First, the good: The little Century House is very pretty, and is not too far from the main part of town. In its day, I'm sure it was nice, but time has not been kind to the house, nor to the innkeeper, I'm afraid. Next the bad: the tiny room had no place to put our clothes, so we had to put them on the floor after unpacking. The breakfast (the other B) was by a long shot the most modest I've ever been served in a B and B. Yikes! Tepid oatmeal and store bought muffins and granola that was not very good. That was it! Also, wi-fi service was spotty. And finally, the ugly: We needed assistance from the innkeeper and rather than being helpful she was profoundly insulting and abusive (she seemed to be "not at her best" as my mother would say). Even at the end, we needed a place to store luggage while waiting for the ferry, which was an hour and a half from the mandated check out, but she made us store our luggage outside the room and cheerfully told me she could not guarantee it would not be stolen when we returned. We LOVED Nantucket Island, but we have since been advised by a local that there are far better B and Bs on the island in a similar price range. Next time, we will go elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breezy, wraparound veranda, top cliff historic residential location preferred for sophisticated travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Century House provides the classic Nantucket experience. Located within walking distance to beach, restaurants and town tucked away. Luxury renovated rooms, patios, and gardens. All rooms have private baths, complimentary buffet breakfast, snacks, gourmet coffee and tea, soft drinks, beach towels and beach bag. Free Wi-Fi. Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket. Built in 1833. Completely renovated since 2012. ... more less
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