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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We had a wonderful, relaxing time on Nantucket at the Carlisle House. It's a gem! Our hostess, Heather, is always readily available to answer questions about the island and offer suggestions about its charms. My husband and I recommend it highly!

Thank MarylouiseMcgrath
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 December 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Carlisle House Inn. The room was beautiful and comfortable with a tester bed and fireplace. The Inn is on a quiet street, yet very close to restaurants and shops. Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, popovers, quick breads, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, etc. Our stay was the weekend after the Nantucket stroll and many of...

Thank Lisa H
Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 20 December 2013

This was our first stay at The Carlisle House Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was clean, comfortable, cozy and quaint. The inn keeper Heather was extremely nice and very accommodating. We enjoyed our room and the property. It was an easy walk from the ferry landing yet it was far enough away from the madness of Main St...

Thank Mark C
boston mass
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I stayed at the Carlisle House the weekend of December 7-8th. The accommodations at the Carlisle House were outstanding. My room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Heather was very nice and I really felt welcome. I would recommend the Carlisle House and will definitely be back next year.

Thank hulagirl32
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 November 2013

If you want charm, a great location, and a wonderful host, then the Carlisle House is for you. The Inn is almost 250 years old. We had an enjoyable and restful long weekend in early November. We stayed on the 1st floor (Brant Point Room), which has it's own bathroom, and a working fireplace. The breakfasts were more than you...

Thank tom3254
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This BB is very well located, with clean and cozy rooms. Although bathrooms are small and the stairs are narrow, the place is great. I spent 5 nights there and wanted to stay longer. The manager is a very nice and flexible. The breakfast area is a little nice closed deck overseeing the garden. I will definitely will go back.

Thank jlocam
Boston, MA
Reviewed 26 August 2013

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...

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The Carlisle House was the perfect choice for our honeymoon week on Nantucket this July. It's quiet, clean, cozy, and great proximity to town. Heather, the owner, makes fresh pastries daily for breakfast. She was kind enough to pass along the recipe for my favorite; the blueberry coffee cake. There's a great sitting area in the backyard with complementary wine...

Thank Leslie F
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 8 August 2013

My college friend and I have been coming to Nantucket for many years and have stayed in several B&Bs but once we found the Carlisle Inn we've never looked elsewhere. Love the proximity to town, beaches, and the bike path out of town. Heather, the Innkeeper, is a wealth of knowledge and the rooms are very comfortable. ANd there are...

Thank Diane K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013

As others have said, the location of this place is great, just a few minutes' walk from the ferry port and the centre of town, but down a side street so it's not too noisy. The house is nicely decorated and has that old-world-charm feel to it. That does mean that if you're looking for a 5* luxury hotel as...

Thank JamesKilleen

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about The Carlisle House Inn

Address: 26 N Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3548
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: ₹ 8,223 - ₹ 10,514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Our room was in the back. It was quiet. It was amply sized: bed area as well as a fold out couch and a small refrigerator.”
 of 5 bubbles sylvia0214, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I suggest getting rooms with their own bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardl660, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Some second floor rooms appeared to have a shared bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles g2onario, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Check the website. Some rooms have private bath, some have shared bath”
 of 5 bubbles NancyO_12, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There are multiple styles/sizes of rooms. Refer to website for room names and additional details.”
 of 5 bubbles ryansN8947BN, 5 May 2015 | Read review
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