San Benito House - Half Moon Bay, CA

1-Night Stay for Two in a Queen Room with Two Well Drinks at San Benito House in Half Moon Bay, CA

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Victorian Inn with Alehouse and Deli

There’s an absence of modern distractions at San Benito House, an old-fashioned inn constructed in 1905. There are no phones or televisions in the guest rooms, leaving you free to enjoy the simpler pleasures on hand—craft beer and conversation at the onsite alehouse, for example. It's a festive atmosphere that mirrors its setting in Half Moon Bay, a small town along the Pacific coast, a short drive south of San Francisco.

The walls of the San Benito Ale House are decked out with chalkboards displaying a menu of sausages and 18 craft beers. Enjoy two well drinks on the house, or sample local and imported brews by the bottle or from taps. On warm nights, parties at the Ale House spill out onto the deck and garden, which is equipped with a fire pit for added ambience. During the day, you can head to the onsite San Benito Deli for a sandwich made with fresh-baked whole-wheat, french, or olive-walnut bread.

The recently renovated guest rooms are decorated with antique furnishings; in one room, a floor-to-ceiling headboard is carved out of antique doors. In the bathrooms, you might find a Victorian claw-foot tub or a porthole made of stained glass.

Keep in mind that the walls are somewhat thin in this 100-year-old building. If it’s loud in the alehouse, you can sometimes hear it in your room, so light sleepers might want to weigh their options.

Half Moon Bay, California: Historical Town on the Bay Area Peninsula

Charming buildings dating back to the 19th century line Main Street in Half Moon Bay, a seaside town on a peninsula about 29 miles south of San Francisco. Its proximity to wealthy Silicon Valley has brought an influx of upscale restaurants, galleries, and boutiques. Local farms and coastal wineries supply eateries with seasonal fare and tasty varietals.

At Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, small pools fill up along the shore at low tide, revealing hermit crabs and starfish. You can explore the area's rocky terrain on your own or follow along with a volunteer naturalist, who will gladly point out critters in the sandy coves and monterey cypress trees in the forest.

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What You Get

1-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $55 to stay in a queen room with a shared bathroom (up to a $94 value)
  • Option 2: $85 to stay in a queen room with a private bathroom (up to a $184 value)

Included in both options:

  • Two well drinks at the San Benito Ale House

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/23/14Travel by: 5/31/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: all cancellations subject to $25 fee; 48-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night stay up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite bar and restaurant
  • Deli with fresh-baked bread
  • Garden and deck area with fire pit
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/23/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/31/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 48-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in, 12 or older to stay
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; kids 11 or younger are not allowed to stay at the hotel
  • Antique furnishings

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: street parking available
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $50 per stay, per pet.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO; 21 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $65 from SFO
  • Distance from San Francisco: 29 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • The in-house bar is open late, so the inn can get noisy at night.

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