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Half Moon Bay California Hotels & Motels

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The Half Moon Bay center is about 1 mile northwest of Downtown Half Moon Bay and 2 miles southeast of Downtown El Granada.

Half Moon Bay is a picturesque Pacific Coast destination in California. About 35 minutes from San Francisco, this town is within reach of major metropolitan amenities, yet it feels a world away. This is a prime choice for travelers who want to escape the bustle of modern life. You can enjoy a leisurely meal with farm-to-table cuisine, take a slow stroll down the beach, or head to the harbor to see fish coming in fresh from the water. More from this guide...

Half Moon Bay Hotels & Accommodations

Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay
+1-888-690-5247
2930 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Two-star Beach property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • The majority of guests found the staff to be very friendly
From$80
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites : 3020 Cabrillo Highway North
+1-888-305-3366
3020 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 27 rooms
From$103
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Coastside Inn in Half Moon Bay
+1-800-881-1523
230 South Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3pm
Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
+1-888-283-3404
407 Mirada Rd., San Francisco, CA 94019 ~1.28 miles northwest of Half Moon Bay
  • Three Star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Zaballa House
+1-866-221-8581
324 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Three Star property
  • 16 rooms in hotel
The Oceanfront Villa / Hotel : 211 Mirada Rd.
+1-866-429-5787
211 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Four star Beach property
  • Check in: 15:00 PM
Best Western Plus Cameron's Inn
+1-888-690-5281
1400 Cabrillo Highway South, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$135
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Oceano Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay
+1-888-690-5247
280 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$259
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Harbor View Inn
+1-888-305-3366
51 Ave. Alhambra, Half Moon Bay, CA 94018
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Check-in: 3:00
  • Road noise was VERY loud
  • Staff was very helpful and friendly
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
+1-800-881-1523
1 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Luxurious 5-star Oceanfront property
  • 261 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Vibe was decent
From$320
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Half Moon Bay Lodge
+1-888-283-3404
2400 South Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Three Star Resort property
  • 2 floors in property
  • The majority of guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
From$175
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Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay
+1-866-221-8581
4100 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Most guests were happy with the bathroom
  • Large microwave
From$255
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Seal Cove Inn
+1-866-429-5787
221 Cypress Ave., Moss Beach, CA 94038 ~4.68 miles northwest of Half Moon Bay
  • Four star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 10 rooms
  • For only 55%, the bathroom was ok
  • Great view
From$350
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Ocean View Inn
+1-888-690-5281
8425 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037 ~5.78 miles northwest of Half Moon Bay
  • Midscale property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Pacifica Beach Hotel - Pacifica
+1-888-690-5247
525 Crespi Dr., Pacifica, CA 94044 ~8.83 miles north of Half Moon Bay
  • 3-star Oceanfront hotel
  • 52 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Most guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Dirty towels on the floor
Howard Johnson Express San Mateo
+1-888-305-3366
2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403 ~8.84 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • Low priced Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Stone Villa Inn
+1-800-881-1523
2175 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403 ~8.92 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Wi-fi intermittent
  • Mattress was thin and hard
Fairfield Marriott Millbrae : 250 El Camino Real
+1-888-283-3404
250 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~9.00 miles north of Half Moon Bay
  • 3 star Airport property
  • 8 suites in property
From$99
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Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport
+1-866-221-8581
1177 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~9.01 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • Midscale Airport property
  • 15 meeting rooms in property
  • Breakfast prices were ok, according to 65%
  • Not very comfortable
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport - Burlingame
+1-866-429-5787
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~9.10 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • 4-star Airport property
  • 26 suites in property
From$125
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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South : 1250 Old Bayshore Highway
+1-888-690-5281
1250 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~9.11 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • 3 floors in property
From$109
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El Rancho Inn Signature Collection : 1100 El Camino Real
+1-888-690-5247
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~9.24 miles north of Half Moon Bay
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Great location
  • Most guests thought it was easy to get to the train station
From$99
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El Rancho Inn Signature Collection : 1100 El Camino Real
+1-888-305-3366
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015 ~9.24 miles north of Half Moon Bay
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$80
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Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport : 777 Airport Blvd.
+1-800-881-1523
777 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 Website ~9.26 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport / Burlingame
+1-888-283-3404
765 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~9.27 miles northeast of Half Moon Bay
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • All guests said the reception staff was great
  • Clean
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Half Moon Bay, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Half Moon Bay hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Attractions in Half Moon Bay are laid back and relaxing. You can tour the Half Moon Bay Distillery or enjoy a tasting at La Nebbia Winery. Children will enjoy the rustic allure of pony rides, hay rides, and the petting zoo at Lemos Farm. From May to December, you can browse local treasures at the Coastside Farmers' Markets. Biking, horseback riding, and boat tours offer ample opportunities to explore the area from a new vantage point.

