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3452 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570-9782
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Trinidad
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Private beach
Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Walter Tiger wrote a review Jun 21
50 contributions27 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our anniversary trip. We stayed in the Beluga Whale room and really enjoyed the balcony, as you can open the doors to hear the waves crashing and the sea lions! The owners were so accommodating; I let them know I was vegan and they made a special breakfast for me in the morning. We loved using the hot tub with a view of the ocean. It was a really enjoyable stay. The only slight criticisms I have would be it could use a TV in the room, although I totally get that being here is probably all about unplugging, I do need to fall asleep with the tv on due to severe ringing in my ears, so that's probably more of a personal preference and I shouldn't have assumed it had a TV. Also, I was disappointed that I couldn't enjoy the private beach, as the website didn't relay how extremely steep of a hike it is, to the point where the last jaunt of the journey utilizes ropes to get all the way down to the water. If you have a knee problem, you honestly won't be able to get to the bottom. So that was a bit disappointing, but you can just drive to Trinidad and enjoy the beach there no problem. Overall this is an amazing place, beautiful gardens, spectacular views and grounds, thoughtful owners, and we'd recommend this to anyone. We'd love to stay there again. You really won't be disappointed as the view is so, so amazing and the sea lions, I loved it!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Gordon J wrote a review Jun 6
West Valley City, Utah9 contributions2 helpful votes
We just finished our 5-day stay at the Lost Whale Inn. 2 Days in the Egret Room, 3 days in the Blue Whale Room. We both thought that the whole place was beautiful. The view of the ocean was stunning, the grounds were impeccably kept. The staff was very helpful to us, Brian was always happy to help us in any way he could. We had a great breakfast every morning at 9 sent to our room. It was our first visit to the Giant Redwoods, highly recommended! It is like being in a fairyland. Gordon and Kim
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: The rooms with an ocean view were worth the extra.
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Lana P wrote a review Apr 2021
22 contributions3 helpful votes
My heart wanted a stay with ocean views. The rooms pictured on the site didn't show ocean views so I figured they must be peek-a-boo views. Actually, they are expansive views for 180 degrees. We were blown away. We stayed in the Orca room and could see the ocean from our bed which was a super nice treat. So many nooks to enjoy the view, that I spent the day relaxing for an hour in each little spot and taking it all in. Breakfast and the crackers and cheese in the afternoon were prepared to perfection. Of course, the heart and soul of any place are the people who welcome you. Sara and Brian are just happy people at heart and that spills over to your stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
avi1134 wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous "cant-miss" b&b - knockout view and accomodations. Thoughtfully curated grounds and excellent food offerings. Centrally located to visit redwoods and pristone coastline. Staff are wonderful. We are super covid-concious and felt perfectly safe. Breakfast was perfection- higher quality (variety, quanity, ingredients, taste) than i could have expected/will recieve anywhere else. They made everything vegetarian at our request and we couldn't be happier. Maybe it was just because of springtime, but we were delighted to be served w/ beautiful flower garnishes on each plate. Due to our last minute booking, we had the smallest room (humpback whale) but i did not miss the view because it was great waking up to take tea/coffee outside before breakfast (glad i brought warm layers!) and sitting outside in the evenings with their wine & cheese plate. We soaked it up.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Oregontraveller40 wrote a review Mar 2021
Eugene, Oregon51 contributions60 helpful votes
Our first venture out after a year at hone could not have been better. We stayed here for two nights. Our room was lovely and comfortable with an amazing view. We arrived were greeted by Brian, one of the owners, who oriented us to this beautiful property. We were treated to a delicious plate of varied treats and a bottle of wine. The gardens are magnificent with areas overlooking the ocean. During COVID, Breakfast was served in our room, delivered at 9:00 am. And wow was it delicious. They accommodated special requests. The inn is a short distance from some of the best hiking in the redwoods. And a hot tub awaits you after a long day’s hike. The town of Trinidad is a short distance and has several good restaurants and shops. This inn gets my highest rating!!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$256 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lost Whale Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Lost Whale Inn?
Nearby attractions include Trinidad State Beach (0.9 miles), Patrick's Point State Park (0.9 miles), and Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lost Whale Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Lost Whale Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lost Whale Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lost Whale Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Larrupin Cafe, Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery, and The Lighthouse Grill.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lost Whale Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse (4.5 miles).
Does The Lost Whale Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.