We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Extremely Grateful for a Wonderful Three Days Stay in Nantucket!”
Review of Centerboard Inn

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Centerboard Inn
Ranked #3 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Reviewed March 25, 2009

Dear Centerboard B & B,
I wanted to extend a huge heart felt thank you for a wonderful experience at your Bed And Breakfast. I have traveled the USA (everywhere except the northwest, Alaska and Hawaii) and have stayed at many B & B's along the way! I have never written a review for any of them. However, my experience was truly so wonderful, I have taken the time out of my extremely busy schedule to write this review to share with others what a top notch B & B Centerboard is!

Upon entering this beautiful House, I first noted the cleanliness which is clearly present everywhere. That is always the most important aspect of any place of which I stay. My host, James, was extremely welcoming and accommodating. I was not too familiar with Nantucket and his assistance with maps and directions was most helpful. His knowledge of the island, including the history of Nantucket, is very impressive. Thank you James for helping to make my stay even better with your local recommendations as they were extremely helpful!

I stayed in room # 5. My room was beautifully decorated, with a beautiful comforter, lavender flowered sheets and the most comfy pillows I have ever rested my head on. I love a good hot shower, and that is exactly what I got. The soap, shampoo and towels were abundantly supplied. The hair dryer was very powerful for its size and over all, this is one of my favorite rooms to stay in! I was able to see a few of the other rooms, including the master suite, and was very impressed with the decor of all of these as well. Very nicely done!

As for the morning breakfast, I was greeted with freshly baked bread, granola, strawberries, yogurt, and more. It was all delicious! The coffee, which is freshly roasted by the host himself, is awesome! A great way to start the morning!

Over all, I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone as it was a truly enjoyable experience! Great location (walking distance to many of the top restaurants on the island such as the Brotherhood Inn, Queequegs, and the Centre Street Bistro) and very close to main street where the center of town is located.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank carolyn22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (482)
There are newer reviews for Centerboard Inn
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

436 - 442 of 482 reviews

Reviewed March 19, 2009

I was not going to send this review but decided that I personally depend on Trip Advisor, it was only fair to travelers and even perhaps the Centerboard to be honest.

We just returned from a wonderful 3 days in lovely Nantucket. Crowds were down and weather great, in fact one day was summer like. The only that marred our stay was staying at the Centerboard Guest House. Before I go any further let me say, James Blunt is an outstanding host. He truly does his best to welcome all guests and make them feel at home. Our problems began on the summer like day. We were on the second floor of the inn. A sign in the bathroom warned to turn off air conditioner before using hair dryer. I can understand that. What I could not understand was where the air conditioner was. Upon calling management we were told the air conditioners were down for the season. This was just September 15th. One of the reasons for choosing this Guest House was the ad that the rooms were air conditioned. We did find out that other rooms had air conditioning but not ours. Yes, the air conditioner may have broken down and they did not want to have it fixed this late in the summer, but we were paying the same price as those with air. It would have been nice to have it reflected in our rate along with the apology.

The deluxe expanded continental breakfast with home made pastries, coffee cakes or muffins was a half slice of loaf bread and cantaloupe. Cereal and yogurt was also provided. You actually felt ill at ease eating more than one piece of anything as there was not enough for everyone. It was a very uncomfortable experience.

Our room was nice. Bathroom small but you would expect that. What we did not expect was lack of soap! There was one small bar of soap for the sink and that same bar was for the shower. Not a good experience. We did have to ask for more soap and the next day it was provided.

This is not our first time in Nantucket, but our first and last at the Centerboard Guest House. I had read all the raving reviews and wanted to stay there.

My mother always taught me not to say anything if I could not say something good. I thought twice about doing this review but know I would have wanted to know about these unnecessary inconveniences on our otherwise lovely stay in Nantucket!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank BostonLadybug
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lordfarthingham, Manager at Centerboard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2009

First let me say how sorry I am that the guest had an unsatisfactory experience here more than 6 months ago. With such a long run of uniformly positive reviews, hers came as quite a shock to me. As the Centerboard's resident manager I do my best to ensure every guest's utmost comfort and well being. I firmly believe that if this guest had been more communicative with me while she was here I could have made things right. If she had said, "Please put the a/c back in," I would have, no further discussion. If she had wanted more of anything we offer at breakfast all she had to do was ask. As for the soap, we try to conserve where possible. The sinks have liquid soap pumps. One bar of bath/shower soap usually is sufficient for two people staying a few days, but more is the guest's for the asking, as it was in her case. At the Centerboard we are genuinely committed to excellence in hospitality. We take all guest comments to heart and try to learn from them, as we will this one. Sincerely, James Blunt.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 26, 2009

We stayed for almost two weeks during the holidays. Our room was the main suite, and it was better than expected. The house is wonderful and the inn keeper, James, is just the best. He knew how to balance hospitality and care, with an unobtrusive style. As wonderful as the beautiful old inn is, it was James that made our stay absolutely memorable. Of course Nantucket during the holidays is fantastic too!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank LePirateDeAvalon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 19, 2009

Love the Centerboard! James, the innkeeper provides a warm welcome to a wonderful downtown Nantucket experience, with homemadel breakfast breads, homemade granola, juice blends and toasts his coffee beans! Deb the owner has beautifully maintained this historic guest house with comfortable, tasteful rooms and great bedding. I have returned monthly on business for 5 years for the quality and hospitality and i must say that i have never been disappointed. I can't imagine a more appropriate selection for this quaint and charming island than this Guesthouse. James is a creative, colorful and well traveled host, who creates from the first visit, the impression that you are visiting a friend. Wonderful experience!
Scott Hutton
Philadelphia, PA

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DesignBuddha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 13, 2008

We expected it to be nice but it was even better than anticipated. The location was great for restaurants, historic sites and town. It was also good for access to bike paths and has a bike rack in back to safely lock up for the night. James, the innkeeper, was always friendly and helpful. The rooms are not giant but are perfectly adequate and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets and linens were first class. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank OrionNYC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 18, 2008

We absolutely loved this charming home away from home! In an antique setting, all of the rooms have been updated with modern amenities so as to have the comforts of home. The location is perfectly situated close to town. The area is quiet and the breakfast superb! We highly recommend this fabulous Inn for your next stay in lovely Nantucket!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank kiki-boston24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 9, 2008

Stayed at the Centerboard for two nights after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. James made us feel right at home with excellent lunch and dinner suggestions. The room was clean and bathroom spotless. James roasts his own coffee beans and the taste is outstanding. We look forward to staying at the Centerboard the next time we are on the island.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Patsfan08
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nantucket hotels
0.2 mi away
Jared Coffin House
Jared Coffin House
#10 of 14 in Nantucket
254 reviews
0.3 mi away
White Elephant
White Elephant
#6 of 14 in Nantucket
453 reviews
6.2 mi away
The Wauwinet
The Wauwinet
#9 of 14 in Nantucket
236 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
21 Broad Hotel
21 Broad Hotel
#5 of 14 in Nantucket
188 reviews
2.7 mi away
Nantucket Inn
Nantucket Inn
#7 of 14 in Nantucket
279 reviews
0.0 mi away
Regatta Inn
Regatta Inn
#1 of 38 in Nantucket
350 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Centerboard Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Centerboard Inn

Address: 8 Chester St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3505
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range: $144 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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, 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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing