We booked a place here on Memorial Day weekend. Every hotel on Nantucket was packed solid and we only got a room here because of a cancellation. Note that most of the hotels require a minimum 3 day booking during the summer. I would also recommend that you book early as there are limited numbers of rooms vs. tourists during the summer months.
The B&B is a quick 8 minute walk from the main dock up main street and a left right before the bank. There's a bicycle rack in the back to lock your bike. The plate of cookies and fruit were a nice considerate touch and there are also clean beach towels to be borrowed from the front desk.
The rooms themselves are rather small but that is to be expected. Depending on the room you get, the ceilings may be sloping downard in places, a possible problem for the tall. Showers and tub is functional but small. The rooms here are typical of all rooms in Nantucket.
Free breakfast was very good - muffins, cereal, pastries, sausage, ham, eggs. Dinner here is excellent though. It rivals some of the better establishments in Manhattan. It could very well be one of the top 5 restaurants on the island next to the Wauwinet and the White Elephant restaurants. We had dinner at both the Wauwinet and here. Both are not be missed. Do try to take the free Dock - Wauwinet shuttle for dinner. There's nothing like sitting on a beach having a drink while being served fresh lobster tail. Be prepared for the bill however.
All in all, the Ship's Inn was a good deal for $179/night during the peak season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ships Inn represents a unique piece of Nantucket history while providing the comfort and convenience essential to visitors.Located in a quiet historical neighborhood near town.The sought after combination of a historic inn and an acclaimed restaurant serving fresh local ingredients. A truly memorable Nantucket experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ships Hotel Nantucket