Hotels in Nantucket

However upscale the island's reputation becomes, hotels in Nantucket keep their accommodations comfortable and understated. Standout seaside hotels in Nantucket include the Cliffside Beach Club. Originally opened as a private beach club in the 1900s, its situated on Jetties Beach and its one-site restaurant, The Galley, is a local nightlife hub.

One of the best hotels in Nantucket is the Wauwinet, a luxury option on the island's northeastern coast. Here, guests can relax in antique wicker and pine-decked rooms and explore on-site amenities such as wine-tasting sessions, gardens, a private beach and the resident Spa by the Sea. Its sister resort, the White Elephant, rests on Nantucket Harbor and is a popular site for weddings.

Like the Wauwinet and White Elephant, many Nantucket hotels also feature rentable cottages. For a relaxed, family-friendly island vacation, book a stay at the family-run Wade cottages. Built in the 1920s, they include access to plenty of beach chairs, Boogie boards and other toys for a day on the sand.

This eight-room bed and breakfast’s moniker comes from the town of Nantucket’s original name: “Sherburne” or “Sherborn.” Built in 1835 to house offices for the Atlantic Silk Company, the interior of this three-star location is influenced by Greek Revival, French, and English, like the swooping st

While being “Green” is a new trend, this historic district hotel takes environmental consciousness to heart. Designer Vanessa Noel is known for footwear, thus the shoe-named rooms like Stiletto, Flip Flop, and Sling Back.

Nantucket Town's largest, plushest resort—which occupies a prime spot at the northern edge of Nantucket Harbor—is often booked for spring and fall weekend weddings.

Nantucket’s grandest luxury hotel is also one of the most private and remote on the island, set along a stunning stretch of northeastern coast.

A circa-1684 manse with three wraparound porches with views of the harbor; the concierge will arrange day trips to the beach of your choice (we suggest the nearby and secluded Madequecham).

Staying in one of Susanne and Wade Green's six 1920's cottages (two-week minimum) or five apartments (one-week minimum) is like crashing the family compound.

If you weren’t quick enough to score a cottage or home rental, the Summer House is your only option for staying in the gorgeous east-coast village of Siasconset.

The next best thing to staying aboard your own sailboat is booking one of these weathered-shingle cottages, perched on Nantucket Harbor wharves with the sea swishing right below.

Of all the historic houses-turned-inns in Nantucket Town (and there are more of them than you can shake a martini at), this 1770 beauty is by far the most stylish.

Visitors who want to be right on the beach—not next to it—choose the Cliffside.

Nantucket’s first chic boutique hotel set old-guard tongues wagging when it opened in 2002.