Centerboard Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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4.8 on July 21, 2016

We just left Centerboard Inn! Thank you to Barbara for making our stay wonderful. You were most accommodating to our needs and answered our many questions with a smile and great knowledge of the island. I am so glad we selected this B&B. The rooms and furnishings were beautiful and well kept. We loved it!

Loved it!

5 on July 13, 2012

This bed and breakfast has such a warm feeling. The innkeeper Lyn is wonderful and beyond accommodating. The place is immaculate, updated and beautiful. I highly recommend it!

A really smart choice on Nantucket.

4.6 on May 27, 2012

We had a wonderful time at this charming and homey Inn. Innkeeper Lyn even called to arrange an island tour for us picked up at the front door! Chatted with other friendly guests throughout the day. It was a great experience and we highly recommend it to visitors to Nantucket.

Great B&B!

5 on September 18, 2011

Really enjoyed our stay at the Centerboard! Darling bread and breakfast and the innkeeper Lyn, is really a nice person who I liked so much over the phone that I decided I wanted to stay there before I even saw their website! Very accommodating and more than we expected!

Simply the Best

4.8 on July 15, 2011

From the moment we walked into this lovely Victorian home, we were treated like royalty, or even better, as the very favorite members of the family. Our innkeeper, Lyn, was warm, welcoming, and so very knowledgeable about the island. Reservations were swiftly made, suggestions for activities were spot on, and anything we needed for our adventures was swiftly provided. I haven't even mentioned the most amazing part of our stay, the breakfasts and homemade treats at teatime were absolutely out of this world! Lyn is a fabulous cook and takes such pride in providing a healthy, satisfying, and delicious start to her guests' day. We highly recommend this gem of an inn.

I can't say enough about my stay at the Centerboard Inn nn. Our accomodations were lovely, clean and updated and the location could not have been better. We were a short walk from restaurants, the beach, shops and history. Lyn, our innkeeper was gracious and helpful and an outstanding baker.

5 on July 14, 2011

Lyn, the innkeeper could not have been more gracious and helpful. Our room was lovely, the location was a short walk from excellent restaurants, shops and the beach. Breakfasts were a feast of baked goods and fresh fruit. The porch and reception areas are comfortable and welcoming and we enjoyed every moment of our stay at the Centerboard Inn in Nantucket.

A gem!

5 on July 07, 2011

The Centerboard Guesthouse is a perfect, quaint little inn on a quintessential Nantucket street... It has the cozy, historical charm you likely are looking for during a visit to such a lovely island... It was exactly what we were looking for, and were quite pleased with our luck in finding availability here on a holiday weekend... The guesthouse itself is charming on its own, but when you add the lovely innkeeper, Lyn, into the picture, the appeal is that much greater! Lyn is an absolute doll and was such a treat to bump into on our various trips in and out throughout the day. She's warm, gracious, and went out of her way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and were comfortable. Whether it's helping you make dinner reservations, loaning you beach chairs and towels, or letting you keep your overbearing suitcases under her watch before or after your check-in/out, she was incredibly hospitable to us throughout our stay.... and let's not forget to mention the delicious fresh-baked scones, cookies, and pastries morning and afternoon with tea! It was a pleasure staying at the Centerboard Guesthouse and Lyn makes it her business that each passerby feels at home during their Nantucket experience.... Innkeepers like Lyn are few and far between and I would highly recommend a visit to this gem! I will look forward to visiting again!

Wonderful stay

4.6 on July 06, 2011

Centerboard Guest House is a fantastic place to stay on Nantucket. It is just a quick walk to Main Street, the waterfront, shops and restaurants, yet is is removed from a lot of the noise and congestion of downtown. Lyn was a marvelous host, from her delicious baked goods and granola, to even adding extra foam padding to the sofa bed mattress to increase comfort! My back sure appreciated that! Thanks Lyn!! She also had lots of good suggestions for activities on the island. All in all, it was a great place to stay. Our only regret was that the weekend went too fast! Would definitely stay here again.

Great vacation spot conveniently located

4.8 on June 26, 2011

Embarking on our first family vacation with our 15 month year old son had us a little weary at first. However from the moment we arrived at Centerboard our minds were put at ease. Arriving on the last ferry on a Sunday it took us about a 3 minutes ride to get to this wonderful B&B. We were immediately greeted with warm hospitality by Lyn and established ourselves in Suite 1. So happy with our choice in rooms given that we have such an active little boy who likes to run around and explore, because this 2 room suite has plenty of space as the only room on the first floor. As for our stay on the island, every morning we awoke quite early given the rising habits of our little one and were off to explore the island by foot. Centerboard is conveniently located just at the edge of all the shopping and restaurants. It was just a quick walk to two lovely beaches, the kids park, downtown views and lovely walks checking out the beautiful Nantucket homes. The morning breakfast was delicious every morning with scrumptious baked items and for our little man Lyn made daily hard boiled eggs since he absolutely loves egg whites. Every afternoon we also we able to enjoy tea time with fresh baked cookies after our son's afternoon nap. Lyn was also very knowledgeable about activities to do on the island even though she has only been there a few months. We would definitely stay at Centerboard again and would highly recommend it to anyone with or without little ones in their party.

