21 Broad Hotel
What We Love
- Daily curated small plates breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Attentive staff with endless suggestions and a casual, conversational manner
- The decor: Mod textures and patterns against a calm white backdrop create a multilayer environment that feels more like a home than a hotel
- Located in the center of town; everything — shops, bars, restaurants, the ferry — is within walking distance
What To Know
- iPads with apps highlighting local attractions are included with rooms
- The fresh aesthetic attracts young couples, while older travelers appreciate the hotel’s calm atmosphere; not ideal for families
- Check-in is between 3 - 7 p.m., check-out is at 11 a.m.
- Free WiFi
The fanciful red and blue façade and mansard roof of 21 Broad stands out amid the surrounding Federal-style buildings Nantucket is known for. But rather than deck the interiors with the beachy vibe found in most of Nantucket’s accommodations, interior designer Rachel Reider opted to infuse the hotel with modern flair. Spaces are bathed in a white-on-white palette accented by moderate bursts of orange, yellow and blue. Sleek materials — metal, lacquer, glass — are paired with sheer window treatments, seagrass rugs and weathered oak that recall the landscape. The original long windows and graceful moldings add a time-honored feel.
Bed and Bath
The 27 guestrooms have hardwood floors and comfortable four-poster or platform beds wrapped in supersoft linens. Blackout shades and iPod docking stations with a white noise feature make sleeping in easy. Some rooms have fireplaces and Keurig coffeemakers (there are also guest service areas on each floor that offer coffee and water), and all have wineglasses and corkscrews. The private bathrooms have waffle kimonos and vitamin C filters that neutralize the chlorine in the water, promoting healthy hair and skin in the sizable walk-in showers.
The extended continental breakfast is a delight for foodies. The offerings include a delectable assortment of pastries, fruit salad, house-made granola, yogurt and overnight oats. In the evenings the dining room doubles as a lounge, complete with a game table and a pristine vinyl turntable. The hotel provides a mixer bar for guests to use with their own alcohol. A deck out back has a firepit and lots of comfortable seating. There’s also a steam room and a spa, where you can arrange for a decadent massage.
In the Area
Take a jaunt around the neighborhood to appreciate the beautifully preserved Federal-style buildings. To learn more about the seafarers who built these houses venture over to the Nantucket Whaling Museum. And while the line often swings out the door and down the street, the Juice Bar has ice cream (Caramel Cookie Crunch!) and homemade waffle cones that are well worth the wait. Across from the hotel, Mersault is a hot spot for wine and cheese, but if you’re looking for a more substantial dinner, you don’t have to go far for an extensive burger selection, since Brotherhood of Thieves, which also offers a heavenly lobster BLT, is right next door.
How to Get There
We stayed at 21 Broad in early May 2019. Our trip was a mixture of business and pleasure. 21 Broad is extremely clean. It is just a short walk up from the ferry and is centrally located. Awesome shops and restaurants are all around and a stop & shop supermarket is just a few blocks away. The customer service is excellent! The front desk staff were kind, friendly, available, and accommodating. We forgot a corkscrew and wine glasses for our trip and Jeff eagerly helped us out by providing a corkscrew and several wine glasses. The baked goods at breakfast are all homemade on site and are out of this world delicious! Amanda even shared her recipe for cranberry bread puddding as my husband raved about it! When business again brings us to Nantucket, we will stay at 21 Broad again!
Great staff - spectacular breakfast - comfy rooms - very centric - easy to access to ferries, restaurants and bars. A a very nice touch was that coffee/tea was available throughout the day and fresh baked goodies were available as well. A super stay!
21 broad was so beautiful, stayed 2 nights beautiful beautiful hotel.inn. plenty of coffe machines, a great breakfast awesome staff we loved it . So CLEAN beautiful rooms this is a must go vacation I would highly recommend this did NOT want to go home
Decided to come to Nantucket in the off season to avoid the crowds. Stayed at 21broad and absolutely loved it. From the warm welcome at the desk to the comfy bed everything was beyond expectation. The vitamin c giant shower was delightful. Happy hour mixers were great and the late night cookies made my weekend. Highly recommend.
4th time staying here. Comfortable, nice rooms, cool vibe, great staff, nice back patio with firepit, excellent location. Close to everything. Many excellent restauarants nearby. Will stay here again.