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Poplar State Beach

What is the average price of a hotel near Poplar State Beach?

If you’re looking for a hotel in Half Moon Bay near Poplar State Beach then you are in luck. momondo recommends 12 hotels near Poplar State Beach and on average, area hotels cost $343/night. This price may vary based on season. Hotels near Poplar State Beach are typically 29% more expensive than the average hotel in Half Moon Bay, which is $244.

Hotels near Poplar State Beach

When to book a hotel in Half Moon Bay

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Low Season
February
High Season
July

cheapest month to stay

38%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

22%

expected price increase

Price
$239 - $486
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Tuesday

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

$338

av. price over the last two weeks

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$381

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Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in Half Moon Bay is: 3 star, 13 days before. 4-5 star, on the same day that your stay begins.
1-2 star
$170 - $195
3 star
$241 - $273
4-5 star
$394 - $824

Half Moon Bay travel tips

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Which neighborhoods in Half Moon Bay should I stay in if I want access to public transport?

Half Moon Bay does not have public transportation, however the town is very walkable with most attractions accessible by foot. There are a number of walking trails that start within the downtown area and lead to locations including Half Moon Bay beach. Most cheap hotels in Half Moon Bay are conveniently located in this area as well. It also helps to rent a car if you are planning to visit any of the other coastal towns in the vicinity.


How much does a hotel in Half Moon Bay cost per night?

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2 stars and under
Quality Inn Half Moon Bay - Miramar Beach
#1 Most popular

Quality Inn Half Moon Bay - Miramar Beach

7.9

$138

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Harbor View Inn
Best value

Harbor View Inn

7.2

$111

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3 stars
The Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay
#1 Most popular

The Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay

9.0

$280

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Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach
#2 Most popular

Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach

9.0

$268

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Half Moon Bay Lodge
Best value

Half Moon Bay Lodge

7.9

$176

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4 stars +
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
Best value

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

8.5

$799

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Hostels and cheap hotels in Half Moon Bay

These hotels and hostels usually make for a cheap way to stay in Half Moon Bay


Where to stay in Half Moon Bay

What neighborhood in Half Moon Bay should I stay in based on why I’m traveling?

Because it is a small town, Half Moon Bay does not have a wide variety of hotels and most of the options are located along Highway 1 in the center of town. Half Moon Bay hotels in the center of town with easy access to most of the town’s beaches, restaurants and walking trails include the Mill Rose Inn, The Nantucket Whale Inn, The Aristocrat Hotel and The Half Moon Bay Lodge. Alternatively, if you want to be close to the Mavericks surf spot, check out hotels in the Miramar neighborhood, including the Harbour View Inn, The Miramar Inn & Suites and the Beach House Half Moon Bay.


Learn about attractions and sights in Half Moon Bay

What are the most popular attractions in Half Moon Bay?

The most popular attractions in Half Moon Bay are the beautiful beaches, including Miramar Beach in the north of town, Roosevelt Beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach, and Poplar Beach in the south. In addition, Wavecrest Open Space is a beautiful park with hiking and birdwatching that is located just to the south of town next to a public golf course called Half Moon Bay Golf Links. If you’re interested in checking out the famous surf break known as Mavericks, be sure to find a cheap hotel in Half Moon Bay north of town.

Which neighborhoods in Half Moon Bay have the largest selection of bars and restaurants?

Book hotels in Half Moon Bay close to the restaurants and bars, which are congregated in the center of town, in front of Poplar Beach along Highway 1 and towards the north end of town, also along Highway 1 towards Mavericks Beach. Seafood is the best dish to eat in Half Moon Bay and you’ll want to try the creamy clam chowder, a favorite local soup. You’ll also find cuisines from all over the world, including Mexican, Thai and Himalayan. There are a couple of bakeries, cafes and bistros where you can order sandwiches and other food to-go, which is perfect if you’re spending the day at the beach or going for a hike. There are also a few great breweries in the area for a fun night out.

What popular events take place in Half Moon Bay?

One of the major events in Half Moon Bay is the Fourth of July Parade and Block Party held in the center of town along Main Street. In the neighborhood of Miramar, just to the north of town, there are some great fall festivities that include the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off in October. This event is followed by the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin and Art Festival, also in October, and then the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run in November. Finally, the month of December finishes off with the Night of Lights, which offers an evening of holiday shopping and fun for the whole family. This event is located in the city center and within walking distance of most hotels in Half Moon Bay.


Half Moon Bay travel information

Based on the weather in Half Moon Bay, what attractions are popular during January?

While temperatures in January are perfect for outdoor activities near Half Moon Bay, there is significantly more rainfall than other months with around 5.2″ expected throughout the month. Considering this, some great places to visit near Half Moon Bay in January are Legoland California, SeaWorld San Diego, and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

When is the best time to book a hotel in Half Moon Bay?

In February prices are at their lowest and represents the most cost effective time to book a hotel room in Half Moon Bay. You may find the cost of your room has decreased by 38%.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Half Moon Bay?

At the moment the cheapest day to stay in a hotel in Half Moon Bay is Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

How long do people stay in Half Moon Bay?

When visiting Half Moon Bay the average booking length is 1 night.

How much does a hostel in Half Moon Bay cost?

Per person, per night, a hostel in Half Moon Bay (or a sub 2 star rated hotel) is priced at $142, on average. This price is $105 cheaper than your average Half Moon Bay hotel.

How much does a hotel cost in Half Moon Bay?

$248 per night is the average rate for a room when booking a hotel in Half Moon Bay. Prices will differ depending on factors such as star rating, time of year and location.