Where to Stay on Nantucket

Where to stay

Part of what makes Nantucket so great are the different parts of the island, each offering its own unique feel and experience. Below are just a few to get you started, and here are some more details to help you find the best place!


          • Downtown

            This is the heart of the island, closest to the best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The cobblestoned streets are only steps away from pristine beaches, bike paths, and historic landmarks. If you are looking for more activity and prefer not to have to deal with a car on island, downtown may be best for you!



            For those after more privacy and a quieter place to get away, we'd suggest staying in Sconset. A 17th century fishing village, it is located on the eastern end of the island and is about a 15 minute drive or a 40-45 minute bike ride from town. Be sure not to miss the Bluff Walk and the addictive Sconset Market cookies!



            This is the closest spot to where the windsports happen on the harbor! It is a 15 minute drive from downtown, and is best described by quiet roads, private houses tucked away, and quick access to walking trails and flat water beaches. Stay here if you're looking to optimize your kiting time.


            South Shore

            Over on this part of the island is where the best waves are! These are great beaches for hanging out with family and friends and also are known for some of the best sunsets on the island. Along the South Shore, you can stay in Nobadeer, Cisco, Madaket, Tom Nevers, Surfside, and Miacomet. It's a great spot if you have kids (or golden retrievers) looking to boogie board and play in shorebreak!

          • Finding the Perfect Spot

            If you’re coming in for just a few days of riding and play we recommend staying at one of the island's many wonderful hotels, bed and breakfasts, or inns. However, we are likely to point you towards a house rental if you'll be coming in for a week or more. No matter what you find, you'll be on Nantucket and life is good.



            16 units located in the heart of downtown with waterfront views (hence the name), full kitchens, and impeccable accommodations. This is all paired with friendly, on-point staff. The Harborview helped us get started on Nantucket, and we love picking up our clients who stay there by boat!

            White Elephant

            Located on the waterfront next to Children’s Beach Boat Ramp and just a short walk from downtown. Luxury units with great service and on-site amenities including a spa.


            Boutique luxury accommodations in a peaceful setting away from the fast paced action of downtown. On the northeast part of the island, the stunning property boasts a sprawling lawn, a private beach, an award-winning onsite restaurant, and convenient shuttles to get to and from town, it is a special place to stay.

            Nantucket Hotel

            Just steps from downtown and the beaches, The Nantucket Hotel redefines hospitality through its traditions, experiences, and spirit, making for an unique and memorable visit you'll be sure to repeat.

            Cliffside Beach Club

            Just east of Town on the northern edge of the island, Cliffside provides guests with an intimate experience complete with spectacular oceanfront views, access to the private beach club and its amenities, and peaceful serenity. The best of all worlds.

            Veranda House

            A quintessential Nantucket boutique hotel tucked into a hillside in the middle of downtown. The Veranda House offers superior experiences with close proximity to the bars, shopping, nightlife, and beaches of downtown.

            The Jared Coffin House

            A historic property that was recently redone with care, showing inspiration from the best of Nantucket past and present. that has been redone with care. The Jared Coffin House offers quality rooms and a convenient location in the heart of downtown.

            76 Main

            The only hotel located directly on Nantucket's Main Street. 76 Main and its sister property 21 Broad are both converted traditional Nantucket homes that offer comfort, convenience, and a true feel of the island.

            Nantucket Inn

            Located mid-island, this is a no frills hotel just across from the airport with an onsite pool and shuttles to get downtown.

            Beachside at Nantucket

            The Beachside is located on the fringe of downtown and is just a quick walk to Jetties Beach and Brant Point. It offers good accommodations with easy access to the water and town at one of the best price points on the island.

            airbnb, VRBO, Great Point Properties, and Lee Real Estate

            You'll find great options at all types of price points and durations throughout Nantucket.

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