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 Luxurious Harbor View Twin Cottages! Walk & bike to everything!
5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Thanksgiving on Nantucket

"This is the second year we have rented from Theresa. We loved it last year and loved it even more this year! Her cottages are very comfortable and well equipped. Great location and beautifully decorated. We look forward to our next stay."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Luxurious Harbor View Twin Cottages! Walk & bike to everything!
Union Street Inn
4 out of 5
7 Union Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)

"Amazing stay the staff was very welcoming felt right at home! Would definitely recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Union Street Inn
Luxurious Harbor View "Millie"  Cottage! Walk & bike to everything!
The price is $225 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
4.9/5Exceptional! (100 reviews)
Fantastic Christmas stay

"Our Christmas weekend stay could not have been more enjoyable at “Millie” cottage. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a poinsettia plant, chocolates, and Christmas music playing on the Sonos. Theresa has thought of every little detail. We enjoyed short walks into town. The location was so convenient ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Luxurious Harbor View "Millie" Cottage! Walk & bike to everything!
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Sherburne Inn
3 out of 5
10 Gay Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"Perfect location and such a wonderful Innkeeper. Thank you, Madeline, for making our stay so wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Sherburne Inn
Ships Inn
3 out of 5
13 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.8/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)

"Wonderful breakfast buffet, friendly staff, lovely rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Ships Inn
21 Broad Hotel
3.5 out of 5
21 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.7/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
Classic old Victorian house is now a chic hotel!

"Pleasant helpful staff, great decor, ideal location for walking from ferries and around town."…"

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2020

21 Broad Hotel
76 Main
3.5 out of 5
76 Main Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.7/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)
cozy and comfortable

"Beautiful hotel! Excellent service and great people!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

76 Main
Brass Lantern Inn
3 out of 5
11 North Water Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.7/5Exceptional! (68 reviews)
Long weekend in the fall

"Lovely guest house, clean. Efficient staff during COVID. Bathroom space was tight. Beds and linen comfy. Nice garden seating. Location convenient to historic downtown and ferry - easy walk."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Brass Lantern Inn
Seven Sea Street Inn
3.5 out of 5
7 Sea Street, Nantucket, MA
The price is $159 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4.6/5Exceptional! (123 reviews)
Always a great stay

"We always have an excellent time at the Inn and have come back multiple times and will continue to do so."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Seven Sea Street Inn
Nantucket Resort Collection
4 out of 5
3 Step Lane, Nantucket, MA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
4.6/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"Great stay"…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Nantucket Resort Collection
The Chestnut House
3 out of 5
3 Chestnut Street, Nantucket, MA
The price is $125 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4.5/5Wonderful! (85 reviews)

"No coffee machine , no one around to answer?"…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

The Chestnut House
The Barnacle Inn
2.5 out of 5
11 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.5/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)

"Lovely lounge area and gardens, great location and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

The Barnacle Inn
Jared Coffin House
4 out of 5
29 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.4/5Excellent! (298 reviews)
Love the location, excellent service, thin walls!

"We stayed in the Jared Coffin house 20 years ago and staying in it now was still a treat. The service is excellent, the location very near the action without all the noise and the rooms tidy, with air conditioning and newer bathrooms. We only have two issues, the walls are thin, we could hear the ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Jared Coffin House
Hawthorn House
3 out of 5
2 Chestnut Street, Nantucket, MA
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4.4/5Excellent! (38 reviews)
great hotel

"very clean, comfortable room"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2017

Hawthorn House
The Roberts Collection
3.5 out of 5
11 India St, Nantucket, MA
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4.3/5Excellent! (51 reviews)
Dog Friendly, Lovely Staff, Great Location

"I was traveling alone with my dog and was so happy to find a nice hotel that is so dog friendly. The staff was exceedingly friendly leading up to and all during my stay. The room and common spaces were clearly cleaned very thoroughly. It is an older building on an island so be sure to set expectations ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

The Roberts Collection
Periwinkle Inn
3 out of 5
9 N. Water Street, Nantucket, MA
The price is $109 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
4.3/5Excellent! (72 reviews)

"Quaint and comfortable. We had fresh cookies every afternoon. Yum!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Periwinkle Inn
Languedoc Inn & 3 Hussey St Guest House
2.5 out of 5
24 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA
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3.9/5Very Good! (74 reviews)
Consistently the best on the Island!

"love the location, easy walk from the ferry. service in hotel and restaurant was excellent. could have had dinner there every night!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Languedoc Inn & 3 Hussey St Guest House
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Nantucket

Traveling to new places can be more than just highlighting a sight on the map, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of an area. One of the best ways to get an idea of the area's culture is to learn about its past. Visiting the region's museums or landmarks is a great beginning, but staying in a Nantucket historic hotel can whisk you back to the past. Get ready to pack your duffel (and no need for the time machine) as your Nantucket landmark hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you pass through your Nantucket hotel's reception, you'll be transported to a previous era. With their Victorian-style Nantucket hotels and areas infused with a rich history, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these hotels may be vintage, they have most of the up-to-date conveniences that help you relax during your getaway. You will find your room furnished with a comfy bed, and about anything else you might want for a wonderful getaway.

Once you've spent time appreciating the hotel's grounds, you can tour the museums and famous landmarks to take in more of the region's culture. You can start your adventure by sightseeing notable sites like Nantucket Historic District and Jethro Coffin House. Both can be a nice way to not only found out a little more about Nantucket Historic District, but also see what other great things to do Nantucket offers. Be sure to flip through Expedia's review section. You may discover tips on other places to visit or a fine place to have a scrumptious meal. Moreover, the hotel's front desk may be able to point you to some local favorites or their best-kept secrets in Nantucket

Your Nantucket Accommodation Is Waiting

Nantucket has 780 vintage hotels that possess the look and feel of another era. Some of these hotel rooms are where respected novelists may have stayed. You're sure to reserve an accommodation possessing all the amenities and the characteristics you want. If you choose to stay in one of these vintage hotels, book soon, or you could miss out on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Nantucket?
The historical sites in Nantucket are probably at the top of your travel itinerary. During your visit, why not check out the museums and beaches?
What's the best hotel in Nantucket that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Chestnut House is a top 3-star guesthouse for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and a library. Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center is a short walk away. Other choices close to historic sites include Sherburne Inn and The Barnacle Inn.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in Nantucket?
In Nantucket, you’ll find 769 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 36 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Nantucket?
Nantucket is notable for landmarks like Hadwen House, Old Mill, and Brant Point Light. Cultural venues include Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Whaling Museum, and White Heron Theatre. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Children’s Beach and Jetties Beach.
What is a historic hotel like in Nantucket?
Guests who choose historic hotels have the chance to stay in a place that’s been officially recognized with a historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can be palaces, castles, stately homes or even lodges, pubs, or skyscrapers — any building that’s been identified as being of special interest. These types of hotels in Nantucket typically retain original elements like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S., while you’ll often hear “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the building and architecture itself. Mainly heritage hotels draw meaning from the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Nantucket have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Tourists who book a stay can expect the usual amenities from a contemporary hotel such as Smart TVs, WiFi, and updated bathroom facilities. Booking a historic hotel in Nantucket doesn’t mean you’re picking a place that’s rundown.

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