple of nights, just for a weekend getaway. Didn't know what to expect, as soon that you walk into the gate you can see the passion of the Innkeepers because its like walking into a rose paradise. Terry is a caring very professional person,he will cater to any whim that you wish very accommodating. Lewis Louro We met Eve the next day what a lovely lady full of elegance with her hats, her cookies and slice of cakes that you can consume anytime are better than any dessert that you buy at restaurants,fresh and full of flavor. The gourmet breakfast that is served downstairs or room service by Terry is fantastic, rooms are very cozy and brilliant decorated for its age. There is wine and sherry all over the place I'm sure they are trying to get you drunk to have a good time, but there is no need because you have a private spa that you can have with your loved one, or spend time on a rainy day like we did watching hundreds of movies provided by Terry free of charge. We will be staying again.

Don't miss this one!

5 on October 06, 2011

We had a lovely 2 night stay at the Mill Rose Inn. The gardens were lovely during the day and just as pretty at night, being illuminated by thousands of tiny lights. The breakfast was excellent and was served in a beautiful breakfast room facing the gardens. The innkeepers were very hospitable and provided cheese trays upon request, homemade fresh cookies and cake available all day in the dining room, complimentary brandy and liqueur, plenty of bottled water, candies in the room, everything you can think of to make your stay even more enjoyable. Of all the B&B's we've stayed, this one was above and beyond our expectations.

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Rooms & Rates

Bordeaux Rose Suite

A favorite of honeymooners, this romantic two-room 1st floor suite features a queen carved oak bed with a floor to ceiling lace canopy, adjoining sitting room has a full size sofa bed by the fire which can sleep a third guest ? Spacious bath with Italian marble walk-in shower and double whirlpool tub provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Baroque Rose Room

This charming 1st floor room leads to our garden courtyards and includes a queen brass bed with a half canopy and a table for two by the window with garden views. In the private bathroom, a greenhouse window and glass walk-in shower enhance the setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Botticelli Rose Room

Spacious and private this 2nd floor room is in a quiet corner overlooking both of our gardens making this one of our most popular rooms. A king size bed faces hand painted fireplace and bay window sitting area. The luxurious bathroom includes an 8 foot vanity and a claw foot tub with brass shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Renaissance Rose Suite

Our most versatile suite. Spacious elegant and very private, this two room 2nd floor suite with vaulted ceilings has bay windows overlooking gardens, king size bed and fantastic sunset views. Adjoining suite has a sofa bed that converts into a queen for a second couple. Luxurious bath with an 8 foot vanity and claw foot tub with brass shower sets a regal mood.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Briar Rose Room

A romantic mood takes over in this luxuriously appointed 2nd floor bedroom. Vaulted ceilings frame cozy table by hand painted fireplace at foot of brass queen size bed. Claw foot tub and shower in private bath adorn the setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Burgundy Rose Room

In this 2nd floor burgundy hued room has an inviting window seat that frames spectacular sunsets and vaulted ceiling angle over a queen size feather bed. A cozy table for two, warm fireplace and private bath with a claw foot tub and shower complete the room and make this one of our most popular choices.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Small town


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 25 miles

Directions to property:

280 to 92 west Left at first signal Main Street, Right at first Stop sign Mill Street 2 blocks on right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Ano Nuevo Elephant Seals, Filoli Estate, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , In room Refrigerator, Tea / Coffee Making Facilities, Iron / Ironing Board, Sofabed / Foldaway / Z-Bed, Free San Fancisco Chronicle Newspaper

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Elephant Seals, Filoli Estate, Redwood forests, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Fri - Sat or Sat - Sun and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: If you are going to arrive after 9pm Please give me a phone call. 650-726-8750 We regret that we can no longer give refunds. Full room credit will be given for a future stay if you give us at least 5 days’ notice. If we receive less than 5 days’ notice a room credit will only be given if we are able to resell the room. Also trip insurance is available .travelinsurancereview/?sbed+and+breakfast+travel+insurance



Terry, Linda, & Eve

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 8:00 or 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian