San Benito House

1-Night Stay 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—a craft beer from the onsite alehouse, for example.

The walls of the alehouse 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. French doors and flower boxes separate the bar from the garden, where visitors and locals gather for coffee and conversation. At the onsite San Benito Deli, you can enjoy a sandwich made with fresh-baked whole-wheat, french, or olive-walnut bread.

Antique furnishings decorate the guest rooms, which have been recently renovated. 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 1800s 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.

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

What You Get

1-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $55 for a queen room with a shared bathroom (up to a $113 value)
  • Option 2: $85 for a queen room with a private bathroom (up to a $144 value)

Included in all options:

  • Two well drinks at the San Benito Ale House

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/25/13
Travel by: 12/30/13

  • Cancellation policy and 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.

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/25/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/30/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Online reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 48hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in, 12 or older to stay & 21 or older to drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included.

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

  • By plane: about 21 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By cab: about $65 from SFO
  • By car: about 29 miles south of San Francisco

Traveler's Tips

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

Customer Reviews

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Nicole G. ·
Reviewed October 1, 2013
Old fashioned charm with efficient but relaxed service.


Kristy F. ·
Reviewed June 11, 2016
Atmosphere, staff, food. Can't wait for another groupon to come up to stay there again


Pete V. ·
Reviewed June 6, 2016
The people were very friendly. A unique hotel. We expected it to be noisy, but it wasn't bad. The patio area is great and the town is fun to walk around in. But, the Best thing was the smell in the morning from the kitchen where bread was being baked for the restaurant and deli.
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