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Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I were to be married in a private ceremony on Nantucket, and our small group stayed at the Anchor Inn; we couldn't be happier with our choice of accommodations. Dennis was friendly, gracious and thoroughly accommodating... especially when the skies decided to open up and our venue of choice was rained out. We moved our very small ceremony to the main room at the Anchor Inn, and what resulted was an intimate, memorable occasion in a beautiful, historical Nantucket setting. Truly one to remember!

We are already looking forward to our one year anniversary, and plan to return to the Anchor Inn to celebrate. Thanks very much, Dennis - you made our special weekend all the more enjoyable!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband and I came to Nantucket to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and we were not disappointed in the Anchor Inn or in Nantucket. Nantucket can be quite expensive, but staying there does not need to be. Though simple (in the most charming sense of the word), staying at the inn feels as though one is staying at a real Nantucket home a hundred years or more ago (I believe it was owned by a whaling captain in the late 1700s or early 1800s). It is furnished with classic furniture that suits the historic town. Our bathroom and shower were a bit small, but light and bright. The bed was comfortable, room had everything we needed, breakfasts were very light but tasty, sitting room and breakfast room and side patio are just charming as can be. We didn't see much of the proprietors of the property, but checking in was easy as was checking out. They have a fridge you can store things in, beach towels and small coolers to borrow, and cold water bottles in the fridge to take when you please.

Everything in the main town is within easy walking distance. The Inn is located a couple of blocks up a slight hill from the ferry, past the wonderful whaling museum, and two doors down from The First Congregational Church (the white steeple one sees when coming into town on the ferry-- DON'T miss the best view in town from the top!). We enjoyed renting bikes, taking a walking tour of the town from the Whaling Museum (which is a must-see), riding our bikes by the windmill, to Cisco's Brewery (no food there), and out to the beaches on the far side of the island. We even got to see a whale! We also enjoyed eating at a few times at the Brotherhood of Thieves just down the street between the Inn and the ferry. Slip 14 is an excellent restaurant as well!

As some Cape Cod locals told us as we were coming over on the ferry, Nantucket is the real Cape Cod. And we happily endorse the Anchor Inn at which to stay while there.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank surfitz
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We first stayed at Anchor Inn some thirty years ago and liked it for its location, cleanliness, friendly proprietors and excellent home baked muffins. And now we can report that it still is the same friendly, well-run inn and the muffins are still delicious. Some of the rooms are bigger than others. The first time we had stayed in a tiny room on the top floor. This time we were surprised by the spacious second floor room we got. Compared to other accomodations, this inn is a very good value. And the owners and staff are really nice. We had brought our bikes with us and had put them in the backyard bike rack. During the night we had a rainstorm. One of the staff had actually gone out and covered our bike seats with a plastic bag. The next morning we had the luxury of dry bike seats.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank smokeylinks
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We've stayed on Nantucket many times before, but this was our first time at the Anchor Inn. The location was great, right in town, but on a quieter side street. History buffs will love the old whaling house, which dates back to the 1700's I believe. Being an older house, hallways, doorways, and rooms seemed on the smaller side. The breakfast room is bright and cheerful and there is a cute side patio also. Breakfast is a bit limited...mixed fruit salad and fresh muffins, which were good, but the 2 flavors never changed in the 3 days we were there.

There are nice amenities for guests: beach towels, small coolers for the beach, coffee and tea available, and a full sized refrigerator stocked with ice and chilled water. Guests are welcome to store leftovers and such in the fridge, which was handy.

Our room was on the 3rd floor (I think the Cyrus). It was a pretty little room with a charming canopy bed, but a little tight for 2 people. My husband is over 6' so we felt like we were always bumping into each other. Although the bed looked pretty, it was squeaky and seemed to sag in the middle. The pillows were super thick, and even though we asked housekeepers to leave flatter ones, they seemed the same thickness. I woke every morning with a stiff neck. The bathroom was good size with toiletries, including makeup remover cloths (always appreciated). Not much shelf space to put things though. The shower was tiny and not a great shower head/waterflow.

Service was good and the owner was very friendly and helpful during check in. She even offered to help us carry our luggage up the steep, narrow stairs!

Room Tip: Be sure to ask about the size of the room and bathroom, especially if you're tall or a larger person. This is an older home and small doorways, hallways, etc.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

I know Nantucket pretty well & have stayed a lot of places on the island, but this was the first time for the Anchor Inn. It is a pretty place & I can only attest for our room & the downstairs & outside. The Morning star room is on the 1st floor, not huge, but not small, rather small bathroom (just a shower), but that never bothers me. we paid $175 + tax, located a few blocks from town (Broad St) on Centre St. Breakfast is 7-10 & is cereal, fruit, coffee, muffins, juice, nicely laid out & the breakfast room is cute. Outside is a pretty patio. there is a common sitting room on the first floor. We only stayed 1 night, but it was enjoyable. Only 1 window in bedroom that looked out on the back area, which was not that pretty and then 1 window in bathroom.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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