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13 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ships Inn
Ranked #17 of 41 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a fun overnight at the Ships Inn. The location is insanely good - 1 and a 1/2 blocks on a quiet street away from Main Street. Mary Lou was extremely welcoming and the afternoon snacks and breakfast were good. I was with 3 friends and we ended up having the 2 rooms on the main floor. The Nantucket... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three great days here in August. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The Innkeepers were very helpful and accommodating; when they found out we had a late ferry, they told us we could stay in our room past checkout time. Based on the delicious breakfasts we will definitely try the restaurant next time. Will definitely go back.

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This inn is ideally located within walking distance to town/ferries and easy access to the bike trails. They are very accommodating, we arrived to the island early and were able to keep our bags at the inn while we explored downtown. On departure day, we were also able to use the inn to keep our bikes and bags until we... More

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Albany, New York
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ships Inn is a lovely, comfortable, and wonderful Inn nestled in a perfect location as well as on a quiet street close to Main Street. The morning breakfast is all homemade, excellent, and delicious by the friendly Inn Keeper, Mary Lou. The restaurant within the Inn is one of the best on the island. Mary Lou as the Inn... More

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I loved everything about this Inn. I highly recommend it! The dining was fabulous and it is the absolute perfect location in Nantucket. Could not find anything to complain about! Views were also amazing!

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Fleming Island, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The inn was a wonderful get away and the Inn keeper Mary Lou was very welcoming and caring the breakfast was one of a kind food a different experience every morning. It was such good food,I told Mary Lou she should do a cook book. Bob the manager made us feel so welcome and important he was a very caring.... More

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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I just spent 3 nights at Ships Inn and thoroughly enjoyed it. The building is historic and quirky (in a charming way), and the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Mary Lou. The location was perfect -- a very short walk to the center of town, but on a nice quiet side street. Our room was... More

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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed in Neptune room for 3 nights. Like:- Very comfortable bed (we had the best sleep in our trip) Location (close to main street and shopping, quite, and safe to walk at night) The historic feeling (old but charming) The decor(Rustic/English/Nantucket style) Spacious room Dislike:- Our bathroom is very bad (poor asset condition, very cramped, no bathtub, much worse... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had reservations at the Ships Inn on Nantucket for Memorial Day weekend and the "Figawi" race. My contact person was Mary Lou, the manager. She was delightful to speak to during our numerous phone calls. We made our reservation and friends that we were traveling with made a reservation for a room near ours. I threw Mary Lou a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Most accomidating place.We have made it a tradition. We have always enjoyed are stays here. The hotel is very well kept and I would and have. told many people how well we have always been treated.I recommended this hotel to several friends and family.This is where we wanna keep coming for the next many years..It's a place we Love to... More

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Address: 13 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
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Also Known As:
Ships Hotel Nantucket

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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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