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Nantucket Whale Inn

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Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Nantucket Whale Inn is a luxurious, quiet bed and breakfast in the quaint little town of Half Moon Bay. My husband's parents were celebrating their 60th anniversary and we took a family trip to the west coast to celebrate with them The inn was perfect for our one-night stay while passing through. David offered us wine and cheese upon...

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had a wonderful stay with my mom at the Nantucket Whale Inn. The Inn was a lovely place to stay during our visit to Half Moon Bay. The entire Inn was clean and new and the man who ran it made us feel so welcomed. He had great recommendations for dinner close by. There was wine and cheese in...

Thank Caroline L
Woodside, California
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Lovely, completely renovated B&B on the quiet end of Main St. On-site parking. 4 P.M. check-in, period. Upon entering, one sees a lovely common area with extensive art works. The owner, David Vipond, is the PERFECT host, and attends to your every need. Off of the common area is a beautiful garden area with outdoor seating and BBQ. Our second...

Thank flitzer170
Fort Bragg, California
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

There were only two rooms available for the evening when I called, so we chose the Light Ship on the upper floor. We had a wedding to attend at 3 pm, and needed into our room early to get ready. David was wonderful and got our room ready for us so that we wouldn't be late. Love all the little...

Thank jenniealice
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

If you appreciate fine decor and an attention to detail this place can't be beat. Everywhere you look is a treat for your eyes. It's spotlessly clean and comfortable. Host is very well suited to the career he has chosen. Breakfast was tasty and nicely presented.Town itself is lovely and charming,as is the inn.

Thank intothewoods
Mountain View, California
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We've stayed there twice so far and will undoubtedly go back again and again. The atmosphere is relaxing, the food - breakfast & wine and snacks in the afternoon - is delicious, the rooms are comfortable and well appointed, and David the host is charming and gracious. In addition to the rooms and sitting area there's a charming garden in...

Thank EdJohns58
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Well, I know the locals frown on all the improvements in town, but if you are traveling, wouldn't you want tasteful decor, cozy furnishings, and a great home-made breakfast? Then, we walked up the street to Cetrella and had the best scallops I've ever tried. Thank you David for a comfortable and gracious stay. PS, it was really fun on...

1Thank Mike S
Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Great breakfast, clean, quiet accommodations. Well maintained, recently renovated. Nice host. Relaxing, quiet weekend get away or a good stop on a coastal (san francisco to los angels) road trip. WIne and cheese before the dinner hour.

1Thank jason c
Capitola, California
Reviewed 20 January 2016

In my perfect world, there would be a Nantucket Whale Inn at my every travel destination. David, the owner has a gift of genuine grace and hospitality. He has created an artistic masterpiece for anyone who has the opportunity to visit. I can't remember the last time I stepped into a space of such tasteful and artistic nurturing. A unique...

2Thank Anita G
Novato CA
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The owners make a fabulous breakfast. Super friendly and helpful. The room was large, free wifi, TV, DVD player. It has it all. Wine and cheese in the afternoon. Garden setting is beautiful with a fire place to allow remaining outside during the cool coastal evening. Completely remodeled over the past year. Excellent place to stay in Half Moon Bay

3Thank 3-doxies

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Indulge in relaxed luxury at Half Moon Bay's new boutique inn. After extensive renovations, the chic decor reflects the feel of an elegant Nantucket Island home - opulent and tasteful, comfortable and cozy. The atmosphere is casual, the experience is rich. All rooms have private baths with luxurious , spa robes and exclusive HERMES bath products from France. There is also HD DirecTV, DVD player and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some have king beds, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Enjoy the complimentary wine & cheese hour and a full delectable breakfast. Our Inn has exquisite common areas, including a lush garden with a fire table for those cool coastal evenings. Experience the Nantucket Whale Inn! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nantucket Whale Inn

Address: 779 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1924
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: RM1,185 - RM1,756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nantucket Whale Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Old Thyme Inn b&b
Old Thyme Hotel Half Moon Bay
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“Every room is fantastic. We prefer the 2nd floor room in rear.”
chaisson25, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good. If you want total privacy and private breakfast then get the room with it's own entrance.”
JulieBSanRafael_Ca, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you are there for the Pumpkin Festival, rooms at the back of the house are probably quieter.”
3-doxies, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Nantucket room has an outside entrance in the back of the inn up some stairs.”
SherryP344, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We liked the upper floor.”
napacottages, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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