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Centerboard Inn

8 Chester Steet, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Centerboard Inn
Ranked #2 of 41 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband I were on Nantucket for a surprise party and decided it would be romantic and fun to stay at a bed and breakfast. The Centerboard is the Inn we chose. You can't beat the location, which is walking distance to town. We liked our room. Our king-sized bed was extremely comfortable. Our room was small but nicely appointed.... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service and cleanliness could use improvement. The room we had was upstairs and no one offered to carry our bags upstairs nor upon check out to bring them downstairs. The downstairs lobby looked tired with the dirty rug on the floor. We had to use the restroom on the main floor and to get to it you had to walk... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Room! Very comfortable and cozy! Breakfast was awesome! They have beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, etc. We are definitely going back next summer! We loved the afternoon treats and Barbara, the Innkeeper, was very helpful! The Inn was nice and quiet!!

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, charming, quiet bed and breakfast. Close to all Nantucket has to offer....excellent linens! Very comfortable bed! Barbara (innkeeper) is very personable and is available for any and all requests. Will definitely stay here again when visiting Nantucket.

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New York, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had a lovely time. The location is perfect - a ten to fifteen minute walk from Jetties beach and an even closer walk to downtown. The innkeeper was so helpful and a fantastic cook. Every day at 4pm, she had a special treat waiting for guests in the kitchen. Also, the rooms are nicely decorated -... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose the Centerboard Inn as it had a room which could accommodate 3 people. Many of the B & B's I looked at had only rooms for 2. I was traveling with my mother and sister. Room #6, The Houseboat Studio did the trick and at $525 plus an extra $35 for the extra person per night it was... More

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Sag Harbor, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Centerboard is just lovely. It your like fine linens, a great mattress and a nice clean room this is the place! After 2 nights my back never felt so good. The location is perfect just steps to town. There is even a highly recommended restaurant right across the street and a sandwich shop just over the hill. I really... More

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Frankfort, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Centerboard is such a wonderful B and B. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was very inviting. But the innkeeper, Barbara, really made the experience memorable for us. We felt right at home. The breakfast was just great and a wonderful way to start the day. We highly recommend staying at the Centerboard and hope to visit... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently celebrated our anniversary in Nantucket and stayed overnight at the Centerboard Inn. We stayed in a tastefully decorated and very comfortable king bedroom tucked in at the back of this lovely B and B, a five minute walk from the center of town. Everything was first class from the bathroom products, the robe, and the very comfortable bed... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really wanted to love this place, especially with all of the rave reviews. And we did love Nantucket, but this inn just doesn't offer a stay that's particularly worth the splurge. It's perfectly comfortable, but I'm missing what the hype is about. My only conclusion is that the other B&Bs on the island are worse? What's true is that... More

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Address: 8 Chester Steet, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Centerboard Hotel Nantucket

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Formerly a whaling captain's family manse, the 1886 Victorian structure, now a popular Nantucket MA bed and breakfast, was completely remodeled by new owners Paul and Lauri Benk in 2012. The interior has been painted and detailed; the floors refinished; furnishings, fixtures, carpeting and rugs have been replaced; and perhaps most importantly, all beds have been replaced and fitted to be luscious and inviting; featuring fine linens from Frette, Matouk and Serena & Lily. Sumptuous down duvets top all beds at this Nantucket luxury inn, along with fluffy fresh down pillows (of course down-alternatives are available if you have allergies). Each guest room at this lovely Nantucket bed and breakfast has an individual refrigerator, air conditioning, and a beautiful private bath featuring Frette towels and bathrobes and Malin-Goetz spa amenities. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Inn and iPads are now available for guests to use during their stay ... more   less 
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