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“Perfect family vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin
4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   24 Old South Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554   |  
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Perfect family vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I brought our toddler to Nantucket and we stayed at the Cottages. My parents also joined us for a few nights. Staying at the Cottages at Boat Basin was the best choice could have made. The location is perfect. It's right on the water and a stone's throw from the action on main street, children's beach, whaling museum, the grocery store, etc. It's about a 10 minute taxi drive from the airport. Also, there is a great restaurant/bar on the property called Slip 14 along with shops and so many beautiful boats to admire. We stayed in Meridian, which is a very family-friendly (bathtub, tons of open space to play, full kitchen with dishwasher, etc.) two-bedroom cottage on commercial wharf. It is the furthest wharf from the bars/restaurants/shops and is wonderfully calm and quiet. Each morning we watched the boats from our deck and fed the ducks. The staff at the Cottages is hardworking, friendly, and accommodating (especially Rosie!). The cottages themselves are well-maintained, clean, and charming. I cannot make enough wonderful comments about this place! My family and I will be back! Hopefully sooner than later.

My one recommendation would be to post detailed information and photos of each cottage so that people can make an informed decision on which cottage meets their needs. I had to dig around a bit to land on Meridian. I'm glad I did the research though; it worked out SO well.

Room Tip: Commercial wharf is the quiet wharf. Meridian is a lovely 2-bedroom with a great view and large/open...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Jim1845, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear PeachRH - all of us at the Cottages and Lofts are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing this review. We hope you get a chance to visit us again before the summer is over. Thanks again! Regards, Jim Storey GM
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My wife, and two other couples have been staying at the Cottages for many years, and each year enjoy our stay more than the year prior. The location is superb, the accommodations are lovely, but the warmth and welcome you receive from the staff is the reason we continue to return. In particular, two members of the staff distinguish themselves as the best of the best. Karen and Errol are simply incapable of having a bad day, and their energy and positivity is incredibly contagious. We look forward to returning for years to come.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim1845, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Dear Dave_Chll - thank you for your review and the kind words, especially regarding Karen and Errol. We all hope to see you again soon. Regards, Jim Storey GM
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North Bay, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed in John Jay at end of pier for a couple of nights. We were there in May, would be very busy in high season. Beautiful big windows and great areas on two sides to sit outside. Awesome when we were there but lots of people walked by and looked in which wasn't a problem but would be if happened more/when docks are full and area is busy. Nice staff, great accommodation and amazing location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Jim1845, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear NorthBayVisitor: Thank you for sharing your experience at the Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin. Your kind words are appreciated and thank you for staying with us - we hope to see you on a return visit to Nantucket. Regards, Jim Storey GM
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This area is VERY noisy!! Make sure you do not stay in the Crow's Nest. It is above the bar and we did not sleep until 3 am then the cleaning people arrived at 6 am. Worse two nights of sleep we have ever had on vacation

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jim1845, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear ann k - thank you for your review as your feedback is very important to us. I apologize that you were inconvenienced by the noise in the area where you stayed. The Cottages and Lofts, being on three different wharfs, has many options when it comes to location, views and floor plans. Information regarding these can be found on our website (property map - floor plans). In addition, you can always call us for this information. Also, please know that our housekeeping deparrtment doesn't start until 9am and you can always schedule housekeeping at a time that is convenient for you. Thank you again for your review. Regards, Jim Storey GM
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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We've just returned from a four night stay at The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin in Nantucket. Our one bedroom cottage, Upper Mermansion, had a spectacular view of the basin and the town. We had sunrise to our left and sunset to our right. The entire staff was friendly, courteous and welcoming. Our cottage was clean, bright, and very comfortable. We had a large south facing deck, where we enjoyed reading in the afternoon. We also took advantage of the bicycles which the property has on site for its guests! Thank you for a wonderful stay! We hope to make this an annual event!

Room Tip: Be sure to check the floor plans on the website to help you choose the best cottage for your needs...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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jim1834, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Tomten175 - thank you for your review. All of us at The Cottages and Lofts are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again next season. Keep an eye on our Hot Dates Cool Rates promotions for special rates on special dates. Regards, Jim Storey GM
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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

we just returned home, after 3 nights at Three Brothers, a 2 bedroom cottage right on the wharf at the Boat Basin. we, being a group of 2 couples, each with their dog, had a fabulous time! the staff is super....picked up our luggage from the ferry, loved our dogs, made dinner reservations for us, and gave us an extended check-out to accommodate our ferry departure time . great kitchen, keurig coffee, tiny, but functional. very comfortable beds, fabulous views from the front patio.....watching the boats in the harbor, sunrises on the water. great location--only a 2 minute walk to main street.

i would have titled this review "absolutely perfect" if the cottage had some hooks on the wall or doors to hold towels/robes. we will definitely return, maybe after a stop at the hardware store.

Room Tip: go on-line to see the site plan. if the complaining commenters had done that, they might have known...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim1845, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear capecodbob41545 - thank you for sharing this review. It is great to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. Your idea for hooks on the wall is great, thank you for the suggestion. Also, great Room Tip: our website has a map and floor plans for each Cottage and Loft so that interested parties can see the specifics of each indiviual unit. Hope to see you again on a return visit to the island. Kind regards, Jim Storey GM
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I found this place on the internet and booked it based on someone else's review. And boy am I glad I did. We stayed in the Crow's Nest a second floor loft with a 360 degree of the harbor. And the interior was almost as nice as the view. The place was very well put together, clean spacious and convenient to everything in downtown. But...but; the shining quality of this place was its people. When I got there, the young lady behind the desk, spent 15 minutes going over the amenities, showing me on a map good place to eat, providing us with popcorn for our evening free movie checkouts, crayons and coloring books for our grandkids, candy, coupons for around town, mink coats, diamonds...okay maybe not diamonds, but by the time we left for our room, we were overloaded with goodies and kind words from our hostess. We stayed 3 nights and we're contemplating forwarding our mail, when our time was up too soon. We will definitely be back for more next spring and look forward to the fresh sea air wafting through our room.

Room Tip: Spend the extra couple bucks and get the Crow's Nest! The porch outside is perfect for sitting...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jim1845, Manager at The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear TeamDork - we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind comments, especially about the team we have in place at The Cottages! Great to hear your thinking of a return trip next spring, we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards, Jim Storey GM
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Address: 24 Old South Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottages & Lofts at The Boat Basin 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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