Ratings based on 263 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Orleans Travler

lots of space

Posted Aug 16, 2014
Pros: Pleasant overnight.
Location: Halfmoon Bay has a sleepy village feel.
We were there for a single night. We had a very roomy king room. Kitchenette was useful. The jetted tub was very comfy. The staff was helpful. Lots of stairs. Room a little stuffy when we arrived but opening windows and deck door solved the problem. Plastic deck chair broken. ( 1 of 4). Breakfast was tasty but not enough room for us at the table so we ate in the lounge area.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from CA

Would we stay again?

Posted Aug 15, 2014
Pros: Breakfast and our view from the second floor to the main street.
Cons: A little cleaner carpet.
Location: Pacific, ocean, shopping (loved that it was right downtown)
I think we would stay again. Carpet a little dirty but we loved the breakfast. A nice start for a busy three days.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 4, 2014
The breakfast was nice. The location was close to my meeting place and restaurants. The main house was attractive but the room I had was not. The room was stuffy and uncomfortable.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Allan & Jayne from U.K.

Superb alternative to staying in San Francisco

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Pros: Character, location, it felt like staying with close friends.
Location: Super walks on local beaches, easy drive into SF.
We loved Zaballa house, it was one of the highlights of our 25 day trip to the USA.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Heidi from San Jose

Friendly Staff and Convenient Location

Posted Jun 7, 2014
This is my second stay at Zaballah House. The staff are really nice, and I like the breakfast that is served every morning for guests. It isn't the fanciest place, but the location is fantastic and it is affordably priced. The walls are thin, though, and I can often hear my neighbors.
2 out of 5
by Steph from Brigg, Lincolnshire

Good location, noisy at breakfast

Posted May 31, 2014
Pros: Location, right in the middle of the town. Plenty of parking. Great breakfast.
Cons: TVs in the room. Thicker walls??! Staff etiquette. Thicker curtains.
Location: Lovely shops and places to eat in the town. We took the BART from a nearby town into San Francisco. Beautiful beaches nearby.
Stayed in Half-Moon Bay as we did not want to stay in busy San Francisco. Lovely quiet town with great little shops, would highly recommend the town but perhaps another hotel for a romantic getaway. Had to be up as soon as breakfast was served as it was too loud to sleep in the room upstairs. Also the curtains were very thin so it was difficult to sleep with it being so light. One night we came back to the hotel around 11pm and, even though I had used my key to get into the hotel, I was very rudely grilled by a member of staff as to who I was and was not allowed back up to my room until she had checked her paperwork. No TV or fridge, nice big Jacuzzi bath but empty bottles of shampoo underneath it. Great comfy big bed.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very small rooms. Awkward bathroom

Posted May 29, 2014
Pros: The location.
Cons: Add a shower to the bathroom. Put TV's in the room. Make the walls a little thicker so that you cant hear the people next door breathing.
Location: Shops are all around.
No TV. The bathroom only had a tub (no actual shower). Very awkward. The room was small. I will stay at a normal hotel next time. This hotel was not comfortable. For Half Moon Bay, the location was great (next to shops, etc.).
2 out of 5
by G.

Depressingly motel-like room

Posted May 29, 2014
Pros: The staff were friendly and accommodating, and the breakfast was good.
Cons: The room's decor, strange layout, furniture, broken blinds, awkwardly positioned windows so anyone walking by could peer in, & view of the road.
If you book here, make sure to stay in the main house; apparently those rooms are actually nice. Unfortunately, we were given a room upstairs, which was essentially a dingy motel room (but for the price of a v. nice B&B). The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good, but I couldn't wait to leave - the room was incredibly depressing. Definitely not what we were expecting!
2 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Linda from Sacramento

My stay was ok

Posted May 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
My main issue was taking a shower. First, it was hard for us to get the water temperature tolerable; it was either too hot or too cold. Second, to take a shower, a second person had to hold the hand-held shower wand while the other took their shower. As a petite person, I needed assistance to get out of the tub (tall sides) to ensure I didn't slip.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Don't expect much

Posted May 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
The room was kind of clean, stained floors and sheets. There was no ice machine, no phone, no AC. It was just a barebones room at a high price. Stay away from this place, period.