Less than an hour flight from New York and Boston, Nantucket has long appealed to city dwellers to retreat amidst its charming cobblestone town, miles of dune-backed beaches, and hydrangea-lined neighborhoods. Though it’s convenient to stay in the national historic district of downtown, beachgoers may prefer a stay within walking distance to the island’s famed shoreline. Below are 3 hotels to suit every visitor’s needs. ⬇️
Greydon House greets ferry passengers after just a four minute walk. Recognizable by its faultless floral window arrangements, it’s one of the first classically cedar-shingled buildings you see upon your entrance to town that coerces you to snap a photo. The focus on art and aesthetic continues throughout the 20-room boutique, as Roman and Williams meticulously designed each room, including hand-chosen artworks from Julian Schnabel and Terry Winters.
The island’s newest hotel considers itself more than a space to stay, but a mindset. Developed by Blue Flag Partners, renowned for creating profound experiences through physical spaces, the contemporary 62-room property in the center of town provides bed-and-breakfast charm with the comforts that design-savvy travelers expect. The spacious guest rooms, courtyard lounge and cocktail bar are all inspired by the storied maritime adventures of captains dating back 200 years, as old as the classic New England abode the property occupies. Perfect for the modish traveler with a foodie itinerary.
Located on the northeastern tip of the island, The Wauwinet began welcoming guests in 1875. The beachfront property is an escape to a luxurious paradise of “sea, sand and sun”—the evergreen allure over the years, even though the property underwent a series of multi-uses and renovations (the latest in 2019) before officially becoming what it’s known as today. It is the only Relais & Châteaux property on Nantucket and ideal for couples seeking a seaside sanctuary.
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