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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 484 Reviews
A calm oasis convenient to everything in town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely clean and stylish B & B. We have been guests during the summer when our children were young and then again, years later over Thanksgiving. Both stays were perfect. The family suite is very comfortable for a group or family that wants space and privacy. The Inn is convenient to everything downtown and very comfortable. Brass Lantern provides all the amenities that really matter to a guest and a few added bonuses like homemade cookies in the afternoons.

2nd night was perfect
Reviewed 1 month ago

attic room should be explained to guests if that's where they are staying-it is just that, an attic! the room is clean and all, but you are staying in the roof with the roofline-bumping your head all the time-no heat-not ok in november-nobody mentioned any of this, they just said they were putting us on the 3rd floordownstairs room was perfectstaff was wonderfulfood was fabulousinn was impeccably cleanlocation was fabulous

Nantucket Travel
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed at the Brass Lantern due to its close proximity to the town and we were happy to find the Whaling Museum was just around the corner. The staff was knowledgeable and made us feel right at home!

Highly recommend the Brass Lantern
Reviewed 1 month ago

Fabulous value in a prime location. Staff went out of the way to be courteous and helpful. My dog loved it too. Would definitely stay there again. Location is great with easy walks to restaurants, shopping and beach

Home away from Home!
Reviewed 1 month ago

My wife and I have been visiting ACK and staying at the Brass Lantern for almost 15 years. We have gotten to know the staff and look forward to seeing them when we return each year. The location of the Inn is in easy walking distance to all of the in town shops, restaurants and activities, as well as the ferries. Its our go to place when we visit Nantucket.