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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


4.5 Very Good 524 Reviews
I'd book here again!
Reviewed 16 hours ago

I really enjoyed the Brass Lantern Inn. It was gorgeous inside and out with excellent service! Plus it was conveniently located to town and the ferry ports. The staff provided helpful tips on where to go out to eat since it was our first time on the island.

Warm, cozy and quaint and breakfast was great.
Reviewed 18 hours ago

Great vacation experience loved Nantucket and its history. Brass Lantern was close to Museums and Tours. Great Walking to every where. I recommend Whaling Museum, Ship Wreck and Life Saving Museum. The islands shuttles bus were convenient .

Weekend getaway
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Glad I chose the Brass Lantern Inn. It was so charming. Everything was a positive about this place and the staff. Look forward to returning to Nantucket, and will certainly stay at the Brass Lantern Inn.

Would Definitely stay again!
Reviewed 22 hours ago

Clean, comfortable, great location close to children's beach, shops, brant point light house, the jetties beach and a nice garden to relax in. This place was run very well. The owner's tips on what to do and see on the island was a nice touch. Morning breakfast was yummy. Things to improve?: Maybe complimentary bikes to ride or a free shuttle to the harbor with luggage. Also, try a tour of the harbor with Captain John at Shearwater Excursions - lot's of fun.

Lovely Inn
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in May and were very pleased with our room, the friendly staff, the cleanliness and overall experience. Close walking distance to downtown area and late afternoon snacks were delicious! Staff and owner were helpful in connecting us to an island tour business and were knowledgeable about activities throughout the island.