One of the most family-friendly resorts on the island, The Nantucket Hotel + Resort is the ideal year round destination to head for a memorable family vacation. Not only families will enjoy the hospitality and top rated customer service, this New England inspired resort is great for singles, couples and business travelers alike. The Nantucket Hotel + Resort is located in downtown Nantucket and guests will require transportation from the mainland to Nantucket Island.
There are several ports where guests can take the ferry, which include: Hyannis, Massachusetts; New Bedford, Massachusetts from May to September; and seasonally from New York, New York. Upon arrival on Nantucket Island, guests can have pre-arranged shuttle pick up to take them directly to the hotel. Guests will not need a car while staying at the Nantucket Hotel since the location is within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, beaches and more. There are 46 accommodations available at the Nantucket Hotel + Resort, including hotel room, suites and cottages. The laid-back, slower pace on Nantucket Island has guests returning year after year to explore, relax and unwind.
Of the 46 types of accommodations available at the Nantucket Hotel + Resort, there are a variety of categories to select from. Guests can choose a hotel room, a suite with various numbers of bedrooms to accommodate differing party sizes, and even cottages. Each type of accommodation is tastefully and elegantly decorated and very well appointed. Guests can expect complimentary amenities with each one of the rooms as well.
The Islander Hotel Rooms are available with a choice of King or Queen sized bed. These rooms will accommodate up to four guests, two adults and two children, per room, which is in one of the Islander Deluxe rooms. There are full bathrooms in each of the hotel rooms and some rooms also share a common exterior deck area. For guests staying in the Islander Deluxe room a microwave and small fridge are available upon request.
One bedroom suites are available in several different styles, each with their own "name" and each allowing various occupancy. There are also several one bedroom suites which feature amazing water views. Depending upon the suite chosen, these one bedroom options can accommodate anywhere from four to six people, some including children.
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The Mariner Junior Suite is perfect for two adults and up to three children with its one queen size bed plus the queen size pull out sofa and twin size pull down bed in the living room area. It is an open concept suite with full bathroom and a kitchenette.
The Folger Suite can also accommodate two adults and three children, featuring a queen bed, queen sofa pull out and a pull down twin bed. Families can lounge on the large deck or relax in the living area while looking out the floor to ceiling windows. There is a bathroom with a shower only and a kitchenette as well.
The Mariner Suite boasts a separate bedroom with either queen or king sized bed. In the suite, there is a sitting area, a full bathroom and kitchenette. This suite is perfect for up to five guests, since it is available in three choices of configuration. The living area has additional sleeping quarters, either a queen sofa and twin pull down or a pull down twin in the master bedroom with the King bed and a full size sofa pull out in the living.
The Point Water View Suite will accommodate two adults and two children. It is located on the top floor and boasts spectacular water views. There is a king size bed in the private bedroom and two twin pull down beds for the kids in the living room. There is a wet bar in the suite, plus a private bathroom with shower only.
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Spinnaker Water-View Suite is great for larger families since it will accommodate two adults and up to four children in luxurious style. There is a king size bed in the sleeping area, two pull down twin beds in the living area and a twin size bed in a comfortable, cozy alcove. The view of the water is amazing from this suite. There is a kitchenette plus a full size bathroom. The Spinnaker Suite is very similar except there is not a water view and the king bed is located in a private bedroom.
The Mizzenmast Suite is perfect for two adults and three children with a living room, dining room and private bedroom. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom and a queen size sofa bed along with a twin pull down bed in the living area. The kitchenette is perfect for creating small meals or snacks for the entire family.
The Mainmast Water-View Suites are found on the top floor of the Nantucket Hotel + Resort. They have king size beds in a separate bedroom as well as private bathrooms with shower only in most of the suites. Up to five guests can lodge in the Mainmast Suites with having a queen size sofa sleep bed and a twin pull down. There is a living area for relaxing as well as a kitchenette within the living area. The water views are beautiful since these suites situated at elevated heights. The low, sloped ceilings add to the charm and historic character of the suite.
The two bedroom suites accommodate from six to eight guests and all feature two separate bedroom areas for added space and privacy.
The Quarterboard Suite has a king bed in one bedroom with a full bath and a queen bed and full bath in another bedroom. Additionally there is a living room, complete with a queen sofa bed as well as a dining area and small kitchenette.
The Captain Barker Suite is simply two adjoining bedrooms, both with king sized beds plus twin pull downs. Each bedroom features their own private full bathroom.
