We have a mixed review for the Moby Dick and its proprietors/staff:
The tiny town of Nahcotta does not have much going on, but what it does have is not half bad! There is a great access point for the huge public (ocean) beach, which was a wonderful 4 minute drive away for us and our 2 dogs. Truly, this was the highlight of our time there- walking the beach with them. Also, Long Beach is not that far away, and it does have plenty going on!
Unfortunately, the bay "beach" at the Moby Dick is non-existent; it is all marshy grass, then water. Also unfortunately, due to pesticide use in the bay, the Moby Dick was harvesting/serving NO oysters, something we knew before going but was still somewhat disappointing.
Our room was alright, but the fan/light quit working right almost as soon as we got there, so we used the bedside lamps for the duration of our stay (2 nights). We paid $40 extra for our dogs to stay with us.
We ate 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner there, and these, too, had their good points and bad points. The good point was the food- it was very good. The bad point was the service- it was SO SLOW. There was one lady serving everyone, and although she was pleasant, it was very hard not to get resentful when breakfast took an hour and 15 minutes each morning and we had to get our own coffee most of the time. Considering the prices at the Moby Dick, there is no good reason to have that level of service going on in their dining room.
Finally, there was a vague feeling at this hotel that "nobody was home" or that the inmates were running the asylum. :) If we hadn't chanced to run into one of the owners when we arrived, I have no idea where we would have found anyone to check us in, etc. Some guests may like this scenario, but we found it kind of strange. In the future, we will probably choose a place in Long Beach instead of the Moby Dick.