Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast
Travel Blogs from Half Moon Bay
As crowds flock downtown for Pride, I headed off in the opposite direction for some peace and quiet. Heading west for my walk, my debate about walking to the Golden Gate Bridge arose again. As it turns out, my feet would thank me after another long day of trekking.
Following the path behind the hostel I set off to check out the Palace of Fine Arts, catching views of SF houses on the waterfront along the way. Some of them are quite beautiful to go along with the view. ...
... And even though we connected with route 1, the PCH, the road does not hug the coastline as it does further south. We drove through heavy traffic in Santa Cruz, (a non-functioning traffic light) a small and aged town. And as we got closer to the water, we found ourselves separated from it by more farmland. Yes, these farms have prime real estate on the coast. And some of these prime pieces of real estate were pastures where the cows graze ...
Up nice and early this morning to make the most of the day! We started off with breakfast at a diner nearby, as usual we over ate! Oli had a massive omelette with the biggest hash browns I've ever seen and I had French toast with bacon and covered in maple syrup plus we shared a pancake on the side...feeling sick was an understatement!! We had a bit of a wander round but no shops were open until 10 so there wasn't a great deal to do! ...
... to to SF, couldn't turn left for hotel but it back eventually, was one of the first motels with car park below, but of a 70s theme going on but nice and clean etc. Also googie motel behind,really cool Looked Aon trip adviser and found a local bar,restaurant just round the corner,really nicer loal bar, very dal inside with bars stools etc. both had steaks - ...
... Chinese instrument - very entertaining! We continued on our walk through a few other districts and came out by a pretty impressive church which we were informed was where Joe Di Maggio and Marilyn Monroe got married. Next we were asked if we minded hiking...no complaints so we began walking up a hill which proceeded to get steeper and steeper till we were at about a 35 degree angle (doesn't sound much but trust me it was crazy steep!) There were then a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast Half Moon Bay
My daughter and I recently stayed here and I can't praise Kathy and Rick enough, they took special care to ensure that their guests are comfortable and provided special bath products, high quality bedding, a wonderful library of movies (which you may watch in your room) wine and cheese in the evenings and marvelous breakfasts perpared with care by Kathy, who took time to prepare special meals for me to meet a dietary requirement. The Inn is located right on Main Street and there are shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. We felt like we were very special and I can't wait to have an opportunity to return.
Imagine traffic at a stand still at 7:00 on a Sunday night. You're exausted and frustrated along with everyone else standing outside their car. Who knows how many hours it will be before you get home! Everyone is upset. But suddenly out of the corner of your eye you notice some happy go lucky fellow strolling across the road. He then disappears into a beautiful old victorian home. You look at the sign above and it reads "Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast". And you think to yourself "would'nt that be nice!". Yes it was because I was the fellow crossing the road! Traffic like that is unusual in the small town of Half Moon Bay but, with the current heat wave hitting California, everyone had the same idea of going to the coast for the weekend. My wife and I were in that traffic but decided to make lemonade out of lemons. So while everyone else was waiting in traffic, my wife and I were in "The Garden Room" sitting in a hot tub with a glass of Champagne while our new born son slept in his cradle. The air was filled with romantic music and the scent of bath salts. As our eyes grew heavy we seemed to float over to the bed which felt like a cloud of feathers. On this day it was as if we found a little bit of heaven in the calm and tranquil eye of the storm. Oh...I imagine we were being served breakfast around the same time those poor folks were getting home... Thanks Old Thyme Inn
Nice cozy bread and breakfast, but thought it was overpriced for the two nights. I stayed at the mint room which was nice but overpriced for what they where charging should probably have been 100's less than what we payed. Breakfast is very good but that is all you get no dinner drinks, wine, tea etc.. or even a little snack at night. Other than the price the bed is comfortable except when you wake up in the morning and hear the next room up before you. I give this inn an average rating because I believe the inn needs a little updating.
Nice inn but overpriced at $210. a night
The Old Thyme in was a nice inn but not the luxury I expect when paying over $200. It was comfortable but there was quite a bit of street noise, the furniture in our room and the carpet looked shabby. There is also very little sound proofing between rooms. I would have been okay with all this at about $100 LESS A NIGHT.
Comfortable and professional
Our second visit was as good - or better - than the first. Comfy bed and furnishings. Not too fussy as some B&Bs tend to be. Nice location for walking 2 blocks down to a great restaurant - Cetrella.
Love in Half moon Bay
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Olde thyme inn in Half Moon Bay, California in April. The coastal town was enough to make us want to move ! We rode horses, played golf and found local wineries to die for. As if that was not enough the owners Kathy and Rick made our get away memorable. The breakfasts were beautiful and tasted even better, they met my vegetarian needs without effort and fed my husband the meals he loves so much. The french linens and feather bed made the trip complete. We can hardly wait to recapture the love we felt from everyon there.
Young Irish Couple
We stayed here last Autumn on the last night of our trip to California and found it to be charming. The owners could not do enough to accomadate us. They were very friendly without being over the top and gave a genuine welcome. The breakfast was delightful. It really seemed that every detail was cared for and I would highly recommend this Inn for anybody who just wants to relax for a few days.
Cant wait to return
My husband and I enjoyed two nights in the Cammomile room at this inn and cant wait to return. The featherbeds were so comfortable, the room inviting and cozy, the breakfast excellent, and other guests diverse and friendly. We found the inn to be very quiet and relaxing. Half moon bay is a great location to explore the beaches, hiking trails, and shops. Dinner at Pasta moon is great!
Beautiful, But Noisy
My husband and I stayed here overnight to celebrate
our aniversary. We stayed in the Rosemary Room on the first floor. It was very pretty with a comfortable bed with lots of puffy pilows and a spa tub. The only problem was it was noisy! We heard street noise all night, including people shouting on the sidewalk out front. Also, our room shared a wall with the dining room and we were woken up early. The
breakfast was good and served beautifully, but sharing the table with the other guests was miserable! No one was friendly and the hostess did nothing to fill the akward silence. I have stayed at other B&Bs where this was not a problem. If you stay at the Old Thyme Inn, request an upstairs room.
This Inn and Half Moon Bay are a wonderful place to spend a quiet weekend. The whole house is charming and perfectly kept. The rooms and garden are beautiful. The linens and other amenities are definitely above average as is breakfast. Rick is very helpful at finding dining to suit your taste. You can't go wrong here. We hope to return again.