The Best Luxury Hotels in Nantucket

The Nantucket Hotel and Resort is one of the luxury havens that await on this charming New England island
The Nantucket Hotel and Resort is one of the luxury havens that await on this charming New England island | Courtesy of the Nantucket Hotel and Resort /
Nick Dauk

An intimate island full of seaside bliss, the Massachusetts island of Nantucket is a safe haven for those who like to treat themselves to the finer things in life.

Quiet beachside resorts and boutique hotels in the heart of the historical district expose you to wonderful and laid-back luxuries. Historical homes, award-winning local fare and unrivaled tranquility await inside these luxury places to stay in Nantucket, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Wauwinet

Hotel, Luxury

Grassy dunes lead up to the exterior of the Wauwinet in Nantucket.
Courtesy of the Wauwinet

Feel a million miles away from the world at this luxurious Nantucket hotel on the beach. Nesting in a serene green space between Great Point Beach and Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, the Wauwinet is ready to whisk you around to Nantucket’s spas and boutiques by sea aboard the Lady Wauwinet. Thankfully, you won’t need to leave the hotel for amazing cuisine. The award-winning wine list and prix-fixe New England menu at TOPPER’S allow you to savor the best flavors of the island within a few minutes’ stroll of your cottage.

2. Faraway Hotel

Boutique Hotel

An outdoor seating area trimmed by neat hedges and towering plants and flowers in front of the Faraway Hotel.
Courtesy of Faraway Hotel / Expedia

Though exceptionally close to the historic district, Faraway invites you to step far away from the norm and embrace the offbeat, the quirky and the eclectic. Original wood flooring and high ceilings are offset with curious antiques and objets d’art. This luxury Nantucket hotel boasts a locally curated boutique, bringing the best of local life to your fingertips, while the mixologists in the cocktail lounge put a delicious spin on legendary libations.

3. White Elephant Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

A lawn leading up to a covered dining area outside the White Elephant Hotel.
Courtesy of White Elephant Hotel / Expedia

The White Elephant Spa may deliver harborside serenity in every massage and body treatment, but it’s this luxury hotel in Nantucket’s special kid-friendly amenities that’ll grant you luxurious relaxation. Beach toys, a poolside ice cream cart, scavenger hunts and other activities will keep them busy from sunup to sundown. New parents will adore the complimentary strollers, cribs, diapers and bath lotions that cradle your bundle of joy in their own lavish amenities.

4. The Nantucket Hotel and Resort

Resort, Hotel

A large room at the Nantucket Hotel and Resort.
Courtesy of the Nantucket Hotel and Resort / Expedia

Summers spent along the sea are splendid, but only the best resort in Nantucket can grant you a getaway all year long. Unique complimentary activities – such as a ride through town on an antique fire truck and an insightful climb up to the bell tower of the First Congressional Church – double-down on the Nantucket’s distinctive status. The cottage’s vintage soaking tub is especially alluring in the colder months, when the holiday season starts sweeping in from the Atlantic.

5. Harborview Nantucket

Boutique Hotel, Inn

A freshly mowed lawn bordered by green plants next to Nantucket harbour at Harborview Nantucket.
Courtesy of Harborview Nantucket / Expedia

Harborview Nantucket delivers resort-style amenities with the quintessence of local Nantucket living. You’ll feel right at home in these luxury cottages, complete with fireplaces, full kitchens, comfortable furnishings and generous private decks or balconies. Unlike at home, these cottages come with grocery housekeeping, concierge, beach and car services at the lift of a finger. From locally grown produce to sunfish sailboats and virtually anything in between, Harborview Nantucket’s private beach cottages help you live your best Nantucket Island life.

6. Life House, Nantucket

Boutique Hotel, Inn

Tassel-trimmed parasols cover a chic courtyard seating area with firepit and contemporary rattan furniture.
Courtesy of Life House, Nantucket / Expedia

Channel your inner Herman Melville as you sit patiently at the sun-drenched raffia writing desk in your suite at this Nantucket boutique hotel. If you have writer’s block, you can clear your head under the botanical rain shower, or seek inspiration in the peaceful gardens. If you’re more creative on the plate than on the page, spend your afternoon cooking up conversation in the communal kitchen before winding down with s’mores and spirits around the fire pit.

7. Nantucket Inn

Hotel, Luxury, Inn

Sun loungers surround a swimming pool and hot tub area that is trimmed by towering trees.
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When the Nantucket Inn boasts about its one-of-a-kind amenities, it’s no hyperbole. It’s the sole island hotel with an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. The HarTru tennis courts, fitness center and self-serve Library Lounge are the icing on the cake. Though conveniently close to the airport, members of the Nantucket Inn’s staff are ready to shuttle your family to Main Street, Surfside Beach and other island hotspots.

8. Greydon House

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

A guest book lays open on the desk of the wood panelled lobby of Greydon House.
Courtesy of Greydon House / Expedia

An overgrown English garden, Venetian-inspired cuisine and exceptional art from the Big Apple converge in the Greydon House. Even the Beauty Bar in your suite’s bathroom is an international affair with imported Acqua di Parma products. Don’t lose sight of the local luxuries, though – custom bedding, linens and nautical antiques ensure that classic charm and style reigns supreme at this Nantucket luxury hotel.

9. 76 Main

Boutique Hotel

Large windows dressed with monochrome curtains and pelmets fill this king-size hotel room with light.
Courtesy of 76 Main / Expedia

Located on stylish Main Street, 76 Main invites you to mingle with other visitors at the BYOB courtyard cocktail mixer. That is, if you can resist spending the evening drinking wine in your suite while lounging in a waffle kimono robe. The handsomely curated breakfast cannot be missed – unless you’re OK starting the day without fresh coffee, wild Maine blueberry scones and homemade sea salt and cracked pepper biscuits.

Looking for more hotels in Nantucket? Check out our guide to the best accommodation in the area or find out where to stay in Nantucket – all bookable with Culture Trip.

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