Venturing outside of one's home can lead to wider perspectives, meaningful memories, and realizations that Hammer pants are no longer in vogue. Stay up-to-date with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a one-night stay at Cameron's Restaurant & Inn in Half Moon Bay (up to a $150 value).
Cameron's Restaurant & Inn offers a choice of three rooms, each one granting visitors a cozy stay with views of either the Pacific Ocean or the Coastal Mountains. Upon arrival, guests receive a beverage from the pub to encourage adequate relaxation and proper hydration. Room one features two double beds and a sunny sitting area, while room two, which shares a bath with the first room, encourages romantic nights and somnambulant nature-sketching sessions with a queen bed and a view of the coastal mountains. Room three showcases one double bed and a private bathroom, and all overnighters have access to an HBO-equipped TV, coffee, and a microwave. Cameron's boasts a convenient and scenic location, just a stroll's length from the ocean, beautiful bluffs, and Half Moon Bay's charming Main Street.
The inn doubles as a full pub and restaurant, which specializes in English fare and features eccentric touches such as the wall of cans and a pair of double-decker buses repurposed for semi-outdoor smoking and gaming. Several TVs assist sports fans in keeping up with beloved teams, while leisured athletes can play horseshoes and volleyball. Inside, pull up a seat by the fireplace or wander into the game room for pool, darts, and arcade classics such as Street Fighter 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn
Once a bootleggers' haven frequented by the sister of Al Capone, today Cameron's Inn & Restaurant celebrates its 100-year history with old-fashioned hospitality and eclectic vintage décor. The restaurant harks back to English pub traditions with Inglenook-style seating crafted from old church pews and a menu that includes bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, and burgers flame-grilled over fragments of Big Ben. Near the bar, which touts 18 beers on tap and more than 60 bottled ales, walls are stacked to the ceiling with more than 2,000 beer cans, which owner Cameron Palmer began collecting at age 10. A functioning fireplace and five big-screen TVs cast a warm glow across the dining room, whose stage hosts occasional live music, karaoke contests, and shadow-puppet beauty pageants. Overnight guests snooze soundly within the rustic timber-lined walls of the inn’s three rooms, or at an RV park and campground near scenic ocean cliffs.
Half Moon Bay
1410 S Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, California 94019