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61 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3666
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#3 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
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The Martin House Inn blends the convenience and comforts of today with the romance and nostalgia of the past. Built in 1803 by a sea captain for his bride and restored to a gracious old-world elegance, the inn combines the charm and romance of a bygone era with all the comforts of home. Its gathering areas, luxurious rooms, working fireplaces, peaceful veranda and serenity gardens (graced with gurgling fountains and a fire-pit, and caressed by the music of gentle breezes and classical piano), all beckon you to return. Watch a sunset from our roof-walk with a glass of wine in hand and savor the panorama of the town and harbor. Enjoy a bountiful continental breakfast, featuring our famous granola and scones, and come home to our homemade afternoon treats! Seven-time winner of the Certificate of Excellence award and located in the heart of Nantucket’s historic district, the inn is a short walk from shops, beaches, theatres, restaurants. 13 rms, A/C, WiFi, in-room hotel safes.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor fireplace
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Victoria P wrote a review Dec 2020
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The Martin House Inn is absolutely wonderful!! The historic feel of the home and all its furnishings are so welcoming. Claire makes the most amazing scones for breakfast!! Whenever we go to Nantucket we stay here. It is in the historic district and close walking distance to everything. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Claire Theriault, Innkeeper at Martin House Inn
Responded 5 weeks ago
I love the title and thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was so nice to see you again, I always look forward to your visits. You have great energy, and it translates! We look forward to your next adventure with us, hopefully this Spring. Take care and Happy Holidays!
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Allison P wrote a review Nov 2020
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Had the most amazing stay at the Martin House! We came for a long weekend over the summer (as a little honeymoon) and the staff welcomed us with a lovely bottle of champagne to congratulate us on our marriage! We were fortunate enough to stay in the large suite on the first floor and the room was just exquisite, with a large living room and bedroom! One of our favorite parts was the included daily breakfast and afternoon cookies, such a sweet little gesture! Thank you to Lisa and Claire for our stay at the Martin House! We cannot wait to come back to stay here next summer!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Claire Theriault, Innkeeper at Martin House Inn
Responded Dec 2, 2020
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Room 2 is a fantastic suite with it's remote-control gas fireplace, private television, and big comfy sofas. We will look forward to seeing you again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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MickH wrote a review Nov 2020
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We enjoyed our long weekend stay at the Martin House very much. The building is immaculate and comfortable. It is an easy 10-12 minute walk to the ferry dock and less to area restaurants. There are a couple of beautiful beaches in walking (20 minutes or so) or biking distance (bike rentals are nearby too). We chose one of the smaller rooms but it felt comfortable, with a large canopied bed and a large enough bathroom. The room decorations were very nice. The common areas are well-appointed and the grounds are beautifully cared for. We ate out breakfasts in the garden (rather than the porch) each day. And the breakfasts were great - Clair made some of the best scones we've ever had each morning and kept the fresh coffee flowing. She was also a great host with restaurant suggestions and other activities. Well done!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: We stayed in a room right inside the front door but it was perfectly quiet. There is also a roof...
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Response from Claire Theriault, Innkeeper at Martin House Inn
Responded Nov 18, 2020
What a wonderful review, thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and agree our location is nearly perfect! We will look forward to your return . In the meanwhile, you can stay in touch via our social media pages and our blog. Stay safe !
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Stephen E wrote a review Oct 2020
Dartmouth, Massachusetts8 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed at the Martin House Inn for my 50th birthday and had a fantastic time. The inn is classic Nantucket at it's best. The innkeeper Claire does a wonderful job and the baking she does for the morning breakfast and afternoon treats is outstanding. We aren't afraid of traveling with COVID, but for the people out there that have concerns, feel confident about staying at the Martin House. They take safety and cleanliness seriously and it shows. We would highly recommend staying at the Martin House. We can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Claire Theriault, Innkeeper at Martin House Inn
Responded Oct 31, 2020
Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and look forward to visiting with you again.
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LoriCarroll2019 wrote a review Oct 2020
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My husband and I just recently went to Nantucket for the first time for my birthday and our anniversary. My husband chose Martin House Inn based on reviews he read. We were thoroughly pleased with everything about our stay! Our room and covered deck was wondwrful! Our host Claire was a joy to be around and was very knowledgeable in helping us with places to see. Would absolutely stay again and would recommend this Inn to anyone!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Claire Theriault, Innkeeper at Martin House Inn
Responded Oct 8, 2020
We are so glad that he chose us, and that you enjoyed your stay! Nantucket is magical place to be for any occasion. Room 21 is a delight, and the covered porch and fireplace make it a great option especially during these social-distancing times. Thank you for your kind words and we do hope you'll be able to join us again! PS - I never found out who won the game?! ;-)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Martin House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Martin House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.2 miles), First Congregational Church (0.06 miles), and Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Martin House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an outdoor fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Martin House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Martin House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Dune, and Oran Mor.
Is Martin House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are there any historical sites close to Martin House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.2 miles), Greater Light (0.4 miles), and Old Gaol (0.5 miles).