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“We will return !” 5 of 5 stars
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3452 Patricks Point Drive, Trinidad, CA 95570   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Trinidad B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Worcester, UK.
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“We will return !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

We spent 18 days driving from S.F. to Portland and this was our best 2 night stay.

Wonderful position on beach head. Spent the day in the sun watching whales swimming past and the evenings laying in bed listening to seals.

The breakfasts where the best we had, provided and served by the very friendly and helpful owners.

We shall Return

  • Liked — position, breakfast
  • Disliked — absolutely nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

I can't begin to express how awesome this place is. The setting is amazing, the trees and the ocean really make an impression on you. One of our favorite things was that we could hear the seal lions barking from our rooms, that was really incredible. The people that run the inn are extremely warm and friendly and give great recommendations. The breakfasts were spectacular, just as good as they look on the website. The trip down to the beach was a little steep, but they have built all kind of steps and rails and everything else that you need to get down there safely. One of my favorite memories is of Mortimer, the cat who lives there. He was also a great host.

Everything was really clean and comfortable, and I highly recommend this place to anyone. I hope to visit again!

  • Liked — The natural setting
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2008

Our room was located on the second floor with a fantastic view and deck. The sun coming into the room was glorious without being overwhelming and the sound of the ocean was hypnotic and calm. The property gardens are absolutely amazing. We wanted to buy the property and make it our permanent home. Dining offers group or a few smaller tables for more privacy. Breakfast each day was hardy and just enough of a difference but never too gourmet or unrecognizable and in some B&Bs. There were always snacks, wine and treats available. The afternoon clam chowder was the best! The trip down to the ocean is risky and physically demanding and the reward not so great at the bottom - pass on it. The innkeeper changes throughout the week and not so helpful in advising of activities.

  • Liked — View & Location
  • Disliked — Small bathroom
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Humboldt County
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2007

Although I have lived in Humboldt County (where the Lost Whale Inn is located) for the last 30 years, I have never stayed at the Inn. My husband and I usually travel outside the area to experience a Bed & Breakfast.
But recently, when my sisters were visiting from out of the area, we decided to tour the Lost Whale Bed & Breakfast Inn in Trinidad. Our experience was absolutely magical. Not only is the setting beautiful, but the owners treated us like family, sitting with us over wine & deli items.
The Inn is located above the rugged coast of Northern California with a trail leading down to the beach. The sound of sea lions carries clearly to the Inn where there is a spacious deck to sit and soak in the atmosphere.
The owners, Guiamar and Gary, led us around the grounds and extensive flower & vegetable gardens. They are hard workers who still take the time to sit and talk. They were able to convey the feeling that they wanted us to feel at home, even though we were just 'touring' at the time. They also told us about some fun events they may offer soon, such as a 'mystery/murder night' with the residents being active participants.
Overall, my personal experience was one I will never forget and I will spread the word about this local Inn with its beautiful setting and wonderful owners.

Stayed September 2007
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Chapel Hill, NC
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

We recently returned from a superb 3 night stay at the Lost Whale Inn. WE really could not have asked for a better, more accomodating place to spend our vacation. The view is incredible, the owners and staff are the best, and the breakfast each morning could not be topped!
The location of the inn is perfect. You can hear the sea lions constantly and walk down to the beach to catch a glimpse.
We recommend the inn very highly and can't wait to go back!!!
Two very good dinners we had we at Larrpins (sp?) and MOonstone Grill. Neither is too far, but the first is right in Trinidad and has a nice atmoshere. Also, the casino in trinidad surprisingly had a really nice menu and our meal was great!

  • Liked — View & Location
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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huntington beach, ca
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

We heard about the Lost Whale Inn from friends who stayed at the Inn in the Spring, and were very impressed with the view, accommodations, and especially, the food. So, we traveled to Trinidad in August, and thought we would give it a try. Both my husband and I thought that this was one of the most beautiful Inn's we have ever seen. The view at sunset from the patio, rivals our stay at Whaler's Cover in Kauai. And as an added bonus, the Inn serves wine and appetizers in the afternoon. The guests all come out at sunset and just look at the sky. I sat on the deck for the entire sunset, just amazed at the pelicans flying below over the rocks below covered with seals. It was a nature-lovers dream.

By far, the best part of the Inn is their food. The breakfast should get a 5 star rating. They have everything that one could want, and it changed daily while we were there, not like the standard continental breakfast that we have received at most inns. Definitely a gourmet delight. We wanted to take a hike in the redwoods and the manager packed up a picnic lunch! What service. Made us feel like we were special.

The gardens are beautiful and restful with lots of spots to be alone and just relax. I brought my paints and would recommend that if someone loves to draw, come here. I brought back lots of photos to make some more paintings.

We would highly rate this Inn as a must stay if you love beautiful outdoor settings, cozy comfort, delicious food, and quality service.

Stayed August 2007
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california
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2007

The place was way over priced.

My husband had to kill the spiders above our bed before going to bed. We weren't sure the linens and towels were changed. All missmatched and worn. Bedspread was soiled. Kitchen towels were thrown in a drawer unfolded....were they clean???

Microwave was filthy inside and out. You could look from the upstairs bedroom into one of the bathrooms via a very large skylight in the bathroom. There wasn't a door on one of the bathrooms off one of the bedrooms. Grounds were not kept up. Cob webs everywhere inside and out.

Wouldn't recommend it or go back.

Stayed August 2007
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Address: 3452 Patricks Point Drive, Trinidad, CA 95570
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Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Trinidad
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Trinidad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lost Whale Inn sits on a bluff overlooking Abalone Cove with five rooms, two suites and "the best breakfasts in Humboldt County." Selected as "One of the 10 Most Romantic Inns in America" by Sunset Magazine and listed as one of the top 25 weekend destinations by The Los Angeles Times, the Inn is a place to rejuvenate the human spirit, reconnect with nature and enjoy spectacular scenery. ... more   less 
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The Lost Whale Hotel Trinidad

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