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Ocean View Inn

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Robinson, Illinois
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly nice small Inn. Breakfast next door at a bakery. Room is large like a suit with a great balcony. Very modern and comfortable. Wonderful view of the ocean, quiet and peaceful. Not a chain, you will remember this place

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 December 2016

stayed at this hotel...... Room smelled with paint and lobby smelled like pets but hotel not-friendly.... sometimes even heard dog barking but can not understand from where. Staff not friendly moved more to south

Thank dereklop
OceanViewInn, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review

Derek, sorry for the paint smell, as we have just renovated our beautiful spacious suites and penthouses which does not constitute a "motel". We would have been happy to move you into another room had you informed us especially after checking in. On the garden side of the inn is the neighborhood of Montara which is known for being dog...

Reviewed 11 November 2016

We booked this beautiful inn for one night and loved it so much that we returned later in the week! We are very particular with comforts, cleanliness, amenities and we were thrilled with all of it! We were backpacking and the area was wonderful! Beach, restaurants and hiking path to Moss Beach at our toes. The Inn keeper, Debbie, was...

Thank Jzm0903
Brentwood, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 June 2016

My husband and I who are both native SF Bay Area residents that currently reside in the East Bay, decided to go away for the weekend in the Half Moon Bay Area. We came across the Ocean View Inn on line and couldn’t believe what a gem we found! Keep in mind that we do travel a lot and all...

Thank bellerjeff
Sanford, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My husband found this gem while trying to find a place for us to stay on our first trip out to San Francisco. The hotel is a short drive from the city, the ideal distance for day trips. It's a pretty small town but it had everything that we needed. The owners were incredibly hospitable and gave us numerous suggestions....

2Thank Janet Z
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 November 2015

LARGE rooms, but they have definitely seen better days. The chemical smell in both rooms we rented was almost unbearable, and we wondered what it could be....insecticide? I would also recommend window cleaning to enjoy the view.The host was not very friendly. Breakfast in the tiny restaurant beside was good (other owner?) Hotel not recommended, unfortunately.

3Thank johan M
OceanViewInn, Manager at Ocean View Inn, responded to this review

In review of your stay we see your room just had carpets cleaned, therefore what you may have scented was the soaps used to clean carpets & furniture. We DO NOT use insecticides! Other than soaps, we use a herbal lavender spray. We appreciate your comments, but wanted to correct what you may have been scenting. Most guests enjoy the...

Tracy, California
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The room had a terrible odor and it had a musty smell You couldn't use the back stairs, their in need of repair they were closed The beds were hard,bath room is falling apart mold around the bathtub The bathroom door didn't lock right The TV worked good small coffee pot was nice they had the refrigerator on

3Thank Theresa F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I've been staying at the Ocean View on and off for two years. It's a great get-away and very comfortable. It's true that it's not fancy, but then fancy is rarely this comfortable or welcoming. Just about every room has a large outside balcony. The rooms are huge and have sofas and comfy chairs for reading.

Thank SamNoir
Campbell, California
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

The reviews are fair and if you're expecting to be pampered at a B&B and not up for an adventure, you might be disappointed. As far as haunted houses go, it's an easy A and you'll never forget your courageous stay. The staff is a bit sensitive so chose your words carefully when offering up any constructive advice. They are...

3Thank BeachLover666
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My husband, kids,and I stayed in the family suite which was very nicely appointed. The room was spacious and clean. There was a view out the front window and it was a short walk to the beach. The innkeeper (Debbie) was delightful and even left us something special in the refrigerator for our arrival. Debbie was very helpful for things...

Thank Kathleen A

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly situated 20 minutes south of San Francisco between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica on California's beautiful Pacific Coast. Originally built as the first mansion & residence in what then was called Farallon City, our historic property still echoes its turn-of-the-century heritage with its contemporary coastal-inspired decor, specious suites & penthouses with all the comforts of home. All of the inns nine rooms have large shared or private sundecks with ensuite bathrooms. Complimentary WiFi, premium channel lineup with 42" HD flatscreens, free parking and a mouthwatering continental breakfast hosted by Montara Cafe & Bakery. Walk to the Montara State Beach and watch the sunsets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean View Inn

Address: 8425 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037 (Formerly Farallone Inn)
Region: United States > California > Montara
Price Range: €159 - €382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean View Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All room are newly renovated and great amenities! Don't let outside of building or parking lot deter you.....go in!”
  • Very spacious room!
Jzm0903, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with the Ocean View Balcony's are great!”
  • Balcony
bellerjeff, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Check out The structure of the building first it's needs repair it's falling apart”
theresaf769, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The outdoor decks are a real treat.”
SamNoir, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Quiet, darker rooms are in the back. South side, you hear the gas station compressor.”
  • The lovely room #9
blueworld356, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
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