|Montara||Flat Rock||Ross’ Cove||Mavericks||The Jetty||Dunes|
Each of our six individually decorated rooms, named after a famous surfing spot in the area, has its own unique style.
South of Devil's Slide, the first major beach break is Montara Beach, which is less than a mile of open beach that faces directly into the Gulf of Alaska and takes a constant hammering from swell, wind, tide, fog and everything else the Pacific Ocean can throw. The good news is the south winds that accompany fog and/or rain in this region blow straight offshore at Montara, so on those summer days when San Francisco's beachbreaks are gray, blown-out and infinitely uninviting, Montara can be smooth and sweet, albeit a bit chilly. During the winter, Montara ranges from deadly to excellent, depending on the bottom contour and swell direction. Many times whales can be seen, perhaps enjoying nature's jacuzzi.
What makes the Montara Guestroom so special…
Located in the quaint village of Princeton-by-the-Sea just minutes north of historic Half Moon Bay, you will find beachcombing, hiking, tidepooling, shopping, kayaking and oceanfront dining all within easy walking distance.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel February 2012 on the top floor Ross' cove room. We loved everything about it from the nice gas fireplace to the comfy king bed and of course the views and balcony. It's so relaxing to hear the sound of waves crashing along the shore all night. We left the heater on so we could leave the door open since it was so cold. You can barely hear the fog horn with the door open and with it closed you have to really be listening for it to hear it at all. I found it soothing and not bothersome at all. The bathroom is huge and has a deep soaking tub/shower, huge vanity with glass bowl and 2 cozy robes. There was also a complimentary snack basket with cookies, granola bars etc and 2 water bottles on the bar area next to keurig coffee maker. Nice sitting area with a sofa and chair by the fireplace also. This is definitely my new favorite place and I have nothing but good things to say . Definitely worth the price for what you get.