|Hotels, Inns and B&Bs on Nantucket|
|Beautiful, historic, luxurious...and expensive. But there are other options as well...|
Nantucket Island harbors nearly 100 places to stay, but the real character of the place is best captured in the old whaling merchants' and ship captains' houses converted to inns.
Many of these are carefully restored, luxuriously appointed, and staffed with professionals; others are run by one person or a couple and are modest but warm and friendly.
Nantucket Hotel Tips
In high season (roughly mid-June to mid-September) rooms may be difficult to find unless you reserve well in advance. On short notice, you may have a chance of finding a room for a day or two during the week, but on weekends it may be impossible.
Minimum-stay requirements (such as two or three nights on weekends) may be imposed during the high season as well.
Some lodging and dining places may not accept credit cards. Do not assume that they do—ask.
This fine brick mansion rates 5 stars for its 43 rooms located in the center of Nantucket Town, just a 5-minute walk west from the Steamship Authority ferry terminal on Steamboat Wharf, or 8 minutes from Hy-Line's Straight Wharf. More...
The 5-star, 15-room B&B at 7 Sea Street, a quiet street in a central location, has a garden patio, a library, and rocking chairs in the guest rooms. More...
This 4-star, 50-room lodging complex, built new to look old, takes its odd name from a historic Nantucket hotel. Rooms, suites and fully-furnished apartments all enjoy use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and free loaner bicycles. The eponymous 5-star, 50-room White Elephant Hotel, is more expensive. More...
Four historic Nantucket houses around a central courtyard make up this 4-star, 34-room, centrally-located lodging complex with rates more affordable than some nearby inns. More...
You can't get more central than this thrifty 3-star, 9-room historic inn less than a 5-minute walk from everything in the center of Nantucket Town. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan