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
Parking on site
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Mansion-turned-guesthouse with a storied history, elegant 19th century-style rooms, and a convenient location in the historic center of Nantucket
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.