For those of you who have read my reviews in the past, I usually don't give five stars unless an experience blows me away. Well, the Centerboard Inn did just that. For anyone who has been to Nantucket, you already know there is no shortage of B&B's that are quite nice and usually a restored/updated whaling captain's house or something like that. So....how does one decide? For us, it is the innkeeper that makes all the difference in the world...and Debby Adams, the new innkeeper made, this a perfect stay. Having never met her before, she succeeded in making me feel like an old friend very quickly as she was incredibly kind, friendly and attentive to every detail. She even made my 6 year old daughter feel very welcome --and this is not something one sees on Nantucket very often. Last, it seemed like she was ALWAYS available and makes me wonder when (or if) she ever sleeps.
As far as the "breakfast" part of B&B, it can't be beat. Usually it was available earlier than was stated and was always delicious. In particular, Debby made fresh scones every day and the ham and cheese ones were mind blowing! There was also fruit, eggs, cereals and muffins that were freshly baked.
Concerning the "bed" part of B&B, the Inn was located in a great central location, the rooms were meticulous and tastefully decorated. Again, it is not difficult to find great rooms on the island but few that make one feel as at home or as comfortable as did the Centerboard.
Debby alone is enough to make the Centerboard your destination of choice and the location dose not hurt either. If you are traveling with small children, then you should not even consider any other other place as many of the B&Bs don't welcome children as a matter of policy and the rest of them just make you feel like it is policy.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Centerboard Hotel Nantucket