My girlfriend and I spend the night there recently. We went in with a lot of happiness to stay so close to the beautiful beaches.
The woman working there was unfriendly and seemed to be very distant, but I let it go thinking she may have been having just a bad day.
We stayed in room number 5.
When you first go into the hotel, there is a very strange smell. I have a very good sense of smell, but I just couldn’t place this smell. I wish I could be more articulate, but I cannot say it was any particular detail….the very old and creaky staircase, the carpeting, the strangely placed mirrors….but always that strange smell.
We went to our room which was large and well lighted with windows. The bathroom to the right was strange. A deep tube and poorly coordinated aesthetics, but all of this was secondary. I said nothing to my girlfriend about my feeling of not being at ease, because I had nothing concrete and did not want to frighten her. We have visited and stayed in many places and this feeling never happened to me.
Then she looked at me and said that she felt that there was something very strange about this room…that bad things had happened there. She wouldn’t even go to the bathroom alone. This had never happened before. She felt like we were being watched and I felt that we were not alone….that there were many people around us.
When I got into the shower with her, I touched her and she screamed and jumped. This is not like her at all.
We actually did sleep well because we were together, but she told me that she would never have spent the night alone in that place. I too do not want to return there.
The next day, I told a friend that we had stayed there. He said, “How was your stay? I heard they are making repairs there.”
I told him that the view was nice and the woman at the desk was not very nice, but the worst part was that we both felt that we were not alone and very nervous, but that we couldn’t say exactly why. I told him it felt like the place was haunted.
He then told me that he had grown up there and, even as a kid, everybody said that the hotel was haunted!
I wish I could give you something more concrete besides simply a feeling, having chills and that heavy, lingering, strong and unpleasant smell that I just could not identify, and what my friend told me, but I cannot.
(Submitted by Mark R.)
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- 8425 Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, CA 94037
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- San Mateo County, California
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Moss Beach, CA (1.0 mi.)
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Pacifica, CA (5.2 mi.)
Half Moon Bay, CA (7.2 mi.)
Hillsborough, CA (7.8 mi.)
Millbrae, CA (8.1 mi.)
San Bruno, CA (8.4 mi.)
Burlingame, CA (8.7 mi.)
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