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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy pre-Thanksgiving weekend on Nantucket. Couldn't ask for a better location. We had a family room in the back of the hotel..one queen connecting to a room with two twin beds. It worked great for us. Easy walk to all the great restaurants and a quick walk to the ferry. Gail was great at suggesting places to eat and of... More 

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Thank rcbransfield
Gail N, Front Office Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

So glad that you all enjoyed our little family suite. And that you liked our nearby restaurants in town. You were smart to watch the weather knowing you were on an island. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed at the Periwinkle B&B over the weekend of October 14-17. This is a charming house built in the 1800s and our room on the second floor reflected that charm. The location is excellent in easy walking distance to the Whaling Museum, ferries, restaurants, and other town sites. Breakfast includes juices, fruits, and fresh muffins. Our host and all... More 

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Thank Louis A
Gail N, Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

Dear Louis, Happy that you enjoyed your stay @ the historic Periwinkle Inn. Although the town starts to quiet down after Columbus Day, there is still plenty to see and do nearby. The ocean is still warm and Indian Summer is upon us with hot days and red maple trees in their glory. Hope to see you both on the... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Disagree with the review that says the inn is rundown and shabby: it's not new but is clean and comfortable. The innkeeper and staff are friendly and helpful. Our only complaint is the tiny breakfast room which tends to be taken over by the first family down.

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Thank NSB22w
Charleston, South Carolina
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102 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed with Periwinkle for reasons that included the dusty, cramped room, dirty bath, no common area other than stuffy b'fast area and the indifferent staff. Although we asked for dairy free b'fast options, they declined to provide them saying "She doesn't want the clean-up." I don't know who "she" is or what that means. How hard is it... More 

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New York City, New York
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1,215 reviews
168 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I booked this property via the Hotwire blind site (where the hotel is revealed after you pay). It simply was the wrong choice for me and not a good fit. First off on arrival, nobody was in the public areas to greet guests. I finally called and was told to use a white phone in the hall. A woman came... More 

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Thank James S
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Inn was very clean and had very comfortable beds. The breakfast in the morning was perfect for me because I just like a little something. The muffins were delicious and a good variety. Very close to walk to for a lot of shopping, restaurants and things to do or rent. The gardens in the back were very nice and... More 

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Thank Sally O
Gail N, Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

Thank you or your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your clean room, staff, comfy bed & cookies. This is the time of the year when the guests seem to take advantage of the garden to sip on a glass of wine and tell war stories of their day on the island. Hope you can travel back soon... More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very poor management with no communication. No one was there to help us check in and check out. Could not get anyone on the phone either, then received an email hours later. Employees not willing to work with guests around weather conditions. There were issues over the wrong price being advertised and charged to my card. Would not recommend.

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Thank Morgan R
Gail N, Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

So sorry that your time on Nantucket was interrupted by the weather reports & possible ferry cancelations. I was not there for your ck-in and ck-out, however there is seasoned staff who can answer questions or I could have been contacted right away by the inn phone #. We saw no records of any calls from you. The 1st that... More 

Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was a last minute getaway for myself, and some times, especially in summer, you don't always get "the best of the best" at the last minute. However, this place was a nice surprise. The proprietress was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The inn was spotless, the bed was SOOO comfortable, and everything has been thought of down... More 

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Gail N, Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your accolades for the Periwinkle Inn. We pride ourselves on our location, cleanliness & friendliness. Our garden is one of our special assets. if anyone informs us at the time of any disturbances, we rectify it right away. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit to the magical island. More 

Tbilisi, Georgia
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My family of 4 stayed in the Moby Dick Junior suite, which was very junior indeed - basically 2 connecting windowed closets with 2 twin beds, a queen, one small clothes closet and one bathroom with a mini fridge, and a single chair in each room. But staff was delightful, rooms were impeccably clean, backyard tables and chaise lounges were... More 

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Thank MarkHinCabinJohn
Gail N, Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and humorous descriptions. So many people ask us for multiple beds in rooms. Some have even asked if we have a closet that they could stay in:-) The Jr. Suite are bright and airy rooms looking out at the garden and @ certain times a distant harbor view. The bedding was designed by Donna... More 

Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I would recommend this B & B very much. Before I booked, I called to get information and they were very helpful and accomodating explaining the rooms and offering dining suggestions. Gail is the Manager and she is excellent. I rented beach chairs / umbrella and she had them waiting in our room when we checked in. I was traveling... More 

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Thank 840mitzib
Gail N, Manager at The Periwinkle B&B, responded to this review

We look forward to your next visit. It is great to have someone so organized which always makes things go more smoothly. You made coming to Nantucket on the busiest weekend of the year seamless. So glad you enjoyed our location, garden, staff and suggestions for dining and all. It was a pleasure having you with us. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Periwinkle Inn delivers wonderful Nantucket getaways in a great location with comfort, charm and personal attention. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Periwinkle B&B

Address: 9 North Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $181 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Periwinkle B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We were on the first floor which was next to the breakfast area. It was very quiet and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles rcbransfield, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Although this seems counter intuitive, rooms closer to the street might actually be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles samdanmom, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is on the 3rd floor with private bath. It was bright with windows on 2 sides.”
 of 5 bubbles 840mitzib, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you are a group of 3, don't be afraid of the top floor triple. It felt bigger than it looks in the photos.”
 of 5 bubbles Lorraine934, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with its own bathroom. Not all rooms have them. Some share.”
 of 5 bubbles HighEndHippy, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
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