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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


Charming inn with friendly staff and immaculate inside
Karen T

We are a couple from the UK who enjoyed a wonderful 4 night break at this inn. We stayed in the Brant Point room which was at the top of the inn so very quiet and a lovely view across the bay. The breakfasts were delicious with homemade baked goods and the granola was wonderful. We also appreciated being able to choose to enjoy our meal in the garden or the lovely dining room. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Location was perfect as it is within walking distance of the town and ferry yet in a quiet area. Would thoroughly recommend!

Beautiful Nantucket Casual Elegance

The Brass Lantern Inn on N. Water Street was my husband’s choice for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. All I can say was PERFECT choice, honey! This beautiful building, built in 1847 (a year after the great fire wiped out most of town) has been beautifully updated. We had the top floor (3rd floor walk up) Brandt Point Room. Gorgeous room with a view of the harbor. Clean... I mean really clean!! The staff takes great care of the room/building and gardens outside. A nice breakfast with home baked muffins that were warm! (Matched only by the warmth of the staff!) Building is off on a more quiet street but perfect walking distance to the excitement of downtown! Great place and not a grandma’s doily in sight!

Fantastic stay!
Ann S

Loved Brass Lantern! The staff was so welcoming and hospitable. Very clean, fresh and comfortable. Classic Nantucket decor in the rooms. Beds and linens are so nice. Wonderful breakfast and afternoon tea. Location is also fabulous- so central yet the Inn is peaceful and quiet.