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The Chapman House

20 N Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3548
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#16 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
A boutique style B&B in the heart of Nantucket Town. The ultimate in urban comfort, the pinnacle of what is "IT" offering bold ideas, vibrant colors, innovative design. Exceptional concierge service and a wide array of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and deluxe continental breakfast. Delight in our afternoon chocolate chip cookies.
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DayTrip36011032286 wrote a review Dec 2018
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Okay, seriously the Veranda / Chapman / Arbor House Collection is promoted as a Boutique Hotel and it is NOT. It is an old B & B with little space; a lack of adequate hot water for all guests & other amenities yet the charge is what one would expect of an upscale boutique hotel. Breakfast was good; grounds lovely but rooms are below average for price. We tried to move to larger room because original room booked a year out had no closet or space to unpack clothes & 1/2 bath for $500 one night but we had to repack and move back to original room because alarm was going off in second house and staff could not figure out how to shut off? Floor lamp didnt work so we couldnt see what was in our luggage and husband kept hitting head on sloped ceiling (he is 5’10”). The service and staff were somewhat accommodating - they carried our luggage each room move, however, lamp was removed from our room and never returned with a 3 night stay; we requested a taxi to shuttle us and our luggage to the ferry that never arrived - the taxi company said they had no record of a call and we scrambled to get to the ferry on time. Our friends room wasn’t available first night; toilet plugged on their arrival and no hot water until the second day. Good grief; it was not the relaxing stay we anticipated. This was our first NE destination & we were so excited; but we were really disappointed at the rate versus value for our stay - we travel frequently and are all easy-going. To say it was overpriced is an understatement. We would not recommend this establishment; it was not comparable to any other place we had the pleasure of visiting while on this trip - 5 other locations were all above our expectations. Would recommend The Lark establishment also in Nantucket based on our experience in Newport, RI. Best wishes for a memorable trip...
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Date of stay: September 2018
Response from Carl C, General Manager at The Chapman House
Responded Dec 30, 2018
We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the relaxing stay that you anticipated. You are correct in stating that The Chapman House is a B&B; we have three properties, including a boutique hotel, a cottage and a B&B - as clearly stated on our website. We invite you and others to reach out in advance; we would be delighted to work with you in selecting the style of experience that best suits your expectations. Sincerely, Carl
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Anonymous855 wrote a review Oct 2018
Trabuco Canyon, California1327 contributions492 helpful votes
We were there in off season so the dining area in our building was closed...walk in the rain to the main house for breakfast, yikes! They did have a coffee area in the same building area and nice sitting areas. Our room was extremely tight and the bathroom bizarre. I spoke with management about it's low quality of a commode room but honestly there's not too much they can do about space. Be aware the pictures of the room show the nice bed not the ridiculously teeny bathroom (it is hard to fit on the toilet). So choose your room with good information. That said, the breakfast was multi-course and well done. Newspapers out early near a fireplace and wine complimentary in the afternoon. We liked that it was walking distance to the activities and restaurants but there is no off street parking if you rent a car. They give you a permit and you find a spot on the street...good luck. We enjoyed the hospitality but I would not select the same room.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from TheVerandaHouse, General Manager at The Chapman House
Responded Oct 9, 2018
Yes, bathrooms are small at The Chapman House - which is too often the case when the loo is carved out of an existing room when transforming a private home into B&B. However, we are glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and amenities that we have to offer. Next visit, be sure to choose Room 37 for a spacious bath setting.
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Nhsandy2014 wrote a review Oct 2016
Bedford, New Hampshire8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at The Chapman House for 2 nights after the Columbus Day weekend. Great location - we walked, with our bags, from the ferry dock and were very close to the shops and restaurants. We arrived early but our queen room was ready and we checked in around 1:00 PM. Each day, we enjoyed the home made chocolate chip cookies that were available late in the afternoon, as well as the complimentary wine pour next door at the Veranda House (same owners) before we headed out for dinner. Continental breakfast each day was quite nice, including fresh blueberry muffins. Overall, a great experience and we would definitely return!
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Justine K wrote a review Sep 2016
Newport, Rhode Island6 contributions4 helpful votes
This b&b is great. The rooms are on the small size, but everything else is great! Perfect location, quiet but close to town. Great breakfast and warm cookies in the afternoon! Helpful staff! Great furnishings and vibe!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
David M wrote a review Sep 2016
Litchfield, Connecticut1 contribution
We were in Nantucket for just one night. Rented a Mini Cooper convertible and cruised around the island with the top down-perfect temps. Our stay at Veranda House was nice. We liked the outdoor lounge area and wine in the afternoon. Room was a compact Queen and was tight but as expected. Breakfast was a minimal cold buffet of bagels, fruit and muffins. But that is Nantucket for you- some BS law limits B&B breakfasts.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Chapman House
Which popular attractions are close to The Chapman House?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.1 miles), Brant Point Lighthouse (0.3 miles), and First Congregational Church (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Chapman House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Chapman House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Chapman House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Chapman House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, b-ACK Yard BBQ, and Oran Mor.
Is The Chapman House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are there any historical sites close to The Chapman House?
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).