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
My husband and I spent three nights at the Jared Coffin House.
I am familiar with the hotel after having lived on Nantucket years ago.
The hotel is lovely, low key and classic. Friendly efficient staff, nice lounge, amazing croissants at breakfast. Parking out back, which is helpful.
We had at first a small room, it was fine -but the floor was so uneven, this being an old house, that the bed was badly tilted and it was a killer to sleep in.
The staff moved us to one of the lovely big rooms in the front and that was truly delightful! A fun little thing: we had a record player in our room and records....charming nostalgia. All in all, a lovely, pleasant, classic and easy place in a fabulous location in the middle of town. Run by sweet people....Can’t go wrong with that.
My title says it all. It has been many years since I stayed here.
We booked about 4 months in advance and were given a room in the annex, The Daniel Webster House. The room was very tired and the bathroom more so. The walls are thin and you could hear a conversation next door.
The staff were very pleasant. We had a late night salad and pizza on the patio and it was good. Parking is limited but very convenient. Breakfast is a continental style and not impressive. There are other options nearby if this is not up to your standards.
The location is terrific but there are other options if you want to be in town.
Two couples Went for an overnight stay and the price was very reasonable as it was off season. One of the best locations of any place on island as not far from Ferries.
Beautiful inside and out. paintings throughout the inside. Easy checkin. got in early and they took our bags. Room was ready on time. Room was tastefully decorated, robes/slippers, clean, comfortable bed, stayed in Main Inn.
Had car service that will take you around to restaurants.
Great continental breafast: Fruit, yogurt, granola, cereal, bagles, toast, pastries, coffee and joice. Perfect for us.
Has a restaurant called Prime that adjoins it which is a steakhouse. Didn't it there but had a drink and there were warmers.
Great staff. We will stay again and I would recommend it.
We came in out of the rain for lunch. Our server Tyler was super friendly, however the food was terrible! My husband's steak sandwich had no flavor and my friend chicken sandwich came out dark brown, almost black. I couldn't even cut into it with a knife. Tyler was kind enough to offer to take it back but the second one wasn't much better. Very disappointing!!!
Yup - outside and around the dining/reception area it’s all very grand and deceptively luxurious. Then you get to your $170/night room and realise it’s a pop-up broom closet, with view over a brick wall and air con unit. Admittedly they refunded me one night’s stay after I told them they must be taking the p*ss, even in peak season, but they really shouldn’t have tried it on on the first place. I live in London and for $170/night you’d get far far better than this. It’s just ‘greed’ - pure and simple. Much better off staying in one of the charming guest houses run along the lines of a B&B with nicer rooms, more characterful settings and one third of the price!!!