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Regatta Inn
Ranked #1 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

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.

Room Tip: Room 1 is the only room on the first floor. Pictures on the website and Facebook page are quite accu...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegattaInn N, Manager at Regatta Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are very pleased to offer our guests Frette linens / robes, and Malin + Goetz products to add a luxury feel to their stay. The inn has beach towels/ chairs and umbrellas for guests to enjoy the beautiful beaches on the island. It was such a pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back soon. The Regatta Inn.
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Spent July 4th weekend in Room 8. Clean, comfortable, great bed, and wonderful breakfasts. We especially liked the July 4th tea with the decorated cookies. The garden was also charming. We stayed at the sister property last year. We enjoyed Regatta more.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegattaInn N, Manager at Regatta Inn, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thank you for the positive review. It is always nice to celebrate national holidays with our guests. The garden is a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day, we have recently added a fire pit in the garden to take the chill out of the fall nights. We hope to see you back. The Regatta Inn.
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Saline, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just had a delightful stay at the Regatta Inn! Loved the location, close to downtown, but far enough away to be quiet. Loved, too, our room, painted and decorated in white and bright colors -- very beachy, not dark and foo-foo, like so many B&Bs in quaint destinations like Nantucket. Breakfast selections and afternoon treats were excellent. The inn is also well stocked with Nantucket books, guides, and maps. Beach chairs and umbrellas too. A quibble: the AC in our room was on the loud side. But just a quibble. Of course, the very best thing about Regatta Inn is the innkeeper, Lyn. In just a few days she came to feel like family. So nice and helpful ... and such a good cook. Her conviviality seems to rub off on everyone, because we found ourselves in many fun exchanges with Lyn and other guests. This took precious time from the beach and bike riding! : ) Also: a very fair price here, in very expensive Nantucket. If Nantucket weren't so far from us, and thus only a very occasional destination, I'm sure we'd make Regatta Inn one of our regular haunts.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegattaInn N, Manager at Regatta Inn, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you for your recent review of The Regatta inn, you will be happy to know that the in - window AC units were a temporary solution for an issue we were having with the central air in a couple of rooms We just installed new in - wall whisper quiet heating and cooling units. This provides guests the individual control they need as well as a quiet environment. Hope to see you again.
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Somerville, MA
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in late May 2014, right after Memorial Day weekend. We had just gotten engaged in Cape Cod, and both had never been to Nantucket before. Staying at the Regatta with Lyn as our host was the PERFECT way to get to know the island, and we had a very romantic 36 hours in town.

Everything about the Regatta exudes charm, care, and attention to detail. Our room was cozy and very comfortable, breakfast was delicious, and Lyn's afternoon snack, restaurant recommendations, and overall kindness were unforgettable!

There are many great-looking inns on Nantucket, but we'll only be looking at the Regatta for our next trip out. Highly recommended!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We just returned from a wonderful 3-night stay at the Regatta Inn. True to the reviews below mine, everything from the room to Lyn & staff's hospitality was top-notch. Our room was impeccable with modern finishings and decor, yet we very much had the sense that we were staying in a charming old house on a historical street - the best of both the old and new world. The bed in particular stood out as it was just the right balance of firm and plush, with high-quality linens and pillows. The bathroom was great as well - reasonably sized (unlike others we've seen in Nantucket inns!), a fun selection of bath products, robust water pressure!

Breakfast as previously mentioned consisted of an assortment of freshly baked goods, fruit and other items (bagels, toasts, muffins). If you're more of a hot breakfast kind of person, one of the most popular breakfast spots in town, Black-eyed Susans, is literally just around the corner. The main streets in town are also around the corner, and everywhere else you'd want to go - the ferry terminal, bike rental shop, beach etc. - are within a 10-15 min. walk. If you are coming without a car as we did, the location of the Regatta Inn is perfect.

We ran into Lyn at multiple points during the day, and each time we would stop for a chat and to pick her brain for Nantucket intel, of which she has no shortage. One night we put in a rather vague request for dinner recommendations, and upon returning to our room we found a restaurant guide book with several pages earmarked for our consideration. It's clear from both the service and the maintenance of the inn that Lyn strives to make each guest feel like they are at home - a very clean and cheery home, at that! We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darien, Connecticut
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We trusted the Trip Advisor reviews online, and couldn't have been happier. The interior design of the inn is contemporary, airy and welcoming; Lyn and staff could not have been nicer; and the food -- breakfasts, teas, etc -- was special. We even "hosted" a cocktail hour outside (for friends staying in town for a wedding we were all attending), which was lovely. We even loved the backpack beach chairs that we used a couple of times. The amenities, in general, were fabulous -- couldn't have asked for more. (The room was a bit on the small side, but pleasant to be in. Loved the bathroom shower!) Enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was our first (and certainly not the last) time in Nantucket and needless to say, our innkeeper Lynn and the entire staff at Regatta Inn made our stay so seamless and wonderful. Breakfast and teatime cookies were delicious, the room was clean and bright and cozy, and all of Lynn's recommendations for things to do/see/eat around town were spot on. In a world where it's harder and harder to find such good personalized service, this place really stood out.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegattaInn N, Manager at Regatta Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you so much for the excellent review- Nantucket is a special place where you can enjoy life's simple pleasure- eating, going to the beach and sleeping well at the end of it all. I am so pleased we were to provide you with a relaxing stay. Come back and see us again.
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Property: Regatta Inn
Address: 78 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3604
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 9
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 

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