What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Within walking distance of Nantucket’s best shops and restaurants
- The classic Nantucket look and maritime motif
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Check-in (and continental breakfast) is next door, at the Roberts House on India Street
- Petite King Rooms are on the small side
- The Gate House opened in June 2013
- Free WiFi
Built just off Centre Street in 2013 as part of the Roberts Collection, the three-story Gate House is quintessential Nantucket, from the cedar shingle façade to interior designer Annsley McAleer’s nautical decor. The homey and inviting first floor sitting area has textured wallpaper, a seahorse end table with white orchids, and nail-trimmed furniture in shades of blue-gray and mint. A tome of maritime photos by Philip Plisson sits on the coffee table, and ship blueprints (complete with watermarks) framed in weathered wood adorn the hallways.
Bed and Bath
The 19 rooms are bright and airy, echoing the coastal theme found throughout the rest of the house with splashes of blue, seafoam-green and salmon. All have dark hardwood floors, tan recife wicker stitched area rugs, recessed lighting, crown moldings and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs. The queen and kingsize beds are wrapped in crisp white Peacock Alley linens and down comforters; some rooms have space for a cushioned lounger. Subway tile bathrooms feature marble countertops and showers with mosaic gray inlays and Fresh citron de vigne amenities.
When the weather’s nice, pick up some beer or wine at a nearby store (it’s just a short stroll to shops and boutiques) and knock a few back with friends on the furnished brick patio in front of the Gate House. Located next door, the Meeting House has two independent retailers, the Bean coffee shop and Centre Street Bistro; stop in for lunch and try the polenta crostini with greens, tomato, goat cheese and basil.
In the Area
Start the morning with breakfast at Fog Island Café on South Water Street and order the breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa, scallions and cheddar cheese served with black beans, guacamole and sour cream). Then rent a bike in town from Young’s and pedal around the island all day; be sure to make a few pit stops at secluded beaches before heading over to Cisco Brewery for some suds (we recommend the Whale’s Tale and Summer Flager). End the day back at the Juice Bar with some homemade ice cream (brownie à la mode, anyone?) or keep your buzz going at Nixs Brew Pub and the Tavern at Harbor Square’s gazebo.