Wonderful hostess

5 on June 13, 2011

We had a great stay. Lyn was a fabulous hostess and made us feel more than welcome.

Daffodil Weekend 2011

4.4 on May 03, 2011

We had two adults and a 3 year old in our party, and we stayed in room 7. The room was beautiful and clean. We arrived late on Friday night on the last ferry, and the inn was a short walk from the Steamship Authority. Lyn and her daughter were eager to get us to our room and settled, and we had a pitcher of hot water for cocoa and cookies waiting for us. A cute little teddy bear was perched on our pillows just waiting for my daughter. We enjoyed the continental breakfast on Saturday morning of fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, and some yummy baked goods. The little one was happy with cheerios and milk. The inn is within walking distance of town, and we took advantage of this on Saturday evening when we walked to town for dinner. Lyn was gracious enough to handle a small plumbing issue we had on Sunday morning. As we left for the day, Lyn offered to hold our bags for us until our ferry that evening, but we had a car to store them in. Overall, we enjoyed our stay which was priced well for Daffodil weekend for a place so close to town. The restaurant across the street - American Seasons - was busy on Friday and Saturday night. It is supposed to be great, but not the ideal location for dinner with little kids. Would definitely stay here again!

Highlight of the trip!

4.8 on May 01, 2011

I can't say enough about the Centerboard Guest House- friendly and helpful innkeeper (Lyn), convenient location (just a few blocks from the main street and a pretty easy walk from the ferry), great breakfast (yummy granola, yogurt, other baked goods)- these all made it a highlight of the trip! We wished that we would have stayed longer. Lyn really went out of her way to help us research the hiking trails in the area, and she was incredibly welcoming- a true B&B experience. Our stay was wonderful- would recommend it to everyone!

World's Best Granola!

4.2 on April 24, 2011

Resident Innkeeper Lyn Francis is embarking on her first summer on the island in 2011 and as an experienced innkeeper with her own background running a B & B in Stowe, VT, she is off to a great start! From the homemade breads at breakfast to the complimentary afternoon tea service (she is English, after all), the attention to detail was impressive. And of course, the homemade granola is the best! Situated just outside the hustle & bustle of the waterfront (yet only a 5 minute walk away), you are perfectly situated to enjoy all of the town of Nantucket and are only a bike rental away from enjoying the rest of the island. And the rooms were great too. In particular the remodeled, modern bath in our room was lovely and a pleasant surprise in what looks, from the outside to be an older building. Kid friendly as well !

Love Nantucket, Loved Centerboard Guest House!

5 on April 13, 2011

I really enjoyed my stay at Centerboard Guest House while on Nantucket. It was the first time staying there and would love to stay again. The new innkeeper was wonderful, very helpful and did everything to make the stay a pleasant one. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Nantucket.

Loved it!

5 on April 03, 2011

The Centerboard is a wonderful place to stay on the island - beautiful, spotlessly clean, homey, and housed in a lovely 1880s structure. Best of all is the innkeeper, Lyn. She was happy to provide whatever help we needed. She is also fun to chat with - witty, funny and kind, with a delightful take on her homeland, England. We'll be back.

Great Visit

4.0 on July 27, 2009

Innkeeper James Blunet maintains a fine property. The Centerboard has a very pleasant atmospehere, comfortable beds, a great location, well appointed rooms and is also very well kept. James is an invaluable source of Island information and also makes guests feel very much at home.

Delightfully Charming

4.6 on December 23, 2008

Innkeeper, James Blunt, was extremely hospitable and helpful with touring and restaurants. The Inn is in a great location within walking distance of the historic part of Nantucket, quiet, clean and just like staying at someone's cozy lovely home.

Nice experience

3.4 on July 08, 2008

Very friendly, personable, knowledgeable Innkeeper - James Blunt...good location, nicely kept property

Great Place To Be

3.8 on July 03, 2008

Can't wait to get back to the Centerboard. James Blunt is a great host! Hope to be back soon!

Great B&B

4.8 on May 20, 2008

For an anniversary celebration. The room was perfect and the recommended restaurants made our getaway in nantucket perfect.

"I stayed in an inn in Nantucket..."

4.6 on April 13, 2008

You can't go wrong by staying at the Centerboard. Light-dappled Victorian airiness and elegance without the usual fussiness. Bathrooms are all sparkling new. The interiors were recently updated. The house is very clean and tidy. Decent Continental breakfast with a memorable coffee which they ROAST and BREW in-house! Centerboard has the perfect Nantucket Town location only a few blocks from everything. For 2 people, opt for a Queen room on second floor. For a more indulgent splurge go for the 2-room master 'sweet' complete with living room, fireplace, bar, two TVs, sound system, romantic 4-poster Queen bed (with, like 12 pillows), green marble, 2-room bathroom suite with shower and deep whirlpool tub.

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