The Mr. and I recently had a nice little weekend getaway to Nantucket. I feel very fortunate to live where we do (except when I'm complaining about the weather). We have so many gorgeous places to visit around us without getting on a plane. Nantucket is definitely at the top of our list. Add the fact that my awesome brother-in-law Drew lives there, it's a no brainer for us to visit.
Although I didn't have any intention of recapping my travel experiences on this blog, it feels organic. I have some great trips planned this summer, so why not share? I hope to help some of you with your decisions on where to stay, eat and shop should you visit the same cities.
I have so many pictures and travel tips for Nantucket so I am going to split my recap into several different posts. Today I'm starting with where we stayed.
This boutique hotel is in the PERFECT location. You can walk to everything in town. Dining, shopping, bike rentals, museums, and anything your heart desires. We checked in on a Thursday evening and checked out on Sunday. Quick sidenote on this hotel - you have to stay for three nights on a weekend. We had to adjust our schedules but it was totally worth it to wake up on a Friday morning and have the entire weekend to explore.
Staff was friendly and the hotel was immaculately clean. Rooms were a tad small but plenty of space for the two of us. I wasn't actually surprised considering most "boutique" hotel rooms are on the smaller side. The website noted an "iPad" at check in. We did not receive one but didn't question it considering we both brought our own. The bathroom had everything you needed with the exception of counter space (this drives me crazy, a girls needs space in the bathroom!). The bed and sheets were so soft and comfortable, I definitely took advantage of sleeping in late.
The small plate breakfast was included and delicious. It offered bite sized assorted pastries, overnight oats, yogurt, cheese and other healthy options. We enjoyed eating out in the mornings with Drew so we didn't try everything that was offered but what we had was great. The local coffee was tasty which you could take to go, which I appreciated. The fresh lemon or cucumber water was always our first stop when we were leaving or entering the colorful lobby and seating area. And I have to mention their homemade chocolate chip cookies...they were the bomb. They were warm, chewy and topped with sea salt. If you are a sucker for a good cookie, it might be worth staying here just for those. I am serious. Sad face, I did not get a picture of them because they always went too fast.
A record player was available for use in the lobby with my kind of music (Ray Lamontagne and G. Love among the selections).
Off the lobby was a beautiful seating area with more abstract art and beautifully styled shelves.
The only downside to our stay was that our room was located at the front of the house. This was great for overlooking the gorgeous neighborhood, however, the early morning noise from construction and loud idling trucks made it difficult for my husband to sleep in. The next time we will definitely request a room at the back of the house. All in all, we would certainly stay at 21 Broad again for it's convenient location to all of what the downtown has to offer.
Please share your recommendations for hotels and B&B's, I would love to hear your opinion on where we should stay next.
Have a great weekend friends! I'm off to see Jack Johnson tonight so I'll be back on Monday with a recap of the show and what I wore. I'll leave you with one of my favorite live versions of Jack featuring Paula Fuga. It's worth a listen, amazing song!