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“Enchanting visit”
Review of Anchor Inn

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Anchor Inn
Ranked #18 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Littleton, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
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“Enchanting visit”
Reviewed January 4, 2007

My daughter and I always wanted to do the Nantucket Christmas Stroll so when $165.00 r/t tickets to Boston came up in early November we jumped at them. It was tricky, however, because the Stroll is one of the busiest times on Nantucket, and early lodging and ferry reservations are a must. I managed to get ferry reservations but finding accomodations was more challenging. I called all over the island and found most B&B's to be either full or closed for the season. I called the Anchor Inn and they had just had a cancellation so we grabbed it. It was costly, but then so is everything on the island. We took the 3:15 ferry on Friday and arrived in time to check in and do the House tour. The Anchor Inn is located a little bit off the beaten path, but still convenient to downtown and the shopping. It's a small, intimate old charmer, with squeaky floors and narrow stairways, indicative of its age. I think we only saw our host once. Very pleasant, though. The bedroom was quaint and roomy enough. In the evenings there was a crockpot of wassail, homemade chocolate cookies, and dark chocolate kisses. Our first night there my daughter and I shared a bottle of red wine and ate dark chocolate kisses in the little kitchen nook while listening to wonderful Christmas music that was playing in the background. It had been an exhausting day and it was just what the doctor ordered. It's not that the kitchen nook decor was anything special (a little cold actually), but between the music, the aroma of the wassail, and good conversation a certain ambiance just brought everything together in a magical way. It didn't hurt that it was raining out, either. Would we stay here again? Probably. But our first choice would be to come with a big group of gals and rent a house to keep the cost down. Should that option fall through we will definitely stay at the Anchor Inn again.

  • Liked — The location was good for shopping. Quaint and cozy.
  • Disliked — There really wasn't anything to dislike.
  • Tips/Secrets — Book early. If you have disabilities I would think it could be a challenge unless you're on the first floor.
  • Stayed December 2006
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Reviewed July 7, 2005

took a reservation in the Anchor Inn as a last minute extension to 3 night stay on the island and was very happy with the Anchor Inn.

Staff were very pleasant and welcoming, complementary tea, coffee and iced tea were a nice touch, as were the use of beach towels during the stay

Location very good - close to town and roads out to main beaches

as with everything else on Nantucket, you do pay above the odds but Anchor Inn is good enough to make you swallow the prices without too much pain (certainly a lot better than some other guesthouses on the island)

  • Stayed July 2005
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Property: Anchor Inn
Address: 66 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3605
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic whaling inn, built in 1806, located in-town...an easy walk from the ferry, convenient to restaurants, shops , museums, and beaches. ALL private bathrooms in eleven guestrooms.,FREE WIFI, new TV's, Air Conditioned in season, includes a continental breakfast featuring Charles' homemade muffins. Each room with a queen bed, double occupancy only. Great location next to the Old North Church. Garden patio, breakfast porch. See our internet specials. Open spring through fall and Christmas Stroll Weekend (in early December). Call or reserve on-line anytime. Resident owner innkeepers on site."feel a part of a country houseparty in an atmosphere that cannot be matched by larger inns or hotels..." Washington Post, The Boston Globe" We loved the peaceful hospitality and classical music. We will be back!" ... more   less 
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