We recently returned from a four-night stay at the Regatta Inn, and had a phenomenal experience! From the service to the location and decor, our time at the Regatta Inn was nothing short of perfect.
Our trip to Nantucket started off on the wrong foot due to a delayed departure because weather which caused us to miss our connecting flight to ACK. Instead of arriving at 2:45pm, we had to take a different flight and didn't get there until 10:00pm. When we called the Regatta Inn to explain our change in arrival time and to inquire about cab logistics, we were promptly informed that they would be willing to pick us up (free of charge) directly from the airport. Keep in mind, this is not a normal option for the B&B (they used the Jeep belonging to their sister property - the Centerboard Inn - to do so). We mention this because it is a great example of how Lyn (innkeeper) and Tabitha (intern) always look to go the extra mile.
When we arrived, Lyn showed us around the property and helped us in getting settled into our room. We stayed in Room 1 for the first three nights. Room 1 is the only room on the first floor with quick and easy access to the main entrance of the Inn. The room was comfortable, spacious (king-sized bed) and elegantly decorated in cool grays. It was fully equipped with a mini-fridge (and complimentary waters), extra blankets, chairs for sitting, Frette linens / robes, and Malin + Goetz products (hand soap, lotion, body wash, shampoo, conditioner). The bathroom in Room 1 had high-end fixtures (Kohler, among others) and is quite spacious with a walk-in shower and rain-effect shower head.
Small amenity items to note (i.e. no need to pack your own): wine/bottle opener, hair dryer, beach towels, small travel cooler (can be borrowed from kitchen), umbrellas, and more. The Regatta is also equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Complimentary breakfast runs from 8am to 10am (with coffee available earlier) and there is a complimentary afternoon tea time as well. Many delicious options at breakfast and we noticed the Lyn was quick to note the dietary restrictions of the guests and had a variety of gluten-free and other options prepared. Lyn and Tabitha made amazing treats during afternoon tea as well. There is a Kuerig machine on the main floor available all day and night.
We were blessed with good weather and made sure to use the side patio on a couple of occasions to enjoy a some wine (purchased from town) and snacks. Lyn recommended stopping by Something Natural to pick-up sandwiches, and it was a stellar recommendation. She even provided a small cooler and ice so that we could pack a lunch for the beach - incredibly thoughtful!
Given that we lost our first day on Nantucket, we decided to extend our stay by a day and transferred to Room 3 for our last evening. Room 3 (queen-sized bed) is on the second floor, above the kitchen, and is smaller than Room 1 but no less comfortable nor well-decorated. The room was designed in shades of orange and had a similarly-styled bathroom (with a slightly smaller shower). We did note that the closet space was slightly more ample in 3.
Both Lyn and Tabitha have a wealth of knowledge; do not hesitate to ask them questions (i.e. how to use the Wave/Nantucket Transit, reserving a cab, restaurant recommendations, which beach to walk to, bike/moped rentals, daily/weekly events, etc.)
This was out first time on Nantucket, and here are a couple of things we learned while there:
- The cab to the airport is fairly quick and affordable: 20ish minutes for $16. Definitely call a couple of hours in advance for a pick-up. Lyn was nice enough to call on our behalf.
- The Wave (bus system) is pretty extensive and easy to use. Most fares are $1/person, but further destinations, like Siasconset, cost $2/person. Cash only, and bring exact change.
- Definitely bring comfortable walking shoes, as many of the roads and sidewalks on this island are brick, cobblestone, or simply uneven.
-Murray's Liquors (Main Street) has an ample selection of wine and beer, and the prices weren't all that bad. There is also a Stop & Shop grocery store near Old South Wharf. Both of these are an easy walk from the Regatta Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated boutique inn, located within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and historic sites. All rooms with spa like tile and glass bathrooms. Clean modern designed rooms, with Frette robes, slippers and Matouk linens.Upscale Malin and Goetz bath amenities. Serving fresh homemade continental breakfast and afternoon tea daily. In room Nespresso coffee machines. Patio with fire pit, beach towels,chairs and umbrellas. ... more less