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Humphrey’s Half-moon San Diego

On the dark reaches of San Diego’s Shelter Island hides Humphrey’s Half-moon Inn, a treasured hideaway that’s difficult to find but worth the hunt. The success of Humphrey’s doesn’t lie in its rooms or service or location, though all those things are lovely. It lies in the feel of the resort as a whole, and success due to overall feel is the best kind of success. Simply put, this place feels like a vacation. It feels like the place you go back to over and over. In fact, the hotel’s clientele seems to be largely made up of return guests who quietly know about this secret gem.

Spotted with carved tikis, gurgling waterfalls, and placid ponds, the hotel grounds invite exploration and relaxation. There’s a croquet set for quiet afternoons and a lively central pool, as well as rooms on the marina and a concert venue for summer shows. There’s plenty to do here, and for guests who want to adventure around San Diego, the concierge is wonderful – knowledgeable and proactive – so grab a cup of the fine coffee they brew in the lobby and learn from her.

When evening falls, eat at Humphrey’s restaurant. The food is well prepared, and service is attentive, qualities that transfer to the resort’s room service, as well.  Or, head across the street to Bali Hai, a sweet Hawaiian paradise with tiki mugs and travel posters from Aloha airlines.

Must-dos:

Order breakfast room service and enjoy it on your patio or balcony.

Request a premium room with unique design features and upgrades.

Head down to the pool bar at dusk where guests congregate and chat the night away like old friends.

Take a moonlit walk around the island; you’ll swear you’re deliciously far, far away from civilization.

Photo: panoramio.com

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One Response to “Humphrey’s Half-moon San Diego”

  1. this place looks perfect for summer especially!

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