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Brass Lantern Inn

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11 North Water Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naperville, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Brass Lantern for three nights and found the accommodations pleasant but not as welcoming as in other B & B’s we have stayed. While the room and bathroom was small, I knew that when I booked it. The price was high for a tiny room but it made it affordable to us because it seems that... More 

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Nolensville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed June 24-26 in the Harmony room. The bed was comfortable, but was only four inches from the wall making it necessary to access that side of the bed from the foot or climbing over the person on the other side of the bed. There was an old rickety wooden rocking chair and another very short... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Brass Lantern. I am glad that you enjoyed our location, breakfast and afternoon tea - but sorry that your entire experience was not the perfect holiday that we strive to provide to our guests! The room that you booked online is one of our smaller rooms; when booking... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Several of my friends and I stayed at the Brass Lantern Inn for a long weekend! The location was fantastic- we could walk everywhere! The staff were lovely and accommodating-they always had suggestions for things to do and places to go! Breakfast was delicious-warm muffins every morning! And we could not get enough of the garden- so beautiful and peaceful!... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review! Seriously, thank you for taking the time to describe what others may expect from a stay at the Brass Lantern. We are very glad that you all enjoyed your stay, found our location perfect (as we do), and our breakfast yummy. We look forward to your next 'girl's getaway' at the Brass Lantern! Next... More 

Chateauguay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

comfortable extra clean smiles from all at the inn and the most lovable dog great location our host michelle very kind and alwauys ready to help she reflects on her staff who are on top of any requests you may have my wife and i would highly recomend the brass inn

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Thank your for your very kind comments - and for mentioning Dodger, the 'most lovable dog'! It was a pleasure to host you for your stay in Nantucket and your words of praise describe perfectly how we strive to serve each of our guests. Thank you for sharing your stay. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small little inn. Very personable, clean and quaint. Exceptionally clean, with water, fruits and tea available around the clock. Continental breakfast was delicious, afternoon cookies, the coconut ones in particular, were a great personal touch. Even though our room was on the smaller side, they had the softest sheets I have ever slept in. Would definitely return.

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your weekend! Thank you for your kind comments, especially about our coconut macaroons - one of my personal favorites. With 17 rooms, the room sizes ranges from smaller at 180 sq. ft , to really big at over 340 square feet - but all our rooms offer "the softest sheets (you) have ever slept in", private baths... More 

Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently returned from a 4 night stay at the Brass Lantern. First and foremost, the location was excellent. 5 minute walk from the Steamship Ferry and located right in the heart of downtown, yet quiet. The rooms were very clean, up to date, charming and comfortable. The bed, linens and pillows were far beyond standard and I slept like a... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Brass Lantern and for your kind comments. Our excellent location is often commented upon by our guests - almost as much as our delicious Brass Lantern granola and fresh baked muffins and scones at breakfast! Thank you also for your comment about full length mirrors - or the last thereof. I have... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent four nights at the Brass Lantern Inn and had a wonderful experience. The pros: very comfortable beds with luxurious linens; the aroma of cookies baking for afternoon tea; availability of tea and coffee all day; friendly staff; complementary bottled water daily; generous breakfast; and an outstanding in-town location - just a block from the Whaling Museum and the Madaket... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

So glad that your four nights at the Brass Lantern was a 'wonderful experience' - exactly what we would hope for all our guests! I'm sorry that you found our sweeping front staircase to be difficult to manage and am glad that our newer, Garden Wing staircase suited you better. Another reviewer commented the lack of full-length mirrors - we... More 

Wallington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled over from the UK for a family wedding.3 adults, a 3 year old and a 5 week old baby. Good position for town, sheets very comfortable, staff very welcoming. Lovely breakfast and afternoon tea. Problem having a pushchair as all the entrances have steps so very hard to get in. Also the top floor we were on had... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences at the Brass Lantern - we at the Brass Lantern enjoyed being 'on the edge' of your family wedding celebration! Thank you for your comment about the Family Suite door - we do have a child gate but will consider adding a more permanent barrier since our gate did not meet your needs. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brass Lantern Inn ("BLI") is an absolute gem! Centrally located, comfortable and family friendly, it's truly a rarity in Nantucket. Breakfast is superb and gets two thumbs up from my very discriminative European husband who raved that the BLI has provided the best continental breakfast west of Atlantic Ocean. Michele and her staff were very helpful from doling out... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

Your kind comments are generous and richly descriptive - thank you! I especially appreciate your 'European husband's' thoughts about our continental breakfast - which has evolved over the years to include hard cheese and fruit with wine jelly, and scones and lemon curd - with the influence of my English husband - as well as our 'BLI' made granola and... More 

Lakeville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Nantucket, and thanks to choosing the Brass Lantern for our accommodations, our visit was perfect! Michelle and the staff were wonderful, the room was spotlessly clean, we loved the breakfast (and fresh-baked afternoon cookies, which filled the house with a wonderful aroma!) and it was always so peaceful and quiet. The location couldn't be... More 

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Michelle L, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad the we helped to make your first visit to Nantucket such a hit! Thank you so much for your very kind comments - you have described exactly the experience that we wish for all of our guests - whether first timers, or regulars. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Nantucket! More 

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