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“I'm staying here every visit to Nantucket” 5 of 5 stars
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The Beachside
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   30 N Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554-2215   |  
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I'm staying here every visit to Nantucket”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I came to Nantucket in September, the weekend after Labor Day, with my boyfriend for a weekend getaway. We had an awesome stay at The Beachside - I will recommend this to anyone traveling to Nantucket and I will stay there again when I return.

The Beachside is in the perfect location - it's close to town, close to the beach - Jetties beach in particular, and really quite convenient to everything.

The amenities are great as well - complimentary continental breakfast every morning which was very convenient and a nice plus. The pool and patio are the perfect size.

The staff is so welcoming, nice and customer-service oriented. In fact, my first day there, my bike got a flat tire from a screw sticking up in the bike rack; without hesitation, the hotel manager took my tire down to the local bike shop immediately and had a new tire for me in less than 30 minutes, at no charge to me. The screw in the rack was remedied as soon as he returned back with my new tire.

I highly recommend bringing bikes if you can, versus renting them as it will save you money. Either way, bikes are very beneficial during your time in Nantucket as they allow you to get everywhere quickly and without the cost. There are excellent bike paths on the island as well. We rode everywhere, including Cisco Beach and Brewery which are only about 3-4 miles away.

In reviews I read prior to my stay, I had read to request a room that faced a pool; I did not do this b/c it didn't matter to me, especially because they cost more, however, when we did stay, we were stuck in a Full Bed which was tight but manageable and saw that the Pool-facing rooms were larger. Not a huge deal to us but wanted to mention it.

I see this property fitting for couples and families.

Room Tip: Rooms with patio facing the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
So nice to hear from you regarding your enjoyable stay at the Beachside! Your recommendation about using bikes when on Nantucket will be so helpful to others, as it will give others the opportunities to see the beautiful island of Nantucket in a much better way. There are beautiful bike paths throughout the island, and of course we will do everything to help our guests in whatever ways that we can. Our staff at the Beachside know how important it is to help our guests and we were happy that we were able to help you with your bike tire. Many of our guests come back every year to visit us and we are thrilled that you will be doing so again! Have a wonderful year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2014! Karen Keelan., Owner., The Beachside
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

a clean neat place located close to town with easy parking and a friendly staff
excellent breakfast choice and complimentary wi-fi a plus. goods are fine and this is one of the few places in nantucket with a pool. also near to the beach

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Our staff is working very hard this year to make sure that our guests have an enjoyable stay in all aspects. So glad you got a chance to enjoy our hotel and pool, as well as the beautiful island of Nantucket. Although many guests do not bring their cars to Nantucket., we have ample parking for those who do. Hope to see you again either this season or next! Karen Keelan, Owner., The Beachside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at Beachside for first time in Nantucket during labor day weekend. It was walking distance from the Steamship authority ferry and center of the town. We rented bikes to get around and walk evreywhere or ride the Wave ( bus) to get to Madaket beach.

We had the 2nd floor garden view with double beds was clean daily by lovely hotel staff and the first floor has the laundry, ice and vending machine. Swimming pool is located in the center, kids friendly and the gym was appropraitely sized.

Continental breakfast included was decent and the jug ice cold water with ppaper cups quench our thirst. Weather was hot and very humid in late August early september 2013.

Overall we enjoyed our 2 nights stay and would recommend it to folks who do not have rentalr or car transported by the ferry. There are taxi's in the island.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Beachside. As you said, our continental breakfast is ample enough so that a trip downtown, which is only a 12 minute walk, may not be necessary. We hope that you will come back and visit us again in the near future!
Karen Keelan, Owner., The Beachside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We sated at the Beachside the weekend before Labor Day. The staff was cheerful qand very helpful. Break fast well done ( the coffee was excellent) Rooms were clean and comfortable. We'll be back again soon!

Room Tip: Rooms on the parking or West side are quieter and have shelter in case it rains, but no sitting area...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us recently..we will be adding some seating areas to various areas outside of the Cliffside Rooms, where you stayed. Hope you can join us again either this season or next, as the Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the beautiful island of Nantucket.
Karen Keelan, Owner., The Beachside
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Needham, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed at the Beachside on the second week of August 2013 for the first time. The atmosphere was very relaxing and peacefully. The free continental breakfast with a lot of choices(fruits, bread, bagels, croissants, muffins, cereals, yogurts, juices, coffee and few others) before 10am were fantastic!!! The room was so clean and comfortable. To my surprise the room has a refrigerator and TV with built-in DVD. You can get DVD movie library from the front desk. The pool was superb and very clean. The beautiful hydrangeas bushes around the pool fence give the pool a lot of privacy. The landscapes around Beachside are very well-manicured. The lobby is clean and cozy. The staff especially the manager Telisha are wonderful and very well-respected with kindness and always show their cheery faces. I slept so well with the plenty of sea air. I have no compliant at all!!! Overall the location is perfect in the midway between the beaches(Jettes and Children) and the town. I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY AT BEACHSIDE AGAIN!!!! Please keep in mind that Nantucket is expensive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Margaret., thank you for taking time out to write concerning your recent stay at the Beachside. We want our guests to have a relaxing time during their stay with us and I am glad that you got to enjoy many of the amenities that we offer. Our staff is working very hard this season to make sure that all of our guests are pleased and enjoy everything that we at the Beachside, and the beautiful island of Nantucket, has to offer. As you mentioned, we do offer a free continental breakfast for all of our guests as a convenience so that they do not have to travel to town, and we try to vary our choices based upon our guests' requests. We continually add DVD's to our movie library, which is well over two hundred movies now, and it continues to grow., again, at our guests requests! We hope that you will come back and visit us again, even this Fall, as Autumn is a beautiful time on Nantucket and at the Beachside, as well! Thank you., Karen Keelan, Owner., the Beachside at Nantucket
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here the first weekend of August. It was clean, well kept and the staff was very nice. It's a nice family place, although we weren't there with kids. Nice clean pool as well. Not too far from town either. Not fancy by Nantucket standards but if you're just looking for a room to sleep and shower it fits the bill. I'd definitely recommend it to families for sure.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi Kate...Thank you for your time in reviewing the Beachside. We try very hard to make our guests happy. Nantucket is a beautiful island with many wonderful places, some which may be pricier than others. The Beachside is a family-friendly, pet-friendly hotel and we are affordable for many people who may not be able to afford the high rates of others during the peak season. We hope that you will come back and visit us again, as Fall is most beautiful on the island, as well. Thank you., Karen Keelan., Owner, The Beachside at Nantucket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We arrived on Friday in the pouring rain and felt welcomed the moment we arrived. Traveling with a young child while also traveling for work is challenging. The staff at the check in desk did everything they could to help us settle in and feel comfortable. Our room was clean and comfortable. It was great to have a patio to enjoy in the evenings after bedtime for our little one. Not all the rooms have teraaces/patios so this is something to consider when making your reservation. If we travel to Nantucket again I would stay here again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Cecilia..thank you for taking the time to write about your stay...we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay...despite some rainy days., the island of Nantucket is always beautiful to visit. Hopefully you will have another opportunity to visit us again this season! Karen Keelan., Owner., The Beachside at Nantucket
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Address: 30 N Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554-2215
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Beachside 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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