Half Moon Bay is also a distinctive location for hosting an event. If you want to take your employees away for a rustic business retreat or host a major conference just outside the more crowded San Francisco area, you'll find several facilities available to you in Half Moon Bay. Weddings, family reunions, and special events will all find their perfect home here along the Northern California coast.

Whether you're heading to Half Moon Bay for business or pleasure, you'll find the area has the perfect hotel for your needs.

When to Visit Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay, California, offers comfortable weather year-round. Average temperatures stay between 40 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit in all seasons. There's something special to enjoy no matter when you come to the area. Winters in Half Moon Bay offer a warm respite from other parts of the country. This is prime surf season with the best waves hitting between November and March. Whale watching is another popular activity in winter as California grey and humpback whales migrate to the area.

Temperatures warm gradually in Spring and the waves calm, creating a more family friendly environment along the beaches. The redwood forests are great for hiking during this season, as wildflowers bloom along the trails. Summer is the season for Championship golf in Half Moon Bay. The Ocean Course and Old Course skirt the Pacific bluffs, offering picturesque opportunities for an afternoon on the links.

In autumn you can enjoy the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay. During the harvest season, you can see some of the great local gourds with a visit to a local farm or an afternoon watching the pumpkin parade.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Half Moon Bay, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Half Moon Bay, CA. You can use these line graphs to determine the least expensive dates to book in Half Moon Bay for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Half Moon Bay, California

4 Star Average Prices: $255.51

If you're looking for luxury in Half Moon Bay, your best choice is The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. This elegant resort offers all the amenities you could want including two championship golf courses, a picturesque ocean lawn dotted with fire pits, a 16,000 square foot spa, coastal jogging paths, six tennis courts, and a heated indoor pool. On-site dining is as sumptuous as the destination itself. You can enjoy ocean-inspired flavors at Navio, farm-fresh produce at The Conservatory, and flavorful wines and cocktails at the Cork Wine Bar or Ocean Terrace.

Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay feature marble baths, feather beds, and Egyptian cotton linens. Guests enjoy Asprey bath amenities and rainforest shower heads. Lounge in a terry cloth bath robe, sip a hot beverage from your Nespresso maker, and enjoy streaming entertainment like Netflix and Hulu. For the ultimate in opulence, upgrade to a suite with a private fire pit, gas fireplace, and spacious living room.

The Half Moon Bay Lodge is another luxurious option in the area. The property's amenities include a heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and outdoor fireplace. Business travelers have access to 3,600 square feet of event and meeting space. Mornings begin with a complimentary continental breakfast featuring hot favorites like waffles to help you start on the right foot.

Guest Rooms at the Half Moon Bay Lodge feature a Keurig coffee maker, flat-screen television, and wood-burning fireplace. You can step out and enjoy the fresh air from your private terrace, plan the next day with complimentary Wi-Fi, or cozy up for the night in a luxurious bed. Upgrade to a suite for a kitchenette and separate living area in your room.

Affordable Hotels in Half Moon Bay, California

3 Star Average Prices: $202.13

Though the hotel rooms in Half Moon Bay aren't the most affordable picks in California, there are a few options that stand out for prices significantly lower than the rest. The Coastside Inn is one of the most budget-friendly choices in the city. This is a Green certified hotel that's friendly both to pets and the environment. Standard rooms feature a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and flat screen television. You can upgrade to a balcony suite for a more spacious room, or choose the apartment suite for a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and living room equipped with a Bluray/DVD player.

