Well. Let me start out by saying we LOVED Nantucket. What a great little place to relax.
As for this particular B&B. Not so much.
Ill break this down by good and bads to keep it easy to read.
Location is wonderful. Short walk from the dock.
Authentic Old House
Owner did small load of laundry for us (after asking to make sure it was small.)
Small guest refrigerator
Service (its non existent here. This is run more like a small and inpersonal hotel than a B&B. The owner has the feeling of "she cant wait to get away from talking to you". Not what we look for in a B&B.
Do not Disturb sign ignored. We travel with many valubles. When we returned to our room to find someone had been in it and made our bed when we had all of our personal items out ON the bed we were taken aback. This sign should be obeyed at all times, no matter where you stay.
Breakfast: Its continental, light continental. Left much to be desired but to their defense most B&Bs in Nantucket are this way.
Young boy that works at the inn, Heathers son I believe. We showed up to check in, he walked in, ignored us. Walked right by, outside, then back in. Still ignored us. Then finally Heather came out and greated us.
No Water, No Iced Tea, No snacks, No cookies. If your looking for any of this on a brisk afternoon so you can go sit outside and read and they wont be there. Sadly. This was very disappointing to us.
Bikes are there on the side of the house. We asked to use them but were denied. Heather said they belonged to guests. Upon closer inspection they had cob webs on them. So that story is unlikely.
Maintenance. This place needs some bug spray and a groundskeeper. You should not have to push bushes out of your way to get out to the back patio!
Amenities. There simply are none.
Overall I guess our thoughts on B&Bs is that we enjoy staying at them to get to meet people. This place does not encourage that and the entire time we would comment "why does this lady want to run a B&B if she does not want to be around us?
So that being said I cant leave this place a solidly good review or say we will ever return.
Advice for the owner: Take a trip and stay at some B&B's so you understand what they are about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic charm and convenience are the hallmarks of this year-round downtown inn, formerly a whaling captain's home, situated just five minutes' walk from the ferries, shops, restaurants and beaches. Enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a variety of rooms to suit any traveler, from singles and double with shared bath to spacious queens, kings and suites with private baths. Free Wifi, A/C, TVs in every room, including some large flat-screen HDTVs. Four guest rooms have working fireplaces. Included in your rate is a delicious continental breakfast featuring home-baked breads and muffins, seasonal fruits, yogurts, cereals, coffee and tea. Common areas include a cozy parlor, guest office and lovely garden. We look forward to welcoming you at any time of year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Carlisle House Hotel Nantucket