Brass Lantern Inn
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
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
We spent three nights at the Brass Lantern in November 2018 to celebrate my husband's 60th. It was a quiet moment between Halloween and Thanksgiving, so we enjoyed the lack of crowds but several restaurants/attractions were closed. We were upgraded to the Sconset Room during our stay--it was roomy and adorably decorated! We loved our upscale continental breakfast each morning, our cookies and tea in the evening, and the convenience of the location as we took the high speed ferry over without a car. Would gladly book again!
We spent three nights at this Inn, but dont let the name fool you, its more of an upscale boutique hotel than an "inn". Very charming interiors, enjoyable garden/courtyard area, the dining patio with the pergola was a great place to enjoy a few cocktails before heading out to dinner. Very warm and hospitable service as well. I suggest staying here.
Wonderful Inn on the Island. Great location, clean, accommodating and friendly! I stayed in Mary Mitchell which was perfect for 1 person and a dog. It has a private bathroom which is small but very nice. Their room description was spot on! I will definitely return! I love that this inn is pet friendly.
On balance, the Brass Lantern was just OK. Overall, it just met my expectations for the price paid.
GOOD: It’s very well-located, convenient to downtown and the harbor. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was adequate; we found good things to eat each day. Everything seemed clean and well-tended.
NOT SO GOOD: I was disappointed with the apparent security of the place; our room door was rather flimsy and would not deter a burglar with any skills at all. The ceiling of our room sloped in dramatically; I bumped or scraped the top of my head innumerable times. The staff was not uniformly cordial; we were given a rather cursory overview when we arrived, and a housekeeper seemed resentful that we weren’t leaving the room at a time to suit her preferences.
I would not return, based solely on the ceiling height in our room. Other (shorter or more vigilant) people might not mind this at all.
Beautiful building, relaxed and homey atmosphere, spacioys rooms, comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. Very helpful about special events, shopping and restaurants. Very accommodating with taking pictures of us and suggesting great back drops :)