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The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin
Ranked #10 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not all of these cottages are nice!”
Reviewed September 22, 2008

We were very dissapointed to see how different our cottage was from others who were staying at the cottages as well and from the pictures we had seen in the brochure. Our cottage was very, very small, had much lower class amenities than many of the other cottages. Others also received gift bags from the cottages reception, our cottage had nothing. The bathroom is extremely small - you can bearly move in the shower and the water pressure was ridiculously weak. I would be very selective about which cottage you chose. Ask about updates, amenties, etc. I would never stay in this one particular cottage again. However, the view is beautiful and close to town, restaurants. The more you spend, the better cottage you will receive.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2008

We stayed at the Cottages in September 2008. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return in the future. The Cottages are in a great location with excellent views of the harbor. The Cottage we stayed in has a living area with kitchen, sofa bed and dinning room table, as well as a seperate bathroom and bedroom. The living room itself also had a nice, although slightly small LCD TV with cable.

I only have two complaints, one being after arriving in Nantucket on the late ferry in the pouring rain we found the reception after searching around (be aware the cottages are owned by a company called "White Elephant" and members of staff do actually stand at the Wharf waiting for arriving Ferries holding a sign saying "White Elephant" - not much good if all you know is your staying at "Cottages at the Boat Basin")

Secondly as we tried to check in the girl (Who sounded like she was from Lonnnndon) kept us waiting for 20 minutes while she bent over backwards to order a taxi for two lazy guests who wouldnt walk the 2 minutes walk to the Taxi rank, after various phone calls we thought our time had finally come, but she then proceeded to call her manager to complain about another member of staff infront of us. Not very professional in my opinion.

We went back to ask for advice for a tour, she didnt come across as helpful and told us to book the tour ourselves. Had no problems with that but expected the same effort that she gave to the other guests that's all.

Overall though we enjoyed our stay and I would say if you looking for a nice self catering accomodation in a good location then give the Cottages a try.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

We were so excited to climb the steps to the "Crow's Nest" cottage and see the absolutely fabulous view of the warf from up there. Hundreds (if not thousands) of boats and mega yachts dotted the harbor below and, wow!, what a view! The porch was quite large with a table and chairs that we took full advantage of, getting take-out from the local restaurants and bringing it back to our little private perch. The inside of the cottage has been redone and everything is new including all of the kitchen utensils, linens, furniture, floors, etc. It is charming inside. With everything so great we thought we had found the ultimate hiding place...UNTIL....we discovered that the restaurant downstairs was also a bar and the noise level was horrific until the wee hours of the night. Of course we were there in high season so maybe it is not that way all the time. It was so bad during our visit that we were completely exhausted by the time we left Nantucket. Better be a really sound sleeper or bring heavy duty earplugs if you plan to stay here!

  • Liked — Fabulous view of the harbor
  • Disliked — Noise!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin
Address: 24 Old South Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin offer a front row view of the island's natural wonder. Enjoy waterfront cottages and lofts with decks and harbor views, kitchens, free Wi-Fi, bicycles, a beach bus and pet friendly accommodations. ... more   less 
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