I have been wrong before, but usually I can tell in a phone call what sort of experience I can expect at a hotel or B&B, and the Sherburne Inn was no exception. From our first contact to make a reservation, my partner and I had a pretty good idea that we would find friendliness and genuine hospitality there, and we did. The owner, Susan, was not there when we arrived, which usually is a bad sign, but not this time. We walked into the beautiful old house to find classical music playing, and tea and cookies set out. It was as if the house wrapped itself around us and said, "Come on in!" We placed a call on the house phone, and Susan promptly answered, explaining that she was a bit delayed but would be there in 20 minutes. She told us to go on into our room and make ourselves at home.
We stayed in Room Two, which, though small, was ultra clean and comfortable. The bed was like sleeping in a cloud and contained the kind of high-quality sheets and comforter that always make us wonder why we don't buy them for our bed at home! The inn is situated in a quiet area just a short walk from the ferry docks, and an equally short walk to the center of town. We had never been to Nantucket before, and although December is obviously a very quiet time, we have to say it felt magical there, with the town fully decorated for Christmas.
Our stay was unfortunately only for one night, but Susan provided helpful tips on how to make the most of it. Because it was the off-season, the breakfast baskets were not provided, so we can't comment on those, but we imagine, based on everything else during our stay, that they are a nice touch. It's clear that Susan enjoys sharing a very special place with others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored historic Inn, offering 8 spacious rooms with king or queen 4 poster beds, private baths and garden views. Each room includes luxury linens and amenities, central AC, free Wifi, extensive continental breakfast daily, nightly wine tastings and full concierge. Conveniently located on a quiet street, just one block from the shops and restaurants. Easy walk from either ferry. Experience the true essence of Nantucket and join us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sherburne Inn, Nantucket Hotel Nantucket