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Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   779 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1924   |  
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“Wish we had stayed longer...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a trip to San Francisco that began with a night at the Old Thyme Inn. We wanted somewhere close to the airport where we could relax after a long flight from the east coast. It was a beautiful half hour drive down the coast from SFO and Rick greeted us warmly when we arrived late (about 7:30 pm) because our flight was delayed. He gave us great advice on restaurants within walking distance and we had a GREAT dinner at "It's Italia" about 7 minutes away on foot. The downtown area of Half Moon Bay is charming and certainly safe late at night. We ate breakfast late an checked out the lovely garden at the Inn in the morning before breakfast. Because we ate late, we had a private breakfast in the dining room. Breakfast was good: fresh fruit followed by blueberry pancakes with apple-chicken(?) sausage. The coffee was great. After we finished, Rick sat down and gave us some good advice about what to see in Monterey. Rick has a great voice, I could have listened to him talk for hours. We never met Kathy, but saw some of her artwork at the Inn. We left shortly after breakfast to head south to Monterey. Overall, it was a great stay that was too short. I wish we had planned two nights there to start our trip to the Cali Coast. We would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay there again. Next time, it will be two nights.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Rick and Kathy of the Old Thyme Inn are wonderful and have thought of everything to make your stay unforgettable. OTI is a cute little place to slip away from the hustle of the city. The rooms are quiet, clean, comfortable and darling and the property is well kept and relaxing. I loved the wine and cheese hour upon our arrival and the breakfast was to die for! We'll definitely be back.

Room Tip: Get one of the rooms with the jacuzzi tub and fireplace . . . it's worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Area
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It was a quick trip to Half Moon Bay but one night said it all. We had wine & cheese at the inn, then a great local dinner and afterwards dropped into a VERY comfortable feather bed with the best linens ever! My girlfriend had a room to herself as did I and we loved every minute of it. Mine had a fireplace and whirlpool tub which were both a treat (especially with the Lavender Bath Salts!) Our breakfast was a yummy french toast which was served with fresh fruit, and chicken sausage along with a great breakfast cake. The fresh-ground coffee was the best I've ever had. Thanks for a much-needed retreat. PC from Sonoma

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary at the Old Thyme Inn, and we had such a wonderful time. Rick and Kathy were great hosts. The breakfasts each morning were incredible - not only were they delicious, they were beautifully presented as well. There are so many nearby beaches to explore, it's in a quaint downtown, and San Francisco is just a short drive away if you want to explore the city as well. If you are looking to stay in the area I would highly recommend the Old Thyme Inn!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden room, which had it's own entrance and was larger, I believe, than the ot...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

What a wonderful, relaxing getaway! A cloud of a bed with luxurious sheets, claw foot tub and fireplace. Old Thyme Inn was quiet, clean and private. Innkeepers Kathy and Rick are friendly, make a great breakfast, and can steer you to restaurants or day trips. Excellent location in downtown Half Moon Bay.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed two nights at this charming B&B right on main street but on far end of town. Rick was pleasant and gave wonderful suggestions at things to do, places to visit and great recommendations for dining out. Breakfast was great starting with fresh fruit with a bit of mint from his garden and muffins, then one day we had a mushroom,spinach, feta cheese omelet and next morning homemake blueberry pancakes. The garden area was quite relaxing. They also provide wine and cheese at 5 pm daily. We highly recommend it for a nice get away from the ever hectic pace of urban life.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hayward, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at a B&B so we knew what to expect. Our Innkeepers, Rick & Kathy were excepttional at making us feel welcome and comfortable. From the moment we walked in the door; we were givien a house tour of the beautiful themed rooms, parlor, relaxing garden and lots of information on what to do in our spare time for fun and where to go for some real good food. We shopped in all the local, Main Street stores and had a massage right next door from the Inn. We weren't coming from far, just over the bridge...I needed a mini vacation as I've been sick and haven't been able to leave the house for a long time...and this was perfect for us. We were able to enjoy wine, cheese and olvies in the parlor, mingle with other guests, walk out and enjoy our wine in the garden and soak in the sun going down in the evening while we decided where we were going to have dinner. I loved listening to the birds bathe in the fountains in the garden as we had the room right off the garden walkway and were able to smell all the flowers and fresh herbs growing through the windows. In the evening, we soaked in the whirlpool tub for two in our Rosemary Room with Lavendar bath salts before going off to the beach which was less than a 1/2 a block away to watch the Super Moon on the weekiend of my birthday and 5/5. We had the most restful and refreshing night sleep in the feather bed and took advantage of the whirlpool bath once again (because we could) before going out to the parlor to have a great breakfast with the other guests. The coffee was yummy. I really didn't want to leave, one day is not long enough to enjoy all that The Old Thyme Inn has to offer, we weill definately be back and next time for a longer stay. James & Felicia Gonzales, Hayward, CA

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 779 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1924
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a romantic and peaceful getaway at our bed and breakfast in Half Moon Bay. Our Half Moon Bay, CA inn is elegant yet comfortable, accented by the owner’s original artwork. Enjoy a wondrous gourmet breakfast prepared every morning with fresh local ingredients and a complimentary wine and cheese reception every evening. Our inn is tucked away, only a short walk to shopping, galleries, and dining in downtown Half Moon Bay. Relax in a luxurious suite or our lovely gardens, and escape everyday life at the most romantic B&B in Half Moon Bay. ... more   less 
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