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“Quite and cozy” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #2 of 11 Half Moon Bay B&B and Inns
Bucharest, Romania
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
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“Quite and cozy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Together with my boyfriend, I have spent 3 nights at the inn. The place was very quite and the room was very cozy. We have enjoyed the bath salt that was in our room very much.
The Inn is close to many attractions in the area. Breakfast was also very good.
We very much liked the time spent at the Inn.

Room Tip: Chamomile room was very cozy and we liked it. It is a bit small - not enough closed space for our st...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

This was a last minute trip and the inn had last minute deals. We had to switch rooms which was fine with us and they move all your bags for you so you can be out and enjoy the day. That was nice and couldn't complain since this was last minute reservation. Both rooms were comfortable: bed felt like home, loved the claw tub shower (thyme rm had tub only w/ shower head fyi), tv was small (its a bnb-either get outside or plan to do something else, like read for a change). Only gripe was too much trinkets so lots of dust; literally allergic to dust so was a bit worried.

The location is at end of Main St. So it was quiet except mornings due to passing delivery trucks; both rooms faced street.

Walking to the restaurants and shops were 5 minutes away.
Beaches 5-10 minutes away.

The gourmet breakfast was different everyday and delicious. Prior to arrival they'll ask if you're allergic or don't eat so include what you don't like (or it will be a waste of food for them). The dining is at one big, round table so plan to be a little social. Note that they schedule you for a specific time-we came down a little early just for coffee and it was like we threw the owner off schedule (can't we get some coffee while we wait?!?), but the coffee was divine!

The owners are very knowledgable of the area, so go explore!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Oregano Room." It's in the back of the house on the second floor ove...
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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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San Francisco, California, United States
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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
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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
1 review
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.

Room Tip: Opt for the rooms with the fireplace!
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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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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 ( WiFi ) 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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