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Stockton, CA
Reviewed 1 November 2012

The room we were assigned was small and not well appointed. There was approximately 2 feet from the bed to the wall. No place to sit down in the room and no shower. Shower option was down the hall. Was charged $50 per night for my dog to join us. Typically a pet fee is for the stay, not per...

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9Thank dmc511
Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stayed here about 10 days ago with several friends who reserved rooms on Groupon. I missed that offer and paid full price for a room with a shared bath. Was given a street-side room that must have been 85-90 degrees when I checked in at 3:30 pm. No A/C, so opened up the only window (no screens), turned on...

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7Thank RustedGypsy
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Everything was really awesome!! The owners son Maurice was really nice down to earth listened to our approving ideas. The room was beautiful!! location in the middle of town with-in walking distance to anything that was needed. Best bloody mary I have ever had!! Good end to our honeymoon. We will def be back!!

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1Thank Krystal M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 August 2012

It should be noted that the hotel is a historic hotel that the current owner acquired 4 years ago and is updating as they go. His daughter is the manager. Bartenders serve as receptionists: this causes some confusion on the part of new arrivals. The hotel is situated on a busy city corner with large gorgeous garden and sculpture area,...

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3Thank Balticrambler
Pine Grove, California, United States
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Everything other people have written about the noise is correct, so if you have prior knowledge of this, don't stay here then complain about it! We had a WONDERFUL experience, stayed here because of a Groupon deal and after purchasing them read all the reviews and was a little nervous...but it wasn't that bad, and part of the basket in...

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1Thank Julie V
Seaside, Oregon
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Yelp should offer "no-stars" rating option... Unfortunately, my stay at the San Benito House in Half moon Bay, CA had more than I had bargained for - - BEDBUGS! I awoke after the first night of a pre-paid two-night reservation to see one crawling across my daughter's top-sheet - - I quickly removed the sheet and took it into the...

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12Thank B H
Berkeley
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Groupon had a coupon so we bought it. We read the reviews and asked for a quiet room away from the bar. Ok so the kitchen exhaust fan was directly overhead. The bar noise was no problem but the bar flies pounding up and down the stairs and call out to each other through the paper thin walls was not...

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9Thank oldjgw
Los Angeles area
Reviewed 24 June 2012

I should have read the reviews that recommended rooms 4, 5, and 6. Maybe then the noise level would have allowed us to sleep. Our group instead had rooms 1 and 12, which were definitely much too noisy. We used our excellent-quality earplugs and also a white noise machine, but still couldn't sleep on a Monday or Tuesday night, except...

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Thank camelSP
Folsom, CA
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed at the San Benito House for two nights, Fri & Sat. It is a really quaint establishment-built over a huge bar. There are only a few rooms that have bathrooms actually in the rooms--so be sure to request one, otherwise you will be sharing a bathroom in the hall. There is a great deli attached to the hotel...

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1Thank Racco8
san francisco
Reviewed 22 April 2012

I read all the reviews before going there and I don't know what people are complaining about! Certainly it's noisy as an old hotel who has music can be but the music dies down at 11-12pm so not a problem. We really enjoyed the stay and the personnel are friendly and helpful but do not suffer fools kindly! The bed...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about San Benito House

Address: 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $156 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
San Benito House Hotel Half Moon Bay
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“DO NOT stay in the romantic suite!!!!!! Stay away from above the bar/restaurant/staircase. Stay on the patio side of hotel best. Room #1 & #2 (#2 room w/large white-wood headboard on website) are fine..... No showers - only clawfoot tubs. No: TV-phone-coffee-drinking glasses-no frills. Website pictures are accurate. Go make some friends but plan on sleeping when you get home. Enjoy the downtown when the traffic is dead locked and not moving for hours.”
 of 5 bubbles modesto2400, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you want sleep, quiet, and amenities, don't choose any rooms here-choose a different place to stay!”
 of 5 bubbles jandrbun, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
“NO room is noise free but the street side (back) on a non bar music night might be acceptable”
 of 5 bubbles Drenton, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Room 5 is one of two quieter (+6?) rooms in the back. It has a nice patio right outside its window. I star gazed out there.”
 of 5 bubbles Erekle, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are noisy. Only room 12 has any charm.”
 of 5 bubbles OmarKhayyam, 23 Jan 2014 | Read review
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