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“Nantucket was beautiful but.....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jared Coffin House

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Jared Coffin House
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
Bourne, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nantucket was beautiful but.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

Just a few weeks back me fiance and I spent the weekend at the Jared Coffin house in Nantucket. The weekend was nice as always on Nantucket(even in the winter) and the location of Jared coffin house was great....just a few blocks from the fast ferry.

HOWEVER, the hotel itself though beautiful and quaint... the walls in the main building in the rooms are paper thin to say the least. The bed...nice, the staff friendly, the room clean.... but holy crap we could seriously hear every word of the conversations in both rooms that surrounded ours. We are not pickey people... we get up early and are not bothered by things like this but if you are going there to sleep in and hope for quiet mornings...this is not the place. The only other thing I would say is that in the summer if we paid the HIGH season price to stay here I would have been much more dissapointed then we were paying the december price.

Nantucket was and is an amazing place anytime of the year.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Nantucket in November is an interesting time to visit. Coming off season definitely has its perks and drawbacks. The stay at the Jared Coffin House was amazing. It is a great location just a short walk from the pier with a very friendly staff. Our room was a great size but the beds could have been more comfortable.

The staff offered to help make reservations in advance but we opted to make them upon our arrival. We definitely recommend Lola 41. It's one of the few places open and it gets crowded on the weekends. If it's still warm, its also worth renting a bike and heading to the brewery. The staff at Youngs is very knowledgeable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jlillie308
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Stayed in a small room with single bed in the main building. Just enough room for one. Bed was comfortable with soft pillows. Being late in the season the crowds were sparse and so was the street noise. Located a short walk from the pier and at the end of one of the main shopping streets in Nantucket. Hotel has a restaurant and bar which were closed at the time of my visit. Breakfast isn't much so you may need to go out for the morning meal. The staff was exemplary in making sure everything was to my satisfaction.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelingwestI10
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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

A great bed and breakfast (almost large enough to be a hotel). Has bar and restaurant in the main building. Terrific location in town within walking distance to the docks, shops, restaurants, etc. Beautiful and atmospheric building and rooms. Only issue was the mattress in our room. It sloped down in the middle so we spent the whole night either very, very close or climbing the outer sides of the mattress to get some breathing room. Avoid room 408 or ask if they have changed out the mattress!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Nancy T
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Jim1845, General Manager at Jared Coffin House, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Dear Nancy T - thank you for feedback regarding the mattress in room 408. I apologize for the inconvenience you incurred and please know we have replaced the mattress with a new one. Thank you for the kind words otherwise and on behalf of the entire team at the JC, we thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Jim Storey
General Manager
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Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

Traveling in late October is great is you like quiet, an occasional cold day and cosy inns. Jared Coffin house is a good place to commune with the spirit of the founders as you hear the wind beating against the house on a raw, rainy evening as you are cosy in your warm bed. The rooms are good size, and the reception is gracious. The desk staff were exemplary in their desire to meet your needs, and the place was clean and well tended. The breakfast was a bit sparse, but I like my yogurt and fruit more that sweet pastries. The island is fun to explore with the help of a car. If the weather had been warmer biking would have been fun. Even off season with lots of seasonal closing it was an experience that I will savor. I am not a person who enjoys crowds, so I loved the quiet air of a town returned to the locals.

Room Tip: Walls were thin in the good old days, so quiet conversations are required.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kathleen P
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Additional Information about Jared Coffin House

Property: Jared Coffin House
Address: 29 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-6116
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,860 - ₹ 23,080
Hotel Class:4 star — Jared Coffin House 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Main House of this historic inn dates back to 1845 and was the home of an affluent whaling captain. Today, this historic inn welcomes guests to the Main House and directly next door, to the Daniel Webster House. Guests will find modern amenities with the newly refurbished library/parlor--where complimentary coffee and pastries are served each morning. All rooms are air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and throughout the inn. Guest rooms have been updated with stunning traditional-style furniture. With the inn's superb location, just steps from boutiques and excellent restaurants, guests enjoy wandering the cobblestoned streets or visiting the many nearby museums and beaches. ... more   less 
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