Nantasket Beach Resort
What We Love
- A seaside New England retreat between Boston and Cape CodExploring the three miles of beach outside your door
- Taking a day trip to check out Boston’s Massachusetts State House
- Mini-golfing, playing an arcade game or renting a scooter
- Tasting fresh, local seafood at Paragon Grill
What To Know
- Located right on the beach along Massachusetts Bay
- Well located for day trips to Plymouth
- A nearby ferry provides transport to Boston
- Free WiFi and private parking are provided
You’ve heard about Nantucket, but what about Nantasket? If this name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s high time you got acquainted with Hull. Massachusetts’ premier TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning destination getaway is a place to experience the other side of Bay State resort culture – not that of the islands, but that of the South Shore (the southern end of Boston Harbor). Things are thoroughly nautical here, as well: a steakhouse doubles as a seafood grill, serving fresh local fish, and entertainment can be found on Friday and Saturday nights at the Surf Lounge. A pool is open in the warmer months, and convenient Bayside Fitness year-round.
Options for waterfront fun abound, from the traditional sailboat adventures that the staff can arrange to excursions for fishing and kayaking. Thanks to these activities and options to play a game at the arcade, take on one of the mini-golf holes, or rent a scooter, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get bored on the property’s premises. But if you do, like we said, Nantasket Beach Resort is at the southern end of Boston Harbor. The towns of Cape Cod are a just around the peninsula, and the capital of the state (and unofficially New England) is a mere 45-minute drive.
Nantasket abodes are a cut above the expected for a seaside getaway; not only are you steps from the beach, but you’ll enjoy a private gas fireplace and whirlpool tub. Couldn’t polish off your platter of fish and chips at Paragon? Fret not – a convenient refrigerator is also included (plus a microwave for reheating them later).Deluxe Partial View rooms come with a peek at the Atlantic and offer your choice of one king or two double beds.
Under Chef Kevin Colby, Paragon Grill prepares fresh, local seafood, in regional breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, like fish and chips and New England clam chowder. Steak also makes an appearance on the dinner menu, as do hand-tossed pizzas. Lighter bites are served at the Surf Lounge, open from late morning to late night, every day of the week.
Set in Hull, Nantasket resides between Boston and Cape Cod, with its charming beach resorts. The town on the South Shore boasts its own nautical resort culture, largely thanks to Nantasket; through the property, you can book a sailboat ride or sunset cruise, play a round of mini-golf or an arcade game, or simply stroll along a three-mile beach. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy live entertainment at the Surf Lounge; when the weather permits, have a leisurely float in the seasonal pool.
How to Get There
We requested a suite with fireplace. The room was clean but smaller than we expected. The pool area was quiet but around 4 pm their were six children, (there is no lifeguard) and it appeared that the oldest child (about 10) was "supervising" we left the pool area and reported situation to the front desk. My husband went upstairs and I went back to the pool area and sat in the jacuzzi for 15 minutes---no hotel employees appeared. We had a nice date night after that but given no employee responded we most likely won't return.
We stayed here on a first time family vacation to Boston. The hotel was easily accessible by ferry from Logan Airport to Hull or Hingham once we figured out the schedule. We called the hotel and they had their shuttle meet us at he dock. The staff was very friendly and courteous especially Andy and Kath at the front desk. The room was clean and neat. We had a corner room with a beautiful view. The restaurant was good at breakfast. Nice bar too. Boston is an easy trip by ferry from Hingham (more frequent from Hingham than Hull but the hotel will shuttle you to/from either for $5 pp). The ferry is $18.50 round trip for adults; students are half price.
My husband booked a room for a three night stay based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. We had never been to Hull and ended up very pleased with our stay. The hotel service and staff attention was excellent.
With a restaurant/bar on the premises one need not go far for a good meal. There are daily specials at the restaurant with a daily special of chicken wings that we highly recommend.
There is a pool on the premises as well as an adequate gym equipped with 2 elliptical machines, 2 bikes, 2 treadmills, free weights, and multi-function exercise equipment.
Parking is fortunately included since the beach lots charge about $15/day.
The Nantasket Beach is right across the street. (It is a bit rocky and the tide keeps the dark sand wet so it is not an ideal beach for sun bathing.)
The front desk was very helpful in steering us on how to catch the ferry to Boston's Long Wharf. It is a shorter ride than driving there.
We also took a 45 minutes drive to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum which we highly recommend. Some authentic Chinese restaurants can be found in the nearby city of Quincy due to its large Asian population
We were in shock over Boston hotel rates. We found this gem a 25 min boat ride away for HALF what you pay in Boston and it can take 25 min to get from Convention Center to Financial District. The rooms are large,clean and have a fireplace. The staff is excellent and there is a nice,reasonable restaurant in the lobby. HIghly recommend
Had a great, albeit brief, stay this past Monday-Wednesday. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Facilities were very clean, beautiful views too.
If you need a ride to the ferries definitely allow plenty of time to request an Uber or lyft.