San Benito House

One- or Two-Night Stay with Breakfast at San Benito House in Half Moon Bay, CA

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Victorian Inn with Lively Saloon and Deli

There’s an absence of modern distractions at San Benito House; that’s in keeping with the old-fashioned character of the place, which was constructed in 1905. There are no phones or televisions in the guest rooms. The peace and quiet helps you enjoy the simpler pleasures on hand—a beer from the onsite saloon, for example, or a stroll along the shores of nearby Half Moon Bay.

Antique furnishings decorate the guest rooms, which have been extensively renovated to help bring out the inn’s original glow. In one room, a floor-to-ceiling headboard is carved out of antique doors. In the bathrooms, meanwhile, you might find a Victorian claw-foot tub or a porthole made of stained glass.

In the saloon, the walls are decked out with decorative animal heads from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and vintage photographs of Bay Area locals riding steam-powered segways. Sample an extensive beer selection including local and imported beers 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.

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. Half Moon Bay is largely rural, but it’s close to the wealthy Silicon Valley; that’s helped bring an influx of upscale restaurants, galleries, and boutiques to the area’s 19th-century buildings. Local farms and coastal wineries supply eateries with seasonal fare and tasty varietals, respectively.

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

Stay for two with daily breakfast and two sausages

  • Option 1: $55 for one night in a shared-bath room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $114 value)

  • Option 2: $89 for one night in a private-bath room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $164 value)

  • Option 3: $170 for two nights in a private-bath room, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $314 value)

Book by: 2/15/13
Travel by: 5/15/13

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


  • Onsite bar and restaurant (the restaurant serves sausages and pizza)
  • Deli with fresh-baked bread
  • Garden and deck area with fire pit

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/15/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 5/15/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 48 hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies. Must be 13 or older to stay, 21 or older to consume 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: $50 per night for an additional guest 13 or older; no charge for a guest 12 or younger in existing bedding.
  • Antique furnishings

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Check out: 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 (subject to availability)

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

120 Ratings

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Liz K. ·
Reviewed March 5, 2013


Rick B. ·
Reviewed January 19, 2013
Excellent staff who were very friendly and welcoming. The location right in the center of town was a bonus.


Rick B. ·
Reviewed January 19, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful stay. It was a fantastic anniversary.
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