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Jared Coffin House
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
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
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Reviewed 13 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
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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
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Jim1845, General Manager at Jared Coffin House, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

this hotel is being upgraded, without losing the charm of its wonderful history, and our rooms (two couples) were excellent, a little more expensive because they were larger. The location in the center of Nantucket town simply can't be beat, since everything but a surk beach is within walking distance.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed for one night at the Coffin House in October. As other guests have mentioned it is right in the town, and only a 5 minute walk from the ferry, or alternatively a short taxi ride/45 min walk to the airport, so it is really convenient.

We had a spacious room with a very comfortable bed and tastefully decorated. Overall it is not a bargain, but remember that you are in Nantucket, and it is a lot cheaper outside of the peak season.

The staff are friendly and helpful but not overbearing, striking exactly the right balance. As mentioned parking is free right behind the property which is helpful if you want to hire a car. The free breakfast and cookies/lemonade in the afternoon are a nice touch and the free internet + printer useful.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We are a family of 3 with a 5 year old child who stayed 2 nights on the 2nd floor in rm 222. Hotel was very easy to walk to from ferry. bell staff & front desk staff were friendly & helpful. Valerie at the front desk was especially delightful. She helped us with restaurant recommendations, followed up with us on our adventures and was super sweet to our child, who asked if he could call her the other day because he liked her so much. :). The outside of the hotel is attractive and although there are stairs leading up to the hotel, bell staff will carry in your bags. Cookies/lemonade at check-in. Downstairs of hotel is nice and restaurant looks awesome, although we didn't eat there. Our bedroom was really large, but a bit worn. We chose this hotel because our room had a very small room with twin bed attached to it so we didnt have to go to sleep at the same time as our child. Yeah! really good set-up if you're traveling with 1 child. However, room was SO noisy Monday morning as street sweeper went up & down for a long time and big rigs departing the ferry travelled through town. If you stay in this room, definitely turn on the a/c to drown out morning noise. Also know there is a very narrow spiral staircase you will have to climb to get to the room. Not a big deal as long as you have decent balance. Breakfast wasn't supposed to come with it, but had coffee, tea & pastries in the morning for free since the restaurant doesn't open till 10am. Really wish it would have opened 8am so we could get eggs, fruit, etc but plenty of places in town. Overall it was enjoyable because of the staff and they could accommodate a child, but would probably stay somewhere else next time.

Room Tip: Would not choose 122 because it is on the ground floor by the door into the back of the building. C...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Jared Coffin House

Address: 29 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-6116
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
Price Range: $227 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jared Coffin House 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Main House of this historic hotel dates back to 1845 and was the home of an affluent whaling captain. Today, this historic hotel 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 continental breakfast is served each morning. All rooms are air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and throughout the hotel. Guest rooms have been updated with stunning traditional-style furniture. With the hotel's superb location, just steps from boutiques and excellent restaurants, guests enjoy wandering the cobblestone streets or visiting the many nearby museums and beaches. ... more   less 
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