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26 N Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3548
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#8 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
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A stately Nantucket Bed and Breakfast, the Carlisle House Inn is located in a historic whaling captain’s home and will provide a year round authentic Nantucket experiences. Situated on a quiet side street in the Old Historic District of Nantucket, Carlisle House Inn is easily walkable to charming shops, world class restaurants, in-town beaches, art galleries, the ferry, and the Whaling Museum. Rent a bike or hike our beautiful island with our long sandy beaches. Enjoy a beautiful sunset at one of the island's restaurants while sampling fresh caught seafood. So much to see and do, so close to the Inn. Your day begins with our sumptuous breakfast buffet with island baked specialities on our sun porch where you can dine with other guests or enjoy a quiet breakfast at your own individual table. Our Nantucket Bed and Breakfast features thirteen guest rooms which are newly renovated!
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Paddy H wrote a review Oct 4
New York City, New York95 contributions89 helpful votes
Lovely historic Inn. We stayed at the top of the house in the Tom Nevers Suite. Room was nice and cleaned each morning. I thought it expensive but location brilliant. However, a bottle of complimentary water in the room would have been nice. They do smores during the Summer and guest can meet but again, a compimentarty glass of wine might be nice. Breakfast was fine, not exceptional at all. No fresh pastries etc. What was good was the early check-in as the room had not been occupied the prior night and certainly appreciated. Location great but at over $700/Night in Sept (shoulder season), they could give a little more in terms of tlc to guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a rom with a shower. And top of the house best
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Response from Jeneane Life, Owner at Carlisle House Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the 4 stars! We are so glad you enjoyed the inn. We just wanted to clarify a couple unique situations that you mentioned in your review. We cannot provide bottled water because of an island wide single use plastics ban. We do provide chilled water 24/7 as you know on our breakfast porch and daily afternoon fruit infused water at the front desk. Coffee and tea are also complimentary and available in room and on the breakfast porch. We cannot provide wine without a liquor license which we do not have. We do provide the complimentary s'mores and cookies daily. We want to meet your expectations in every way - we re happy you did enjoy the inn and island. Thank you for taking the time to review us!
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Nia L wrote a review Aug 2020
Ellicott City, Maryland18 contributions19 helpful votes
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Stayed for 4 nights. We enjoyed our stay at the Carlisle House Inn. Excellent central location in the Town of Nantucket where it was easy to walk throughout the town. Located on a quite street so able to get several good nights of sleep. Friendly and helpful staff and owner. Beautiful garden area to sit outside and read a book. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jeneane Life, Owner at Carlisle House Inn
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Come again soon!
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EricDano wrote a review Sep 2021
Merrimack, New Hampshire32 contributions48 helpful votes
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Great B&B in a historic home (1765). Updated rooms, a great breakfast and walking distance to virtually everything you would want to see. Clean, Great staff and we loved the smores at the nightly fire pit.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Jeneane Life, Owner at Carlisle House Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Come on back for s'more!! ;) Thank you for your kind words. Please visit again soon.
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Lauren F wrote a review Sep 2021
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The service was excellent and the location was great, an easy walk to Children's Beach and the downtown. Offers a single person room for solo travelers that is cheap (by Nantucket standards). Also has a lovely garden for eating breakfast in the morning or wine in the evening.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Solo travelers should pick the Polpis or Shimmo rooms for a cheaper stay.
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Response from Jeneane Life, Owner at Carlisle House Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Lauren! The singles are perfect for an inexpensive island option. Thank you for sharing the tip with our online community. See you again soon.
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Debbie A wrote a review Aug 2021
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Lovely!!! We stayed in the Sconset suite which was darling and exactly what you would expect on this charming island. Jeanine and her team were attentive, helpful and the inn spotless.!!! The location is perfect. A short walk to town and quiet in the evenings. We enjoyed the fire pit on the back terrace where we met wonderful other guests!! The continental breakfast changed daily and was more than we expected!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The staff can make wonderful suggestions but I would try and make dinner reservations prior if...
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Response from Jeneane Life, Owner at Carlisle House Inn
Responded Sep 5, 2021
We are so glad you could join us. The fire pit is such a special place for meeting other travelers! See you again soon.
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$165 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlisle House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Carlisle House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.2 miles), Brant Point Lighthouse (0.3 miles), and First Congregational Church (0.09 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Carlisle House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Carlisle House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Dune, and Oran Mor.
Is Carlisle House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are there any historical sites close to Carlisle House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.3 miles), Greater Light (0.4 miles), and Old Gaol (0.5 miles).