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779 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1924
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Half Moon Bay
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Indulge in relaxed luxury at Half Moon Bay's fresh 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 "welcome" glass of wine and a full delectable breakfast. Our Inn has exquisite common areas, including a lush garden with a fire table for those cool coastal evenings. Always Book Direct for the guaranteed lowest rates and largest selection of rooms. Experience the Nantucket Whale Inn!
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Patio
Outdoor fireplace
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Blackout curtains
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Fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Brad D wrote a review Aug 2021
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We highly recommend this place. Our room was vey clean, quiet and charming! Breakfast was also great. Located on the main strip at Half Moon Bay with everything in walking distance. Keep up the good work David!! Cheers, Brad & Karen in Napa
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from David V, Owner at Nantucket Whale Inn
Responded Aug 10, 2021
Brad & Karen, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that you had a great 3 day stay with us. I look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, David, Owner
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Angela R wrote a review Jul 2021
Tampa, Florida58 contributions16 helpful votes
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Very conveniently situated along Half Moon Bay's Main Street collective shops and cafes, and less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean. What a treat to stay at this Bed & Breakfast! David, the inn's host, is a very gracious and helpful person and an outstanding chef - breakfast was a different culinary treat each day! The rooms are beautifully appointed, private, and very comfortable. We had the best time at Half Moon Beach much due to the fact that we chose to stay here. Since we were fully vaccinated, and according to CDC, we were able to go without our face masks at the hotel. Only vaccinated guests can do so, so we felt safe.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: We chose the first floor because we had HUGE suitcases as we were traveling all over the place...
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Responded Aug 10, 2021
Angelica, Thank you for your review. It is very much appreciated. We are glad that you felt safe with our protocols. Regards, David, Owner
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Donna M wrote a review May 2021
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I treated my sister, for her birthday, to this exquisite B&B, in one of her favorite Northern California little beach towns, Half Moon Bay. This was our first visit to this unique, charming, chic Inn. The house was tastefully decorated with lovely antiques and artwork, interspersed with the crisp, clean, blue & grey decor of a Nantucket, Mass. ocean cottage. The bedrooms were very cozy, spacious and light, with large picture windows that overlooked their lovely gardens. The sheets and towels are creamy soft. The bedrooms are also very quiet, for a peaceful night's sleep. The backyard sitting area was both intimate and welcoming, with a firepit to keep you warm on chilly evenings. David, the owner and host, was sooo gracious and accommodating, that we loved just sitting and chatting with him, and his charming husband, Jerry, over a glass of wine, after a day of sightseeing. David serves a plated, sit down breakfast, of one of his own delicious, culinary delights, every morning. My sister and I had an incredible, relaxing time in this lovely B&B, with the wonderful host and owner, David. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone with discriminating tastes in the finer, unique enjoyments of life.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded May 22, 2021
Donna, It was such a pleasure having you and Angela stay with us. I am so glad that we could add to the fun of her birthday We, too, had a blast visiting with you. I am happy that you truly enjoyed your time at the Inn. We look forward to seeing you both very soon. Regards, David, Owner
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522kens wrote a review Sep 2020
Elk Grove, California4 contributions
My wife and I were able to stay two nights at the Inn and David made the stay amazing. These are difficult times to conduct the business of hosting people and David does everything he can to make everyone safe and comfortable. There are so many requirements for Covid protection; at no time did we feel that we were at risk in the Inn. The room is well appointed including what looks like a brand new shower. I read about the breakfast that David provided prior to the Covid outbreak and David provided breakfast beyond expectations. We will return again as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from David V, Owner at Nantucket Whale Inn
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Ken, Thank you for your encouraging words and for staying with us. I am thrilled that you felt safe staying with us. We strive to be extra cautious during this pandemic. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay safe!
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LKM wrote a review Sep 2020
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My partner and I have visited the Nantucket Whale Inn a couple of years ago, and we were so happy to be back again. We got away for both a quiet birthday and to find somewhere from wildfires for three days. Very clean, though due to COVID - 19 precautionary measures, requested amenities should be discussed with David. David is an excellent host and can offer ample information of the area, from restaurants to places to visit. He was especially informative when booking over the phone. We look forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 5, 2020
Thank you for your very kind words. I am glad you had a relaxing birthday weekend celebration and enjoyed your three day stay with us. Also, thank you for adhering to our Covid safety protocols which we are following to keep everyone safe. I hope to see you again soon and look forward to welcoming you back when we can operate normally.
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PRICE RANGE
$242 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
old thyme hotel half moon bay, old thyme inn b&b
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaHalf Moon Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nantucket Whale Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Nantucket Whale Inn?
Nearby attractions include Oddyssea (0.2 miles), Seascape Succulents (0.03 miles), and John L Carter Memorial Park (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nantucket Whale Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nantucket Whale Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nantucket Whale Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nantucket Whale Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Capistrano, Main Street Grill, and Moonside Bakery and Cafe.
Is Nantucket Whale Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Half Moon Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to Nantucket Whale Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Filoli (6.6 miles).