Jared Coffin House
What We Love
- A morning cup of coffee or an afternoon iced tea on the deck
- Free bottles of water to grab and go
- The hotel provides beach supplies: chairs, umbrellas and towels
- Free parking and shuttle service
What To Know
- The main house is closed in the off-season, but the 12-room Daniel Webster House annex is open yearround
- Continental breakfast is included in the rate
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Nantucket Town is very walkable, and Jared Coffin House (named after the Nantucket whaling ship owner who once lived here) has a prime spot in its center, among the historic cobblestone streets, restaurants, and art galleries. The building, constructed in 1845, has been updated to add conveniences like WiFi and HDTVs, but the period charm remains, thanks to reproduction furniture, delicately patterned wallpaper, wide wooden floor boards, and the series of portraits hanging on walls in every public space. Early morning coffee and pastries are served in the elegant library, where guests can sink into an armchair and imagine that they’re waiting for the whalers to return home. The hotel’s restaurant, Nantucket Prime, does excellent steaks, as well as local fish and a raw bar—we suggest eating on the newly expanded patio in good weather, or the sumptuous dining room in bad.
In the Area
Start by soaking up Nantucket’s island history at the Whaling Museum, just steps from the hotel and with a great view of the water from its roof deck. Then head to the Brant Point Lighthouse, which dates back to 1746 and is still in operation. There are always whale and seal-watching cruises to take around the island and, of course, the beach, but if you’re looking for something non-nautical, make the 10-minute drive (or two-and-a-half-mile walk) to Cisco Brewers, a combination winery and brewery where you can sample local craft beers, wine, and spirits by an outdoor fire pit, eat from food trucks, and play outdoor games. Bonus: it’s open year-round. Weekend brunch at Boarding House is a must for its farm-to-table New American cuisine and shaded patio, while a dinner of freshly caught fluke or seafood chowder is best had at the historic Ship’s Inn.
How to Get There
Been guests at the Jared Coffin house for many years. Convenient and very clean. Have come to know some of the staff over time. Makes our stay very enjoyable. Upon our departure on Sunday it was raining quite hard. They drove us down to the ferry. Just one more accomodation that makes them stand out. All thanks to Graham, hotel mgr
Hard to describe the treatment we just experienced. We paid a non refundable room rate and were unable to make our flight the night before. We were not expecting a refund, but since we paid for the room, were were expecting to have access when we arrived early the next day to shower. After lecturing us for 10 minutes about how we should be grateful and how we were bad people for not arriving on time, this after we had just paid $500. Gabriella did eventually give us a room after shaming us. My complaint is around the attitude of the manager. Worst customer service I’ve encounter in a long time.
The place is ok, but I hope the hotel addresses the behavior of their staff.
We stayed here last weekend and were both appalled at the decor of the room, lumpy bed and the condition of the bathroom which has NOT been updated since...? The bathroom is institutional with ZERO FRILLS, including ancient faucets, no vanity and a little wobbly painted side table next to the sink! The "breakfast" is 4 muffins and a pot of coffee, so definitely don't count on that. Another pet peeve was the blinds in our room which did not block the early morning light at all. Overall, we were disappointed but I must add that our room felt clean.
The Jared Coffin House is a beautiful historic building. The place was immaculate & the staff bent over backwards to please their guests. Prior to arriving the Consierge reached out to me to ask if I needed help with anything.
I’m sure I’ll be staying there again.
First time trying this hotel and glad I did stay. Aside from the historic setting, the rooms are nice, albeit small, and with some miniscule showers in the room I had. Offers a nice and free continental breakfast every morning, offers beach chairs and umbrellas at no charge and can access to bikes as well. A very good and friendly staff tries to meet every request. Try it, think you will enjoy it.