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Inn at Mavericks Wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

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TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Inn at Mavericks is delighted to have been awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for all of the consistently great reviews written about our Inn.

Here are just a few positive reviews written by our satisfied customers:

Inn at Mavericks TripAdvisor “Bravo” Award

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Inn at Mavericks OutsideThe Inn at Mavericks is proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a “Bravo!” by TripAdvisor for the wonderful reviews our customers have written about their stays. We take pride in our rooms and service, and we’re glad our patrons enjoy their visit! Our Inn has been rated “excellent” by over 100 reviewers on TripAdvisor.

Here are some highlights from our satisfied customers.

Jon K of Kingsport wrote: “My wife and I did a trip starting in San Francisco and drove south on the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) to Big Sur. We stayed our first night of the trip at The Inn at the Mavericks. What a fantastic start to the trip….The Inn at the Mavericks even provided complimentary ear plugs just in case the fog horn was bothersome during sleep. They covered all the bases. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Half Moon Bay. Thanks for the great memory.”

A Visit to Half Moon Bay


In our short video, we explore the coastal community of Princeton-By-The-Sea. We start at the Inn at Mavericks, visit Pillar Point Harbor, and walk down the beach and let the dogs play in the waves. As day comes to a close we enjoy the fire-pit in front of the inn, and the next morning wake up to specular sunsets. We hope our video inspires you to come visit Princeton-By-The-Sea and Half Moon Bay, and stay at the Inn at Mavericks.

Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay

There are many exciting attractions surrounding the Inn at Mavericks.
In the front of our picture, you’ll see the Pillar Point Harbor and Romeo Pier surrounded by the beautiful Half Moon Bay beaches. Fishing and crabbing without a license is allowed on all public piers in California. There are also sailing cruises, shoreline hiking trails, and picnicking within Pillar Point Harbor.

Inn at Mavericks Half Moon Bay Sunset

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The sunset from your front door at Inn at MavericksWe truly have picturesque natural beauty here at Inn at Mavericks.

Our guests love our luscious Half Moon Bay sunsets and sunrises, and often send us fantastic pictures taken from their room’s balcony or porch. We’re located right on the beach, so there’s no obstruction between you and the ocean. The water seems to go on endlessly until it meets the sky. This is one of the many photographs that we have received from pleased guests, and it perfectly demonstrates the serene elegance of the view from our rooms.

The Story of How Mavericks Half Moon Bay, CA was Discovered

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“Mavericks” is a world-famous Northern California Surfing destination located just north of the town of Half Moon Bay, and south of Pillar Point in the town of Princeton-By-The-Sea.

Restaurants You Can Walk To

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The Inn at Mavericks is ideally located near many outstanding local Princeton, CA restaurants. To make your dinner decisions a little easier we’ve decided to mention just a few restaurants where you can have a delicious dinner and a pleasant walk from the hotel.

Princeton-By-The-Sea

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The coastal village of Princeton-by-the-sea is located only 5 miles north of the town of Half Moon Bay and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great vacation. The village is surrounded by Pillar Point Harbor, where visitors can rent kayaks and paddle boards and enjoy a day on Half Moon Bay. The local beaches in the area offer stunning views of the rugged coastline and attract thousands of visitors every year during the world famous “Mavericks” surfing competition. Many of the beaches are pet friendly and are great places to take your dog for the day. If you visit Princeton-By-the-Sea, dine locally and you’ll taste some of the best seafood in the area caught fresh from the Bay.

Half Moon Bay Recreation

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Wondering what to do while staying at Inn at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay? Well, you’ve come to the right place, Half Moon Bay has an endless list of recreational activities that may be perfect for you. The Inn at Mavericks is conveniently located within walking distance of many of these activities.

Half Moon Bay Wedding Snail Car

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A group of guests staying at Inn at Mavericks for their wedding were pleasantly escorted to their ceremony in the, “Golden Mean Snail Car.” This unique automobile is an 11 foot work of art transformed from a 1966 VW bug into — we’re not joking — a snail car! Creators of this masterpiece are husband and wife team Jon Sarriugarte and Kyrsten Mate. The Golden Mean Snail Car was named after “the golden ratio” or “golden mean,” a mathematical ratio that is used to establish balance and create items that are pleasing to the eye. This unique automobile has some very special features like two giant feelers on either side of the snail’s head that shoot flames from a propane tank located in the snail’s neck, a special rooftop platform where people can ride on top of the snail, and not to mention the fact that the snail seats 6 people comfortably. Watch our brief video to get a glimpse of this unique vehicle accompanied by an accordion player on the roof.