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Jared Coffin House
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

The Jared Coffin House, a hostelry since 1847, continues to offer up the historic flavor of this long-ago whaing port. But it's not the same since Nantucket Resorts took it over from the Reads, who ran it for 40 plus years. The demise of the basement Tap Room is very unfortunate.

My single room was as anticipated small, but the bed was comfortable as was the wingchair. I thought the wood side tables and headboard could have done with a refurbishing. Sanding and staining, folks? But I give them kudos for great lighting - a bugaboo of mine because I like to read after a long day.

Alas, noise was a drawback. Are they renovating in the annex? At times it sounded like furniture was being moved. And I could hear TV, voices, and other distractions through the walls. Not excessively obstrusive, but annoying. I wonder what the place sounds like full and busy in-season?

The continental breakfast was adequate. But a quibble. Could the cavernous dining room be accessorized with some flower arrangements, especially at the holiday season? It needed some warmth.

The brick inn is a short walk up Broad Street from the Steamship Authority and provides easy access to restaurants, shops and attractions of the old town.

Overall, value for the dollar was good. But for a B&B, it lacked that homey touch.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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2  Thank Winaura
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

We wanted a comfortable place to stay for a weekend visit to Nantucket. Ran into bad luck coming and going with air travel. Fog closed the Nantucket airport late Friday afternoon necessitating an overnight at a Boston Logan airport hotel. The Jared Coffin House reservation was prepaid via the hotel website. Since we had no way to reach the island we called to inform them of our delay and asked if we might be refunded one night. We were told we'd have to speak to the manager upon arrival. We got the first flight out Sat. morning. The hotel manager didn't credit our room. Instead she offered credit at one of two restaurants affiliated with the hotel. This wasn't our preference but we hardly had bargaining power. Our room overlooked a courtyard that was used by neighboring Brotherhood of Thieves pub. Needless to say, noisy. Outside of the central location and the fact that the House has some history, it wasn't a great stay. The rates -- for what's included -- are high, the bathroom was cramped and only queen sized beds are available.The afternoon of our departure we learned the airport was closing again. Instead of a flight to NYC (our destination), we were lucky to get the last ferry to Hyannis, then had to take a cab to a train station in Boston...10 hours after leaving Nantucket we arrived at our hotel in NYC. Quite the odyssey.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank tsigdinos
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

Last minute reservations after the ferry was canceled due to bad weather. The room was nothing like the online images, and extremely small. We kept hearing doors slam throughout the night and early morning. Needless to say the walls are thin. The bathroom wasn't as clean as it should have been, and the shower's water temperature was reversed (hot was cold, cold was hot). Wish we spent the money to fly out rather than waste it here.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Thank enjoirock
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

I found a fantastic deal on the website under "hot dates, hot rates" for a single room. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The continental breakfast was more than adequate. And the location was perfect! I ate in the restaurant one night, sat at the bar. The food was delicious, and the bartender was highly attentive. The property was well kept. The inn is large compared to a lot of the others in town. I saw some groups staying there. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

The Jared Coffin House offers a nice place in the middle of town to stay. If you’re looking for a water view or the beach, this is not the place as this hotel resides in town. It’s a historical B&B, so don’t expect the most modern rooms, although our room had a window A/C unit, flat screen TV, iron, etc. It got the job done. Great comfortable bed.

A continental breakfast was available and consisted of cereals, pastries, bagels, juice, etc. Coffee, tea and cookies in the afternoon. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful and made you feel ‘at home’. Bottled water is free from the front desk staff.

I didn’t use the restaurant at the Jared Coffin House which is the islands only Chinese food place. It didn’t look like many people did, but smelled great. Ate dinners at Dune and Brandt Point Grille, which were both very good.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank TM25
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