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“Good price for the location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Carriage House

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The Carriage House
Ranked #29 of 39 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Enfield, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good price for the location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

For the price during the peak season and holidays you can't beat it. Yes it's out dated, yes Haziel is strange but its comfy and walking distance to everything on the island. There's no AC in the carriage house , few places actually have it. Power is super expensive out there, it's just not a necessity. It's a small room with a bathroom and shower. No tv, a few windows. The inn keeper pushes his religious and political beliefs a tad too much. Just grin and bear it, if you were stuck on a 20sq mi island forever you would be a little weird too. Breakfast is nice. Homemade muffins (they're amazing) cereal and coffee. It's great. We ate it then walked to a spot for a cup of coffee and a view. I proposed in July, never having been to the island, Haziel helped me set up all the spots I wanted to hit and the boat I wanted to propose on. Very helpful. That stay was only an overnight. Our next trip was the end of August with another couple, there were 4 of us total and again he was very accommodating. We stayed 3 days. I would go back, I would however like to see another b&b. remember if you go to Nantucket you're not staying in the room your visiting all of Nantucket's wonderful hidden treasures, the carriage house will help keep some green in your wallet! Oh and it's spotless, you will not find a spec of dust anywhere!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Steven B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We felt this was a crime...charging for a place that is so outdated. Likely hasn't been decorated since the 70's or 80's. Just a shower stall and minuscule sink, stuffy smell. Bed average comfort but sank in the middle a bit. It needs a complete overhaul. Breakfast was adequate.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katerinavalente
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denver
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

My wife and i stayed at the Carriage house for one night in August and had a very nice stay. The rates were extremely low compared to the rest of the island and the room was "quaint". It was very hot during our stay and the rooms don't have AC but the temp was just fine at night and wasn't a bother at all. We did have very little interaction with the owner and staff but all were very pleasant when we did speak. The location is absolutely amazing, just a block or so off of Main St. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rty11
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

I have three main complaints about this B&B:
#! No air conditioning - There is a ceiling fan and a small window fan but with heat and humidity on the island being so high during July and August it was not comfortable being in a room without air. Two small windows in my room which I had to keep open all the time and the window fan was above the head of the bed so I came home with a sinus infection.
#2 Church bells across the street ring on the hour all night long - Because the windows have to stay open you can't sleep for the church bells ringing all night.
#3 No breakfast or coffee until 9:00 a.m. - I had to get up and out well before 8 am and the owner would not budge on the breakfast time except for two days he put things out at 8:30. In all fairness, I did come back for breakfast two mornings and the muffins and juice were excellent and there was fruit.

I had lots of other smaller complaints but basically this was not a great place to stay. Again, in all fairness, the rates were very good and the location was very convenient to Main Street.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan R
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Had a wonderful time at the Carriage House: beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, delicious and healthy homemade breakfast. The location is steps from restaurants and shops downtown as well as an easy walk to the public buses to the various beaches. Host is gracious and very friendly. He is very helpful with recommendations for where to eat and how to get about the island. This is also quite an affordable place compared to what else is available. Would certainly visit the Carriage House again.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Karla15319
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Melrose, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

The Carriage House is a quick walk from the ferries and the bustling downtown area, and a pleasant bike-ride to the beaches on the other side of the island. It has small, clean rooms (ours had a private bathroom) and a simple, tasty breakfast of muffins, fruit and cereal. The owner, Haziel, is a bit of a character, but he's friendly and helpful. Overall, my boyfriend and I had a great stay.

NB: We traveled in July 2010

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Emily S
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Ventura, California
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Very nice, quaint B&B well-situated in Nantucket.. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfast tasty and more than adequate, with excellent home-baked cookies, treats and lemonade available in the afternoon. The Innkeeper has a very practical working knowledge of the island and was most helpful. The price is right compared to other offerings in town. We would love to return!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sierra009
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Property: The Carriage House
Address: 5 Ray's Court, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Number of rooms: 7

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