What We Love
- Daily homemade continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Use of beach bags and chairs make for much lighter packing
What To Know
- Beyond-friendly desk managers who help arrange taxis and bike rentals
- Fresh afternoon snacks include salted chocolate chip cookies and Earl Grey shortbread cookies
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Housed in a revamped 19th-century captain’s home, 76 Main instantly enchants with a posh home-away-from-home look that will put the kibosh on chain hotel visits forever. The boutique spot forgoes cliché nautical decor — there’s nary a splash of Nantucket red in sight — in favor of a bold, elegant palette of rich blues and greens. Beyond the check-in desk sits an inviting common room that entices with classic books and glossy mags. An ornate wooden staircase leads to the second- and third-floor guestrooms, where photos of influential island regulars (John Kerry and more) cover the walls and lend an air of gravitas.
Bed and Bath
Prepare for serious interior design envy. All 20 rooms sport a different design scheme, from dark and distinguished to bright and preppy, with wallpapered accent walls and cushioned headboards. Uniform throughout are the plush linen beddings, white-on-white bathrooms with waffle kimono robes, free WiFi and Apple TV, as well as iPads keyed up to Nantucket’s attractions.
In the Parisian-style Coffee Café on the first floor, guests can help themselves to the continental breakfast spread of freshly baked scones and yogurt. The flora-bedecked communal courtyard invites both day and night lounging, giving you the rare excuse to do nothing more than relax with a good book in front of the glass-enclosed firepit. Come happy hour the alfresco bar opens for business; it’s BYOB, so you bring the booze and the hotel supplies the mixers. Caffeine fiends can get their fix 24/7 at the communal Keurig machines on all floors.
In the Area
Skip down the lantern–lined steps to Nantucket’s famed cobblestone thoroughfares. Less than a block away is Congdon’s Pharmacy, a throwback soda fountain and early morning hangout for island regulars. Hit Black-Eyed Susan’s for the blueberry pancakes, then plot your lunchtime lobster roll strategy (MET on Main and Straight Wharf Fish Store are two strong options). Work off the mayo with some retail cardio; twee dock shops are housed in former sailor shacks and deal in everything from artisanal foodstuffs to yachting garb. Satisfy your historical curiosity at the Whaling Museum — the harbor view from the rooftop observation deck is alone worth the price of admission. Four-star dinner options include contemporary farm-to-table fare at American Season’s and a hopping raw bar scene at Cru. Grab a bottle of wine at Murray’s Beverage Store on the way home for a last hurrah in the courtyard.
How to Get There
We stayed for two nights at 76 main for a short city getaway. The location is perfect.. just a short walking distance to many shops, and restaurants. The outside sitting area is a nice place to wind down with a glass of wine, and a nice fire. The best part of our stay was the lady at the front desk, Taylor. So pleasant, and helpful! Not to mention a smile that is so contagious. We really enjoyed all her recommendations, and tips for the island! I would recommend this hotel, and we will definitely be back.
We had a wonderful visit to Nantucket on Columbus Day Weekend. 76 Main is a great little place to stay! Adorable & super convenient!! We walked to the hotel right from the Ferry (Apx 10 min or less). Hotel is convenient to all shops & great restaurants & pubs! We stayed in the Vineyard Vines room! Richard (Manager) was fantastic! I would recommend this spot & look forward to a return visit!!
We had a great stay at 76 Main I mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary when I made my reservation and there was a nice bottle of wine waiting for us in our room when we arrived. We even got an updated room with a private fire pit. The bed was so comfortable that it was hard to get going in the morning. Breakfast was a real treat every morning. We really enjoyed the yogurt with chia pudding. One morning they didn't have any out but quickly made up a special portion. The staff was very accommodating especially Lissa who is at the desk in the evening. All of our questions were addressed promptly and courteously. Only issue we had was the walk uphill to get to the hotel from the ferry. It was a little longer than we thought