The Folger Grand Suite boasts bright floor to ceiling windows allowing for lots of light. There is a private master bedroom with a king sized bed and a full bathroom. There is a living room/dining room combination with a kitchenette for meal and snack prep plus an additional living area with a queen size bed. There is additional bedding option in this suite. Best of all, guests can enjoy the fresh Nantucket air from their private deck.
The Quarterdeck Suite will accommodate four adults and three children, with one king bedroom, a queen bedroom with twin pull down and a shared full bathroom between the two rooms. There is a shared living and dining space as well as kitchenette. In the living/sitting area there is a queen size pull out sofa for additional sleeping quarters.
The Captain Chase Two-Bedroom Suite is one of the larger two bedroom suites, with a master king bedroom with full bath and a second bedroom with two twin beds plus its own full bathroom as well. There is a living room plus a large dining area along with a kitchenette. In the living room there are additional sleeping quarters on the pull out queen size sofa and the pull down twin bed.
The Islander Grand Suite is a great way for two families to travel together. It will accommodate four adults and four children. This suite features a private deck with patio furniture to relax outdoors. There are two bedrooms, each with king size beds and a queen size pull out sofa plus private bathrooms with shower only in each. There is a common living space shared between the rooms plus to lounge and mingle.
The Three Bedroom Premium Suites are very roomy, in fact, larger than some vacation homes, and provide guests with ultimate privacy and comfort. There are three types of suites within this size and they can accommodate from nine to 12 people depending which suite is selected. The Captain Cromwell includes both a loft master bedroom as well as a master bedroom on the main level. There are three bathrooms, two with shower only, within the suite as well as a kitchenette, dining room, living room with additional sleeping quarters and use of a private, ensuite washer and dryer. This premium suite accommodates up to nine people.
The Captain Daggett suite provides stunning loft water views and accommodates up to 10 people. There are two bedrooms on the main level, each with their own bathroom and a huge loft with a queen size bed and a set of bunk beds along with a bathroom as well. This suite is a perfect match for multi-family use. The dining area will seat eight at the table and there is a separate living area to relax as well. Guests can prepare snacks and simple meals in the kitchenette. This suite is an astounding 1700 square feet.
The Captain Chase Grand Three Bedroom Suite features a master bedroom, plus two more bedrooms and three bathrooms in total. The one master bedroom boasts a completely private sitting room and large closet area plus it's very own small kitchenette. This suite will accommodate up to 12 guests with many sleeping options within the suite.
Four bedroom suites are also available for even more space as needed by large groups, those having reunions or small functions or just large families. There are three styles of four bedroom suites to choose from: The Captain Cromwell Grand, The Islander Deluxe Four Bedroom Premium Suite, and the Captain Daggett Grand which has water views from the loft.
The Captain Cromwell Grand is set up on two floors, including a Master loft. The layout is perfect to have a nanny or the in-law's join in on the vacation, since the fourth bedroom has a private adjoining hallway off the living area. This large suite will accommodate up to 11 guests.
The Islander Deluxe is just new this year and will accommodate up to 12 people. It features four bedrooms and four bathrooms in total. There is a hallway which adjoins all bedrooms along with a common sitting area. This suite also boasts its own private deck.
The Captain Daggett Grand is a family's dream, with three private bedrooms, including a master suite on the main level of this two level suite. In the loft, kids will love the "Kids Paradise" with two queen beds and a set of bunk beds plus a bathroom with spectacular water views. This is the biggest suite at The Nantucket and can accommodate up to 15 people.
If guests prefer completely separate, private accommodations they can choose from either a one or two bedroom cottages offered on the property. They will accommodate from four to seven people, depending upon which cottage is selected. Guests will love the seclusion of a cottage but all the amenities of a resort.
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort is home to Breeze Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There is a Sunday brunch for anyone interested as well. Guests can enjoy seating on the patio or on the terrace while cozied up next to the fire pits. Their menu changes with the seasons to reflect produce availability as well as adding variety to their service.
Children will love the fun, casual kid-friendly menu created all for them with selections such as, Mac and Cheese, Flatbread Pizza and even PBJ Sandwiches. If guests wish to dine light in the afternoon, Breeze has a light menu option available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is recommended guests make reservations to ensure availability of their desired time slot. Room service is also available for guests wishing to enjoy dining in the privacy of their own room.
