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779 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1924
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  • 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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#4 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 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. 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
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Golf course
Horseback riding
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Blackout curtains
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 80 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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miranda wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a find! I can't express how much I loved stumbling upon this perfect little inn. The owners are such kind people. Oh and there's an absolutely breathtaking garden out back! A must stay choice for Half Moon Bay
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David V, Owner at Nantucket Whale Inn
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Randy, Thank you for staying with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed the Inn and liked our garden which is just beginning to bloom. We hope to see you again soon.
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MicahPark wrote a review Mar 2020
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This place was awesome overall! Such nice management, very clean and comfortable facilities, and amazing decor and ambiance. If you are looking for the perfect getaway, or a nice night's sleep after a beach day look no further! 10 out of 10 would recommend! Thanks again!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from David V, Owner at Nantucket Whale Inn
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Micah, Thank you for your review. I really enjoyed meeting you both and hope that evrything worked out the next day with your car. I hope to welcome you back soon!
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Megan wrote a review Feb 2020
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My partner and I decided to stay here on a whim - booked same week for a quick overnight stay. David, the owner, was a lovely host for a number of reasons. He was informative, hospitable, and simply kind. He was very attentive and sociable but also knows when to give people their space and privacy - we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. He hosted a small wine/cheese hour that evening (to which my partner says - the wine was AMAZING), provided us a bunch of dinner recommendations, and actually sat with us and some other guests for awhile during wine hour. He makes a mean poached egg as well - in the AM, he provides a legitimate breakfast for guests (no sad pastries and fruit slices here). We stayed in the Siasconset room and it was lovely. My partner felt the bed was a bit creaky but I sleep like a brick so I personally didn't mind. The room was cozy and small, charming and well lit. The bathroom in the room was newly renovated, and the shower with skylight was quite nice. There's a small window that you can hear the outdoor fountain from. Also, a TV and fan are in the room. Not necessarily a bad thing, but something to note is that the bathroom is in the room and the walls are quite thin, so wouldn't advise staying with someone you aren't 100% comfortable with if you catch my drift. The inn itself is an old Victorian that David renovated - he did a wonderful job. It's modern and chic while still maintaining the charm of Victorians. There's also an outdoor garden/fireplace in the back of the inn for guests to use. Location-wise, great spot! We walked downtown for dinner and had we stayed longer, probably would've headed that way again in the AM for breakfast or coffee. The inn is only ~2 blocks from the downtown area. Inn also some allocated parking spots on site. Well-located within the whole of HMB as well. Though a short stay, my partner and I really enjoyed our time here. We'll be back next time we stay in HMB!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from David V, Owner at Nantucket Whale Inn
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Megan, Thank you for your generous comments. I am so glad that you had a great experience with us. I enjoyed spending time with you both. I will check the bed for squeaks and hopefully alleviate that issue. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Enjoy the warm weather this week!
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James/Nancy R wrote a review Jan 2020
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We enjoyed our stay at this inn. It’s very nicely decorated and comfortable. We stayed in the Great Point room on the second floor. The room is large as is the bathroom. The bed is huge and very comfortable. We were the only guests at the time, so it was very quiet. David, the proprietor was very friendly, and made two very delicious breakfasts while we were there. The inn is located a few blocks away from the center of town, but not too far to walk, and not much traffic. We highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from DavidV6175, Owner at Nantucket Whale Inn
Responded Jan 30, 2020
James and Nancy, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to welcome you back soon!
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playa102 wrote a review Dec 2019
darien ct.116 contributions59 helpful votes
This place was great! We loved it , the decor is chic and comfy at the same time. We found it as we were on a road trip between Big Sur and SF and couldn’t find a place we liked in Santa Cruz so we drove north and it’s right on the historic Main Street. The house has a lot of charm and the host as well was super nice and breakfast was amazing so there was nothing not to enjoy as we slept really well too. Would return. Also we loved the Italian food at “Its Italia” right down the street in walking distance.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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) 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).