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Martin House Inn
Ranked #6 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

The martin house is loacted very close to downtown and within walkin distance of the ferries. It is a little outside town but that makes it nice and quite. We had room a room on the 3rd floor that had a shared bath. While it was less expensive and the only room available i would not recommend it to anyone. I would stay at a difrent property. The third floor rooms look like they were hodge podge togther. (btw if you have to use a blow dryer up there you have to wait if someone else is using one b/c it will blow a fuse) You are not warned that the shared bathroom is with two other rooms that contain two beds. (so each room could accomedate up to 4 people). With the ugly being said the 1st and 2nd floor were gorgous!!! it didn't even look like the same house! the rooms were quaint and clean. We did not talk to skye the B&B manager much but she seemed very resourceful and baked wonderful cookies. The breakfast was very small some coffee, OJ, coffee cake, fruit, and granola which did not get replenished if it was low or almost out. But we ate out most days so it was not a porblem for us. Overall i would suggest the inn if anf only if you have a room on the 1st or 2nd floor. ps there is a "widows walk" on top if the inn on the 3rd floor. go up and sneek a peak if you can the views of the harbor are gorgous! But the climb up can be difficult.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed August 5, 2008

Excellent location near the heart of Nantucket's town center. "Skye", the B&B manager, was a wonderful hostess - she took great pride in showing us around the house. Rates during the summer time were relatively affordable, compared to some of the other B&B's in the area. My wife and I stayed in a cozy (a.k.a. "small") room (#26) on the 2nd floor that had a private bath. Rooms on the 3rd floor have a shared bathroom. We were allowed to check in at 9am because the room was not occupied the day before and we were allowed to leave our bags there the entire day of check out so we could enjoy a beautiful bike ride and beach day before heading back to the mainland.

Breakfast was adequate - continental style. I would have preferred a hot egg dish served, but I knew before-hand that this was not the case. No outdoor shower, so coming back from the beach could track in some sand with you. We were able to use the outdoor shower at a sister B&B just up the street.

Overall - a very pleasant experience. Would return there.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2008

Stayed here for a long weekend with my girlfriends and everything was excellent. The innkeeper greeted us on arrival and there were fresh baked cookies in the afternoon, the chocolate chip ones were the best I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Another night they had wine and cheese for the guests and daily breakfast included fruits, cereals, juices and delicous home baked breads and cakes! There was a group of us so we stayed on the top floor and shared 2 rooms with a shared bath. It ended being a great deal since there were 5 of us. We did have to share a bathroom but it wasn't a problem in the least. There is also a widows walk that you can climb up a ladder to which offers a great view of island. The double beds in the larger room were heavenly and the Frette robes were super soft. I had a chance to peak in at the rooms downstairs and they were all adorable and charming. This B&B is a short walk from downtown and the ferries. Definitly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

A friend of mine from California came to visit unexpectedly and I wanted him so see my favorite place on the East Coast..Nantucket!
We were fortunate enough to get a room at the Martin House Inn. From the minute we arrived it was wonderful. Skye greeted us with her usual charm and enthusiasm. The inn was charming, classic, clean and welcoming. Our room with private bath was lovely and the bed was the most comfortable bed either of us has slept in in a long while. In addition to the ambiance, the breakfast coffee and homemade sconces were fantastic!! It is with a doubt a top shelf bed and breakfast which I plan to frequent whenever I am in need of a place to rest my head in Nantucket
Thanks Skye!!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2008

What an an increadible Inn. My husband, two daughters, (8 and 10 years), and I stayed for four nights. We had a wonderful time. The Inn keeper is so warm, friendly and extremely helpful. The girls felt as if they had made a new friend. Her baking is out of this world. Every morning and afternoon we looked forward to seeing what she had made. The location is perfect, approx 2 blocks from the shops and resturants. We would definately stay at The Martin House again.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2008

my wife and i spent two nights at this lovely inn right near downtown nantucket. accomodations were excellent and our host, Skye, made us feel right at home. the morning breakfast on the side porch was a great way to start our day. the walk to town was just minutes and was especially nice to be able to walk to dinner without the hassle of a car. we would recommend the inn to anyone who enjoys small town charm and warm comfortable setting. the room was decorated with period furniture and the bed was comfy. our next stay will be here and definitely will recommend to friends. thanks.

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Reviewed December 13, 2007

had a wonderful weekend with the "girls", a real stress relief, beautiful rooms, breakfast, even a massage and lots of shopping!!! The innkeep was the best, lots of info to share about where to go restaurants etc. Can't wait to come back

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Martin House Inn

Address: 61 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3666
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range: $116 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Martin House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our spacious accommodations blend the convenience and comforts of today with the romance and nostalgia of the past. Built in 1803 by a sea captain for his bride and recently restored to a gracious old-world elegance, the inn combines the charm and romance of a bygone era with all the comforts of home. With its many comfortable gathering areas, its fireplaces, the luxury of its rooms, its peaceful veranda caressed by light breezes and the sound of classical music, and its spacious roof walk featuring panoramic views of the town and the harbor, the Martin House is a place that beckons you to return. We serve a bountiful continental breakfast prepared by our pastry chef, featuring her famous granola and scones, another pastry, cereals, fruit, juices, gourmet coffee and tea, each morning. In the afternoon, we serve homemade treats. In the heart of Nantucket’s historic district, the inn is a short walk from the shops, beaches and restaurants in town. 13 rooms, air conditioning, free wireless internet, in-room hotel safes; many guest rooms with working fireplaces. ... more   less 
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