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 were in town for a wedding in nearby Scituate. The hotel the bride suggested was booked up, so we tried here since it was close and looked to be directly on the beach. I booked an ocean view and the view was incredible. It was nice to open the sliding glass door and listen to the water while turning on the fireplace. That being said, the hotel is in the middle of a refurbishment-- which it really does need. We were informed upon check in that construction was taking place and the first/ main building was closed and all of the guests were housed in the 2nd. I thought this would be okay in the off season, however, they were exceptionally busy and had what looked to be a full house. Since everyone was crammed into one building and the building itself is older, it was VERY loud and tough to get some rest. Constant movement everywhere and the walls and ceiling are thin. The workmen starting early at 7 am and throwing bath tubs off balconies and into dumpsters below didn't exactly help either. Rooms are in need of the face lift and I think they will be very nice once this is completed. I understand work like this has to be done in the slower, off season, however, I just wish someone would have thought to send me an email (I booked very far in advance) to warn me -- so I could prepare with earplugs at least. Parking is very dicey, spots are too tight and there simply isn't enough.... even in the off season. Staff seemed nice and the bar had a good dinner menu. Pool was closed for construction -- wasn't planning on using it, but I see it's not due to open until Summer 2020.
Staff advised that I would receive an express checkout form under my door the night before checkout, but I never received one.
I don't live in state, and don't travel near Hull often as I usually stay closer to Boston, but I am unsure if I would stay here moving forward.
Just returned from a trip around New England with a tour operator, and we ended up staying at this dreadful hotel, for our last two nights of accommodation. We arrived early evening, only to find that refurbishment work was taking place inside the hotel, and that we could not stay in the main building. The lobby area was full of scaffolding and workmen, the restaurant was closed and there was only one member of staff on the front desk (not the Hotel Manager – she was on leave, along with the Food Manager). This hotel is located in a run down, derelict town called Hull, with absolutely nothing to do, and only a few local pizza places to eat any food. Our friends checked into their room, only to find a filthy mess and piles of dirt behind their bed, which hadn’t been cleaned for ages. Another friend had a room with a toilet that didn’t flush and a shower that didn’t work. This is not a resort, and not even worthy of a rating for a hotel. Avoid this place and stay away from Hull!
We had a nice room, bathroom needed a good clean. Restaurant and bar was closed on arrival.
The area was very run down around and definitely needs some work.
Nice sea view was the saving grace for this hotel.
Balconies should have chairs available
We were told by the hotel breakfast would be available the next morning because we were leaving early. The hotel restaurant was closed again in the morning.
I would not recommend this hotel due to the lack of facilities and poor staff.