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
Frankly I was shocked to see people didn't have the same divine experience we did. Love the free shuttle! The rooms are classic, the decor is beautiful, the bed was DIVINELY comfortable, the staff was so personable. Absolutely loved sipping drinks on the outdoor patio and enjoying the sunlight and the charming woman from Romania who was serving us. We'll be back for sure!
Only negative... having to lug our bags up a flight of stairs to get to our room. Lol, I was not very graceful doing that.
This was one of the best I have stayed at on trips. The manager was great at finding restaurants open in late season and making reservations nearby. The beds were more comfortable than at home! We had a refrigerator and living area in large room. The shampoo products and lotions were top of the line L’Occitane that I use at home. The continental breakfast was large. It was the location and proximity to ferries and in the center of town gave it the fifth star.
My Wife and I stayed at this Hotel about 10 years ago, and we thought it was a very nice Hotel in Town so we came back.
Fast forward 10 years-
Needs a makeover-
-Plastic bathrooms with Pre-Fab showers
-Old Laura Ashley wallpaper
-Broken windows- could not open most, and if so broken screens
-Very poor so called breakfast
Not a very favorable property