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What We Love

  • A Diamond Collection bed-and-breakfast stay in a building with over 150 years of historyThe complimentary continental breakfast each day, with granola and fresh-baked pastries
  • The afternoon tea and cookies, also a complimentary perk
  • The Diamond Collection inn itself, more than 150 years old, in Nantucket’s Old Historic District

What To Know

  • Fido can come along with the family; the B&B provides dog beds, blankets, bowls and treats
  • The historic 1847 inn is a quiet, charming retreat
  • Within walking distance of Main Street and the ferry wharf
property living room Bedroom home cottage


A charming retreat to a Diamond Collection B&B and old-fashioned neighborhood with heaps of history

The Lowdown

With a historic past and a charming present, the Brass Lantern Inn lights the way toward an enchanting Nantucket stay. The inn was built in 1847, as a guest house, and has gone through several renovations to become the Diamond Collection, Select Registry escape it is today. But it’s not just history that furnishes the property. Antiques and Asian-inspired carpets appoint many of the rooms here, and so does hospitality – the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence speaks for itself.
Things remain quaint and old-fashioned in your surrounding neighborhood, the cobblestoned Old Historic District. Celebrated restaurants, beautiful beaches, museums, shops, the ferry terminal – you’re close to everything this charming island has to offer. And when your day begins to wind down, return to the inn. Help yourself to a cup of tea and some cookies, and sip and savor them on the patio or in the garden, just like a different guest may have done more than 160 years ago.


The Brass Lantern Inn guest rooms are a true mix of chic and traditional, with neutral palettes, mixed fabrics and plush furnishings. When it comes to old-meets-new, this Nantucket B&B knows how to make it work, indeed – find antiques, modern luxuries and artwork of the surrounding landscape, in both Standard Queen and Deluxe Queen rooms. The first are located in the Main Inn, with traditional design, while the second are in the Nantucket-style Garden Wing and showcase a more contemporary style. 


What was once the whaling capital of the world is now a historic island, filled with magnificent homes, Main Street culture and plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Nantucket is a harbor town that has changed a lot throughout its rich past, but has retained its charm – which is the highlight that brings visitors coming back. Perfect for both romantic couples and families with children (and dogs), this quaint getaway has museums, festivals, beautiful beaches, boutique shops and a variety of culinary experiences, and you’ll be right in the Old Historic District.

How to Get There

Brass Lantern Inn
11 North Water Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States


Weekend Trip
Gretchen M

We stayed at the Brass Latern Inn 2 weeks ago in October. We were so excited to be in Nantucket and I did a lot of research on places to stay. The location of this Inn was great. But I guess I assumed there would be the owners or someone to welcome us when we arrived, show us our room, or at least give us a tour. It’s not like that. You walk back into the kitchen and are given a key. Our room was much smaller than expected and at the top of the steps (which was not disclosed), so we heard everyone on the steps. Also we were on the 2nd floor so the room above us was loud and we could hear them moving around early in the morning. Breakfast was nice, but cold choices. When we checked out, no one asked us how our stay was. It was very impersonal, and our stay was disappointing. So wish I had picked a different place.

Absolutely wonderful!

The Brass Lantern Inn was the perfect place to stay. We enjoyed our 4 nights immensely. The ladies were all so kind and helpful. The breakfast and 4pm cookies were the best. The inn is a short walk to everything. Can't wait to visit in the spring.

Great place to stay!

This place was the perfect place to stay. I got to see several rooms, all of which were nice. If you're worried about it being pet friendly, don't be. It is very clean to the point I would never know an animal was ever in there. The food was excellent: continental breakfast, warm fresh baked cookies ever afternoon, and dinner. (I didn't get to experience the dinner but I heard that's good as well.) The people were very friendly. It is perfectly located to be able to walk to everything in town including the ferry. I would highly recommend staying here. If we ever return, we won't stay anywhere else. Thank you for making this an amazing weekend!