Not only is Breeze Restaurant the on-site restaurant, they are host to cocktail service as well. Their bar menu features many selections including some of their signature drinks like the ACK Breeze made with muddled blueberries, Chambord, blueberry vodka, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice or the Espresso Martini made with Van Gogh Double Shot Espresso Vodka, vanilla vodka and a little Bailey's. Guests can enjoy the live entertainment each afternoon on the front porch and in chilly weather, blankets are included to stay toasty warm while sipping a cocktail and listening to music. Guests can also enjoy drinks inside Breeze as well.
7.Things to Do
The Nantucket Club is the on-site spa facility which offers memberships to the general public, but is included with each guests stay at the hotel. They offer a range of massage services, multiple treatment rooms and excellent customer service. There is a hot tub and sauna to relax and unwind as well. Included with the Club is a 4500 square foot fitness facility which rivals those found in downtown Los Angeles. Guests will love the many pieces of equipment to choose from. There are lockers on-site for use during a treatment or while using the fitness area. The Club offers both fitness and yoga programs as well as a kid's drop-in program on Saturdays and Sundays.
Located only a short distance away is Nantucket's only public 18 hole golf course, the Miacomet Golf Club. Green sizes range from 3000 to 6000 square feet. There are multiple tees available to accommodate skill levels from beginner to pro which allows a playable and enjoyable round of golf for everyone. There is a pro shop on-site for any golfing needs and a restaurant to enjoy a bite to eat after a day on the course. Guests are required to book tee times to ensure there is availability. Guests can choose to either walk the course or rent a golf cart. There are club and walking trolley rentals available as well for guests who do not bring their own.
There is a load of fun awaiting every family who chooses to stay at the Nantucket Hotel + Resort. There is a family pool, which is great for kids and adults alike and is open seasonally but is heated to take off the chill on cooler days. Children will enjoy making their own s'mores (seasonally) for an extra tasty treat. The Nantucket Hotel is within close distance to downtown Nantucket where families can explore the many dining options, the local theater and other attractions such as the Nantucket Whaling Museum.
The hotel offers their signature Children's Day and Evening Programs which is complimentary during each stay. The day program runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is for three to 12 year old children. The evening program is available Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays only from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and costs $25 per child. Children aged 4 to 12 are welcome to enjoy dinner, activities and movies while mom and dad can enjoy a date night. The hotel is also close to Children's Beach and Jettie's Beach, both popular with families visiting the area. Breeze restaurant offers a tasty kids menu which features many classic kids favorites, but restaurants and cafes in the downtown area are only a short distance away too. Best of all, there are many accommodation styles which accommodate a larger number of guests, making it very easy for families of all sizes to travel together in comfort.
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8.Weddings & Meetings
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort is the perfect place to create the day of every couple's dreams. The Grand Ballroom at the hotel is the only venue on Nantucket which can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests with seating and dancing plus host a wedding.
There is space at Nantucket Hotel to host your ceremony on the beautiful Terrace, followed by cocktails and appetizers on the Poolside Patio with a grand, elegant reception to finish off the night in the Grand Ballroom. The dedicated wedding planner staff work hard to ensure each bride and groom has the exact wedding they want and also follows through with executing that special day. Likewise, the food and beverage staff work with each couple to find out their tastes and preferences and to create a custom menu for their big day. Guests at the wedding can stay right at the hotel, making it very convenient for them as well.
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort is also happy to host meetings, reunions and other special events. There are multiple venues on-site for 10 to 300 people. The event planning staff will work alongside each host to ensure all needs are met for each event, meeting or conference. Rooms can be reserved right at the hotel for attendees. For business meetings and conferences, there is a corporate menu available for catering purposes.
Guests can leave their vehicles at home because there is a complimentary shuttle service offered from the high-speed ferry ports to transport guests to the hotel. There is no need to worry about getting around town because the Nantucket Hotel is in such close proximity to downtown, it is an easy walk to find delicious restaurants, great shopping or local attractions. This shuttle is not like any other, however, guests are picked up in an antique bus, which adds to the fun and excitement of any vacation. This same shuttle is also available for trips to Jettie's Beach, which is popular amongst travelers to the area, especially families.
For adults traveling without children, they can enjoy the adults only outdoor heated pool for some quiet relaxation, or head to the hot tub to unwind.
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77 Easton Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554, Phone: 508-228-4747
Romantic Places to Stay on Nantucket: The Nantucket Hotel + Resort