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The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin

24 Old South Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3834
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#15 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin offer a front row view of the island's natural wonder. Enjoy waterfront cottages and lofts with decks and harbor views, kitchens, free Wi-Fi, bicycles, a beach bus and pet friendly accommodations.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Purest Review wrote a review Aug 2021
Bedford, New York6 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for one night during the third week of August. Our "2BR Loft (Essex) doesn't remotely resemble a loft space. On the positive side, the staff seemed nice enough, particularly the gentleman who helped us w/our luggage. The "loft" is converted attic space above the Hi-Line ticket office, but that's not mentioned in the description. Props to the marketing team on your website, b/c our experience doesn't remotely resemble what we stayed in. Zero chance we would recommend staying in the "Essex" attic space again. And at $1600/night you deserve better than to stay in an attic. Come on guys you can do better than this.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Don't stay in the Essex. And if you do, don't pay $1600/night, you're safe at...
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hhishome wrote a review Jul 2021
Hilton Head203 contributions154 helpful votes
This was a repeat visit for us. The location is incredible. Right smack in the middle of it all on the Nantucket Harbor. If you like sipping a cocktail and watching the mega boats, this is your place. Having said that, it really is in dire need of maintenance, particularly on the exterior.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: rooms with larger patios overlooking the harbor
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DNB25 wrote a review Mar 2021
12 contributions20 helpful votes
We were at The Nantucket Hotel and had a really wonderful weekend. The weather was incredible so we decided to stay on island another night. We had always wanted to stay at the cottages, so we decided to leave the hotel and stay on island an extra night. After climbing up the broken stairs, we arrived to our room. I expected the room to be a bit more updated based on the photos we saw, so I was immediately disappointed ... but then walked into the kitchen and was horrified to see the floor was disgustingly dirty. Covered in hair & debris. My expectations were definitely high walking into this cottage, but I would have been totally fine with the decor and everything else had this place been clean. During Covid and still Paying premium rates, it was just unacceptable. We called the front desk and she came up to inspect. She really didn’t have much to say or seemed to care, but called upper management. We ended up moving over to White Elephant, (part of Nantucket Island Resorts and have stayed many times) where they continued to give us such a hard time about the rate we paid before eventually giving us a room. It was such a bummer. It wasted our entire afternoon and evening. We are not newbies to the island, we’ve been traveling there for over 10 years and stayed at all of the hotels and never had such a disappointing experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
AHW676 wrote a review Nov 2020
Kansas City, Missouri3749 contributions215 helpful votes
Visited during a beautiful week of October. If location near Main Street is important, you won’t find a better location. The views of Nantucket Boat Basin are gorgeous, and I took photos multiple times during the week of different times of day. There is a golf cart available to pick up guests at the cobblestone street and bring you to the reservation desk and your unit. The bedrooms, living room, and kitchen are as bright and as charming as the online photos suggest. The beds are comfortable and the bedding first rate. And you won’t get any closer to the water without falling in. In fact, if you take photos on the deck, be careful not to drop anything or else it goes directly into the harbor. There are, however, a few things that could have made it better. Top of the list would be the HVAC system. Each bedroom and the living room have its own unit controlled by a remote control. The remote control is not at all intuitive, and there are multiple controls that are even only accessible by sliding down the front panel of the control. A guide to explain how to use it would be very helpful. For the first four days of the week, we were just cold and dealt with it. On the fifth day it was finally too cold to tolerate and we had to go to the front desk to get instruction. It turns out that all three units within a cottage have to be sync’ed with regard to whether they are set on heating or cooling. But you can only tell by small icons on the control unit which are not easy to interpret. The cottage is not quiet. Noise bleeds in easily from the outdoors, and the doors are slatted, so noise is clearly heard between bedrooms and bathroom. Don’t plan to have private conversations in your bedroom. All the towels in the bathroom are piled high on a rack over the toilet. It’s my guess that more than one towel falls into the toilet from time to time. The kitchen is nicely equipped, though oven mitts have to be specially requested. A list of the kitchen amenities would have been helpful. I noticed that there were cutting marks on the counter from previous guests who obviously did not find the cutting board. We appreciated having cans of water on the first day, but would have liked to have reclosable cans or bottles that we could have refilled. The stairway from upstairs to downstairs is very dark at night. A nightlight or stair lighting would be helpful. Similarly, be sure to have on the outdoor lights if you go out on the deck, or you risk falling down the stairway onto the pier. The bedroom safe was pre-locked before we got there, and could not be opened. We decided it wasn’t worth the trouble to ask someone to open it for us. The double doors to the deck need to have the lock on the middle side of the door extended into the door jamb to keep the doors closed if it happens to be windy. There was one windy and rainy day that the doors kept blowing open until we found this. Most of the things that we were troubled with could easily be remedied with some room orientation.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Michelle R wrote a review Sep 2020
Boston, Massachusetts26 contributions45 helpful votes
Last minute family trip with our pandemic puppy. Booked a WOOF cottage on Nantucket’s Harbor. So cute! Set up with doggie treats, bowls and pet relieving area nearby. All other residents on our “street” had dogs so felt very welcome. Full kitchen, great views, could walk to harbor beach with pretty sunset and off leash option. Paul is the very welcoming bellman and what a gem. Said he felt blessed that we chose to vacation in Nantucket. A great ambassador for the resort and the island. We walked everywhere, could fish off the docks and borrowed bikes for an easy ride to Cisco. Felt in the heart of everything. Picturesque Nantucket for sure with our own little family hideout. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The Harbor Beach access was a secret find - almost always empty and a 1 minute walk from our...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin
Which popular attractions are close to The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.2 miles), Aunt Leah's Fudge (0.07 miles), and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Conveniently located restaurants include b-ACK Yard BBQ, The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, and Dune.
Is The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are pets allowed at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.6 miles), Greater Light (0.5 miles), and Old Gaol (0.6 miles).
Does The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.