We stayed at the Whaler for three nights in the summer. We arrived and were greeted by the owner who was very helpful, and helped us by storing our luggage early before the previous guests had moved out.
The location was excellent, just off the main street, very close to all the amenties such as bike rentals, restaurants, sea front etc.
The building was beautiful. We stayed in the penthouse that slept four. The entrance round the back was lovely with well kept gardens and places to lock up your rented bikes.
The accomodation itself was tasteful, but for the price really needed a refurb it was rather tired and out-dated. Especially the bathroom, the shower tray was rather grubby!
Then we went to look in the Visitors book which took prime place in the sitting room. Lots of pages had been torn out, and hardly any reviews had remained in the book!! Also, in the front the owner had written a welcoming message, and many exceptional reviews written were in this handwriting throughout the book....it was so obvious that the owner was writing reviews we found it rather hillarious!! We wrote a very nice honest review in the book, and it would be interesting to know if it was of an acceptable standard to remain in there!!!
Best restaurant on the island had to be Queequegs, book though so you get prime position outside, the meal was the best of our two week stay in the States. We also went to Black eyed Susans which had raving reviews, but it was no were near as good as Queequegs.
Definately try to fit in the Whaling Museam, absolutely fantastic with the best views from the looking tower on the whole island.
Also cycling is definately the best way of seeing the Island.
If you want a family laugh, suitable for all ages go on Bills Ghost Tours, it was whacky but so worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Guest House, located in the Historic District, with a private entrance into each elegant and comfortable guest room or suite. Every amenity is at your fingertips - to be experience from the unforgettable comfort of your amazing bed. Many suites include private deck area with table and chairs to enjoy the convenience of the deluxe wet bar area inside. Romantic get-away treasure. This is a very unique property on Nantucket. ... more less