We've been to Nantucket many times, but this was our first stay here. It is a pretty old sea captain's house, so old with lots of character and interesting if you like historical buildings. We arrived early, and as with most inns on the island, just stored our luggage in the reception room until we could check in. Heather, the owner, was very nice and we got a tour of the inn and told about all the amenities.
Our room, the Tuckernuck, was a bit on the smaller side, but fine for the two of us. The bathroom was large with plenty of room to move around and storage. There was a big shower stall, but water pressure/shower head wasn't the greatest. The bathroom toiletries were mismatched and we always seemed to get 2 conditioners and no shampoo. Luckily, I found a small bottle in my bag. I know everyone has different tastes, but we did not find our bed or the pillows comfortable. Also, the carpet in that room was very thick and made opening and closing the door difficult. I always felt like I was disturbing others, I had to pull on it so hard. Wifi was difficult to get in the rooms for some reason...again, maybe because it's such an old house. There is a small nook with a computer for guests' use, but couldn't get Internet service on that either.
The continental buffet breakfast was excellent each morning and consisted of cereal, breads, nice yogurts, juice, coffee & tea, and always a different freshly made baked good like muffins or coffee cake. Bottled water was provided in the refrigerator, which was also available for guest use. Coffee and tea were always available.
You can't beat the location...right in town, but down a pretty quiet side street. Our stay there was fine, but can't say there were any special touches like some of the other B&Bs we've stayed at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic charm and convenience are the hallmarks of this year-round downtown inn, formerly a whaling captain's home, situated just five minutes' walk from the ferries, shops, restaurants and beaches. Enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a variety of rooms to suit any traveler, from singles and double with shared bath to spacious queens, kings and suites with private baths. Free Wifi, A/C, TVs in every room, including some large flat-screen HDTVs. Four guest rooms have working fireplaces. Included in your rate is a delicious continental breakfast featuring home-baked breads and muffins, seasonal fruits, yogurts, cereals, coffee and tea. Common areas include a cozy parlor, guest office and lovely garden. We look forward to welcoming you at any time of year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Carlisle House Hotel Nantucket