This was our first visit to Nantucket and we stayed at another B&B in Cape Cod prior to going to the island - we were extremely surprised with the layout of the B&B. Upon being greeted, we were asked to sign for our expenses. The kitchen was pointed out and the Kuerig coffee machine. There were no cookies, no goodies, accommodations appeared cold not warm and relaxing. We were told where our room was (around the garden and in the basement) and told come back if you need anything. No tour or extra touch - appeared more of a job that a love for hosting people. B&B only has one option for friends that don't sleep together. There was a perfume odor on some of the pillows on one bed. One in our party experienced terrible allergic reaction. The breakfast was continential - no service (serve yourself)...the breakfast room is not large enough to accommodate all the guests no the sitting room (the overflow was in there but very awkward). When she ran out of food, she ran out even within the time allotted. As for service, was asked if we wanted heated after already started eating. Too many choices when asked for recommendations for dinner - was hard to get a straight answer. We had a hard time finding the innkeeper when we needed something during normal hours. We would have to hang around sitting area in hopes of seeing her come by. We wanted to shorten our stay as a result but unfortunately we had to get someone else to reserve in order not to be charged. We had no choice as we needed to go back on the ferry to ensure we wouldn't miss our flight in RI the next day...unfortunately no one wanted a room for $495/night. So we had to eat the cost and leave anyway. This is definitely a disadvantage to staying in a place that you have to travel via ferry to and from and cancellation is not possible even 24hrs in advance. Oh well, maybe next time we will know better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly a whaling captain's family manse, the 1886 Victorian structure, now a popular Nantucket MA bed and breakfast, was completely remodeled by new owners Paul and Lauri Benk in 2012. The interior has been painted and detailed; the floors refinished; furnishings, fixtures, carpeting and rugs have been replaced; and perhaps most importantly, all beds have been replaced and fitted to be luscious and inviting; featuring fine linens from Frette, Matouk and Serena & Lily. Sumptuous down duvets top all beds at this Nantucket luxury inn, along with fluffy fresh down pillows (of course down-alternatives are available if you have allergies). Each guest room at this lovely Nantucket bed and breakfast has an individual refrigerator, Nespresso coffee maker, air conditioning, USB charging stations, and a beautiful private bath featuring Frette towels & bathrobes and Malin-Goetz spa amenities. Wireless internet access is available throughout the inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Centerboard Hotel Nantucket