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The Beachside

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Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Nantucket does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Beachside, a nice option for travellers like you. Guest rooms include a flat screen TV and air conditioning. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests, and The Beachside makes getting online easy, with free wifi. Given the close proximity to Great Point Light (9.8 km), guests of The Beachside can easily experience one of Nantucket's most popular landmarks. While in Nantucket, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from The Beachside, including Galley Beach (0.8 km), Straight Wharf (0.9 km), and Dune (0.6 km). Should time allow, Whaling Museum (0.6 km), Jetties Beach (0.6 km), and Gail's Tours of Nantucket (0.9 km) are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. The Beachside puts the best of Nantucket at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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We really enjoyed the Beachside. When I think of a traditional summer beach lodging in Wells Maine, York Maine, Charleston RI, or Cape Cod the Beachside is what I picture. The location is great. It is about a 12 to 15 minute walk from town but an even closer walk to the beach.
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Response from KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside
Responded 12 Sep 2018
dslye3, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us at The Beachside. We always are interested in receiving feedback from our guests, and it makes us happy that you enjoyed your stay and will be visiting us again! You are so right about our wonderful staff! We all truly appreciate our guests and work very hard to make their stays with us memorable. We try to stay affordable for our guests, and we want our guests to have the same feelings that you expressed, that we are a good value for a lodging property on this beautiful island. We are staying open this season until Christmas Stroll, which is the first weekend in December and another beautiful and festive time to visit Nantucket and The Beachside. We hope that you will be back to visit us again in the near future. Thank you, Karen Keelan, Managing Partner, The Beachside at Nantucket
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I’d just wish that the website shows that the place is a motel. The staff members were all very friendly. But the rooms and amenities were mediocre for the price that we paid ($650+/night). The shower rod was poorly installed and was leaning forward and didn’t hold the curtain
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Response from KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Sara H, I looked into your reservation and could not find any record of any issues with your room. I always suggest to our guests that if there are any issues, they should report them to the front desk immediately. Our housekeepers and maintenance staff check the rooms on a daily basis to see if there are any issues so that they can be remedied immediately. We do have air-conditioning in every room, and there were no reports that your room did not have sufficient cool air. We have ample air conditioners in stock to replace if necessary. All of the beds have been replaced last year with pillow-top type of mattresses, which we have not received any complaints about. I am not sure why you found the pool uninviting, as it is heated and a very popular place for not only children but the many adult guests who use it as well. The Beachside is a moderately priced hotel on the island of Nantucket, and we remain committed to trying to remain affordable for the many families and guests whom stay with us. Perhaps our hotel is not what you are looking for, but there are many others, such as The White Elephant or the Nantucket Hotel which may better suit your needs on a future visit to the island. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Karen Keelan, Managing Partner, The Beachside at Nantucket
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Thank you to our host, Karen and her team are very friendly and accommodating. I would have to differ on some of the previous reviews, it's Nantucket, I think The Beachside has the charm one would look for, it is exceptionally clean, and we easily walked into downtown and to the
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Response from KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Len H., thank you so much for letting us know about your stay with us! I regret missing seeing you all during your stay but definitely on your next trip to visit us! Our staff is the best and will go above and beyond to make sure that our guests' needs are met, and that everyone enjoys their stay. I look forward to seeing you all soon, and just a reminder, we will be open this season for the festive Christmas Stroll, the first weekend of December. It is another beautiful time of year to visit Nantucket and The Beachside! Thank you, Karen Keelan, Managing Partner, The Beachside at Nantucket
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Friendly service and very clean rooms. Breakfast muffins are delicious. Walk from town is very easy for physically fit! Beds are very comfortable and room was spacious. Pool is a great bonus for families with kids.
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Response from KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside
Responded 10 Aug 2018
thriftytraveler2011, Thank you for letting us know of your recent wonderful stay at The Beachside. We encourage our guests to let us know how we are doing so that we will continue to improve and satisfy all of our guests' needs We are remaining open this season until the first weekend of December, which is the annual Christmas Stroll weekend, another lovely time to come to this beautiful island! Hope you will consider visiting us again in the near future. Thank you, Karen Keelan, Managing Partner, The Beachside at Nantucket
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This is probably my 20th visit to the beachside. It is a nice motel that is clean and close to town. The people are always friendly. They try to make your stay pleasant. My negative comments would be what is probably a nantucket phenomenon. I paid about $550 for a simple room
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Response from KarenK12_12, Owner at The Beachside
Responded 2 Aug 2018
Eric J, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at The Beachside. We do appreciate your continued stays with us and your comments about the hotel, as well as the island. We are in the process of replacing all of the flooring throughout the hotel, and it will be completed by the winter. There are several rooms that have had issues with the flooring and are in the process of being replaced and corrected. We remain committed to being a clean, comfortable location and are always striving to do better. I understand your feelings about the prices on the island, yet The Beachside still remains affordable in a higher price island location. Like most islands, it is more expensive to do everything here, from groceries to gas, trades, etc. It is the cost of doing business having to "import" everything here to do business as well as live comfortably. We try to remain a family friendly, pet-friendly alternative property, with a heated pool and a great location close to town. Our staff is wonderful and we all will go above and beyond for our guests to make their stays pleasant. I hope that you will be back to stay with us again. Thank you, Karen Keelan, Managing Partner, The Beachside at Nantucket
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Room 305
Is this a pet friendly hotel
Yes, rmceacher, we are a pet friendly hotel with some designated pet rooms available for an additional fee. We offer pet amenities if you need them, such as crates, pet bowls, cookies.
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Hello, The pool closes on September 30th for the 2017 season. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Regards,
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Hi Lori, The Beachside is a 12 minute walk from the Steamship ferry. Yes, it is walkable with carry-on size luggage with wheels. There are plenty of taxis available at the ferry in the event that you would prefer to take a quick cab ride. Let us know if you need any further information!
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"The deluxe rooms are spacious and have nice outdoor sitting area. They are set apart and private and quiet. We were in 304."
"poor customer service so no room is a good room and DIRTY!!!!"
"The location is very quiet."
"Room 305 is very spacious, comfortable, and has all the amenities that you'd ever need. Great fireplace, and wonderful beds!"
"There's no elevator, so if choosing a room on the second floor, note this."
US$257 - US$704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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