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3452 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570-9782
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private beach
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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We stayed at the Lost Whale Inn for 3 nights (16-18 March) right in the middle of this Corona Virus crisis. I had such high hopes for this property as I'd been looking forward to staying there for 6 months, well, it lived up to all my expectations and more. The location is breathtaking, right on a bluff, overlooking the ocean with gorgeous grounds, lots of places to sit, access to the beach, fire pit etc + sea lions barking in the distance, there were even a couple of whales passing while we where there. We had one of the smaller rooms and it was super cozy and perfect for us - really comfy bed and lines + good shower. While we were there I managed to peak at some of the there rooms (there are 8 in total I think) and they are all gorgeous. Brian and his team were amazing, I am sure they always are, but they took extra precautions during this difficult time with hand sanitizer and extra napkins, rules etc. to keep us all safe. Breakfast is a total HIGHLIGHT - there are an array of delicious foods which change daily - bacon, frittata, sausage, crumble, fruit, cinnamon rolls, strudel, waffles, any or all of these could be on your platter. They also do a delicious appetizer plate each afternoon - again the plate contains all sorts of goodies - cheese, bickies, dip, crudite and of course there is wine available as well, in fact there is an abundance of tea, coffee, water, soft drinks etc. available. The location is a short drive to the Coastal Redwoods and Fern Canyon so there are lots of walks to do and things to see - the area really is quite stunning. One of the other lovely things about the Lost Whale Inn, besides the superb hospitality and food, is that after a day hiking and exploring when you get back there it feels like you are coming home, it is really has that vibe, you can put your feet up, watch the sunset, have a glass of wine by the firepit, read a book, all of the above and feel totally content and happy. I can't recommend this Inn highly enough. Book now!
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We stayed for two nights, over Christmas, at The Lost Whale Inn and had an absolutely wonderful time. The location is amazing (right on the cliff, overlooking the sea, within sight of harbor seals hauled out on the rocks), the accommodations very comfortable, the food exquisite, and the innkeepers so gracious and welcoming. I was a little worried about staying in a hotel over the holidays but the folks at the Lost Whale Inn made us feel right at home. Be sure to try their amazing Finnish sauna. It is heated by an old pot-bellied stove and has one glass wall so that you can look out to sea while you're warming up. One lovely memory to share: after dinner, I was sitting in the lounge by a blazing fire and the innkeeper came out to offer me a warmed glass of brandy. Incredible.
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Lost Whale Inn, and Brian, the Innkeeper. When we first arrived, Brian gave us a tour of the property and gave us a tip that it was low tide, so we took the hike down to the private beach. A little before sunset, the outdoor fire pit was lit and we sat next to it to watch the sun go down. The appetizers and wine (set out for guests from 4-6pm) were a tasty treat. We used the hot tub for a bit, and tucked in to our books in the common room in front of the fire for a bit before retreating to our room, the Orca Whale Room, for a cozy night in. From our room we had a lovely view of the ocean, and could hear the sea lions and the waves. The breakfast in the morning was unreal - it was so good, and such a spread! Breakfast had sweet and savory options, and was incredibly filling. We will absolutely return to the Lost Whale Inn, and will spend more than just one night next time!
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What an amazing place. This cozy place has some amazing views great of the ocean below. If you can book the ocean view room. Waking up to the sound of seals barking was wonderful. The meals are delicious and different every day. It is right near to the redwoods national park and the beach so you won’t have to drive far. You can tell they attract repeat visitors since they do such a great job making you feel like your home. Bryan and his sister we’re so nice and welcoming. Would definitely stay again.
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Upon arrival we were treated to wine and cheese followed by smores by the fire. The view is amazing as you can see from everyones photos. You can walk down a steep path to the beach. I checked my Fitbit and it said it was 16 flights of stairs to come back up. Brian cooks an amazing breakfast that will keep you going for the day. If you are lucky enough to be there when they have the gourmet dinners, you are in for a treat. The food is amazing. Brain makes sure you have all the info you need to enjoy the area (directions, water bottles, etc) We were on the Beluga room with it's great views. The only thing I would suggest is it's time to replace the mattresses. I haven't seen any other reviews that suggested that but spoke to another guest during our stay and she thought so too. It would be the icing on the cake for this b&b. I'm still giving it 5 start because the food and service are just so good it would be weird to give it 4. ps I saw a review about their cat. Not sure what they are talking about. I saw their cat and dog. Both are well fed and cared for. They just try and keep them away from the guests in case someone isn’t comfortable with them.
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$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.