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“WONDERFUL INNKEEPER!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Centerboard Inn
Ranked #3 of 39 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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Stow, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“WONDERFUL INNKEEPER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

We arrived Tuesday before Thanksgiving on a last minute change of schedule due to winds and rain. Debbie greeted us with delicious cookies and was so accommodating. Breakfast was
outstanding. She served mini quiches with ham and broccoli, banana muffins, cranberry
scones, fresh fruit and yogurt, yummy!
Looking forward to our return!
Jim and Nancy Murphy

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

My family of 5 recently stayed at the Centerboard Inn in Nantucket for a long weekend. We stayed in room 6 which is a large suite with a separate entrance from the main inn entrance which is ideal for families. Our room, appointed with beautiful furnishings and upscale amenities, had plenty of room for all 5 of us, including space for us to work on our 3 laptops. There was a kitchen with a microwave, sink, refrigerator, keurig coffee pot and coffee, utensils, glassware and china. There is a large table with 4 seats, plus lots of built in bench seating with custom fit cushions. This was our first time staying in a B&B, I was worried about hearing noise from other guests, or them hearing our children. Apparently the Centerboard rooms have been sound-proofed, and we didn't hear any noise from any other rooms. Debbie, the most wonderful inn keeper, did so much to make us feel special. Although this was our first stay at the Centerboard and the first time we met Debbie, she did everything she could to make us feel not only like valued guests, but also like close friends, during our entire stay. She made wonderful homemade baked goods for breakfast and in the afternoon too. If we were out and missed anything, she would bring us treats upon our return, and inquire about our day. Debbie goes above and beyond in providing excellent service to her guests. The common area was also well appointed, with new upscale seating, reading materials, very comfortable place to unwind and relax. The location of the inn could not be better, it is a quick few minute walk into town and to restaurants and shopping, and an easy walk to/from the ferry. I do believe we found the best accommodations in Nantucket; we are already planning a return visit in the spring.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I just loved the Centerboard Inn. It was a homey environment and Debbie, the innkeeper, was so warm and inviting and kind. It was such a pleasure to stay there that I was saddened to leave and not stay another day. The room was very comfortable, amenities terrific, and the extra touches -- homemade Linzer tarts in the afternoon, a great breakfast with homemade pastries -- were delightful. After getting caught in a rain storm while biking, Debbie was willing to dry my clothes...and then packed them in a little plastic bag to be available when I returned later in the day in a rush to head off to the ferry. This is a gem of a place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WmHolmes
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Amazing hotel in beautiful Nantucket. Rooms are bright, comfy and recently renovated. Great location. Debbie, the inn keeper, is a wonderful host. Her baking skills are exceptional ! I highly recommend this hotel. Paolo

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paolo00001
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San Diego, California
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

WE have been staying on Nantucket in October for the past 31 years, and stayed at four other inns before trying the Centerboard four years ago. Hands down, it was our most enjoyable experience. The whole inn has been refurbished and has all the amenities one could want in a B&B. But what sets this inn apart is the warmth and genuine enthusiasm of the innkeepers, first Lyn and then Debbie. They make you feel at home as soon as you arrive, and are very helpful in anticipating all your needs. However, the best aspect of the Inn is the fabulous breakfasts each innkeeper provides every day, way beyond tired bagels and gluey muffins. Everything (and the variety is astonishing) is made from scratch and scrumptious. We cannot recommend the Inn too highly. It deserve its outstanding reputation.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We spent three excellent days at the Centerboard Inn. Everything about our stay was perfect, the comfort of the Inn, the location just a short walk into town, the warm October weather and especially Debbie the very attentive Innkeeper.

Stayed October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We only stayed at the Centerboard for one night, and Debbie treated us like honoured guests. She went to great lengths to make us feel welcome - even providing us with a bottle of wine because our booking (made just a day earlier) had been changed. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Nantucket and definitely recommend this Inn to other travellers.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Centerboard Inn

Property: Centerboard Inn
Address: 8 Chester St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3505
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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, air conditioning, and a beautiful private bath featuring Frette towels and bathrobes and Malin-Goetz spa amenities. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Inn and iPads are now available for guests to use during their stay ... more   less 
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