The Historic Zaballa House Bed & Breakfast is surprisingly affordable for its amenities and ambiance. Guests have access to the home's welcoming and comfortable living area. Mornings begin in the elegant dining room with a gourmet breakfast buffet. Complimentary wine and cheese are available for guests as well. Each room at Zaballa House is distinct, furnished with its own selection of antiques. Most rooms feature a fireplace. Private bathrooms are available with antique or whirlpool tubs. Select accommodations offer kitchenettes as well.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Half Moon Bay

2 Star Average Prices: $131.56

Best Discounts in Half Moon Bay, California

If you're a frequent traveler, one of the best ways to get discounts on your travel is to participate in a loyalty program. These give you points for each stay so you can earn special rates and other perks over time. Americas Best Value Inn & Suites in Half Moon Bay offers deals through the Vantage Rewards Program.

Many hotels have seasonal offers that will help you cash in on special discounts or packages during your stay. These change often, so you'll want to check availability as you're preparing to book your room. The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay offers several creative options like a Fire and Wine package or S'more Romance package.

The Half Moon Bay Lodge offers packages with special savings for extended stays, or discounts on the links when you book a room at the hotel.

Best Value Options in Half Moon Bay, California

If you want to maximize value during your stay, you'll find several mid-priced hotels that provide a host of amenities to add comfort to your visit. The Harbor View Inn is a value-packed pick that offers a continental breakfast each morning. Guest rooms here feature a microwave and refrigerator, HBO, over 100 television channels, and free Wi-Fi.

At America's Best Value Inn & Suites in Half Moon Bay, you'll find a spacious room with a mini-fridge and microwave so you can keep snacks and drinks close. Mornings begin with a continental breakfast so you'll never leave the hotel hungry. Complimentary wireless internet is available throughout the hotel.

The Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay is another value choice with plenty of amenities. This hotel features complimentary WiFi as well as copy and fax services to help business travelers get more done. Guest rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker so you can store and prepare all your favorite snacks or small meals. An exercise room offers convenient recreation, but you may find the hotel's beach access more alluring for your morning jog. A complimentary hot breakfast each morning will give you a bright start to your day, no matter what your agenda holds.

Dining in Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay offers outstanding dining locations, many of which highlight its unique coastal flavors and local produce. If you're looking for a distinctive taste of the area, make sure you pencil the right restaurants in to your agenda. The Flying Fish Bar & Grill has offered stellar seafood to its diners since 1992. The måçenu highlights simple seafood in comforting preparations, like fish tacos, seafood cioppino, and fish and chips.

Sam's Chowder House and Oyster Bar has been a staple of Half Moon Bay for a decade. You'll find a fresh daily shellfish selection and daily fresh catch as well as chowders, gumbos, salads, sandwiches, and more. Private lobster clambakes are available for groups and gatherings where you want to enjoy an authentic taste of the coast.

If you're in the mood for simple diner fare but you want a unique twist for your vacation dining, try Daddy-O's. Here you'll find made-from-scratch comfort foods using time-tested family recipes. Stoplight Chili, gourmet grilled cheeses, and signature hot dogs with unique additions make this a must-taste stop in the area.

If you're looking for a beautiful beachside escape for your next vacation, Half Moon Bay has everything you need. The diverse collection of hotels here includes everything from low-cost rooms with all the basics to luxury suites with access to the spa and on-site golf. Start planning your next Californian vacation here now.

FAQs about hotels in Half Moon Bay

What are the most favored hotels in Half Moon Bay?

Grand Hyatt at Sfo, Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach and Best Western Plus Cameron's Inn are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in Half Moon Bay?

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, The Oceanfront Villa and Oceano Hotel & Spa are the top 3 luxury hotels near Half Moon Bay city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Half Moon Bay?

Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay, Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, and Coastside Inn are the properties closest to Half Moon Bay city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Half Moon Bay cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Half Moon Bay can be as cheap as $131.56 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Half Moon Bay cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Half Moon Bay has been $202.13 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Half Moon Bay cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Half Moon Bay has been $255.51 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Half Moon Bay?

Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach, Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay and Seal Cove Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Half Moon Bay?

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, San Francisco Airport Marriott and Fairfield Marriott Millbrae are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Half Moon Bay?

Best Western Plus Cameron's Inn and Best Western Coyote Point Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Half Moon Bay?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South and Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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